Wake Forest University News Copyright (c) 2017 Wake Forest University. All rights reserved. http://news.dev.wfu.edu/ Top Stories Top headlines from Wake Forest University en-us Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:51:46 +0000 1 Wake Forest University 160 40 http://www.wfu.edu/ http://www.wfu.edu/_assets/_images/wfu.logo.160x40.gif Statement from WFU President Hatch on Charlottesville http://news.wfu.edu/2017/08/14/statement-wfu-president-hatch-charlottesville/ Wake Forest University Top Stories Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:51:46 +0000 Statement from WFU President Hatch on CharlottesvilleToday Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch issued the following statement: “There is no place for the bigotry, racism and violence we witnessed in Charlottesville. Wake Forest University extends our condolences to the families and friends grieving the senseless harm and loss of life, as well as all who are devastated by the expressions of hatred. […]
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Today Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch issued the following statement: “There is no place for the bigotry, racism and violence we witnessed in Charlottesville. Wake Forest University extends our condolences to the families and friends grieving the senseless harm and loss of life, as well as all who are devastated by the expressions of hatred. […] Wake Forest University's seal
13-million-year old fossil skull sheds light on ape ancestry http://news.wfu.edu/2017/08/09/13-million-year-old-fossil-skull-sheds-light-ape-ancestry/ Wake Forest University Top Stories Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:37:48 +0000 13-million-year old fossil skull sheds light on ape ancestryWake Forest University professor of anthropology Ellen Miller is working with an international team of researchers who discovered a 13-million-year-old fossil ape skull in Kenya that sheds light on ape ancestry.
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Wake Forest University professor of anthropology Ellen Miller is working with an international team of researchers who discovered a 13-million-year-old fossil ape skull in Kenya that sheds light on ape ancestry. Alesi after attached sandstone rock was partially removed at the Turkana Basin Insitute, near Lodwar, Kenya.
WFU welcomes the Class of 2021 http://news.wfu.edu/2017/08/09/wfu-welcomes-class-2021/ Wake Forest University Top Stories Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:20:05 +0000 WFU welcomes the Class of 2021More than 1,350 first-year students will move into Wake Forest residence halls on Wednesday, Aug. 23. This class was admitted from an applicant pool of more than 13,000. Seventy-seven percent of the class of 2021 were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.
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More than 1,350 first-year students will move into Wake Forest residence halls on Wednesday, Aug. 23. This class was admitted from an applicant pool of more than 13,000. Seventy-seven percent of the class of 2021 were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Wake Forest University Class of 2020 move in to their dorms in 2016.
Schooling Google? WFU among universities creating a culture to support women, minorities in STEM http://news.wfu.edu/2017/08/08/schooling-google-wfu-among-universities-creating-culture-support-women-minorities-stem/ Wake Forest University Top Stories Tue, 08 Aug 2017 19:39:29 +0000 Schooling Google? WFU among universities creating a culture to support women, minorities in STEMGender, racial, socioeconomic and other equity gaps in STEM-related careers are more than a “pipeline problem.” That being said, what are colleges and universities like Wake Forest doing to help close these gaps?
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Gender, racial, socioeconomic and other equity gaps in STEM-related careers are more than a “pipeline problem.” That being said, what are colleges and universities like Wake Forest doing to help close these gaps? Xiaotian Jiao ('20) works on separating components of a drug using chromatography in her organic chemistry lab at Wake Downtown.
Wake Forest student gains hands-on research experience at NIH http://news.wfu.edu/2017/08/02/wake-forest-student-gains-hands-research-experience-nih/ Wake Forest University Top Stories Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:13:39 +0000 Wake Forest student gains hands-on research experience at NIHEmma Butturini, a junior biology major at Wake Forest University has been working at the National Institute of Health this summer as an Amgen Scholar, conducting research under world-renowned faculty mentors.
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Emma Butturini, a junior biology major at Wake Forest University has been working at the National Institute of Health this summer as an Amgen Scholar, conducting research under world-renowned faculty mentors.
WFU Summer Immersion introduces high school students to college life http://news.wfu.edu/2017/07/27/wfu-summer-immersion-introduces-high-school-students-college-life/ Wake Forest University Top Stories Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:08:26 +0000 WFU Summer Immersion introduces high school students to college lifeNearly 900 students from 34 states and 6 countries are getting a sneak peek at the college experience through Wake Forest’s Summer Immersion Program.
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Nearly 900 students from 34 states and 6 countries are getting a sneak peek at the college experience through Wake Forest’s Summer Immersion Program. A student in Wake Forest's summer immersion program operates on a plastic "pig joint."
Want to win at sports? Take a cue from these mighty mice http://news.wfu.edu/2017/07/20/want-win-sports-take-cue-mighty-mice/ Wake Forest University Top Stories Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:10:07 +0000 Want to win at sports? Take a cue from these mighty miceAs student athletes hit training fields this summer to gain the competitive edge, a new study shows how the experiences of a tiny mouse can put them on the path to winning. Scientists examined how surges of testosterone both before and after aggressive encounters led the male California mouse to win in future matches.
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As student athletes hit training fields this summer to gain the competitive edge, a new study shows how the experiences of a tiny mouse can put them on the path to winning. Scientists examined how surges of testosterone both before and after aggressive encounters led the male California mouse to win in future matches. Matthew Fuxjager in his lab at Wake Downtown
WFU researchers studying effects of watching videos of police violence on young black people http://news.wfu.edu/2017/07/14/wfu-researchers-studying-effects-watching-videos-police-violence-young-black-people/ Wake Forest University Top Stories Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:00:47 +0000 WFU researchers studying effects of watching videos of police violence on young black peopleViral video footage showing the deaths of black people following encounters with police have sparked outrage, protests and media attention across the country in recent years. Now researchers affiliated with the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University are seeking young black adults for a research study investigating the impact of watching these high-profile videos of police violence.
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Viral video footage showing the deaths of black people following encounters with police have sparked outrage, protests and media attention across the country in recent years. Now researchers affiliated with the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University are seeking young black adults for a research study investigating the impact of watching these high-profile videos of police violence. Worried woman looks at her cell phone.
WFU campaign reaches $700 million mark http://news.wfu.edu/2017/07/13/wfu-campaign-reaches-700-million-mark/ Wake Forest University Top Stories Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:55:42 +0000 WFU campaign reaches $700 million markWake Forest University received more than $112 million in gifts and commitments between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. This is the third time Wake Forest has surpassed the $100 million fundraising mark in a single fiscal year since beginning the Wake Will campaign.
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Wake Forest University received more than $112 million in gifts and commitments between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. This is the third time Wake Forest has surpassed the $100 million fundraising mark in a single fiscal year since beginning the Wake Will campaign. Wake Forest students walk by a Wake Will Lead branded banner on campus.
A big step? Trial will test improvisational dance as dementia therapy http://news.wfu.edu/2017/07/13/big-step-trial-will-test-improvisational-dance-dementia-therapy/ Wake Forest University Top Stories Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:19:55 +0000 A big step? Trial will test improvisational dance as dementia therapyDepending on what generation you belong to, the term “improvisational dance” may conjure up images of beatniks grooving to the beat of bongos in a darkened coffeehouse or the black-clad Dieter gyrating to techno pop in a Sprockets sketch on “Saturday Night Live”.
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Depending on what generation you belong to, the term “improvisational dance” may conjure up images of beatniks grooving to the beat of bongos in a darkened coffeehouse or the black-clad Dieter gyrating to techno pop in a Sprockets sketch on “Saturday Night Live”. An older couple dances in their home.