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WFU remembers School of Divinity Dean Gail R. O’Day

September 22, 2018  |   Faculty, Top Stories

Gail R. O’Day, former Dean and Professor of New Testament and Preaching at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, died today, September 22, 2018. She was 63.

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Floodwaters and Florence: What’s in the water?

September 17, 2018  |   Faculty, Sustainability, Top Stories

Stan Meiburg, former acting deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and now director of graduate programs in sustainability at Wake Forest, can discuss environmental hazards in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

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Wake Forest hurricane experts available

September 13, 2018  |   Faculty, Top Stories

As Hurricane Florence makes landfall on the southeastern coastline, Wake Forest University offers experts who can discuss flood forecasting, environmental hazards in the aftermath of flooding and the economics of evacuations.


Deacs Decide: WFU to launch political engagement project

September 11, 2018  |   Faculty, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest University will host a campus-wide political engagement project, Deacs Decide: Election 2018, beginning Sept. 12. Deacs Decide is a bipartisan, collaborative effort to engage the entire campus in the midterm election.

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Expert: State constitutional amendments on the 2018 ballot in 29 states

September 5, 2018  |   Faculty, Top Stories

John Dinan, a Wake Forest University politics professor and author of the book State Constitutional Politics: Governing by Amendment in the American States is available to comment on amendments appearing on the 2018 ballot in North Carolina and in 28 other states.

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Father-daughter expert: Steve Jobs’ daughter’s new book offers lessons on forgiveness

August 28, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

In her biting new memoir Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, paints a portrait of her father that is far from flattering. Brennan-Jobs’ forgiveness of her father’s flaws and reportedly cruel behavior, leaves some perplexed – but not Linda Nielsen, a nationally renowned expert on father-daughter relationships.

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Expert Available: Trump Administration’s changes to the Clean Power Plan

August 21, 2018  |   Faculty, Sustainability, Top Stories

The Trump Administration is expected to announce a proposed replacement rule for the Clean Power Plan this week. Stan Meiburg, director of Wake Forest University’s graduate programs in sustainability, is available to discuss the expected rollback of regulations and the likely effects of the proposed changes.


WFU awards and recognitions briefs

August 17, 2018  |   Faculty, Recognition, Staff, Top Stories

The WFU Awards and Recognitions briefs celebrate milestones of faculty, staff and students at Wake Forest.


Bone loss still likely in dieting seniors, despite strength training

August 8, 2018  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Community exercise programs that incorporated resistance or aerobic training were unable to prevent bone loss associated with active weight loss of older, obese adults who were cutting calories, according to a new study by Wake Forest University health and exercise science professor Kristen Beavers.


Mellon Foundation awards $850,000 grant to WFU for humanities

August 2, 2018  |   Faculty, Humanities, Recognition, Top Stories

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Wake Forest University an $850,000 grant to expand its community-based partnerships through engaged teaching and research in the humanities. The four-year grant will support “The Humanities Engaged: Generating Learning, Remaking Community” through June 2022.

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