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Jonathan Walton

Jonathan L. Walton named Dean of WFU School of Divinity

April 28, 2019  |   Faculty, School of Divinity, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest University has appointed Jonathan L. Walton as Dean of the School of Divinity. Walton is currently at Harvard, where he serves as the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the University’s Memorial Church. He is also Professor of Religion and Society at the Harvard Divinity School.

Jane Aiken

Jane Aiken named Dean of WFU School of Law

April 24, 2019  |   Faculty, School of Law, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest University has chosen Jane Aiken to become the next Dean of the School of Law. Aiken comes to Wake Forest from Georgetown Law, where she has been a professor and administrator since 2007 and currently serves as the Blume Professor of Law.

Christina Soriano

WFU’s Christina Soriano named Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow

April 23, 2019  |   Faculty, Recognition, Top Stories

Wake Forest Associate Provost for the Arts Christina Soriano has been named a 2019-2020 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow. Soriano is one of eight change-makers from across the nation who will begin a year-long fellowship at the Kennedy Center Arts Summit on Monday, April 29.

USAID awards an additional $2.14 million to WFU rainforest research center

April 23, 2019  |   Faculty, Media Advisory, Recognition, Research, Staff, Sustainability, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) has received $2.14 million in additional funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting the expansion of the research center’s study of mercury pollution and reforestation in the Peruvian Amazon.

Bettina Love to speak on ‘Abolitionist Teaching’

April 16, 2019  |   Events, Student, Top Stories

Bettina Love, award-winning author and associate professor of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia, will speak at Wake Forest University on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium.

Steven Pinker to speak at WFU’s Second Annual Noesis Lecture

April 15, 2019  |   Events, Top Stories

Renowned psychologist Steven Pinker will speak at Wake Forest University’s Eudaimonia Institute Second Annual Noesis Lecture on Tuesday, April 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Hold the mustard: What makes spiders fussy eaters?

April 15, 2019  |   Faculty, Graduate School, Media Advisory, Research, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, University Announcement

It might be one of nature’s most agile and calculating hunters, but the wolf spider won’t harm an insect that literally leaves a bad taste in its mouth, according to new research by a team of Wake Forest University sensory neuroscientists, including C.J. “Jake” Saunders.

WFU awards and recognitions briefs

April 12, 2019  |   Top Stories

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

Students to decorate desks for local school children

April 8, 2019  |   Student, Top Stories

Hundreds of Wake Forest students will gather on Poteat Field on Wednesday, April 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. to decorate desks for children who attend Old Town Elementary School. This is the 20th annual D.E.S.K. event.

WFU names Eric Maguire vice president for enrollment

April 8, 2019  |   Admissions, Top Stories, University Announcement, Wake Forest College

Eric Maguire has been named vice president for enrollment at Wake Forest. Maguire is known for his success in recruiting highly talented undergraduates, prioritizing academic excellence and increasing socioeconomic, racial and ethnic diversity.

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