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Media Advisory: Fourth WFU student receives Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fellowship

Representatives with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting have selected Charlotte Bellomy, a rising junior political science major and journalism minor, as Wake Forest’s 2015 Pulitzer Fellow. This is the University’s fourth fellowship recipient. Bellomy, who is fluent in French, will report on the culture of religious inclusion of young Muslims in France following the Charlie Hebdo […]

Media Advisory: WFU historian featured on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ program on TLC

John Ruddiman, assistant professor of history at Wake Forest University, will appear in the April 19 episode of the TLC program “Who Do you Think You Are?” The show gives celebrities a chance to dig into their roots and learn more about their family history. According to TLC, in this episode, actor Bill Paxton “reads captivating first-hand […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest students decorate desks for children

Wake Forest University students will gather Thursday, April 23 from 3 to 7 p.m. on Poteat Field to paint desks for local elementary students. This annual service project began on campus in 2000 and is called Developing Education through Student Knowledge (D.E.S.K). The goal is to provide desks, chairs and school supplies to children in the Winston-Salem […]

Media Advisory: Earth Day Story Ideas from Wake Forest University

Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22 and this year marks the 45th anniversary of the effort to put environmental concerns front and center. Wake Forest University will hold several related events and offers great examples of sustainability in action. Wake Forest’s Director of Sustainability is available to comment on Earth Day. […]

Media Advisory: WFU and Vanderbilt University to host symposium on Gender, Health, and the South

On April 16 and 17, the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University and the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University will host a public symposium addressing gender, health, and race, with a focus on the U.S. and the South. The symposium will feature keynote addresses by Vanderbilt’s Frederick B. Rentschler […]

Media Advisory: Forbes ’30 Under 30’ Entrepreneur James Beshara to speak at WFU

According to a recent article in Entrepreneur, crowdfunding nearly tripled last year — growing from $6.1 billion in 2013 to $16.2 billion in 2014. In 2015, the industry is expected to generate $34.4 billion to support a wide variety of initiatives and organizations, including museums, symphonies and classrooms that are feeling the pinch from tightened government […]

Media Advisory: WFU EMS students to participate in mass casualty drill

What: The student-run Wake Forest Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team will participate in a mass casualty drill to provide invaluable scenario training in the event of a serious accident or on-campus emergency. In this highly visual event, students will be dispatched to a simulated incident on campus and will practice how to call for additional […]

Media Advisory: New Presidential Chairs to support health care, business and conservation

Wake Forest University has announced five new endowed Presidential Chairs to recruit, retain and reward outstanding faculty who embody the teacher-scholar ideal. When announcing the Presidential Chair initiative in 2012, Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch outlined his vision for providing significant support for faculty through endowed chairs that give ongoing support for professors in these prestigious positions. This […]


Presidential Chairs announced

Five new Presidential Chairs to recruit, retain and reward outstanding faculty who embody the teacher-scholar ideal have been announced by Wake Forest University.


Students awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Wake Forest University senior Abdulmalik Obaid has earned the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which sends recipients to the University of Cambridge in England to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree.