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February 19, 1998  |   Events, Research, School of Law, School of Medicine

Facing Down Saddam The United States may face trouble if it continues to pursue a go-it-alone policy toward the use of military force against Iraq, says Charles Kimball, chair of Wake Forest’s religion department and an expert on the religion and politics of the Middle East. Kimball, who has made more than 35 visits to […]

Bell Labs Scientist to Share Fruits of Wireless Research

February 13, 1998  |   Research, Speakers

Just as the space program spawned new materials and inventions, research into the basic process required for wireless communication — transmission of a phone signal without cables — is producing its share of innovations. Margaret H. Wright of the Computing Science Research Center of Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, in Murray Hill, N.J., will use the […]

Environmental Studies Professor to Speak at WFU

January 14, 1998  |   Events, Research, Speakers

David W. Orr, director of the environmental studies program at Oberlin College, will speak at Wake Forest University on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Orr will speak on “Ecological Design and a Liberal Arts Education” at 7:30 p.m. in Benson University Center, Room 401. The lecture is free and open to the public. Orr is author of […]

WFU Study Takes Students in Flight with the Albatross

January 5, 1998  |   Community, Research

Wake Forest University biologist David Anderson normally does his field studies of seabirds in the wild without much company, but this time is different. Through e-mail and a World Wide Web site, students in thousands of classrooms in the United States are following the work of Anderson and his research team at Wake Forest University […]

Professor Offers Tips for Learning Money Skills in College

August 7, 1997  |   Campus Life, Research, Student

For many students, college is the first time their spending is not under a parent’s watchful eye. The temptation to buy more of what they want-rather than what they need-may get the best of them. And it is this kind of habit that can spell disaster after college, says Wake Forest University business professor John […]

Evolutionary Advantage Found For Sex

August 1, 1997  |   Research

What’s love got to do with it? Try fitter genes. In one of the first studies to scientifically prove an evolutionary advantage for sex, a researcher at Wake Forest University reports in the July 31 issue of the journal Nature that sex helps weed out harmful genetic mutations, increasing a population’s genetic fitness. Clifford Zeyl, […]

Combat Mentality Helps Medical Marriages Survive

April 17, 1997  |   Research, School of Medicine

The marriages of resident physicians are at risk unless both doctors adopt a combat mentality to survive the grueling hours, extraordinary stress and time apart during medical training, writes a Wake Forest University expert on medical marriages in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Wayne Sotile, director of psychological […]

Weather Expert to Explain Tricks of Nature’s Light

April 4, 1997  |   Events, Research

Craig Bohren, distinguished professor of meteorology at Penn State University and winner of the American Meteorological Society’s Louis J. Battan Award for his book, “Clouds in a Glass of Beer,” will present a program Thursday, April 17, at Wake Forest University. In “All That’s Best of Light and Dark,” Bohren will explain why clouds, snow […]

Appalachian Highway Threatens Flying Squirrels

March 11, 1997  |   Community, Faculty, Media Advisory, Research

A new scenic mountain highway built to promote tourism and development in North Carolina threatens the northern flying squirrel, an endangered species and one of the states rarest mammals, says a Wake Forest University professor. Unlike the Blue Ridge Parkway and other scenic roads, biologist Peter Weigl said that the wide, boulder-strewn shoulders of the […]

New Study Looks at Adolescents After Divorce

December 31, 1996  |   Faculty, Media Advisory, Research

Divorce does not have to lead to unhappy lives for children, according to a recently published book by Wake Forest University psychology professor Christy Buchanan. In “Adolescents After Divorce,” Buchanan, along with Stanford University researchers Eleanor E. Maccoby and Sanford M. Dornbusch, studied 365 post-divorce families to discover what factors predict better and worse adjustment […]

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