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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 […]

Media Advisory: STEM at Wake Laboratory Tours announced

Who and What: Students from 12 local and regional public high schools and prospective Wake Forest University students will have the chance to get a more up close and personal look at STEM fields of study during STEM at Wake Laboratory Tours. They will have the opportunity to participate in six 20-minute collegiate laboratory sessions […]

Media Advisory: NC climate change policy panel hosted by WFU

On Friday, April 24, the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability and the Sustainability Graduate Programs at Wake Forest University will host a panel discussion on North Carolina climate change policy. Four experts representing state government, environmental policy, utilities and corporations will discuss climate change and sustainability in relation to North Carolina and the difficulties […]

Media Advisory: Campus Canvas: Wake Foresters to paint on Davis Field

Who and What: Wake Forest seniors Jordyn Albritton and Ariel Hawley will be laying down tarps on Davis Field and providing a variety of canvases, acrylic paints and brushes for students, faculty and staff to use to make artwork as part of Campus Canvas. When and Where: Thursday, April 23, from 12 – 4 p.m. […]

Media Advisory: Fourth WFU student receives Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fellowship

Representatives with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting have selected Charlotte Bellomy, a rising junior political science major and journalism minor, as Wake Forest’s 2015 Pulitzer Fellow. This is the University’s fourth fellowship recipient. Bellomy, who is fluent in French, will report on the culture of religious inclusion of young Muslims in France following the Charlie Hebdo […]

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 […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest students decorate desks for children

Wake Forest University students will gather Thursday, April 23 from 3 to 7 p.m. on Poteat Field to paint desks for local elementary students. This annual service project began on campus in 2000 and is called Developing Education through Student Knowledge (D.E.S.K). The goal is to provide desks, chairs and school supplies to children in the Winston-Salem […]

Media Advisory: Earth Day Story Ideas from Wake Forest University

Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22 and this year marks the 45th anniversary of the effort to put environmental concerns front and center. Wake Forest University will hold several related events and offers great examples of sustainability in action. Wake Forest’s Director of Sustainability is available to comment on Earth Day. […]

Media Advisory: WFU and Vanderbilt University to host symposium on Gender, Health, and the South

On April 16 and 17, the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University and the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University will host a public symposium addressing gender, health, and race, with a focus on the U.S. and the South. The symposium will feature keynote addresses by Vanderbilt’s Frederick B. Rentschler […]

Media Advisory: Forbes ’30 Under 30’ Entrepreneur James Beshara to speak at WFU

According to a recent article in Entrepreneur, crowdfunding nearly tripled last year — growing from $6.1 billion in 2013 to $16.2 billion in 2014. In 2015, the industry is expected to generate $34.4 billion to support a wide variety of initiatives and organizations, including museums, symphonies and classrooms that are feeling the pinch from tightened government […]