Wake Forest Chemist Amanda Jones is the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Career Award. Jones will use the $390,000 in award funding to study powerful and environmentally friendly gold catalysts for use in the pharmaceutical industry.
Molly Dutmers is one of 14 students reporting from Europe with Wake Forest’s first journalism class abroad. She is also Wake Forest’s third recipient of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’s student fellowship. Her travels will take her to France, Italy and Malta to report on why church attendance is at an all-time low.
June 19th, 2014 | Media Advisory
Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) has opened a new long-term exhibit entitled “A Glimpse of Africa: Five Cultures from the Continent,” which explores the remarkable cultural diversity found in Africa. The selected artifacts, ranging from ceramics to textiles, offer an in-depth examination of five African cultures: Bamileke of Cameroon; Baule of Cote d’Ivoire; […]
The key to developing drought-resistant tomatoes may be hidden in the genes of their ancestors. Rising junior Kathleen DiNapoli is on a hunt to find it.
June 13th, 2014 | Media Advisory
Wake Forest University is raising the bar of creative excellence for colleges and universities around the world. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), one of the largest international associations of education institutions with more than 3,600 member colleges and universities, awarded Wake Forest’s Creative Communications team three gold medal awards during its 2014 […]
June 11th, 2014 | Media Advisory
Adam Goldstein has been named Wake Forest University’s dean of students and associate vice president for campus life. Goldstein, who currently serves as associate dean of students at Florida State University, will assume his duties onJuly 1. Goldstein will oversee judicial affairs, student engagement and leadership, diversity education, student union and Benson University Center. He […]
June 11th, 2014 | Media Advisory
On Tuesday, June 10, Wake Forest University raised more than $1 million for the Wake Forest Fund in a 24-hour fundraising blitz. The initial challenge was to raise $500,000 and attract participation from 2,000 donors. A group of generous donors offered a matching donation of half a million dollars if either goal was met. Wake […]
The Wake Forest University community and guests from around the world gathered Saturday, June 7, at the invitation of Dr. Maya Angelou’s family to celebrate the beloved poet, author, actress, civil rights activist and Wake Forest’s Reynolds Professor of American Studies. Dr. Angelou passed away on May 28 at the age of 86.
A private memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou will be livestreamed from Wait Chapel on June 7. Five of her former students reflect on their time together in the classroom and share the transformative lessons they learned.
June 2nd, 2014 | Media Advisory
Dr. Maya Angelou’s family has arranged a private memorial service in Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel on Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m. Due to limited seating capacity, the family has decided to have a closed service for family and friends only. Wake Forest University will livestream the service for the public at go.wfu.edu/angeloumemorial. The family will […]