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Want a ‘Younger’ Brain? Add Beets to Your Menu

New research by scientists at Wake Forest University found that, as compared to exercise alone, adding a beet root juice supplement to exercise resulted in brain connectivity that closely resembles what you see in younger adults. The study was...
24-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

With Beetroot Juice Before Exercise, Aging Brains Look ‘Younger’

Drinking a beetroot juice supplement before working out makes the brain of older adults perform more efficiently, mirroring the operations of a younger brain, according to a new study by scientists at Wake Forest University.
19-Apr-2017 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

98% of 2016 WFU Grads Employed or in Grad School, New Data Shows


New First Destination data collected by the Office of Personal and Career Development show that 98 percent of the Wake Forest undergraduate class of 2016 are either employed or in graduate school (based on a 91 percent knowledge rate).
29-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Students Purchase Art During WFU’s One-of-a-Kind New York Art Acquisition Trip

Once every four years since 1963, Wake Forest students have traveled to New York City over spring break on a Student Union Art Acquisition Trip to purchase art on behalf of the University. They are asked to choose contemporary artwork that reflects...
16-Mar-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wake Forest Celebrates Dedication of Maya Angelou Hall


On Friday, Feb. 17, Wake Forest held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Maya Angelou Hall, a residence hall named for poet, author, professor and civil rights activist Maya Angelou.
20-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Campus Life VP Penny Rue to Lead National Student Affairs Organization


Wake Forest University Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue has been chosen for the most distinguished volunteer leadership role in her field – Board Chair-elect of NASPA, the leading association for student affairs professionals.
8-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Wake Forest University Names Former EPA Official to Lead Graduate Programs in Sustainability


Wake Forest University has appointed alumnus and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official Stan Meiburg (’75) as director of graduate programs in sustainability. Meiburg served as Acting Deputy Administrator for the EPA from 2014 to...
2-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

WFU Taps NSF’s Olga Pierrakos as Founding Engineering Chair


Wake Forest University has appointed Olga Pierrakos as founding chair of the Department of Engineering, one of Wake Downtown’s new anchoring academic programs, which will begin offering classes this fall.
24-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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WFU Experts Available: HB2 One Year Later


With the first anniversary of the passage of North Carolina House Bill 2 (HB2) approaching this week, several Wake Forest experts are available to comment on the original legislation, appeal proposals, court challenges and the impact on the state.
22-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT

Pros Penalized Off the Tee at the Masters Are More Likely to Take Risks


Research shows pros on par fives with tee-shot penalties are likely to take greater risks in their approach shots — leading to disastrous consequences for the golfers' performances. Wake Forest sports economist Todd McFall uses PGA Tour's ShotLink...
7-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST

Special Prosecutor: Best Solution for Investigation of Trump Ties to Russia?


3-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EST

What Would Repeal of Affordable Care Act Mean in NC?


2-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST

Experts Available: Refugees Seek Citizenship and Community

As state and federal lawyers argue over President Donald Trump's travel and refugee ban, Wake Forest University experts are available to discuss a wide range of social and political issues facing families seeking U.S. citizenship.
13-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST

Under Threat of NCAA Championship Pullouts, HB2 Effects Compound


9-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST

Keeping Post-Election Peace at Holiday Gatherings


17-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST

Covering the Clinton campaign rally in NC? Wake Forest politics experts available


25-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT

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