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Fleeing warming temperatures, tropical trees in the Andes move upslope – toward extinction

November 14, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

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WFU ranks third in percentage of students studying abroad

November 13, 2018  |   Admissions, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest University ranks third among doctoral U.S. colleges and universities in the percentage of students studying abroad, according to the Open Doors 2018 report published today by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

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Wake Forest to honor veterans with ceremony Nov. 12

November 12, 2018  |   Events, Top Stories

Wake Forest University will host a Veterans Day Ceremony on Perritt Plaza, beside Reynolda Hall, Nov 12 at 11 a.m.

‘Turkeypalooza’ brings a taste of Thanksgiving to those in need

November 8, 2018  |   Events, Pro Humanitate, Top Stories

Wake Forest students, faculty and staff will prepare and deliver nearly 400 Thanksgiving meals to food-insecure Winston-Salem residents ahead of the holiday.

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Rainforest destruction from gold mining hits all-time high in Peru

November 8, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Sustainability, Top Stories

Small-scale gold mining has destroyed more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon in the past five years, according to a new analysis by scientists at Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA).

First year Wake Forest students in biology professor Pat Lord's seminar present their ideas for posters for a display on disease outbreaks and epidemics during class in Winston Hall on Thursday, October 18, 2018.

WFU students present Smithsonian ‘Outbreak’ exhibit just in time for flu season

November 2, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

On Nov. 13, first-year students at Wake Forest University will unveil a localized version of a Smithsonian exhibit about infectious diseases, aiming to show how Triad-area residents can help mitigate viral epidemics such as the flu and Zika.

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Award-winning broadcaster and author Krista Tippett to speak at WFU

November 1, 2018  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author Krista Tippett will visit Wake Forest for a conversation with University President Nathan O. Hatch as part of the Voices of Our Time series.

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Wake Forest students to hold vigil after mass shooting in Pittsburgh

October 30, 2018  |   Student, Top Stories

In response to the shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue, a student-led vigil will be held on campus Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. on Manchester Plaza.

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How the world’s fastest muscle created four unique bird species

October 30, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

When the male bearded manakin snaps its wings at lightning speed, it’s more than part of an elaborate, acrobatic mating ritual. The tiny muscle doing the heavy lifting is also the reason this exotic bird has evolved into four distinct species, according to new research published in the journal eLIFE by Wake Forest University biologist Matthew Fuxjager.

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English professor’s new book spoofs home decor in literary classics

October 26, 2018  |   Faculty, Top Stories

Wake Forest University English professor Susan Harlan’s new book, Decorating a Room of One’s Own, is the ideal book for readers who appreciate fine literature and a stylish end table.

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