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Humanities Institute established

October 1, 2010  |   Faculty, Humanities, President, Provost, Top Stories

Building on its liberal arts tradition, Wake Forest University has established the Wake Forest Humanities Institute to support innovative scholarship and collaboration in the humanities.


Teams ‘hit the bricks’ for cancer

September 30, 2010  |   Community, For Alumni, Life on Campus, Student, Top Stories

Sixty-five teams of Wake Forest students, faculty and staff competed in an all-day relay race around Hearn Plaza on Thursday to raise both money and awareness for the fight against cancer.


Chief Financial Officer to step down

September 30, 2010  |   Top Stories, University Announcement

Nancy Suttenfield, senior vice president and chief financial officer, announced today she will step down from her position at Wake Forest University effective October 13, 2010.


Former professor Bryan, human-rights champion, dies

September 29, 2010  |   Faculty, For Alumni, Top Stories

G. McLeod Bryan, professor emeritus of religion known for championing racial justice and human rights, died Wednesday at the age of 90. His memorial service will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in Wait Chapel.


A natural leader

September 29, 2010  |   Student, Students Taking the Lead, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Student government president Natalie Halpern has a track record of leading people and getting projects accomplished in her time at Wake Forest.


Next generation diplomats

September 29, 2010  |   International, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest students Henderson Trefzger and Przemyslaw “Dalton” Wilczewski traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this summer for the Global Model United Nations conference.


New Wake Forest websites launch

September 29, 2010  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Provost, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest has launched a redesigned website, including the home page, news sites and Inside WFU, a community-focused site targeted to faculty and staff. The rollout also features a new content-management system.


Wal-Mart CEO outlines growth plans

September 29, 2010  |   For Alumni, For Parents, International, National, School of Business, Top Stories

Mike Duke, the president and CEO of Wal-Mart, described his company’s global growth strategy during the first presentation in the 2010-11 Leading Out Loud lecture series at the Schools of Business.


Niepold blazes trails

September 27, 2010  |   Faculty, For Alumni, International, Top Stories

Wake Forest professor Mary Martin Niepold’s social entrepreneurship stands out because of her age, writes the Raleigh News & Observer. In her late 60s, she’s leading the Nyanya Project, which helps grandmothers raising AIDS orphans in Africa, while most of her peers are 35 and under.


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.

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