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WFU professor’s expertise and NSF grant make new exhibit at Kaleideum North possible

February 28, 2019  |   Community, Events, Faculty, Pro Humanitate, Top Stories

Budding scientists of all ages can now learn about nature’s microscopic building blocks, thanks to a new exhibit that recently opened at Kaleideum North. Molecules offers visitors the opportunity to explore the world of atoms – the tiny bits of stuff that make up everything.

For women, class makeup may influence interest in STEM studies

February 28, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Improving achievement in the first course in engineering may lay the foundation for more women and minorities to pursue engineering as a major, according to new research by Wake Forest University economics professor Amanda Griffith.

Wake Forest University to host N.C. Science Olympiad tournament

February 28, 2019  |   Community, Events, Top Stories

Nearly 600 local middle and high school students will gather for the N.C. Science Olympiad tournament at Wake Forest University on Saturday, March 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Public art video project to transform Bailey Power Plant

February 27, 2019  |   Arts & Culture, Events, Faculty, Student, Top Stories

Bailey Power Plant will look different tonight when Wake Forest University students turn the old coal-fired plant into a modern work of public art.

New microscopy lab expands student research opportunities

February 26, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

Walk into the microscopy lab in Wake Forest University’s biology department, and you won’t see students jockeying for a turn to see a classmate’s cool discovery magnified hundreds of times under the lens. That’s because the new lab connects the microscopes not only to iPads at each lab table but also to classroom monitors, so students and instructors can share instantly any little thing they see.

Wake Forest University holds its Founders' Day Convocation in Wait Chapel on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The faculty procession lines up and enters Wait Chapel.

Founders’ Day Convocation 2019

February 22, 2019  |   Faculty, Recognition, Staff, Top Stories

The Wake Forest community commemorated 185 years since the University’s founding at Founders’ Day Convocation in Wait Chapel on Feb. 21. The celebration recognizes student leaders and honors faculty for teaching, research and service.

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WFU awards and recognitions briefs

February 21, 2019  |   Faculty, Recognition, Student, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories

The WFU Awards and Recognitions briefs celebrate milestones of faculty, staff and students at Wake Forest.

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‘Metamorphic’ to be the focus of TEDxWakeForestU

February 18, 2019  |   Community, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Wake Forest University will host TEDxWakeForestU, an independently organized event licensed by TED, on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

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Expert: Why do entrepreneurs fail? They choose the wrong idea.

February 15, 2019  |   Faculty, Top Stories

The importance of having a sound business idea for a startup is essential, but identifying the ideas most likely to go from concept to venture is challenging. Statistics show that about 34% of startups fail within the first two years and 56% within the first four years. Most failures are due, in part, to the pursuit of ideas that are poorly selected and/or tested.

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New study shows more protein and fewer calories help older people lose weight safely

February 14, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

A high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older adults with obesity lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass, improve bone quality and lose “bad” fat, according to results from a new randomized controlled trial led by Wake Forest University researcher Kristen Beavers.

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