In Ted Gellar-Goad’s class, each student chooses a character from Graeco-Roman myth, writes spells, maps dungeons and earns experience points to gain levels while they learn to write Latin. It’s all part of a semester-long journey based on game theory.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but this might not be the case for a honeybee. Just ask David Hale (’15), a sophomore biology major. Hale has been studying the relationship between brain structure and cognitive function in honeybees since his freshman year.
Wake Forest graduate Wade Murphy (’00) is donating $1 million to support the Humanities Institute, extending the reach and impact of humanities and the liberal arts. Murphy is the youngest person in the University’s history to make such a large gift.
Wake Forest students spent three weeks with visiting actor and director Tim Miller producing “VOX” (which is Latin for “voice”) — creating a production based on their own personal stories, experiences and memories.
With funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities, Jerid Francom has been collecting data on word usage in film subtitles that may someday change the way language courses are taught.
Humanistic inquiry is at the heart of Wake Forest’s liberal arts tradition. Together, faculty and students bring to life scholarly and undergraduate research, campus and community programming, and interdisciplinary activities that connect the humanities with science, social science and artistic fields. Here are some of last year’s highlights.
The arts promote inclusivity, intellectual curiosity, innovation and problem solving. From music competitions to documentary films to art exhibitions, artistic commitment and academic rigor coexist and inspire new connections at Wake Forest. Here are some of this year’s arts highlights.
To better understand virtue and vice and how to define good character, The Character Project at Wake Forest has granted nearly $1 million in research funding to theologians and philosophers from around the world.
If all the world were a stage, and all men and women were players, then Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” would be easier to understand. At least that’s what Wake Forest theatre professors say.
Dean Franco uses literature to help his students change the way they see the world. In his new book, “Race, Rights and Recognition,” he explores how great writers can alter the way we understand the social and racial challenges of modern Jewishness.