Humanities Highlights 2013-2014 Archive


Arts and humanities at Wake Forest

July 7, 2014  |   Admissions, Arts & Culture, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, Top Stories

Arts and humanities offer opportunities to learn about life through a variety of lenses. A new interdisciplinary program and a class where theatre students help train counseling students are just two examples of how Wake Forest combines imagination and insight.


Melissa Harris-Perry to join faculty

April 11, 2014  |   Alumni, Campus Life, Community, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, International, National, Online, Pro Humanitate, Recognition, Scholars and Scientists, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity, Working Together

MSNBC television host, political thought leader and Wake Forest University alumna Melissa Harris-Perry (‘94) will return this summer to her alma mater as a chaired professor.


Visual maps provide career direction

April 2, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: OPCD, Campus Life, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, Personal and Career Development, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Students are learning to better navigate their career paths by creating vision maps that capture the patterns and themes in life’s most significant moments and connect them to possible choices after graduation.


Basketball and books

March 14, 2014  |   Community, Faculty, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, Mentoring, Pro Humanitate, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

Talking about sports on Thursday afternoons is helping a group of high school students become better readers. Education professor Alan Brown and graduate student Jordan Daniels (’14) started a sports and literacy group for students at Southwest Guilford High School.


Life in prehistoric rural communities

December 2, 2013  |   Faculty, Humanities, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, Mentoring, Research, Student, Top Stories

Carrying shovels, screens and other equipment, 12 students trekked across a tobacco field along the Yadkin River to reach an archaeological site where they began finding artifacts more than 500 years old.


Afternoon at the improv

November 21, 2013  |   Arts & Culture, Faculty, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, Mentoring, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

The theatre and counseling departments have partnered, through an IPLACe-funded initiative led by Phil Clarke and Sharon Andrews, so undergraduate theatre students can sharpen their improvisational acting and counseling students can gain realistic counseling experience.


Still life vs. real life

November 13, 2013  |   Arts & Culture, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Biology professor Kathy Kron and the 11 students enrolled in Biology 105: Plants & People met at Reynolda House Museum of American Art to learn firsthand how biology is incorporated in the current exhibition, “Things Wondrous and Humble: American Still Life.”


When writing goes to war

November 11, 2013  |   Humanities, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

English professor Sharon Raynor’s students sift through acid-free folders looking at letters that soldiers sent home during the Civil War and World War I and II. Pulling out folders. Reading the words. It’s an experience unlike looking at a digitized copy.


Character study stands out

November 5, 2013  |   Events, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, Research, Top Stories

From discovering how text messages can help build empathy to figuring out how character and personality affect ethical behavior on the job, the Character Project has led to remarkable advances in the study of human nature, values, morals and decision-making. The next step? Sharing what scholars have learned about character with the public.


So your doctor majored in history?

September 18, 2013  |   Admissions, For Parents, Humanities, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, School of Medicine, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

A new, rigorous Interdisciplinary Humanities Pathway to Medicine Program offers guaranteed admission to Wake Forest Medical School for up to five undergraduates majoring in the humanities or fine arts.

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