Carrying shovels, screens and other equipment, 12 students trekked across a tobacco field along the Yadkin River to reach an archaeological site where they began finding artifacts more than 500 years old.
Biology professor Kathy Kron and the 11 students enrolled in Biology 105: Plants & People met at Reynolda House Museum of American Art to learn firsthand how biology is incorporated in the current exhibition, “Things Wondrous and Humble: American Still Life.”
English professor Sharon Raynor’s students sift through acid-free folders looking at letters that soldiers sent home during the Civil War and World War I and II. Pulling out folders. Reading the words. It’s an experience unlike looking at a digitized copy.
From discovering how text messages can help build empathy to figuring out how character and personality affect ethical behavior on the job, the Character Project has led to remarkable advances in the study of human nature, values, morals and decision-making. The next step? Sharing what scholars have learned about character with the public.
To celebrate Wake Forest’s ranking 11th in U.S. News and World Report for commitment to undergraduate teaching, Volunteer Service Corps (VSC) partnered with the Office of the Dean of the College to launch the “11 Days of Teaching Appreciation” social media campaign.
A new, rigorous Interdisciplinary Humanities Pathway to Medicine Program offers guaranteed admission to Wake Forest Medical School for up to five undergraduates majoring in the humanities or fine arts.
Scott W. Klein, professor and chair of the English department, was recently named artistic director of the Secrest Artists Series, a signature performing arts series at Wake Forest. The 2013 series opens on Thursday, Sept. 12, with the Carolina Chocolate Drops in Wait Chapel.
U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest 13th among national universities with the best undergraduate teaching. But, the nearly magical interaction between professors and bright students is not limited to classroom, studio, stage or laboratory. Many faculty become mentors for students as they explore academic and extracurricular interests.
Casa Artom, Wake Forest’s residential study center on Venice’s Grand Canal, became a gathering place for artists, curators, collectors and art critics during the opening of La Biennale di Venezia this summer.
Can you become more honest, courageous or kind by reading a book? Christian Miller, director of The Character Project, recommends six new books and three essays that reveal surprising truths about character and how to improve it.