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Science to the rescue: Chemistry professor teaches students to fact-check claims in their news feeds

May 23, 2022  |   Top Stories

Since a steady stream of social media claims can convince an unwary audience that just about anything is true, Wake Forest chemistry professor Patricia Dos Santos has a new goal for her Biochemistry II students: Use solid science to support or refute those claims – and be sure to share the findings with family and […]


Three WFU students awarded Fulbright Scholarships

May 19, 2022  |   Scholars, Student, Top Stories

Three Wake Forest students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships during the  2022-2023 academic year.  


WFU in the News: May 9-16

May 17, 2022  |   Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

Selected news clips courtesy of Wake Forest University News & Communications


For Wake Forest’s Class of 2022, tomorrow is more important than yesterday

May 17, 2022  |   Commencement, Top Stories

On a beautiful, sunny, spring day, more than 2,200 Wake Forest University graduates and their families filled Hearn Plaza to celebrate commencement.


Traffic detours for May 16 Wake Forest commencement

May 13, 2022  |   Events, Top Stories

Wake Forest University will be closed to through traffic for its commencement ceremony on Monday, May 16, from 5:30 a.m. until the ceremony ends at around noon. Parking passes and commencement tickets are required to enter campus.

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State constitutions in the spotlight as U.S. Supreme Court reconsiders Roe v. Wade

May 11, 2022  |   Top Stories

Reversing Roe v. Wade and declaring that the U.S. Constitution does not protect abortion rights would return the issue to the 50 states and put the spotlight on state constitutions.


WFU student and faculty-led groups help support local refugees

May 11, 2022  |   Top Stories

While those abroad at Wake Forest’s Flow House in Vienna, Austria, were helping Ukrainian refugees seeking shelter away from their home nation, students, faculty and staff on the University’s Reynolda Campus were doing the same for refugees in Winston-Salem.


WFU in the news: May 2-8

May 9, 2022  |   Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

Selected news clips courtesy of Wake Forest University News & Communications


Van Jones to deliver 2022 Commencement address

May 6, 2022  |   Top Stories

Van Jones, CNN host and Dream Corps founder, will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address on Monday, May 16. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University will be University’s baccalaureate speaker.


Sociology class uses 1950 Census to create work history family trees

May 6, 2022  |   Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Student, Top Stories

When Wake Forest sophomore Gabi Overcast-Hawks searched the 1950 U.S. Census records, she found her grandfather’s handwritten name, along with his mother and father and seven brothers and sisters. Place of birth: Carroll County, Virginia. Occupation: farmer. She and the other students in Professor of Sociology Ana-Maria Gonzalez Wahl’s “Sociology of Work, Conflict and Change” class, used the demographic snapshots of people in their own family trees to better understand bigger picture societal trends.

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