Scholars and Scientists Archive


Running research

November 30, 2010  |   Community, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Graduate School, Research, Scholars and Scientists, School of Medicine, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Up to 65 percent of runners sustain an overuse injury each year. Wake Forest researchers, funded by a $600,000 grant from the U. S. Army, plan to find out why.


Joining forces to fight head trauma

November 24, 2010  |   Athletics, For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Scholars and Scientists, School of Medicine, Top Stories

Identifying and diagnosing sports concussions quicker is at the heart of a collaborative effort between the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University Center for Injury Biomechanics and Toyota Motor Corp.


Escott: The real Abraham Lincoln

November 9, 2010  |   Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Scholars and Scientists, Top Stories

Reynolds Professor of History Paul Escott offers some provocative arguments that challenge what we think we know about Abraham Lincoln, who was elected to his first term as president 150 years ago.


Lighting takes shape

October 21, 2010  |   Research, Scholars and Scientists, Top Stories

Researchers at Wake Forest’s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials have developed an inexpensive new light source that’s cool to the touch, won’t break if dropped, and can be molded into any shape.


Being true to yourself

October 11, 2010  |   Faculty, Graduate School, Research, Scholars and Scientists, Top Stories

“Authenticity” or not changing your personality to fit different situations is valued in Western culture. But, in a new study, psychologist William Fleeson found “being true to yourself” often means acting counter to your personality.


A good cell

September 27, 2010  |   Community, Graduate School, Humanities, Research, Scholars and Scientists, Top Stories

The video game CellCraft, developed by a team of scientists, middle-schoolers and software developers based at Wake Forest, has been played more than 2.5 million times worldwide.


The Character Project

July 19, 2010  |   Faculty, Humanities, President, Research, Scholars and Scientists

aBecause understanding character lies at the heart of human identity, philosophers, psychologists and theologians have long wrestled with how to define good character and how to improve character.

Wake Forest professors Christian Miller (philosophy), William F. Fleeson (psychology) and Michael R. Furr (psychology) have been awarded a $3.67 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation for The Character Project, an exploration of the nature of character.

Emotional rollercoaster

June 9, 2010  |   Research, Scholars and Scientists

Contrary to popular belief, the ups and downs of romantic relationships have a greater effect on the mental health of young men than women, according to a new study by Professor of Sociology Robin Simon.

Biology research in the palm of a hand – handhelds help track animal behavior

July 30, 2003  |   Research, Scholars and Scientists

In a small, segmented aquarium in Wake Forest University’s Winston Hall, three male betta fish flash their fins and fan their tails to attract a female betta fish. When the female swims in front of a particular male, Wake Forest senior Jonathan Simpson quickly records her choice and measures the previous and subsequent movements of […]

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