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

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

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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WFU in the news: May 30-June 5

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

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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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WFU in the news: March 28-April 3

April 5, 2022  |   Faculty, Top Stories, Wake Forest in the News

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Michele Gillespie to succeed Rogan Kersh as Provost

April 5, 2022  |   Alumni, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Provost, Top Stories, University Announcement, Wake Forest College

Wake Forest University President Susan R. Wente has appointed Michele Gillespie, current Dean of Wake Forest’s College of Arts and Sciences, to succeed Rogan Kersh as University Provost, effective July 1, 2022.

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High Performance Computing: Collaborations power research & learning

March 31, 2022  |   Faculty, Research, Scholars, Staff, Student, Top Stories

In a temperature-controlled room located in an out-of-the-way part of campus, rows of computers are humming, blinking and whirring in a High-Performance Computing Center called the DEAC Cluster.

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Physics professor brings first NSF Special Creativity award to WFU

March 8, 2022  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Physics professor Oana Jurchescu has received a rare and coveted National Science Foundation Special Creativity grant extension to take on high-risk, high-reward opportunities in electronic materials. She is the first WFU faculty member to receive this award.

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