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Junior Kali Vicars, studied the painting "Witch Duck Creek" by Joshua Shaw (1820-1821) at Reynolda House Museum of American Art for her Women and Gender in Early America history course.

Art history detectives

History professor Michele Gillespie usually includes class visits to view art in Winston-Salem. This semester, she expanded the idea to benefit both the students in her Women and Gender in Early America course and the local museums.

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It’s finals week – take time to ‘ZieSta’

The ZieSta Room encourages the wellbeing of students by having a specified place within the library that allows students to easily take a break from work.

Freshman Sammy Moorin has enjoyed her first-year seminar class, Deconstructing Beyoncé.

Going above and Beyoncé

A popular first-year seminar in English gives students opportunity to use a pop singer’s life and music as a kaleidoscope to look at topics like body image, privacy and feminism.

Wake Forest physics professor Timo Thonhauser, center, demonstrates an alternative energy source to elementary school students at Sciworks.

Hands on with hydrogen

Schoolchildren visiting SciWorks science museum learn hands-on about alternative fuels like hydrogen with help from associate professor of physics Timo Thonhauser.

STEM incubator project partners and mentor, l-r, Jack Janes, Dominic Prado, Paul Pauca and Ran Chang.

Sonar-assisted human navigation

STEM incubator brings students from different classes and disciplines together, fostering horizontal relationships where they learn from each other, but also vertical relationships with their faculty mentors.

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Focus on food in the forest

Justice. Politics. Access. Quality. Insecurity. Production. Deserts. Sustainability. One word that connects all of these words is FOOD. At Wake Forest, references to these terms – food justice, food quality, food politics – can be found everywhere, woven into the fabric of students’ lives through their course work, extra-curricular activities and service learning opportunities.

Junior Pierre Duncan explains his chemistry research project.

Research Day, a hallmark event

Research Day is a highlight of the academic year, showcasing the personal interaction and intellectual exchange between students and faculty.

Instruction librarian Amanda Foster adjusts Google Glass for Allie Chambers ('17)

Through the Google Glass

In “Accessing Information in the 21st Century,” an instruction librarian incorporates Google Glass into class as a catalyst to research, discuss and explore information-related themes, such as privacy and social responsibility.

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Evening the odds

Despite losing her vision three years ago, Kathryn Webster entered Wake Forest last fall with the goal of pursuing a dual degree in mathematics and business. Faculty and staff found a novel suite of technologies to help her see math clearly.

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Professor elected to Institute of Medicine

Wake Forest University Law and School of Medicine Public Health Sciences Professor Mark Hall has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a subset of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.