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WFU Theatre: ‘John Proctor is the Villain’ opens Feb. 4

January 28, 2022  |   Top Stories

The Wake Forest University Theatre will continue its season with “John Proctor is the Villain” by Kimberly Belflower. The play will be directed by Professor of Acting & Directing in Theatre Sharon Andrews.


Amazon forests poisoned by mercury from gold mining

January 28, 2022  |   Top Stories

Wake Forest faculty in the University’s Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, and its Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) are part of an international team of researchers who have discovered that gold mining in the Amazon rainforest is causing exceptionally high levels of mercury pollution in the old-growth rainforest near the mining sites.


WFU announces MLK Building the Dream award winners

January 27, 2022  |   Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest University has announced its 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. “Building the Dream” award winners.


Where mathematics and a social perspective meet data

January 27, 2022  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

New research by mathematics and statistics professor Kenneth Berenhaut, along with former postdoctoral fellow Katherine Moore and graduate student Ryan Melvin, sheds new light on some fundamental statistical questions.  


Face to Face with cellist Yo-Yo Ma

January 26, 2022  |   Events, Top Stories

Yo-Yo Ma, Grammy award-winning cellist, cultural ambassador and U.N. Messenger of Peace will join the upcoming Face to Face Speaker Forum for an evening of conversation on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

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Expert available: Supreme Court takes on federal water law case

January 26, 2022  |   Top Stories

Stan Meiburg, former acting deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and director of Wake Forest University’s graduate programs in sustainability, says the fact that the Supreme Court agreed to take the case – Sackett v. EPA – is significant. Meiburg addresses key questions about federal water law and what is at stake in NC and around the country.


WFU’s Slavery, Race and Memory Project holding spring lecture

January 25, 2022  |   Events, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Dorothy A. Brown, an Emory University professor of law, will deliver the Wake Forest University Slavery, Race and Memory Project’s annual spring lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1.


WFU in the news Jan. 17-23

January 25, 2022  |   Top Stories

Selected news clips courtesy of Wake Forest University News & Communications


U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo coming to Wake Forest Jan. 25-27

January 20, 2022  |   Arts & Culture, Campus Life, Community in Progress, Speakers, Top Stories

Joy Harjo, who in 2019 made history by becoming the first Native American to be named U.S. Poet Laureate, is coming to Wake Forest University Jan. 25-27.


WFU in the news: Jan 10-16

January 20, 2022  |   Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

Selected news clips courtesy of Wake Forest University News & Communications

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