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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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Wake Forest’s premier art collection gets a new name and lots of love

February 14, 2022  |   Arts & Culture, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Thanks to John and Libby Reece, the Wake Forest Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art is getting a new name and, with a generous gift, a lot of love as well.

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Webinar to highlight student-curated exhibition on Black portraiture

September 25, 2020  |   Arts & Culture, Community in Progress, Events, Humanities, Top Stories

“Representation Matters: Art, Space and Racial Restitution,” a webinar co-sponsored by Hanes Gallery, Wake Forest University’s Slavery, Race and Memory Project and Wake the Arts, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The panel will be moderated by humanities professor Corey D. B. Walker and feature conversations around the works. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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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 to host conference on ‘Movement and Migrations’

October 12, 2018  |   Events, Humanities, Top Stories

On October 18-19, Wake Forest will host Movements and Migrations: A Conference on the Engaged Humanities. The event is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Mellon Foundation awards $850,000 grant to WFU for humanities

August 2, 2018  |   Faculty, Humanities, Recognition, Top Stories

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Wake Forest University an $850,000 grant to expand its community-based partnerships through engaged teaching and research in the humanities. The four-year grant will support “The Humanities Engaged: Generating Learning, Remaking Community” through June 2022.

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Wake Forest receives $650,000 Mellon Foundation grant

January 29, 2016  |   Faculty, Humanities, Recognition, Top Stories, Wake Forest College, Wake Will

A $650,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has been awarded to Wake Forest University in support of “engaged humanities.”

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Activism and the environment

March 27, 2015  |   Campus Life, Events, Humanities, Speakers, Top Stories

Severe drought, rising seas and dangerous storms — activist Mary Robinson says the world must act in solidarity for climate justice. No country alone can protect its citizens.

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President Nathan Hatch: Historian

February 9, 2015  |   Faculty, Humanities, President, Recognition, Research, Top Stories

Not every college president has written a book that is required reading for students across the country a quarter century after its publication like President Nathan Hatch’s “The Democratization of American Christianity.”

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Art history detectives

December 15, 2014  |   Arts & Culture, Faculty, Humanities, Mentoring, Research, Student, Top Stories

History professor Michele Gillespie usually includes class visits to view art in Winston-Salem. This semester, she expanded the idea to benefit both the students in her Women and Gender in Early America course and the local museums.

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