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  • Dr. Margaret Supplee Smith, Harold W. Tribble Professor Emerita, awarded Medallion of Merit February 21, 2014We speak often about teacher-scholars at Wake Forest: people who artfully combine a love for educating and challenging students with a passion for academics and scholarship. There is no better example of the teacher-scholar ideal than Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Supplee Smith, the 2014 Medallion of Merit recipient.
  • Video Project Delves into the Art of Sharing November 25, 2013Joel Tauber is an assistant professor of art at Wake Forest University, where he is developing their video art program. His work has been shown in solo art exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, and his films have screened at major festivals in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and elsewhere. Joel believes that art can ...
  • The Golden Age of Ski Resorts, Retired professor Peggy Smith explores the evolution of ski resorts in a new book October 10, 2013She presents a compelling case that ski resorts are a distinctly American type of architecture and one worthy of study. It’s just what you’d expect from Smith: to draw you into something and leave you captivated.»
  • Casa Artom opens doors for La Biennale June 26, 2013Casa 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. Students and alumni had the opportunity to discuss works of art with key members of the international art community at an event organized ...