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  • What can religion teach us about Jay-Z?

    Students in professor Ron Neal's religion class explore the connections between hip hop and the stories we've all grown up with as Americans — the idea of the self-made man, the achievement of the American dream and the belief that hard work will lead to the good life.

  • Homecoming for Melissa Harris-Perry

    Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC host and author, returned this fall to her alma mater as a professor in the politics and international affairs department. In an interview with Wake Forest Magazine, she reflects on her student experience at Wake Forest and why she loves teaching.

  • Play shines light on Radium Girls’ history

    Mike Griggs ('15) has been working with theatre professor Cindy Gendrich to hone his skills as a dramaturg. While a little unusual that Griggs auditioned and was cast for smaller roles in the play, "These Shining Lives," it was important to him to gain professional experience researching, developing and acting in a play.

  • Fossil has lips like Jagger

    When anthropologist Ellen Miller discovered a fossil for a new species with large, signature lips, it gave her great “satisfaction” to name the creature after Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger.

  • A way to save the Amazon?

    A solution to reverse Amazon rainforest deforestation is being explored by Wake Forest researchers by creating a new and more effective version of biochar made from native bamboos. Biochar is a kind of fertilizer made by smoldering agricultural plant waste in a specially designed, zero-oxygen kiln.

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  • Professor Emeritus of History Richard Zuber dies

    By Kerry King (’85) Wake Forest Magazine Richard L. Zuber (P ’82, ’89) may have been as well known for playing good ol’ mountain music as he was for teaching United States and American military history. He did both well enough to become a regular in the alumni/faculty bluegrass band at Homecoming every year and […]

  • Memorial service for Randy Runyan

    A campus memorial service will be held Monday, Sept. 22, for Randy Runyan, a Wake Forest student who died last May as a result of an automobile accident in Kentucky. The service will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel. Randy’s family will join the University community in the service organized by the Office […]

  • Campus Garden weekly volunteer hours

    Come out to the garden this week to help harvest the end of the summer produce including okra, cantaloupes, basil and peppers and start planting for fall. Students, faculty, staff and family members are welcome. To schedule a volunteer group session in the garden, contact Araceli Morales-Santos and Akua Maat at campusgarden@wfu.edu.

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