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Physics pioneers win NSF CAREER Awards

February 1, 2024  |   Faculty, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

Assistant Professors in Physics Ajay Ram Srimath Kandada and Stephen M. Winter have each been granted National Science Foundation CAREER awards, which recognize the best and brightest talent in the United States. Together, the two grants total more than $1 million.


‘Hot hand’ is real, but there’s a catch

November 6, 2023  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Fans and players both feel it in the gut when the “hot hand” shows up in sports. Something special is happening that can’t be explained. Cross your fingers the streak continues. Wake Forest economist Erik Nesson investigated the hot hand phenomenon using statistics from NBA […]


Applied mathematics major Shelby Horth named Goldwater Scholar

April 27, 2023  |   Admissions, Faculty, Scholars, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Wake Forest junior and Mullen/Carswell Scholar Shelby Horth has been named a 2023 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. She is one of 413 college students from across the U.S. to receive the award for the 2023-24 academic year

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Oscar nods: Rising tide of ‘Black Panther’ isn’t lifting all Black film

January 25, 2023  |   Faculty, Top Stories

Media professor Phillip Lamarr Cunningham talks about Black representation, under-representation and the absence of representation in modern film – both nationally and internationally.


WFU in the news: Aug. 29-Sept. 4

September 6, 2022  |   Faculty, Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

Selected news clips courtesy of Wake Forest University News and Communications


Paying for exercise coaching now keeps older adults out of hospital

August 11, 2022  |   Faculty, Top Stories

When it comes to helping older adults, research suggests that a relatively inexpensive exercise and education program pays for itself by preventing major mobility problems and reducing the need for health care services.


‘9th Wonder’ and poet Brenda Marie Osbey to join WFU African American Studies Program

June 28, 2022  |   Faculty, Top Stories

Grammy award-winning producer and Winston-Salem native Patrick “9th Wonder” Douthit and renowned poet Brenda Marie Osbey will join Wake Forest’s African American Studies Program as professors for the 2022-2023 academic year.


African American Studies director explains Juneteenth

June 13, 2022  |   Faculty, Top Stories

Corey D. B. Walker, humanities professor and director of the Program in African American Studies, discusses the history of Juneteenth and the importance of marking the holiday.


WFU in the news: May 30-June 5

June 9, 2022  |   Faculty, Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

Selected news clips courtesy of Wake Forest University News & Communications


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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