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Expert Available: Immigration Reform via Executive Order

Peter Siavelis, politics professor and director of Wake Forest University’s Latin American and Latino Studies program, is available to comment on the immigration plan President Obama plans to present tonight. Siavelis is an expert on Latino immigration to the United States and co-editor of Getting Immigration Right: What Every American Needs to Know. His comments were […]

Media Advisory: Hands on with hydrogen

Who and What: Timo Thonhauser, Wake Forest University associate professor of physics, will conduct an interactive outreach program at SciWorks to teach school children about using alternative fuels like hydrogen. One of the highlights is a hydrogen fuel cell car that allows students to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen to form a gas that will power […]

Media Advisory: The 50th Annual Wake Forest University Lovefeast

Who and What: In 1965, Moravian student Jane Sherrill Stroupe (‘67) organized the first lovefeast at Wake Forest University with 200 students. Fifty years later, the Wake Forest Lovefeast is the largest Moravian-style lovefeast in North America and a favorite University and community tradition (2013 Flickr gallery). Stroupe, who will give the Moravian blessing at the 50th Annual Lovefeast, will be […]

Media Advisory: Wake Forest hosts statewide Conference for Diversity and Inclusion Professionals

On November 21, the Wake Forest University Office of Diversity and Inclusion will serve as host to the North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Partners (NCDIP) Annual Fall Conference. Convened by Assistant Provost Barbee Oakes, this year’s conference will explore the meanings and manifestations of implicit bias in everyday professional life. NCDIP is a consortium of diversity […]

Media Advisory: Full-time Title IX Coordinator joins Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University has named Tanya L. Jachimiak, a legal professional with six years experience in higher education law, as its first full-time Title IX Coordinator. She began her new role last week. Jachimiak comes to Wake Forest as the Title IX coordinator at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her law degree in […]

Media Advisory: Hungry bats compete for prey by jamming sonar

In their nightly forays, bats hunting for insects compete with as many as one million hungry roost-mates. A study published today in Science shows that Mexican free-tailed bats jam the sonar of competitors to gain advantage in aerial foraging contests. Bats use echolocation, or biological sonar, to find and track insect prey in complete darkness. […]

Media Advisory: Turkeypalooza: Made from scratch Thanksgiving meals for the hungry

Who and What: Wake Forest student, faculty and staff volunteers will prepare more than 400 traditional Thanksgiving dinners from scratch and deliver them to food-insecure Triad-area residents during Turkeypalooza, an annual event hosted by The Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University during the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. More than 150 volunteers will cook with […]

Media Advisory: Mur Muchane named Assoc. VP for Information Technology & CIO

Wake Forest has named Mur Muchane Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO). He will assume his duties in January. Muchane, who currently serves as CIO and Executive Director of Information Technology (IT) Services at Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., is known for his creative leadership in exploring opportunities for managing […]

Media Advisory: Evening the odds WFU faculty finds technology to help blind student see math clearly

Kathryn Webster listens to her computer spit out a rapid-fire stream of numbers and symbols in a metallic voice. To the average person, the computer is speaking robotic gibberish. To Webster, an aspiring mathematician who also happens to be blind, the computer is describing a statistics problem. Despite losing her vision three years ago due […]

Media Advisory: School of Divinity receives American Association for the Advancement of Science Grant

Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity has received one of 10 grants awarded to theological schools by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)’s “Science for Seminaries” program. The project, “Moving Science to the Forefront of Theological Education,” will enhance the school’s leading interdisciplinary Master of Divinity curriculum by integrating science into three […]