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New study looks at gender, teaching contracts and grade inflation

June 15, 2021  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Using data from a large, public research university, a new study looks for incentives to award high grades that might be linked to both gender and contract status.


Wake Forest graduates first class of liberal arts engineers

May 6, 2021  |   Admissions, Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

Gabrielle Prichard will begin work as a cloud solution engineer with Oracle. Lucy Vaughn will start her career as a research and development engineer with AstraZeneca. John Hobson will serve in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer commander.


Three WFU students named 2021 Goldwater Scholars

March 31, 2021  |   Faculty, Scholars, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

Joseph McCalmon, Ashley Peake and Samuel Schwartz have been named 2021 Barry S. Goldwater Scholars. The three are among 410 college students from across the U.S. to receive the award for the 2021-22 academic year.


Trust in leadership: Why it matters

March 29, 2021  |   Events, Faculty, Top Stories

A recent Pew Research study found that just 20% of U.S. adults say they trust the government in Washington to “do the right thing” just about always or most of the time. Health care professionals, lawyers and business leaders also rely on mutual trust with those whom they serve to succeed in their careers.


WFU biologist tracks albatrosses, contributes to global study

March 5, 2021  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Wake Forest biologist Dave Anderson is among a global team of researchers contributing to a new study showing that albatrosses and closely related seabirds spend 39% of their time on the high seas where no single country has jurisdiction.


Wake Forest creates new center to study the African American experience, engage the community

February 19, 2021  |   Faculty, Top Stories

Wake Forest University has established a new center to give critical, intellectual voice to the experience of African Americans through research-driven initiatives, programming and community facing work.


University sings praises for Dr. Maya Angelou, her iconic autobiography

February 12, 2021  |   Events, Faculty, Top Stories

While celebrating her life and iconic autobiography “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,” Wake Forest University officials, famous African Americans and her son paid tribute to renowned author and longtime University professor Maya Angelou.


New African American Studies Program supported by $1M gift

January 26, 2021  |   Faculty, Philanthropy, Top Stories

As Wake Forest prepares to launch its African American Studies Program this fall, an anonymous donor has made a $1 million gift to support the new academic initiative.


New technology to tackle human costs of illegal gold mining

December 17, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Sustainability

Wake Forest faculty in the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, and its Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) are part of an award-winning research team working to provide new technology that could help eliminate the environmental and human costs of illegal gold mining.


A timely assignment: Wake students complete COVID-19 class project

December 9, 2020  |   Faculty, Student, Top Stories

As the total number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. exceeds 15 million and cases surge to record levels in places around the world, understanding the pandemic and its ongoing impact remains critically important.

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