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USAID awards an additional $2.14 million to WFU rainforest research center

April 23, 2019  |   Faculty, Media Advisory, Recognition, Research, Staff, Sustainability, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) has received $2.14 million in additional funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting the expansion of the research center’s study of mercury pollution and reforestation in the Peruvian Amazon.

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Hold the mustard: What makes spiders fussy eaters?

April 15, 2019  |   Faculty, Graduate School, Media Advisory, Research, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, University Announcement

It might be one of nature’s most agile and calculating hunters, but the wolf spider won’t harm an insect that literally leaves a bad taste in its mouth, according to new research by a team of Wake Forest University sensory neuroscientists, including C.J. “Jake” Saunders.

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WFU awards and recognitions briefs

September 28, 2018  |   Arts & Culture, Events, Faculty, Mentoring, Recognition, Research, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

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

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Undergraduate Research Day 2017 showcases student creativity

October 30, 2017  |   Campus Life, Community, Events, Faculty, Mentoring, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and family members stopped by the Z. Smith Reynolds Library atrium on Oct. 27 to explore Undergraduate Research Day, a hallmark event at Wake Forest University.

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Chemistry professor receives NSF CAREER Award for $500K

May 1, 2017  |   Faculty, Media Advisory, Recognition, Research, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

Chemistry professor Michael Gross has been named a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award winner. The CAREER Award from the NSF Directorate for Engineering provides $500,000 over five years.

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WFU students ‘Wake the Vote’ for Election 2016

October 25, 2016  |   Faculty, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

Since January, a group of students has traveled a long and winding political road with stops in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, New York, D.C., Cleveland and Philadelphia. The goal: experience democracy on the front lines and become more engaged citizens.

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Research Day highlights ‘big time’ research by students

October 11, 2016  |   Faculty, Mentoring, Research, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

Undergraduate Research Day, a hallmark campus event at Wake Forest University, celebrated its 10-year milestone Friday, Oct. 7 in a new space, Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s atrium.

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Wake Forest one of ‘50 Colleges That Create Futures’

September 8, 2015  |   Admissions, Mentoring, Personal and Career Development, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

Wake Forest University is featured in “Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom” — a new Princeton Review book highlighting the nation’s best institutions.

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World ambassadors

May 6, 2015  |   Faculty, International, Student, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

Studying in Venice and conducting research with health and exercise science professors Peter Brubaker and Anthony Marsh set Robert Musci (’12) on a course toward winning a Fulbright research grant for the 2015-2016 academic year. He was among nine seniors and recent graduates to receive grants.

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The biology behind mental health

May 6, 2015  |   Faculty, Research, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories

In an unusual first-year seminar, students learn that, just as there’s a physical science behind the healing of broken bones, the correction of blood sugar levels and the repairing of blocked arteries. There’s also a physical science to improving mental health.

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