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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.


The power of professors: Peer learning communities advance the art of teaching during a pandemic

August 4, 2020  |   Faculty, Student, Top Stories

For four weeks this summer, biostatistics professor Lucy D’Agostino McGowan gathered virtually with a group of other Wake Forest University professors to read the latest research on teaching online, learn how to use digital tools to increase student engagement and debate best practices for inclusive instruction.

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Job loss brings mental health challenges along with economic

July 28, 2020  |   Faculty, Top Stories

While the economic effects of nationwide job loss can be measured, the mental health effects are more difficult to quantify. Wake Forest counseling professor Seth Hayden, who studies the connection between career and mental health says a change in work status causes stress and anxiety that is difficult to navigate even in the best of economic times.

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WFU professor studying challenges families faced with remote learning

July 16, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

With the start of fall classes just weeks away, a Wake Forest University professor is examining challenges families faced with remote learning.

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Women may not be counted accurately during Census, professor says

July 15, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses and schools to close and people to shelter in place, forcing millions to file for unemployment and delivering a huge blow to the U.S. economy.

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Do virtual meetings level the playing field for diverse voices?

June 24, 2020  |   Faculty, Top Stories

Do virtual meetings level the playing field? Not usually. Communications professor Rebecca Gill says moving online does not solve the problems of bias and discrimination that are often part of the in-person working world.

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For Father’s Day: Improving father-daughter relationships

June 18, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

“A father prepares his daughter for the road, rather than preparing the road for his daughter,” says Linda Nielsen, a nationally recognized expert on father-daughter relationships.

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State governments: Power during the pandemic

May 28, 2020  |   Faculty, Top Stories

The coronavirus pandemic has brought into focus the importance of state governments and the wide-ranging authority of state officials, especially governors, in responding to emergencies. John Dinan, a Wake Forest University professor of politics and a leading national expert on federalism, state constitutions and state legislatures, can discuss the emergency power of state governments and governors.

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