Humanities Archive


So your doctor majored in history?

September 18, 2013  |   Admissions, For Parents, Humanities, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, School of Medicine, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

A new, rigorous Interdisciplinary Humanities Pathway to Medicine Program offers guaranteed admission to Wake Forest Medical School for up to five undergraduates majoring in the humanities or fine arts.


A change of seasons at Secrest

September 11, 2013  |   Arts & Culture, Events, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Top Stories

Scott W. Klein, professor and chair of the English department, was recently named artistic director of the Secrest Artists Series, a signature performing arts series at Wake Forest. The 2013 series opens on Thursday, Sept. 12, with the Carolina Chocolate Drops in Wait Chapel.


Teaching and mentoring moments

July 8, 2013  |   Campus Life, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Mentoring, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest 13th among national universities with the best undergraduate teaching. But, the nearly magical interaction between professors and bright students is not limited to classroom, studio, stage or laboratory. Many faculty become mentors for students as they explore academic and extracurricular interests.


Casa Artom opens doors for La Biennale

June 26, 2013  |   Alumni, Arts & Culture, Faculty, Humanities, International, Student, Top Stories

Casa Artom, Wake Forest’s residential study center on Venice’s Grand Canal, became a gathering place for artists, curators, collectors and art critics during the opening of La Biennale di Venezia this summer.


A ‘Good Character’ summer reading list

June 18, 2013  |   Faculty, Humanities, Top Stories

Can you become more honest, courageous or kind by reading a book? Christian Miller, director of The Character Project, recommends six new books and three essays that reveal surprising truths about character and how to improve it.


Arts & Humanities highlights

June 14, 2013  |   Arts & Culture, Campus Life, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Arts and humanities are naturally woven into academics at Wake Forest. From a concert to promote environmental conservation and a student art buying trip to a Musicircus and an interdisciplinary symposium on biotechnology, students enjoyed opportunities to learn through a variety of lenses during the 2012-2013 academic year.


Bringing new life to a ‘dead’ language

April 19, 2013  |   Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

In Ted Gellar-Goad’s class, each student chooses a character from Graeco-Roman myth, writes spells, maps dungeons and earns experience points to gain levels while they learn to write Latin. It’s all part of a semester-long journey based on game theory.


Bee impressed at ACC Meeting of the Minds

April 3, 2013  |   Campus Life, Events, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Mentoring, Research, Scholars and Scientists, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but this might not be the case for a honeybee. Just ask David Hale (’15), a sophomore biology major. Hale has been studying the relationship between brain structure and cognitive function in honeybees since his freshman year.


Humanities Institute receives $1 million donation

February 22, 2013  |   Alumni, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Top Stories, University Announcement, Wake Forest College

Wake Forest graduate Wade Murphy (’00) is donating $1 million to support the Humanities Institute, extending the reach and impact of humanities and the liberal arts. Murphy is the youngest person in the University’s history to make such a large gift.


Ready, set, speak — Spanish

January 31, 2013  |   Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, International, Research, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

With funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities, Jerid Francom has been collecting data on word usage in film subtitles that may someday change the way language courses are taught.

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