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Wake Forest to hold virtual Wake ‘N Shake dance-a-thon Saturday

April 3, 2020  |   Faculty, Philanthropy, Pro Humanitate, Staff, Student, Top Stories

For this year’s Wake ‘N Shake, a 12-hour dance marathon organized by Wake Forest students, participants will join in from places across the country instead of gathering on campus.

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With social distancing, four weeks is better than one month

March 23, 2020  |   Faculty, Top Stories

When it comes to social distancing, using the word “weeks” rather than “months” is more likely to lead to compliance. Wake Forest Professor of Communication Ananda Mitra, an expert in new media technologies and social media trends, says this is true even if the length of time is the same.

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WFU Expert: How to root out election B.S.

March 2, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

When a candidate for political office starts throwing out numbers, Psychology Professor John Petrocelli’s B.S. meter begins buzzing. He finds that candidates use big numbers to bolster their platform, but a little digging shows the numbers don’t necessarily support the claims. And that’s classic election B.S., he says.

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Making antidepressants safer for people with suicide risk

February 11, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

The people who could benefit most from the newest antidepressant therapies – those at risk for suicide – are most often excluded from the clinical trials that test those drugs for safety and efficacy, according to new research published Feb. 4 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

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‘Classics Beyond Whiteness:’ Relevant, inclusive

February 7, 2020  |   Community in Progress, Faculty, Humanities, Top Stories

The course “Classics Beyond Whiteness” was originally limited to 15 students. Twenty-six registered. “I couldn’t turn students away,” said classics professor T.H.M. Gellar-Goad. The fall class was one of several planned courses, events and programming focusing on “Classics Beyond Whiteness” – a multidisciplinary collaboration that examines a misleading and damaging tendency to focus on white scholars and perspectives in claissical studies while excluding black voices.

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WFU Expert: Containing the spread of coronavirus

February 3, 2020  |   Faculty, Top Stories

With the first case of human-to-human transmission of the Wuhan coronavirus reported in the U.S., Wake Forest University virologist Pat Lord offers a word of caution: “We don’t need to be fearful. We need to be aware.”

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Internationally acclaimed Beethoven expert available

January 31, 2020  |   Faculty, Top Stories

Wake Forest University Professor of Music David Levy, author of “Beethoven: The Ninth Symphony,” has been engaged in Beethoven scholarship throughout his 44-year academic career. He is available to comment during the year-long celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday.

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Celebrating 10 years: WFU leads career development into the next decade

January 30, 2020  |   Faculty, Personal and Career Development, Staff, Student, Top Stories

Each year, first-year students write their career interests on colorful paper airplanes and launch them in Wait Chapel during a New Deac Week session led by the Office of Personal and Career Development team. The activity marks the end of the career portion of orientation and the beginning of their college-to-career journeys.

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Can weighted vests help maintain bone health when older adults slim down?

January 23, 2020  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Losing weight can be a tricky balance of risks and benefits for older adults: You want to shed fat to improve overall health, but preserve muscle and bone, which reduces risk of future injury.

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WFU awards and recognitions briefs

January 10, 2020  |   Faculty, Recognition, Staff, Student, Top Stories

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

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