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As "These Shining Lives" dramaturg, Mike Griggs spent months researching the time period to provide an accurate representation of the 20s and 30s. Left to right: Alyssa Gera as Charlotte, Johanna Beach as Catherine, Natalie Brashear as Frances and Hayley Greenstreet as Pearl.

Play shines light on Radium Girls’ history

Mike Griggs (’15) has been working with theatre professor Cindy Gendrich to hone his skills as a dramaturg. While a little unusual that Griggs auditioned and was cast for smaller roles in the play, “These Shining Lives,” it was important to him to gain professional experience researching, developing and acting in a play.

Wake Forest sophomore Hannah Martin ('17) works with chemistry professor Patricia Dos Santos in her lab in Salem Hall.

Beating bad bacteria

Sophomore Hannah Martin and Patricia Dos Santos, an associate professor of chemistry, are tackling the problem of how to target harmful bacteria while sparing beneficial bacteria that make it possible for humans to live healthy lives.

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Research at the Forest

From improving the lives of people suffering from debilitating diseases to turning waves in the Reynolds gym pool into electricity, Wake Forest researchers raised the bar of scientific excellence yet again during the 2013-2014 academic year.

The 2014 Fulbright Scholars are (from left) Deanna Margius, Anmargaret Warner, Jessica Argenti, Sammie Herrick, Dorronda Bordley, Courtney Flynn, and Meenu Krishnan (not pictured).

Seven receive Fulbright grants

Trekking to a Buddhist temple in the Himalayas as part of Wake Forest’s study abroad program in India sparked Jessica Argenti’s love for forging new cultural understandings. She and six others have earned Fulbright scholarships in countries around the world.

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A programmer’s approach to problem solving

An iPhone app developed by a team of Wake Forest freshmen could one day enable patrons at campus restaurants to vote for what songs play over the speakers.

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Building a personal leadership style

Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy told a standing-room-only crowd that leading people works best when you stay true to yourself — which was sometimes a challenge for the soft-spoken man who made his career in the NFL.

Stretching about 25 miles long and located about 50 miles off the coast of Belize, Lighthouse Reef Atoll is one of the most pristine marine environments in the Caribbean Sea due to its remote location.

Diving into biodiversity

Lighthouse Reef Atoll is one of the most pristine marine environments in the Caribbean Sea due to its remote location. Students taking an Ecology and Conservation of Coral Reefs class spent their spring break exploring the Atoll’s startling array of biodiversity.

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Basketball and books

Talking about sports on Thursday afternoons is helping a group of high school students become better readers. Education professor Alan Brown and graduate student Jordan Daniels (’14) started a sports and literacy group for students at Southwest Guilford High School.

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Hitting the right note

The 37th Giles-Harris Competitions in Musical Performance have grown into a major event for Wake Forest’s pianists, singers, and instrumentalists.

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Student Storyteller: A ticket to Prague

One theatre class led Johanna Beach (’15) on an amazing journey to Prague. Now assistant director of “Embers and Stars,” she is sharing the story of Petr Ginz, who was a young teen during the Holocaust.