First-year student Micheal Green (’15) says his experience as a student in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program prepared him for the rigors of college. The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews will speak March 7 in Wait Chapel about the program.
March 2nd, 2012 | Speakers
Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, emphasized the importance of bringing together people of all religious identities to form a bridge from religious intolerance and misunderstanding to a new reality focused on the common good.
For senior Mariama Holman, the creative director for TEDxWakeForestU, planning the visual design themes with her team required late nights, Skype and a sense of humor. But when all the planning came together Saturday, an audience of 1,400 walked away inspired and exhilarated.
February 12th, 2012 | Speakers
“I want to help you get pumped for your career,” Intern Queen Lauren Berger told a crowd of some 150 students in Pugh Auditorium. “Internships give you that time to be selfish and figure out what you want to do. Whether the internship is paid or non-paid, it is all about making it the best [...]
Chemistry major Lucy Lan (’12), an avid TED Talk fan, worked to bring a TED-like event to Wake Forest. Eighteen speakers have signed on for a day of inspirational talks from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Feb. 25 in Wait Chapel.
Three events this week will examine cultural exchanges between India and England during the 18th and 19th centuries. Art historian Douglas Fordham, a 1995 Wake Forest alumnus, who now teaches at the University of Virginia, has published numerous books and articles that demonstrate the central importance of empire and imperialism to the development of the [...]
February 5th, 2012 | Speakers
Pietra Rivoli, a Georgetown business professor, economist and author of “The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy,” discussed American perceptions of global trade at an hour-long talk on February 2. Rivoli spent five years tracing the path of a simple cotton T-shirt from a Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory to a used [...]
Noted Harvard theologian Harvey G. Cox. Jr. spoke Tuesday at the School of Divinity’s Spring Convocation and joined in Wake Forest’s celebration of the establishment of the School of Divinity’s first endowed chair, the James and Marilyn Dunn Chair of Baptist Studies.
CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien delivered the keynote address for the 12th annual Wake Forest/Winston-Salem State Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. O’Brien told stories of the early days of her career, when she faced overt racial prejudice — comparing her experiences to today’s often more subtle forms of racism.
On Nov. 2, the English department brought Madison Smartt Bell, an award-winning novelist, to the Wake Forest campus. The well-known author met students and faculty to read excerpts from his novel, sign copies of his books and answer questions.