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WFU Summer Immersion introduces high school students to college life

July 27, 2017  |   Admissions, Top Stories

Nearly 900 students from 34 states and 6 countries are getting a sneak peek at the college experience through Wake Forest’s Summer Immersion Program.


Want to win at sports? Take a cue from these mighty mice

July 20, 2017  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

As student athletes hit training fields this summer to gain the competitive edge, a new study shows how the experiences of a tiny mouse can put them on the path to winning. Scientists examined how surges of testosterone both before and after aggressive encounters led the male California mouse to win in future matches.


WFU researchers studying effects of watching videos of police violence on young black people

July 14, 2017  |   Faculty, Research, Staff, Top Stories

Viral video footage showing the deaths of black people following encounters with police have sparked outrage, protests and media attention across the country in recent years. Now researchers affiliated with the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University are seeking young black adults for a research study investigating the impact of watching these high-profile videos of police violence.


WFU campaign reaches $700 million mark

July 13, 2017  |   Philanthropy, Top Stories, Wake Will

Wake Forest University received more than $112 million in gifts and commitments between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. This is the third time Wake Forest has surpassed the $100 million fundraising mark in a single fiscal year since beginning the Wake Will campaign.


A big step? Trial will test improvisational dance as dementia therapy

July 13, 2017  |   Arts & Culture, Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Depending on what generation you belong to, the term “improvisational dance” may conjure up images of beatniks grooving to the beat of bongos in a darkened coffeehouse or the black-clad Dieter gyrating to techno pop in a Sprockets sketch on “Saturday Night Live”.

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