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Free Talk on “Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat” to be held October 27

Stanford University Professor Claude Steele will give a free talk on Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: the Science of a Diverse Community on Thursday, October 27th at 7pm in the Broyhill Auditorium (Farrell Hall). The event is scheduled to last 90 minutes and is open to the entire Wake Forest University community – faculty, staff, and students. There is no […]

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Where mathematics and a social perspective meet data

by Kim McGrath  |   mcgratka@nullwfu.edu  |   336.758.3209 Community structure, including relationships between and within groups, is foundational to our understanding of the world around us. New research by mathematics and statistics professor Kenneth Berenhaut, along with former postdoctoral fellow Katherine Moore and graduate student Ryan Melvin, sheds new light on some fundamental statistical […]


Dr. Nikolai Vitti – 2022 Hooding Speaker

Dr. Nikolai Vitti will be the Hooding Speaker for the 2022 Graduate School Ceremony on May 14th. Dr. Vitti was appointed as Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) on May 23, 2017 on a five-year contract. On December 8, 2021, the School Board extended his contract by an additional three years until June […]

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WFU Hosts 9th APFTIS

On March 25 and 26, 2022, Wake Forest University had the honor of hosting the 9th Asian-Pacific Forum on Translation and Intercultural Studies (APFTIS). The forum was held virtually, with over 300 participants joining in from across the globe. This year’s conference centered on Translating, Interpreting, and Language Industry in a New Era of Globalization, […]

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IIE-Artist Protection Fund Fellow Ammar Basha in residence at WFU

Ammar Basha, a Yemeni documentary filmmaker, has been awarded a prestigious IIE-Artist Protection Fund Fellowship and will be in residence at Wake Forest University for one year. An initiative of the Institute of International Education, the Artist Protection Fund (IIE-APF) fills a critical unmet need by protecting threatened artists and placing them at welcoming host institutions in […]

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Physics Doctoral Student Yan Li Defends Dissertation

Yan Li defended her PhD dissertation “First-Principles Investigations of Electrolytes Materials in All-Solid-State Batteries” on October 21st. Solid electrolytes have attracted significant interest due to the emerging interest in developing all-solid-state batteries. This has the potential for superior safety, high energy density, and long lifespan. The general purpose of her work is to apply computational […]

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Wake Forest Psychology Students, Alumni Earn 2020 Emerging Scholar and Diversity Award

The Association for Research in Personality (ARP) recently named a set of graduate students and postdocs as recipients of its Emerging Scholar and Diversity Award. Of the 15 award recipients, four of them are current or former Wake Forest graduate students. Congrats to the following students and alumni: Andrew Rakhshani  (graduate of MA program) Yoo […]


Mark B. Scholl receives 2021 Fellows Award from the American Counseling Association

Mark B. Scholl, Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, received the American Counseling Association Fellows Award on April 5, 2021, during the 2021 ACA Virtual Conference.  The ACA Fellows Award is the highest honor awarded by the association for significant and unique contributions to the counseling profession. Scholl’s research interests include culturally responsive counseling, […]


New Associate Deans

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Reynolda Campus) is pleased to announce that it will have two new Associate Deans and one promotion to Senior Associate Dean beginning July 1, 2021. Former Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives, Professor Sandra Dickson, has agreed to shelve her thoughts of a phased retirement for two years, and […]

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Dr. Alan Brown Delivers 21st Annual Poteat Lecture

Dr. Alan Brown, Associate Professor and Bryant/Groves Faculty Fellow and Chair of the Wake Forest Department of Education, delivered the 21st Annual Poteat Lecture on March 31, 2021. The lecture was titled “Lizzie, Mamie, & Mo’ne: Exploring Intersectionality through an Examination of the History of Women in Baseball” and you can watch the full lecture […]


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