Ibram X. Kendi

WFU and WSSU honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with special events

January 10, 2020  |   Events, Faculty, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) are partnering again this year to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events during the holiday weekend. The collaboration on the keynote speaker is in its 20th year, marking the longest-running partnership between Wake Forest and WSSU.

A current look into Wake Forest’s past

December 19, 2019  |   Community in Progress, Faculty, School of Divinity, Student, Top Stories

During a November bus trip to Wake Forest University’s original campus, Professor Derek Hicks took 21 students to a nondescript cemetery where many of the tombstones had carvings but no names. He wanted his African American Religious Experience class to visit the cemetery because of its ties to a chapel where enslaved people who helped build the original campus once worshipped.

Ironwork frames Hearn Plaza on a warm spring afternoon as students enjoy being outside, on the campus of Wake Forest University, Thursday, March 28, 2019.

$3.4 M Lilly Endowment Inc. grant supports leadership and character

December 17, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Wake Forest University a $3.4 million grant to develop and expand its Program for Leadership and Character. The three-year grant will support student programming, faculty engagement and academic research.

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Big step in producing carbon-neutral fuel: Silver Diphosphide

December 16, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

A new chemical process described in the journal Nature Communications does in the lab what trees do in nature – it converts carbon dioxide into usable chemicals or fuels.

Eranda Jayawickreme

Help Wanted: Effective role models

December 11, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Mother Teresa have inspired generations of people to make decisions that help others – but how exactly do their examples shape others’ character?

Dylan King

Senior Dylan King awarded 2020 Marshall Scholarship

December 10, 2019  |   Admissions, Student, Top Stories

Senior Dylan King, a senior mathematics and computer science major from Walnut Cove, N.C., has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship.

WFU awards and recognitions briefs

November 29, 2019  |   Recognition, Top Stories

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

Members of the Wake Forest community attend the annual Lovefeast Christmas ceremony in Wait Chapel on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Wake Forest to hold 2019 Lovefeast services

November 26, 2019  |   Campus Life, Community, Events, Top Stories

Wake Forest University will hold its annual Lovefeast services in Wait Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Lovefeast celebrates the unique traditions of the Moravian community in Winston-Salem.

Decorated Campus Kitchen pumpkins

2019 Turkeypalooza video highlights

November 23, 2019  |   Community, Events, Pro Humanitate, Student, Top Stories

Beginning Nov. 17, Wake Forest volunteers will prepare about 350 traditional Thanksgiving meals in Campus Kitchen and deliver them to food-insecure Winston-Salem residents during Turkeypalooza.

WFU ranks fourth in percentage of students studying abroad

November 18, 2019  |   Admissions, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest University ranks fourth among doctoral U.S. colleges and universities in the percentage of students studying abroad, according to the Open Doors 2019 report published today by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

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