Historically, Wake Forest undergrads pass in and out of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library nearly 25,000 times during exam week. To help with the long hours and anxiety of final tests and papers, the community comes together to offer students some welcome breaks.
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For most students, a Friday night in December means studying for the next week’s exams, with maybe some social time to celebrate the last week of classes. Instead of getting ready for the library or a party, 16 juniors and seniors spent a recent evening preparing themselves for life after college.
To better understand virtue and vice and how to define good character, The Character Project at Wake Forest has granted nearly $1 million in research funding to theologians and philosophers from around the world.
An entrepreneurship course challenges students to consider their ideas on both community and global levels to design ideas and prototypes which could have a significant impact for differently resourced areas of the world.
That Steve Folmar’s research in Nepal has been funded by the National Science Foundation’s cultural anthropology program is reason to celebrate. For students, however, the best news is that the support brings additional opportunities to be a part of the project.
The work of an interdisciplinary team of Wake Forest researchers developing a novel drug for prostate cancer treatment is featured on the cover of the Nov. 26 issue of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
High in the steeple of Wake Forest’s iconic Wait Chapel, students in a physics of music class collect sound spectra while sitting among the 47 bells that make up the University carillon. With the help of a sound meter, microphones, laptops and software, they measure the vibrations that travel through the bell tower.
Wake Forest, as part of a consortium of top-tier colleges and universities, announced plans to introduce an innovative program that transforms the model of online education. Semester Online will be the first program of its kind to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to take rigorous, online courses for credit from 10 of the country’s top schools.
Five students who needed a group project turned their theories into an entrepreneurial venture. Their company, DeaconVend, caters to students who study late at night and need vital supplies.
Wake Forest researchers received a $700,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to bring to market a new drug-discovery tool using next-generation genetic sequencing. Someday, pharmaceutical companies will use their technology as a sort of Google search for new drugs, making diagnostics discovery significantly more efficient.