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Melissa Harris-Perry to join faculty

MSNBC television host, political thought leader and Wake Forest University alumna Melissa Harris-Perry (‘94) will return this summer to her alma mater as a chaired professor.

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A programmer’s approach to problem solving

An iPhone app developed by a team of Wake Forest freshmen could one day enable patrons at campus restaurants to vote for what songs play over the speakers.

Stretching about 25 miles long and located about 50 miles off the coast of Belize, Lighthouse Reef Atoll is one of the most pristine marine environments in the Caribbean Sea due to its remote location.

Diving into biodiversity

Lighthouse Reef Atoll is one of the most pristine marine environments in the Caribbean Sea due to its remote location. Students taking an Ecology and Conservation of Coral Reefs class spent their spring break exploring the Atoll’s startling array of biodiversity.

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Basketball and books

Talking about sports on Thursday afternoons is helping a group of high school students become better readers. Education professor Alan Brown and graduate student Jordan Daniels (’14) started a sports and literacy group for students at Southwest Guilford High School.

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The birds and the bees of proteins

The birth of a protein is one of the most fundamental aspects of life as we know it, yet, surprisingly, there is still a lot that scientists do not know about them. A split-second snapshot of the mysterious process developed by Wake Forest researchers could someday lead to more effective antibiotics.

Wake Forest sophomore Tim Lee ('16) demonstrates the robot arm that he has programmed to paint pictures, in Huffman Residence Hall on Friday, January 24, 2014.

Painting robot lends surgeons a hand

Would you let an artist perform life-saving surgery on you? You might someday, if the artist is a painting robot. Timothy Lee (’16) built a robotic painting arm that could one day lend doctors a hand in practicing complex, robot-assisted surgeries without having to step foot in an operating room.

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Plotting a green career path

A new masters program created by Wake Forest’s Center for Energy, the Environment & Sustainability (CEES) will give students and early career professionals the diverse skillset they need to carve out a place in the burgeoning global sustainable business market.

Wake Forest sophomore Yinger "Eagle" Jin ('16) demonstrates his wave-powered electric generator in the pool in Reynolds Gym. The system harnesses the wave action as it compresses air inside the tube, which turns a small turbine that generates electricity.

Pool Power

Sophomore Yinger ‘Eagle’ Jin has come up with a way to turn waves in the Reynolds gym pool into electricity. The mathematical formulas he developed could one day be used to help calculate the amount of electricity that could be produced through wave energy off the North Carolina coast.

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A legacy of peace

Wake Forest students, alumni, faculty and staff remember Nelson Mandela, an icon of freedom who embodied the spirit of Pro Humanitate, and reflect upon his influence on their own lives.

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Afternoon at the improv

The theatre and counseling departments have partnered, through an IPLACe-funded initiative led by Phil Clarke and Sharon Andrews, so undergraduate theatre students can sharpen their improvisational acting and counseling students can gain realistic counseling experience.