Aerial image of gold mining in the Amazon rain forest.

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.

Krista Tippett

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.

Bearded manakin pre-flight

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.

Susan Harlan

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.

Wake Forest logo in wrought iron

WFU awards and recognitions briefs

October 25, 2018  |   Faculty, Recognition, Sustainability, Top Stories

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

Randall Rogan

Expert available to discuss pipe bomb terrorism

October 25, 2018  |   Faculty, Top Stories

Wake Forest University communication professor Randall Rogan, an internationally recognized expert in international and domestic terrorism, is available to discuss how the delivery of pipe bombs to prominent Democrats, CNN and a liberal billionaire has put the country on edge ahead of midterm elections.

Flu season: Wake Forest experts available

October 25, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

A century ago, public health officials and scientists struggled to find a way to contain a flu pandemic that eventually infected about one-third of the world’s population and killed an estimated 50 million people.

Black rhino

African fires wipe out endangered rhino’s favorite foods

October 23, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Fires in the African savannah – planned by national park staff to regenerate the preferred grasses of grazers such as wildebeests and zebras – are killing the few foods that endangered black rhinos love to eat.

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