Resources for current faculty members
Developed by WFU researchers, BioBook turns lengthy, complex topics into small, manageable chunks of knowledge that can be changed as educators see fit. Within three years, BioBook (about $30) is expected to replace paper textbooks ($200+) for students taking general biology at Wake Forest and Forsyth Technical Community College.
Wake Forest's Sean Hannah and a team of researchers have found measuring activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain can help assess that person’s potential for leadership -- which could have a big impact on how future leaders are tested and trained.
In Ted Gellar-Goad's class, each student chooses a character from Graeco-Roman myth, writes spells, maps dungeons and earns experience points to gain levels while they learn to write Latin. It's all part of a semester-long journey based on game theory.
Medical advances in biotechnology seem to be coming faster than the public can understand them or even discuss how society should handle ethical, legal and moral considerations. To spark the national conversation, Wake Forest has partnered with Baylor to host “After the Genome: The Language of our Biotechnological Future” April 12-13.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but this might not be the case for a honeybee. Just ask David Hale (’15), a sophomore biology major. Hale has been studying the relationship between brain structure and cognitive function in honeybees since his freshman year.
Wanda Brown, associate dean, has been elected member-at-large to the Human Resources Section of Library Leadership and Management Association of the American Library Association. Dean Lynn Sutton has been elected as president of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. Sarah Jeong, science librarian, was elected to the Board of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association. [...]
Congratulations to Todd Johnson, president of WFU Charlotte Center Board of Visitors, whose proposal entitled “Regenerative Medicine: Current Concepts and Changing trends” has been funded by the NC Biotechnology Center. Congratulations to Ron Von Burg, assistant professor of communication, whose proposal entitled “Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Institute” has been funded by the US Department [...]
David Hagy, the Wake Forest orchestra conductor, will celebrate his 25th year as the conductor of the Salisbury Symphony on Saturday, May 18, by playing dual roles in a concert at Catawba College. The event will take place at Keppel Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Hagy will lead the orchestra in a “Double Your Fun” concert [...]
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