William Smith Receives National Science Foundation Funding for Studies of Barrier Island Ecosystems

by January 25, 2012
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Congratulations to William K. Smith, professor of biology and Charles H. Babcock chair of botany, whose proposal entitled “CBIN: A Research Network for Sustaining Barrier Island Ecosystems in a Changing Gobal Environment” has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Jumping Fish

by October 10, 2011
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Associate Professor of Biology Miriam Ashley-Ross is on a team of researchers who discovered several species of fish can flip in the air to move more than 10 times their body length in one leap from the ground. The study appears in the Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A. “The findings are Read more »

Child Abuse in Birds?

by September 29, 2011
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WFU News Service, August 2011 For one species of seabird in the Galápagos, the child abuse “cycle of violence” found in humans plays out in the wild. The new study of Nazca boobies by Wake Forest University researchers provides the first evidence from the animal world showing those who are Read more »

Conner Honored for Biology and Entrepreneurship

by September 22, 2011
William Conner, Farr Professor of Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

Professor of Biology William E. Conner has been named the first David and Lelia Farr Professor of Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship. The chair was established by David (’77) and Lelia (’77) Farr of St. Louis, Mo., to recognize Conner and his work with the Wake Forest Program in Innovation, Creativity Read more »

Art and Biology: What Do You See in the Andes?

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Famous painting is ‘reading’ assignment for first-year students More than 1,200 first-year students and their advisers visited Reynolda House Museum of American Art on Sunday as part of this year’s summer “reading” project. Rather than reading an assigned book before they arrived on campus, new students instead studied a painting, Read more »