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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.  

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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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Two Wake Forest students and friends named Goldwater Scholars

April 13, 2022  |   Scholars, Student

Wake Forest students Landon Bradshaw (left in the photo above) and John Billos (on the right) have been named 2022 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. The two are among 417 college students from across the U.S. to receive the award for the 2022-23 academic year.  

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High Performance Computing: Collaborations power research & learning

March 31, 2022  |   Faculty, Research, Scholars, Staff, Student, Top Stories

In a temperature-controlled room located in an out-of-the-way part of campus, rows of computers are humming, blinking and whirring in a High-Performance Computing Center called the DEAC Cluster.

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Wake students to dance, raise money for cancer research

March 15, 2022  |   Campus Life, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories

At age 5 months, Wake Forest sophomore Gabrielle Peko was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer. After undergoing chemotherapy treatments and some surgeries, she was pronounced in remission at age 2. On Saturday, March 19, Peko will join more than 1,000 Wake students at Wake ‘N Shake, an annual dance marathon that raises money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. The event runs from noon to midnight in the Sutton Center.

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WFU in the news Feb. 7-13

February 17, 2022  |   Faculty, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

Selected news clips courtesy of Wake Forest University News & Communications

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Wake Forest’s high student voter turnout gets awarded

December 8, 2021  |   Recognition, Staff, Student, Top Stories

For years, leaders in Wake Forest’s Office of Civic & Community Engagement (OCCE) have worked to engage students in the election process.

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130,000 meals later, Wake Forest’s Campus Kitchen celebrates 15 years of fighting hunger

November 15, 2021  |   Events, Pro Humanitate, Student, Top Stories

More than 130,000 meals have been prepared and served by 13,000 volunteers since Wake Forest University’s Campus Kitchen was founded. On Nov. 19, the organization will mark its 15th anniversary of combating hunger in the Winston-Salem community.

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Project Pumpkin to bring Halloween fun to the community

October 26, 2021  |   Events, Pro Humanitate, Student, Top Stories

Project Pumpkin will be held with a twist this year, as Wake Forest students go off campus on Oct. 28 to provide fun activities and candy for children.

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Two WFU engineering professors get water quality research grant

October 20, 2021  |   Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest University assistant professors of engineering Courtney Di Vittorio and Kyana Young, in collaboration with professors at two area institutions, have received a three-year, $250,000 Environmental Enhancement Grant (EEG) from the Attorney General’s office.

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