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Q&A: Ukrainian refugee crisis

March 14, 2022  |   Top Stories

More than 2.5 million refugees have fled Ukraine in the first two weeks of the Russian invasion. Professor of Politics Sarah Lischer, author of Dangerous Sanctuaries: Refugee Crises, Civil War and the Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid, studies the politics of refugee crises and humanitarian action. Lischer addresses the challenges facing the refugees, the importance of international support, and lessons from the past.

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Are economic sanctions against Russia the answer?

March 11, 2022  |   Top Stories

Benjamin Coates, Wake Forest professor of history, is currently conducting research on the U.S. and economic sanctions since WWI. He explains how sanctions have been used in the past, how they are being used against Russia and the impact they are likely to have.

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Will machines replace human workers?

March 10, 2022  |   Top Stories

Economists have long studied the question of whether machines might one day replace human workers, but the advent of new technologies makes it particularly important as we consider the future of work in the 21st century.


WFU Secrest Artists Series welcomes the Elias Quartet

March 10, 2022  |   Events, Top Stories

On March 15, 16, & 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall the Secrest Artists Series will welcome back the vibrant young Elias String Quartet and conclude a six-concert odyssey into the complete String Quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven.


WFU to celebrate inauguration of Susan R. Wente as 14th president

March 8, 2022  |   Top Stories

Wake Forest will celebrate the inauguration of Susan R. Wente as the University’s 14th president with a five-day series of events promoting service and showcasing the University, March 23- 27. Representatives from around the country will gather at Wake Forest to participate in a celebration of academic achievement, service, leadership and community.


Physics professor brings first NSF Special Creativity award to WFU

March 8, 2022  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Physics professor Oana Jurchescu has received a rare and coveted National Science Foundation Special Creativity grant extension to take on high-risk, high-reward opportunities in electronic materials. She is the first WFU faculty member to receive this award.


WFU in the news: Feb. 28-March 6

March 7, 2022  |   Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

Selected news clips courtesy of Wake Forest University News & Communications


Wake Forest names Annette L. Ranft as Dean of the School of Business

March 3, 2022  |   For Alumni, For Parents, School of Business, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest University has named Annette L. Ranft as the next Dean of the School of Business. Ranft comes to Wake Forest from Auburn University, where she serves as Dean and Wells Fargo Professor at the Harbert College of Business.

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WFU Expert: What does invasion of Ukraine mean for U.S foreign policy?

February 28, 2022  |   Top Stories

As the world witnesses widespread destruction and civilian casualties in Ukraine, WFU Professor C. William Walldorf, Jr. explains the international consequences of Russia’s attack and why Americans should care about what is happening. Is peace possible? Will sanctions work? 


WFU students, high schoolers win mini-grants for community service

February 25, 2022  |   Top Stories

Four Wake Forest students and two Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools students were awarded mini-grants of $500 or $1,000 from the Youth Engagement Coalition, which aims to increase youth service engagement in Winston-Salem.

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