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Arrive and Thrive

On the first day of classes, “Arrive and Thrive” featured dozens of fun and thought-provoking activities designed to inform and inspire the campus community about how to lead healthier, more balanced lives.

Graduate student Morgan Burnette studies how archerfish spit water at food targets.

Aquatic hunger games

Wake Forest researchers study how archerfish, known as nature’s sharpshooters, spit water from their mouths to dislodge insects in the mangroves.

Media Advisory: Aquatic hunger games: Archerfish spit the distance for food

Move over, Katniss Everdeen. For archerfish, the odds are ever in their favor, according to new research from Wake Forest University. The sharp-shooting fishes’ ability to spit water to hit food targets have been well documented, but a new study published online in the journal Zoology showed for the first time that there is little […]

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Food, fitness in foreign lands

Bikes, hikes, huts and hostels are key ingredients of a global travel course for students to learn about different cultures, cuisines and physical activity.

Adam Hoxie, left, and Jackson Colvett with Marina Krcmar.

Beyond the comfort zone

Wake Forest’s emphasis on the liberal arts allows two science students to pursue research outside the comfort zone of their majors.

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Pyatt named Dean of Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Tim Pyatt will become the next dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, effective Aug. 3. Pyatt comes to Wake Forest University from Pennsylvania State University.

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Finding the golden nuggets in big data

Teaching students how to manage and analyze data is at the core of a new five-week immersive experience at the School of Business. The Summer Business Analytics Program is designed for rising college juniors, seniors or recent graduates with a strong background in math.

Rob Musci ('12) credits his health and exercise science professors and his studies in Venice for putting him on the path to a Fulbright.

World ambassadors

Studying in Venice and conducting research with health and exercise science professors Peter Brubaker and Anthony Marsh set Robert Musci (’12) on a course toward winning a Fulbright research grant for the 2015-2016 academic year. He was among nine seniors and recent graduates to receive grants.

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The biology behind mental health

In an unusual first-year seminar, students learn that, just as there’s a physical science behind the healing of broken bones, the correction of blood sugar levels and the repairing of blocked arteries. There’s also a physical science to improving mental health.

Media Advisory: First field-effect transistors on hybrid perovskites fabricated for first time

(Winston-Salem, N.C. – May 5, 2015) – Researchers from Wake Forest University and the University of Utah are the first to successfully fabricate halide organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite field-effect transistors and measure their electrical characteristics at room temperature. “We designed the structure of these field-effect transistors that allowed us to achieve electrostatic gating of these materials […]