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Distinguished scholar Dierdre McCloskey to speak at WFU April 20

April 12, 2017  |   Events, School of Business, Speakers

Dierdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Economics, History, English, and of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago, will speak in Wake Forest University’s Broyhill Auditorium on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m.


Historian Jon Meacham to deliver 2017 Commencement address

March 21, 2017  |   Commencement, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address on Monday, May 15.


Former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King to visit Wake Forest

February 22, 2017  |   Events, Speakers

John B. King Jr., former Secretary of Education, will speak about the state of public education in the United States. The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium at Wake Forest University.


The ‘Power of Curiosity’ to be the focus of TEDxWakeForestU

February 3, 2017  |   Events, Speakers, Student

Wake Forest University will host TEDxWakeForestU, an independently organized event licensed by TED, on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel. The student-organized event will feature speakers who actively seek out new challenges and experiences that broaden their perspectives and change their lives.


Rolling Stones keyboardist turned conservationist Chuck Leavell to visit

November 2, 2016  |   Arts & Culture, Speakers, Staff, Sustainability

Rolling Stones’ long-time keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who is also a leading tree conservationist, will visit Wake Forest Nov. 10 and 11 for a two-day celebration of environmental stewardship and land conservation.

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