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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 […]

Media Advisory: Testosterone key to new bird bang theory

(Winston-Salem, N.C. – April 22, 2015) – New research from a Wake Forest University biologist who studies animal behavior suggests that evolution is hard at work when it comes to the acrobatic courtship dances of a tropical bird species. Assistant professor of biology Matthew Fuxjager studies the physiological basis of bird behavior, with a particular […]

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Sustainability grad student sets example

The Master of Arts in Sustainability program, an interdisciplinary one-year program that gives students and early to mid-career professionals the diverse skillset they need to work in the global sustainability marketplace, will graduate its first students this year.

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Wake Forest celebrates entrepreneurs

The Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship honored the University’s outstanding entrepreneurs on April 16. James Beshara (’08), CEO and co-founder of Tilt, received the 2015 Excellence in Entrepreneurship award. A faculty member and six students were also recognized.

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 […]