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Pro Humanitate, Campus Kitchen

by September 22, 2014
Campus Kitchen Volunteers making boxed meals for the needy.

Biology students and faculty have been integral to Campus Kitchen, an organization that “rescues” food and fresh produce to be distributed as meals for the needy.  Campus kitchen fosters outreach opportunities to “educate the student body and the campus community on local and national issues like food justice and sustainability initiatives.”  The Read more »

A Calling Reaffirmed

by September 8, 2014
Rebecca Harnish, MD 2015, BS 2011.  Is an aspiring surgeon dedicated to personal and compassionate  healthcare.

Catalyst Magazine recently did an article on one of the Biology Department’s recent graduates Rebecca Harnish BS 2011, MD 2015. Rebecca learned much during her undergraduate and medical school education and has found her passion as a surgeon with a dedication to quality healthcare. “When you catch a glimpse of the patient Read more »

Saving the Orangutans

by July 29, 2014
Cathryn "Cassie" Freund '10 is the program director of the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program

Author Kerry King recently published an article on recent grad Cassie Freund.  Cassie has recently become program director of the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program.  Cassie cites Dr. Miles Silman and Dr. Ron Dimock as her most influential mentors at Wake.  Cassie talks about what it is like working in the Read more »

Graduate Profile: Jennifer Miller

by May 15, 2014
Jennifer Miller, (BS 2014)  major in Biology, minor in Environmental Studies

The Wake Forest News Service recently ran a series of profiles of the 2014 WFU graduates.  Jennifer Miller, a Biology major, was featured focusing on her journey as a student, study abroad, and research she did both locally and in South America. “During my junior year, I conducted research with Read more »

Drones to Add Flying Eye on Our Ecosystem

by February 12, 2014
WFU graduate student Max Messinger and professor Miles Silman show their aircraft used for monitoring the forest canopy

From the Charlotte Observer, Feb 9, 2014 by Reid Creager Sure, it resembles a spider on steroids. But a recently developed flying robot – soon to hover over the Peruvian cloud forest for the first time – has potential benefits for everyone. About a year and a half ago, a Read more »

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