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Media Advisory: Habitat for Humanity’s Jonathan Reckford to Speak at WFU

Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that has helped more than 5 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes in more than 70 countries, will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall, Scales Fine Arts Center.  The event is free and open to the public. The speech […]


‘Hit the Bricks’ marks 35th year of student-funded cancer research

“Hit the Bricks” marks the start of events supporting the 35th anniversary of the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund, the student-launched charity has raised more than $2 million since 1980 to support cancer research.

Media Advisory: National television correspondent Joy-Ann Reid to speak at Wake Forest

Author and MSNBC national correspondent Joy-Ann Reid will deliver the 2015 Ida B. Wells lecture on Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Porter B. Byrum Welcome Center at Wake Forest University. Reid will discuss bias and objectivity in journalism, media coverage of police-involved violence against civilians and the rise of citizen journalism. The event […]

Media Advisory: WFU Awards and Recognitions Briefs

Barbee Oakes named University’s first chief diversity officer Barbee Oakes, a recognized leader in diversity and inclusion initiatives, was appointed as Wake Forest’s first chief diversity officer. She retains her assistant provost title and responsibilities, developed over her six years in that role. “As our first chief diversity officer, Barbee is beautifully positioned to advance […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest offers experts to discuss Pope’s U.S. visit

Wake Forest University has several experts available who can speak to different topics related to Pope Francis’ upcoming three-day visit to the United States, Sept. 23-25. Lucas Johnston, PhD, Media Contact: Bonnie Davis,, 336-758-5390 Johnston, author of Religion and Sustainability: Social Movements and the Politics of the Environment and associate professor of Religion and Environmental Studies at Wake […]

Media Advisory: WFU’s President to Attend Pope Francis’ Arrival Ceremony in D.C.

Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch and his wife, Julie, will attend the welcome reception in honor of Pope Francis at the White House tomorrow morning. Dr. and Mrs. Hatch are among an estimated 15,000 who received invitations to the event on the South Lawn. The Pope’s historic visit is particularly interesting to Hatch, […]

Media Advisory: ‘Hit the Bricks’ marks 35 years of student-funded cancer research

“Hit the Bricks,” an eight-hour relay race along the brick pathway of Hearn Plaza to raise money for cancer research in honor of Brian Piccolo, will be held on Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  A final remembrance lap for cancer victims and survivors culminates with a luminary ceremony in front of Wait Chapel at the end of […]

Media Advisory: Sure as the wind blows, Midwest wind energy to get projected lift from climate change, study says

Mother Nature will be delivering a future gift of 2 percent more wind energy in the Midwest if regional climate models are correct, according to research from Wake Forest University. In a study recently published online by the journal Renewable Energy, Robert Erhardt, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, and 2015 Wake Forest graduate Dana […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest University confirms plans for undergraduate classes in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem is nationally recognized as a burgeoning hub of innovation in biomedical science and information technology. Wake Forest University has confirmed plans to offer undergraduate academic programs in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, a division of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The University has leased space in a former R.J. […]


Undergraduate Classes in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

Wake Forest University has confirmed plans to offer undergraduate academic programs in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, a division of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The University has leased space in a former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company building adjacent to the planned home of the Wake Forest School of Medicine, to accommodate classrooms and laboratories for innovative undergraduate science programs.