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WFU to launch new MA in Sports Storytelling program

The Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is bringing all-star power to its new Master of Arts in Sports Storytelling when classes begin in fall 2016. Chris Webber, five-time NBA all-star, sports analyst, businessman and film producer has been named a Professor of Practice.


Toxic tiger moth

A battle for evolutionary dominance is raging in Arizona between the tiger moth and the echo-locating bat. New research being done by Wake Forest shows the tiger moth currently has the upper hand.

A Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan measures body composition and bone density in different parts of the body. It is one of the many tools researchers at Wake Forest University are using as part of a new study.

Building stronger bones one runner at a time

A first-of-a-kind study by Wake Forest researchers will address why long distance runners, particularly women, are more likely than athletes in other sports to develop osteoporosis later in life.

Hanes Middle School students attending the Power Up! summer camp, taught by Wake Forest physics faculty and graduate students, interact with the Hybrid Sterling Energy Generator (HySterE) panel.

The changing shape of solar

The Hybrid Sterling Energy Generator (HySterE) panel is one of the world’s first combined photovoltaic and thermal collection generators. Developed by researchers at Wake Forest, it could transform how we use the sun’s energy.

Graduate student Janelle Leuthaeuser (left) and Jacque Fetrow, Reynolds Professor of Computational Biophysics and Dean of the College, talk about their research.

Drugs without side effects

Janelle Leuthaeuser is on the cutting edge of biophysics. A molecular genetics and genomics Ph.D. student, she is part of a nationwide effort to create a more efficient generation of protein-based drugs.

Northern Dusky Salamander

Drought, climate change impact salamanders

On the heels of one the worst U.S. droughts in more than half a century, a new study by Wake Forest researchers raises questions about the future of one of the most integral members of stream ecosystems throughout the Southeast – the salamander.

Telling stories, building bridges

Refugees, ballad singers, classic car collectors and victims of forced sterilization —Wake Forest third-year documentary film students have spent the last year working on movies that show what life is like from these different perspectives.

A Grote's tiger moth evades capture while jamming the sonar of a Townsend's big-eared bat.

‘Bat whisperer’ featured on National Geographic Channel

For four years, graduate student Aaron Corcoran has studied how tiger moths use sonar-jamming to evade bats. With Corcoran’s help, the event has been captured on camera for National Geographic Television’s “Untamed Americas.”  The program will be shown again at 9 p.m., Saturday, June 16. 

Katelyn Goetz

Physics student gets NSF fellowship

The National Science Foundation has awarded physics graduate student Katelyn Goetz (’11) one of its prestigious summer travel fellowships. Goetz studies organic semiconductors and plastic-based flexible electronics in the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials with assistant professor of physics Oana Jurchescu.

Jawad Wahabzada and Jon Bougher (left to right) on location in Kabul.

‘Children of Kabul’

Starting at age seven, Wake Forest junior Jawad Wahabzada spent four years working eight hours a day as a child laborer in Afghanistan. He now lives 7,000 miles from his birth country, but he is telling the story about the children of Kabul.