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A way to save the Amazon?

New technology could help make deforested land fertile once again

A solution to reverse Amazon rainforest deforestation is being explored by Wake Forest researchers by creating a new and more effective version of biochar made from native bamboos. Biochar is a kind of fertilizer made by smoldering agricultural plant waste in a specially designed, zero-oxygen kiln.

Filed under Alumni, Faculty, Research, Sustainability

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An investment in wellbeing

Entrepreneur's return to campus underscores Wake Forest's comprehensive approach to wellbeing

Junior John Marbach and senior Nikolai Hlebowitsh chat about their experiences in the tech industry in Zick's pizza joint on campus.

John Marbach found that accepting a $100,000 entrepreneurship grant to skip college and start a business took an unexpected toll on his wellbeing. He returned to Wake Forest with a deep appreciation for the University's efforts to double down on transforming wellbeing for the entire campus community.

Filed under Admissions, Campus Life, Student, Thrive / well-being, Wake Forest College, Wake Will

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A dynamic hub for wellbeing

Transforming the historic Reynolds Gym will benefit the entire campus community

Designs for the transformation of Reynolds Gym include an expansive living room, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Wellbeing Suite and a juice bar near the main entrance.

On Sept. 5, Wake Forest will break ground on The Sutton Center, a two-story addition to Reynolds Gym that marks the first of three planned phases to transform the historic building into a dynamic hub for campus-wide wellbeing.

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Learning to listen deeply

Students attend retreat to support inclusiveness on campus

Marianne Magjuka, Gracie Harrington, Sonia Kuguru, Nick Bennett, Chizoba Ukairo and Javar Jones (left to right) represented Wake Forest at the inaugural PULSE Institute.

A delegation of Wake Forest students participated in the inaugural PULSE Institute — a new college retreat program designed to explore identity, leadership and inclusion. Wake Forest was one of 14 colleges and universities to participate.

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Faculty Fellows, transitioning WFU18 to college life

Residents of South Hall at an event hosted by their Faculty Fellows: Barbara Lentz, Tanya Marsh, Susan Rupp and Hu Womack.

Wake Forest prioritizes engagement inside and outside of the classroom. With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, the Faculty Fellows program is an extension of the University’s teacher-scholar model.

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Wake Forest goes Hollywood

Scenes for ‘The Longest Ride’ filmed on Reynolda Campus

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Crews with 20th Century Fox spent the day Monday on Wake Forest University’s Reynolda Campus filming scenes for an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel, “The Longest Ride,” to be released this spring.

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