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WFU research inspires Super Bowl ads

Pantene, the world’s leading hair care brand, announced today that Wake Forest University Professor Linda Nielsen’s research on father-daughter relationships inspired its Super Bowl ads.

Students in Katy Harriger's senior seminar class engage in a discussion about education policy.

New study: Engaging young adults in politics

At a time when polarization drives many Americans away from politics and voter turnout among 18 to 29-year-olds hovers around 20 percent, a Wake Forest University study shows that learning to talk about controversial issues while in college can inspire young adults to be more engaged citizens even 10 years later.

The former Davis House now houses the Pro Humanitate Institute and the Anna Julia Cooper Center.

New moves transcend boundaries

From the Brookstown area to Innovation Quarter, Wake Forest is making a series of moves that aim to expand the University’s engagement with the surrounding community in addition to its geographic footprint.

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Investing in faculty salaries and student services pays off for grads

Investing in faculty salaries and student services yield key returns, including better undergraduate employment outcomes, according to new research from Wake Forest University.

Media Advisory: Sure as the wind blows, Midwest wind energy to get projected lift from climate change, study says

Mother Nature will be delivering a future gift of 2 percent more wind energy in the Midwest if regional climate models are correct, according to research from Wake Forest University. In a study recently published online by the journal Renewable Energy, Robert Erhardt, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, and 2015 Wake Forest graduate Dana […]

Media Advisory: WFU researcher receives $6 million grant, largest in university history

A $6 million federal grant, the largest ever awarded to Wake Forest University, will enable health and exercise science researchers to further study knee osteoarthritis and successful treatment measures in community-based settings. Health and exercise professor Steve Messier and colleagues have spent 26 of the last 34 years at Wake Forest studying the effects of […]

Shannon Mihalko, Steve Messier and Gary Miller are health and exercise science faculty involved in knee osteoarthritis research.

WFU researcher receives $6 million grant, largest in university history

A $6 million federal grant, the largest ever awarded to Wake Forest University, will enable health and exercise science researchers to further study knee osteoarthritis and successful treatment measures in community-based settings.

A team of Wake Forest University researchers prepares to launch The Beacon Project. Photo credit: Timothy Valshtein

Searching for moral superstars

While much national media attention focuses on the moral failures of people in the public spotlight, a team of researchers is searching for moral superstars. A $3.9 million grant will fund The Beacon Project, an initiative to find and define the morally exceptional.

Graduate student Morgan Burnette studies how archerfish spit water at food targets.

Aquatic hunger games

Wake Forest researchers study how archerfish, known as nature’s sharpshooters, spit water from their mouths to dislodge insects in the mangroves.

Media Advisory: Aquatic hunger games: Archerfish spit the distance for food

Move over, Katniss Everdeen. For archerfish, the odds are ever in their favor, according to new research from Wake Forest University. The sharp-shooting fishes’ ability to spit water to hit food targets have been well documented, but a new study published online in the journal Zoology showed for the first time that there is little […]