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How to be good: Finding a beacon for moral growth

May 23, 2017  |   Faculty, Research, Student

The Beacon Project is a three-year project, which launched in 2015 with a $3.9 million grant from the Templeton Religion Trust. The project has awarded grants to 21 researchers around the world in psychology, philosophy and theology.


Chemistry professor receives NSF CAREER Award for $500K

May 1, 2017  |   Faculty, Media Advisory, Recognition, Research, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

Chemistry professor Michael Gross has been named a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award winner. The CAREER Award from the NSF Directorate for Engineering provides $500,000 over five years.


With beetroot juice before exercise, aging brains look ‘younger’

April 19, 2017  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Drinking a beetroot juice supplement before working out makes the brain of older adults perform more efficiently, mirroring the operations of a younger brain, according to a new study by scientists at Wake Forest University.

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Pros penalized off the tee at The Masters are more likely to take risks

March 7, 2017  |   Faculty, Research

Research by Wake Forest University sports economist Todd McFall suggests that a faction of players beginning holes with penalty strokes will regularly take greater risks in their subsequent shots to avoid any additional strokes—a decision predicted by behavioral economics that can lead to disastrous consequences for golfers’ performances.


Two-day conference explores frontiers in consciousness research

March 6, 2017  |   Events, Faculty, Research

Leading researchers in the fields of perceptual studies and neurobiology will explore the latest scientific findings on consciousness and near-death experiences at a two-day conference March 22-23 hosted by Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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