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A vast history

November 4, 2010  |   Arts & Culture, For Alumni, For Parents, Life on Campus, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, Wake Forest and the Wake Forest Native American Student Association (NASA) have planned several events this November.


Travels to Turkey

November 3, 2010  |   For Alumni, For Parents, International, Top Stories

Chair and Professor of Counseling Samuel T. Gladding shared his expertise of family counseling with educators and students in Turkey during a month-long stay there last summer as the University’s first Fulbright Specialist scholar.


Benefits of beet juice

November 3, 2010  |   Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Top Stories

Wake Forest researchers have shown for the first time that drinking beet juice can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults – a finding that could hold great potential for combating the progression of dementia.


Rescue in the Gulf

November 1, 2010  |   Alumni, For Alumni, For Parents, National, Pro Humanitate, Top Stories

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill left many feeling adrift about how to respond, but not Brian Yablonski (‘89). He mobilized forces to defend Florida’s coast and marine life.


Paperless debate

November 1, 2010  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Life on Campus, National, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Wake Forest’s nationally competitive debate team moved from paper evidence files to digital this year, allowing it to become the first top-tier debate team in the country to go “open source” and share all its evidence and arguments online.


Scientists grow miniature liver

November 1, 2010  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Top Stories

Researchers at Wake Forest’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine have grown a miniature liver using human cells. Although it is too small to work for a human, the hope is to grow larger livers or to use them for testing.


Examining historical Muslim societies

November 1, 2010  |   Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Top Stories

A new book by Assistant Professor of History Charles L. Wilkins offers a historical perspective that shows Muslim societies as complex and not solely focused on warmaking.


Mixing it up

November 1, 2010  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Wake Forest College, Working Together

Junior Brandon Turner’s research integrates multiple fields and comes under the mentoring eye of Jacque Fetrow, dean of the college. He received the 2010-2011 American Physical Society Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors.


Project Pumpkin magic

October 29, 2010  |   Community, For Alumni, For Parents, Pro Humanitate, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Students turned Hearn Plaza into Hogwarts for this year’s Harry Potter-themed Project Pumpkin. The 22nd annual Halloween Festival brought more than 1,100 Winston-Salem area children from local agencies and organizations to campus for an afternoon of scary and not-so-scary fun.


Black feminist: Progress being made

October 28, 2010  |   Pro Humanitate, Speakers, Top Stories

Barbara Smith, an activist against sexism and racism, told an audience on campus that the American public is more aware of the importance of diversity. She also cautioned that there is work to be done for black feminists.

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