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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.

Celebrating world cultures

September 26, 2010  |   Arts & Culture, International, Life on Campus, Top Stories

The World Cultural Festival is a celebration of difference that unites, inspires, and entertains the entire community. This is the second year for the event, which drew over 600 people to Manchester Plaza. The festival features creative displays, foods and cultural performances from various nations around the world. View the photo gallery »


Waddill Award recognizes exemplary teachers

September 24, 2010  |   Alumni, For Alumni, Top Stories

Two Wake Forest alumni — Amy Talley (pictured) and Melanie Huynh-Duc — have been named winners of this year’s Marcellus Waddill Excellence in Teaching Award.


Dean appears on CNBC forum

September 23, 2010  |   For Alumni, For Parents, National, Top Stories

Dean of Business Steve Reinemund, former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, appeared live on CNBC television as part of the coverage of the “Investing in America” town hall event with President Barrack Obama.


Kairoff gets second NEH grant

September 23, 2010  |   Arts & Culture, Faculty, For Alumni, Humanities, Research, Top Stories

Professor of English Claudia Kairoff and a research colleague have received a second major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to edit the works of the early 18th century British poet Anne Finch.


Building a stronger classroom

September 22, 2010  |   Faculty, Graduate School, Staff, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Wake Forest College, Working Together

The Teaching and Learning Center, under the direction of Catherine Ross, provides workshops and other resources designed to help Wake Forest faculty keep pace with students and the changing ways they learn.


Green means go

September 21, 2010  |   Community, Life on Campus, Student, Sustainability, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Wake Forest is working to find alternative transportation solutions that are more environmentally sustainable, like car-sharing and shuttle services. Participation in the Zipcar program is rising, and fewer freshmen purchased parking permits this year.


Rising reputation

September 19, 2010  |   Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Research, Top Stories

The Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials has gained an international reputation for developing cutting-edge energy technologies. Director David Carroll leads research on solar cells, thermal electrics, battery technology and organic electronics.


Heading South

September 19, 2010  |   For Alumni, For Parents, International, Provost, Top Stories

Wake Forest has established a semester-long study abroad program in South America. The first group of 10 students will spend the 2011 spring semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile.

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