Announcing Visiting Scholar Jock Reynolds: Public Lecture on Sept. 19 at 5:30, Scales 102

Jock ReynoldsThe Wake Forest Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is pleased to announce the visit of Jock Reynolds, Henry J. Heinz Director of the Yale University Art Gallery from 1998-2018. In addition to visiting with several classes, he will deliver a public lecture, “The Museum Exhibition as a Collaborative Learning Experience,”  at 5:30 on September 19 in Scales 102.

Jock Reynolds led the Yale University Art Gallery through the major renovation, expansion, and reinstallation of its exhibition, teaching, and collection facilities, and launched an active program of collection-sharing among college and university art museums. Previously he was co-founder of New Langton Arts, one of San Francisco’s pioneering alternative artists’ spaces, and later served as the Executive Director of the Washington Project for the Arts, a multi-disciplinary visual artists’ organization in Washington, D.C. For his work as an artist, Reynolds has garnered numerous grants and awards, including two NEA Visual Artists Fellowships and multiple NEA Art in Public Places project awards. Frequently created in collaboration with his wife, Suzanne Hellmuth, his and their artworks have been exhibited broadly in the realms of visual art and theater and are represented in numerous public and private collections.

Initiation 2019

President Margaret Ewalt, Dr. Dean Franco, Secretary Rebekah Morris
President Margaret Ewalt, Dr. Dean Franco, Secretary Rebekah Morris

On April 15, 2019, the Wake Forest Phi Beta Kappa Chapter welcomed 64 new members: 54 seniors and 10 juniors. Dr. Dean Franco, Professor of Literature and Director of the Wake Forest Humanities Institute, addressed the new members, and in recognition of his achievements, the chapter bestowed honorary membership upon him. Many faculty, families, and friends were in attendance. Thanks to everyone for making the day such a special one!

Announcing Visiting Scholar Dava Newman on September 24-25

The Wake Forest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is pleased to announce that Dava Newman, Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the first female engineer to serve as NASA Deputy Administrator, will visit Wake Forest University Sept. 24 and 25.

An expert on space technology and policy, Newman will present “Exploring Space for Earth: Earth’s Vital Signs Revealed,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Byrum Welcome Center auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

She will highlight recent missions to Pluto and Jupiter, the discovery of thousands of exoplanets and orbital missions to monitor Earth. Her talk offers a view from space of planet Earth’s interconnected systems through supercomputer data visualizations and stories to demonstrate risks, actions and solutions.

Newman served as NASA’s second-in-command May 2015 through January 2017. She focused on articulating the human Journey to Mars, highlighting scientific missions, advocating for transformative aeronautics capabilities, developing and implementing a strategic innovation framework, and advocating for diversity and inclusion for NASA and the nation’s STEM initiatives.

Dava Newman