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Ty Kraniak, who conducted research in Ecuador, is joining the Peace Corps after graduation — launching a career in global public health.

WFU grads are launching careers

With 98 percent of the Class of 2014 either employed or in graduate school, the numbers show that resources invested in career development have measurable results. But the first job after college is just one step in the journey toward a meaningful life.

Media Advisory: Social psychologist, MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ winner to speak at Wake Forest

Social psychologist and 2014 MacArthur Fellow Jennifer Eberhardt will deliver the 2015 Anna Julia Cooper lecture at Wake Forest University on Tuesday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. Eberhardt, a Stanford University psychology professor, will discuss her research on the consequences of the psychological association between race and crime. Ebehardt’s lecture is hosted by the Anna […]


Old Gold & Black on the red carpet

Sophomore Kelly FitzGerald will make her red carpet debut with a supporting role at the Academy Awards in February. She beat out thousands of aspiring filmmakers across the country to become one of six “Team Oscar” winners.

Media Advisory: “Team Oscar” rolls out red carpet for Wake Forest University student

Who, What, When: Kelly FitzGerald, a Wake Forest University sophomore, will attend the Academy Awards as one of the six Team Oscar winners. Actor Channing Tatum made the announcement Monday night during his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Why: In its third year, the Team Oscar program has become a tradition for the Oscars. FitzGerald is one of six winning […]

Media Advisory: Bob Goff, author of ‘Love Does,’ to speak at Wake Forest Feb. 8

Bob Goff, New York Times best-selling author of Love Does, attorney, and founder of Restore International, will speak at Wake Forest University on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel.  The event is hosted by the School of Divinity. Goff’s nonprofit, Restore International, is a human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, and Somalia. The pioneering vision of […]

Physics professor Rick Matthews teaches his calculus-based physics class in a flipped setting.

Flipping for physics

Don’t shake it off. Shake it up. After seven years as chief information officer, professor Rick Matthews found flipping his introductory physics course inspired first-year students and his popular teaching style in new ways.

Media Advisory: 25 Years Later: WFU President Nathan O. Hatch’s book on American Christianity

A quarter century after it was published, scholars are still talking about the award-winning book, “The Democratization of American Christianity,” written by Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch. To mark the book’s 25th anniversary, Wake Forest will host a half-day symposium Feb. 6 featuring seven of the country’s most distinguished scholars of early American […]

'Building the Dream' award-winners Womack and LeDuc (left to right)

Committed to making a difference

Associate librarian Hu Womack and seniors Nehemiah Rolle and Joe LeDuc have been named Wake Forest University’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. “Building the Dream” award winners for exemplify Dr. King’s qualities and promoting diversity within the community.

Media Advisory: WFU Announces 2015 MLK ‘Building the Dream’ Award Winners

Associate librarian Hu Womack and seniors Nehemiah Rolle and Joe LeDuc have been named Wake Forest University’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. “Building the Dream” award winners. The award is traditionally presented to a student and a professor or administrator from both Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State University who exemplify King’s qualities and promote diversity […]

Media Advisory: Entrepreneur Nancy Lublin to Speak at Wake Forest CEO and founder of Dress for Success Nancy Lublin, named one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune magazine, will participate in an open dialogue on leadership with Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch and politics professor Melissa Harris-Perry on Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in Wait Chapel. The event is […]