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Conservation alliance to focus on Peruvian Amazon deforestation

Nearly $10 million in support – the largest grant ever received by the University – will help establish an international research center led by faculty experts in the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES).

Media Advisory: WFU students receive Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fellowships

(Winston-Salem, N.C. – April 18, 2016) – The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting has selected Sarah Fahmy and Amanda Ulrich as Wake Forest’s 2016 Pulitzer Fellows. They are the University’s fifth and sixth fellowship recipients. Fahmy, a rising senior majoring in politics and international affairs with minors in film studies and anthropology, will be traveling to Honolulu, […]

Media Advisory: Tropical birds develop ‘superfast’ wing muscles for mating, not flying

Release courtesy of the journal eLife. (Cambridge, UK – Tuesday, April 12, 2016) – Studies in a group of tropical birds have revealed one of the fastest limb muscles on record for any animal with a backbone. The muscle, which can move the wing at more than twice the speeds required for flying, has evolved in […]

Wake Forest junior Angela Harper works in the organic electronics lab in Olin Hall.  Harper is working on organic thin film transistors, with the goal of increasing efficiency and lowering the cost of computer technology.

Physics students win prestigious awards

Undergraduate and graduate students working in Oana Jurchescu’s physics research lab earn a Goldwater Scholarship and the Materials Research Society’s Gold award.

Matthew Fuxjager, biologist, left, along with graduate student Eric Schuppe and junior Johnny Petersen ('17) look for downy woodpeckers.

Woodpecker drumming signals wimp or warrior

For woodpeckers, it’s all about that drum. Wake Forest researchers used drum recordings to learn more about their territorial behavior.

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HES space has room to flex

Top ranked HES program moves into a new space with updated labs and classrooms, giving faculty, students and staff functional space to learn and conduct research.

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Wake Forest research aims to prevent overuse injuries

Department of Defense grant will study whether strength training can give female soldiers a leg up on the battlefield by studying female runners.

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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.