WFU in the news: Jan. 2-8, 2023

Selected news clips courtesy of Wake Forest University News & Communications


The year in photos
By Walt Unks, Allison Lee Isley | Winston-Salem Journal
A photo of Wake Forest President Susan Wente celebrating her inauguration on March 25 in Wait Chapel made this gallery of top images of the year as selected by Winston-Salem staff photographers Allison Lee Isley and Walt Unks. Photos of Composer-in-Residence and Professor of music Dan Locklair, author and journalism professor Phoebe Zerwick, and action shots of Wake Forest athletes and coaches are included in the collection. – 1/07/2023


GOP rule may dish ‘revenge’ for climate, energy agencies
By Kevin Bogardus, Kelsey Brugger | POLITICO Pro
Under the House Republicans’ proposed rules package, lawmakers could target officials’ salaries and program funding for budget cuts. Environmental and energy agencies could be in their sights. Stan Meiburg, executive director of the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, comments in this article. – 1/05/2023

What did COVID-19 change about the registrar’s role?
By Matt Imboden, Robert Ubell, Rob Spohr | The Evolllution
A few years ago, the world underwent more change than anyone was ready for. Every aspect of higher education was impacted, including the registrar’s office. But the switch to remote learning wasn’t the only thing that registrars had to tackle. “I see new technologies as tools for the jobs we are trying to do and the puzzles we are trying to solve with students and educational programs,” Matt Imboden, chief student services officer in the School of Business. – 1/04/2023

Berkeley to lead effort aimed at tackling sparsity in computing
OAK Ridge National Laboratory
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are part of a multi-institutional team that will receive nearly $14 million over five years to develop novel methods for tackling sparse computational problems in high-performance computing. Known as Sparsitute, the collaboration is led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and also includes Purdue University, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Wake Forest University and Indiana University. – 1/03/2023

Patient care and trust: What premedical students should know
By Ali Lotfi | U.S. News & World Report
Law professor Mark A. Hall and several colleagues examined trust in the medical profession. They wrote that in medicine, trust comes from a place of vulnerability. People who go to a doctor are inherently vulnerable because they are ill or concerned about illness. – 1/03/2023

“Living for Pleasure: An Epicurean Guide to Life”
By Emily Austin, Evan Mandery, Rick Wartzman | Next Big Idea Club
Philosophy professor Emily Austin shares 5 key insights from her new book, “Living for Pleasure: An Epicurean Guide to Life.” The idea that pleasure is good might not sound like a “big idea,” but let’s not lose sight of how powerfully liberating it can be to hear that we should prioritize life’s rich and varied joys rather than treating them as an afterthought, she said. – 1/03/2023


Will Winston-Salem become a global hub for regenerative medicine?
By Lillian Johnson | Triad Business Journal
Winston-Salem wants to be the global hub for regenerative medicine. Wake Forest University School of Medicine has launched the Translational Biotechnology Master of Science program to prepare not just STEM professionals but also business leaders for the regenerative medicine industry. – 1/06/2023

Simon Burgess, Mayfair Street Partners promise entertainment, housing, retail in busy 2023
By John Brasier | Triad Business Journal
Mayfair plans to recreate the Woolworth’s lunch counter, where in 1960 Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University students staged a sit-in a few weeks after the Greensboro Woolworth’s sit-in. That exhibit will be part of a 6,000 to 7,000-square-foot events center that can handle parties of up to 500 guests. – 1/03/2023


Children’s Read-In Jan. 21 celebrates MLK’s legacy
Yes! Weekly
Wake Forest University is partnering with Winston-Salem State University, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and HandsOn NWNC to host an event that honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Read-In Day on Jan. 21 celebrates King’s achievements and teachings while promoting the importance of reading. – 1/05/2023

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