Faculty Participation in Undergraduate Research Day

Posted on: October 28, 2013

The Undergraduate REsearch and Creative Activities Center (URECA) is a great example of student-faculty collaborations, initiatives and close academic interactions. The center was established to promote undergraduate research and creative activity across Wake Forest College and also to provide venues for publicizing research results, while maintaining a record of undergraduate scholarly activity. This year’s celebration […]

Modern Art in Old World Setting

Posted on: October 14, 2013

At Wake Forest, we believe learning experiences abroad significantly impact student intellectual, personal and professional growth. Students experience culture and history firsthand, often hand-in-hand with a faculty member. Perspectives broaden. Students leave our campus as Wake Forest students and return as global citizens. In 1971 the University acquired Casa Artom, its first overseas residence, located […]

ZSRx: Deacon Development 101

Posted on: October 6, 2013

ZSR Library is offering the second course in its ZSRx series of lifelong learning, Deacon Development 101, a course intended for Wake Forest parents and families. The five-week course is intended to help parents understand how their students will grow, change and develop in the four years they are in college and how they, as […]

An Appreciation of Music, as a Finance Major

Posted on: September 30, 2013

[Occasionally, members of the faculty or I receive emails from former students, now alums.  Today’s blog is authored by one such alumnus, Ross Boatwright, whose email caught my eye. Ross graduated from Wake Forest in 2013, with a major in Finance and a minor in Political Science.  Thanks, Ross, for contributing your thoughts about Wake […]

International impact of Wake students and faculty working in Nepal

Posted on: September 24, 2013

This past summer, one of our Assistant Professors in Anthropology, Dr. Steven Folmar, took a group of novice research anthropologists to the field.  The focus of the field trip was to validate psychological instruments they were using by introducing a standardized psychiatric examination, which they adapted to the cultural conditions of psychiatric phenomena in Nepal. […]

Medical Care for the Future

Posted on: September 18, 2013

For many, there is an anxiety that accompanies a visit to the doctor — a concern that the physician or PA will prescribe a treatment or offer advice without considering other factors in our lives that may affect our wellbeing. How many of us have had the experience of a doctor talking about numbers and […]

Wake Forest is one of the best!

Posted on: September 13, 2013

This week, I was excited to see the latest U.S. News  & World Report (USN&WR) rankings of the best national universities released on September 10.  Wake Forest received our highest overall ranking ever. U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges guide ranked us 23rd among 281 national universities.  More importantly for the College, USN&WR also […]

A look at Biology and Technical Writing

Posted on: September 11, 2013

Sometimes our students help us forge interesting interdisciplinary collaborations; thus helping to shape our programs in new ways.  This summer, biology undergraduate Jessica Blackburn Martin used her Wake Forest Research Fellowship to explore ways that tutors in the Writing Center could help students learn to write in the sciences. The Biology Department features technical writing […]

Medicine and Art

Posted on: September 3, 2013

Have you ever wondered if there is any correlation between fine arts and professional careers? I strongly believe that the arts are essential for the greatest success in professional careers. Art can help students think more creatively and “outside of the box.”  Indeed, in my own research laboratory, I find that the most creative students […]

Faculty Fellows and our work in the Residence Halls

Posted on: August 23, 2013

I am excited about the new Faculty Fellows Program, which was developed to build community and increase faculty-student engagement, especially outside of the classroom. The program provides fun and intellectually engaging discussions, activities and interactions between students and the faculty fellows in the residence halls for first-year students. Here is how it works: Each of […]