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Energy Explorers Program helps 7th graders become environmentally sound

March 8, 2021  |   Top Stories

For years, Julia McElhinny thought she wanted to be a marine biologist — until she watched the documentary film “An Inconvenient Truth.”

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WFU biologist tracks albatrosses, contributes to global study

March 5, 2021  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Wake Forest biologist Dave Anderson is among a global team of researchers contributing to a new study showing that albatrosses and closely related seabirds spend 39% of their time on the high seas where no single country has jurisdiction.

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Conference to look at character through a professional lens

March 1, 2021  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Leading scholars will join physicians, attorneys, religious leaders, government leaders, engineers, educators, business executives and other professionals to explore the role of character in the professions at a three-day virtual conference.

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Founders’ Day Convocation focuses on inclusion

February 26, 2021  |   Alumni, Events, Top Stories

Donna A. Boswell, Wake Forest University’s former and first female chair of the Board of Trustees, received the Medallion of Merit during the annual Founders’ Day Convocation.

Face to Face with Former Secretaries of State Albright and Powell rescheduled for Nov. 9

February 26, 2021  |   Events, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest’s Face to Face Speaker Forum will host Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and General Colin L. Powell for a virtual conversation on Thursday, March 18 at 7 p.m.

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Wake Forest creates new center to study the African American experience, engage the community

February 19, 2021  |   Faculty, Top Stories

Wake Forest University has established a new center to give critical, intellectual voice to the experience of African Americans through research-driven initiatives, programming and community facing work.

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WFU Hackathon to explore blockchain’s potential in tracking art objects

February 17, 2021  |   Arts & Culture, Student, Top Stories

In 2005, hundreds of earthenware pots and other pre-Columbian artifacts from ancient West Mexico became part of the collections of Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology. The pieces included 162 complete ceramic vessels, ceramic figurines, greenstone beads and necklaces, an obsidian spear and arrow points, knives and grinding stones.

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University sings praises for Dr. Maya Angelou, her iconic autobiography

February 12, 2021  |   Events, Faculty, Top Stories

While celebrating her life and iconic autobiography “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,” Wake Forest University officials, famous African Americans and her son paid tribute to renowned author and longtime University professor Maya Angelou.

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Susan R. Wente selected as 14th President of Wake Forest University

January 29, 2021  |   President, Top Stories

After an international search for the 14th president of Wake Forest University, the Board of Trustees, upon the unanimous recommendation of the appointed search committee, has named Susan R. Wente as the next leader of Wake Forest.

Welcome back Deacs: WFU students return for spring semester

January 27, 2021  |   Campus Life, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

With colder weather ahead, Wake Forest has created a new space called “Fireside on Manchester.” The Plaza is now home to temporary ‘outdoor living rooms’ with fire pits and safely-distanced Adirondack chairs.

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