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After the Genome: Medicine, miracles, morality

Medical advances in biotechnology seem to be coming faster than the public can understand them or even discuss how society should handle ethical, legal and moral considerations. To spark the national conversation, Wake Forest has partnered with Baylor to host “After the Genome: The Language of our Biotechnological Future” April 12-13.

As the first speaker of TEDxWakeForestU, Ricky Van Veen ('03) said people share content on social media to create their identities.

A second successful TEDxWakeForestU

A successful second TEDxWakeForestU turns an experiment into a spring semester tradition. What did attendees think of this year’s event? Read their ideas captured through social media.

Christina Oelsner, Jake Graham and Mari Ishibashi are the lead student organizers for this year's TEDxWakeForestU.

TEDxWakeForestU: Defining our future

What will define our future? Will it be our ability to share through social media, our quest to use Google to escape memorization or the impact our consumer society will have on the environment? The highly successful TEDxWakeForestU returns to Wake Forest on Feb. 23 to tackle these topics.

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Wake Forest introduces Semester Online

Wake Forest, as part of a consortium of top-tier colleges and universities, announced plans to introduce an innovative program that transforms the model of online education. Semester Online will be the first program of its kind to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to take rigorous, online courses for credit from 10 of the country’s top schools.

Rogan Kersh

Wake Forest appoints new provost

Wake Forest has appointed Rogan Kersh as the University’s new provost and professor of political science.  A Wake Forest alumnus, Kersh currently serves as the associate dean of academic affairs and professor of public policy at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Nicaragua Nexus

Thanks to donors Karyn and Tom Dingledine, a new learning center is available to students studying abroad in Nicaragua. The facility, dedicated in February, supports learning opportunities for students from all areas of the University who have a desire to provide services within the fields of healthcare, business, science, society, law and cross-cultural exchanges. The […]

Jill Tiefenthaler

Provost will become president of Colorado College

President Nathan O. Hatch announced today that Jill Tiefenthaler will step down as provost to become the 13th president of Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Her resignation as provost will be effective June 30, 2011.

Simran Sethi (left) and Julianne Malveaux spoke at the Environmental Justice discussion.

Called to act

Across the U.S., racial minorities and the economically disenfranchised suffer disproportionally from the ill effects of assaults on the environment and often lack access to the power to protect their communities. Leaders in environmental justice discuss what can be done.

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Symposium celebrates A.R. Ammons

“Single Threads Unbraided,” a celebration of the poetry, art and letters of A.R. Ammons will be held Nov. 15–16 at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

Dean Franco

Humanities Institute established

Building on its liberal arts tradition, Wake Forest University has established the Wake Forest Humanities Institute to support innovative scholarship and collaboration in the humanities.