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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.


Zozobra: The best word for the worst year

November 18, 2020  |   Faculty, Top Stories

For those feeling disoriented by the events of 2020, understanding “zozobra’ may help, said Wake Forest assistant professor of philosophy Francisco Gallegos.


Election 2020: Wake Forest University Experts Available

November 2, 2020  |   Faculty, Top Stories

From North Carolina’s impact on the national election to Latinx voters to the post-election role of social media, Wake Forest faculty experts can comment this week on election-related topics.


“Border-Ball” uses baseball to build connections

October 14, 2020  |   Faculty, Top Stories

A virtual exhibition of artist and professor Joel Tauber’s 40-day pilgrimage along the U.S.-Mexico border will open on Oct. 17 with ArtCenter DTLA in Los Angeles, California, launching the online premiere of the “Border-Ball” documentary.


WFU awarded $700K+ to advance new model for engineering education

October 8, 2020  |   Faculty, Student, Top Stories

If crisis is the mother of invention, the need for socially conscious engineers whose work is guided by strong ethical values and practices has never been more evident than in the fight against COVID-19.


Wake Forest University contributes to national study on housing loss

September 9, 2020  |   Faculty, Mentoring, Research, School of Law, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

The Future of Property Rights Program at New America, in partnership with Wake Forest University, Wake Forest University School of Law, and Winston-Salem State University has been conducting research to understand where housing loss is most acute across the nation, with a spotlight on Forsyth County to determine who is most impacted and why.


WFU professors study whether pro athletes political statements and race are influencers

August 31, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

As civil unrest continues across the country and with fall sports in jeopardy because of the COVID-19 pandemic, two Wake Forest professors are examining how professional athletes’ political statements have the ability to impact people’s racial attitudes.


$4 million grant funds project seeking truth about honesty

August 19, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

To search for the truth about honesty, Wake Forest University philosophy professor Christian B. Miller and a team of researchers have been awarded a $4.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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