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Wake Forest to host 800 children for ‘Project Pumpkin’ on Oct. 25

October 19, 2017  |   Community, Events, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest students will host approximately 800 children from local schools and agencies for ‘Project Pumpkin’ on Wednesday, October 25, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Hearn Plaza.

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Comfortable with conflict: WFU faculty help students navigate political divisions

October 17, 2017  |   Faculty, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Americans are more divided along party lines than ever, according to a new Pew Research Center study. It’s no wonder college campuses across the country are at the center of so much political unrest. At Wake Forest, faculty are making conscious efforts to help students get comfortable with a healthy degree of conflict as part of their academic and personal growth.

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Wake Washington Center: New hub for D.C. Deacs

October 10, 2017  |   Admissions, Alumni, Faculty, Student, Top Stories

In the morning, Wake Forest University sophomore Jay Sherrill rides the D.C. metro to Capitol Hill to work on trade policy briefs for a subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee. In the evening, he shares his first-hand experience with classmates in his “U.S. Policymaking in the 21st Century” class at the University’s new Wake Washington Center.

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$900K NSF grant helps WFU researchers look for the big picture in big data

October 10, 2017  |   Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

Thanks to a $900,000 award from the National Science Foundation, Wake Forest University researchers are examining how plant hormone ethylene affects growth and development of the roots of Arabidopsis thaliana, which is a genetic model used to provide insight into other plants.

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New ‘molecular trap’ cleans more radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods

October 5, 2017  |   Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

A new method for capturing radioactive waste from nuclear power plants is cheaper and more effective than current methods, a potential boon for the energy industry, according to new research published in the journal Nature Communications.

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