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Jane Aiken announces plans to step away as WFU School of Law Dean

July 21, 2022  |   School of Law, Top Stories

After three years of dedicated service, Jane Aiken will step away from her role as Dean of the School of Law on July 31. University of Notre Dame Law Professor Nell Jessup Newton has been named interim dean.


Michele Gillespie to succeed Rogan Kersh as Provost

April 5, 2022  |   Alumni, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Provost, Top Stories, University Announcement, Wake Forest College

Wake Forest University President Susan R. Wente has appointed Michele Gillespie, current Dean of Wake Forest’s College of Arts and Sciences, to succeed Rogan Kersh as University Provost, effective July 1, 2022.


Wake Forest names Annette L. Ranft as Dean of the School of Business

March 3, 2022  |   For Alumni, For Parents, School of Business, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest University has named Annette L. Ranft as the next Dean of the School of Business. Ranft comes to Wake Forest from Auburn University, where she serves as Dean and Wells Fargo Professor at the Harbert College of Business.


Wake Forest’s premier art collection gets a new name and lots of love

February 14, 2022  |   Arts & Culture, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Thanks to John and Libby Reece, the Wake Forest Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art is getting a new name and, with a generous gift, a lot of love as well.


Henry Luce Foundation to fund discourse on race, justice and religion

January 18, 2022  |   Community, School of Divinity, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest has received $250,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation to commission and produce two original plays to be presented at the 2024 National Black Theatre Festival.


Keeping the weight off, treadmill not required

December 21, 2021  |   Faculty, Research, School of Medicine, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Teaching older adults how to keep moving – and not necessarily doing structured workouts – after significant weight loss could be the key to keeping the weight off, according to research by Wake Forest University published online today in the peer-reviewed journal Obesity.


Wake Forest School of Medicine to be built in midtown Charlotte

March 24, 2021  |   School of Medicine, Top Stories

Charlotte will soon be included on the list of the largest U.S. cities with a four-year medical school. For months, following the announcement that Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health have combined to operate as a single enterprise, the discussion around the Queen City has been where a second campus of Wake Forest School of Medicine will be located in Charlotte.


Welcome back Deacs: WFU students return for spring semester

January 27, 2021  |   Campus Life, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

With colder weather ahead, Wake Forest has created a new space called “Fireside on Manchester.” The Plaza is now home to temporary ‘outdoor living rooms’ with fire pits and safely-distanced Adirondack chairs.


WFU announces plans for new School of Professional Studies led by Business School Dean

December 3, 2020  |   School of Business, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest University’s Board of Trustees has approved plans to establish a School of Professional Studies in Charlotte. Pending completion of a full market analysis and business plan, the proposed school will house innovative degree and non-degree programs, including certificates and other credentials, for working professionals. Wake Forest University president Nathan O. Hatch has tapped Charles Iacovou, Dean of the School of Business, to establish the new school, Wake Forest’s first since establishing the School of Divinity, which began offering classes in 1999.


Wake Forest University contributes to national study on housing loss

September 9, 2020  |   Faculty, Mentoring, Research, School of Law, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

The Future of Property Rights Program at New America, in partnership with Wake Forest University, Wake Forest University School of Law, and Winston-Salem State University has been conducting research to understand where housing loss is most acute across the nation, with a spotlight on Forsyth County to determine who is most impacted and why.

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