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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.


WFU and WSSU honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with special events

January 10, 2020  |   Events, Faculty, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) are partnering again this year to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events during the holiday weekend. The collaboration on the keynote speaker is in its 20th year, marking the longest-running partnership between Wake Forest and WSSU.


A current look into Wake Forest’s past

December 19, 2019  |   Community in Progress, Faculty, School of Divinity, Student, Top Stories

During a November bus trip to Wake Forest University’s original campus, Professor Derek Hicks took 21 students to a nondescript cemetery where many of the tombstones had carvings but no names. He wanted his African American Religious Experience class to visit the cemetery because of its ties to a chapel where enslaved people who helped build the original campus once worshipped.


$3.4 M Lilly Endowment Inc. grant supports leadership and character

December 17, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Wake Forest University a $3.4 million grant to develop and expand its Program for Leadership and Character. The three-year grant will support student programming, faculty engagement and academic research.


Big step in producing carbon-neutral fuel: Silver Diphosphide

December 16, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

A new chemical process described in the journal Nature Communications does in the lab what trees do in nature – it converts carbon dioxide into usable chemicals or fuels.


Help Wanted: Effective role models

December 11, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Mother Teresa have inspired generations of people to make decisions that help others – but how exactly do their examples shape others’ character?


Wake Forest’s Magnolia Scholars program celebrates 10th anniversary

November 8, 2019  |   Admissions, Community, Community in Progress, Faculty, Student, Top Stories

On Nov. 8, Magnolia Scholars at Wake Forest University gathered at Tribble Hall to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of a prestigious program that provides scholarships, academic support, study abroad opportunities and counseling for 120 first-generation students.


WFU awards and recognitions briefs

October 25, 2019  |   Events, Faculty, Student, Top Stories

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

Expert Pitch

Expert Available: Protests in Chile

October 25, 2019  |   Faculty, International, Top Stories

Wake Forest Professor of Politics and International Affairs Peter Siavelis is available to comment on the protests in Chile related to inequality, wages, education and healthcare. Much of Chile is under a state of emergency as the country faces the worst unrest yet in since the end of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship.


Poor water conditions drive invasive snakeheads onto land

October 22, 2019  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

The largest fish to walk on land, the voracious northern snakehead, will flee water that is too acidic, salty or high in carbon dioxide – important information for future management of this invasive species.

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