The Wall Street Journal prominently featured Wake Forest for its national leadership in making personal and career development a mission-critical component of the college experience. The article, “Colleges Get Career-Minded”, appeared the day after commencement.
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The secrets to making better cell phones, microchips, and batteries lie in the electronic structure of their materials. More than 150 physicists and chemists from around the world will gather June 5 to 8 to explore the science behind developing better materials.
Wake Forest has a long history of close, mentoring relationships between faculty and students. It’s an opportunity to explore the liberal arts, tie scholarship and research and create the teacher-scholar ideal. For biology professor Ron Dimock, mentoring comes naturally during hours in the lab — going beyond the books.
Seven recent Wake Forest graduates have been awarded Fulbright scholarships — the most prestigious international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government — to teach English or conduct research abroad during the next year.
Almost every university has a mentoring program — independent initiatives hosted by campus life or student development. Wake Forest is one of the first higher education institutions in the nation to adopt a campus-wide model.
Wake Forest senior Roman Nelson co-authored a study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center that was published in the Journal of American College of Radiology.
The undergraduate and graduate students in Comm 370 spent the spring semester pondering a bioethics case study surrounding organ transplants and patient selection while also enhancing their communications skills by learning how to perform the material as a radio play.
A Wake Forest junior receives the school’s first grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Using multimedia, Yasmin Bendaas will document a vanishing tradition in Northern Algeria as a foreign correspondent. It’s a role journalists say is vanishing as well.
Political science major Frank de Waegh and biology major Matthew Sechler will be conducting research abroad this summer as the first recipients of the Latin American and Latino Studies program’s Chauvenet Award.
Music professor and concert pianist Pamela Howland uses film clips and movie soundtracks to teach students classical music conventions. Her mission? For Brahms and Beethoven to join Beyonce on iPod playlists.