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WFU Senior Aboard TWA Flight 800

July 18, 1996  |   Media Advisory, National, Student

Wake Forest University officials learned today that a Wake Forest student was apparently on the jetliner that crashed near Long Island Wednesday. Matthew Alexander, a 20-year-old senior and French major, was traveling to France. He was scheduled to begin a Wake Forest study abroad program in Dijon, France, at the end of August. The university […]

Area Teachers to Attend WFU Web Workshop

July 12, 1996  |   Community, Events

Math and science teachers from Forsyth and surrounding counties will explore classroom uses for the World Wide Web during a workshop at Wake Forest University in July. Teachers from 24 high schools will learn how to integrate the Web into their curriculum, as well as the basic technology that drives the Internet. The workshop is […]

Professor Contributes to Surgeon General’s Report

July 12, 1996  |   Faculty, Media Advisory, National

Jack Rejeski, a health and exercise science professor at Wake Forest University, was among the experts who contributed to the newly-released surgeon general’s report on physical fitness and health. As reported in the news media today, the report stresses that activities such as walking and gardening help prevent disease and improve a person’s mental health. […]

Scientists Present New Materials for Technology

July 8, 1996  |   Events, International

Scientists from 26 countries will gather at Wake Forest University July 15-19 to present their latest findings on diamond and other materials that will replace silicon and other semiconductors in everything from computer chips and fiber optics to lasers and medical scanners. The 13th International Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials, last held in the […]

The next Silicon?: WFU conference spotlights ‘insulators’

June 25, 1996  |   Events

Silicon built an industry and named a valley. But like athletes who have reached their performance thresholds, silicon and other semiconductors are nearing their limits. Enter “insulators,” a different class of materials like diamonds that, with the addition of the right mineral impurities or “defects,” will be far more adept at handling the data- and image-processing demands of the Information Age. How to better harness the power of insulators for tomorrow’s technology is the focus of the 13th International Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials (ICDIM96) July 15- 19 at Wake Forest University.

Kinston attorney admitted to practice before court

June 18, 1996  |   Alumni, School of Law

P.C. Barwick Jr., an attorney with Wallace Morris Barwick & Rochelle in Kinston, was among 13 Wake Forest University law alumni admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Study explores effects of exercise on lung disease

June 13, 1996  |   Research, School of Medicine, Wake Forest College

Senior citizens with shortness of breath are walking and lifting weights at Wake Forest University as part of a research study on how exercise affects breathing problems. The study, Reconditioning Exercise And Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Trial (REACT), is a joint effort between the university’s health and exercise science department and Bowman Gray School of […]

Rodwell family establishes scholarship at WFU

June 11, 1996  |   Alumni, University Announcement

Durham resident Roy O. Rodwell Jr. and his daughters, Nancy and Rebecca Rodwell, have pledged $250,000 to endow the Roy O. Rodwell Sr. Scholarship Fund at Wake Forest University.

Good first quarter borrowed from future, says WFU economist

June 6, 1996  |   Faculty, School of Business

The nation’s economy had a good first quarter, said Gary L. Shoesmith, director of the Center for Economic Studies at Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management, but the good times may be borrowed from the future.

Renovation, construction projects fill summer

June 6, 1996  |   University Announcement

Renovation and construction projects are underway at Wake Forest University this summer that will update classroom and residence buildings and create new athletic facilities.

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