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Madre de Dios’ Plan To Save The Amazon

Madre de Dios' Plan To Save The Amazon
September 5, 2019

The air is hot and sticky. Roots a foot high protrude across the trail. Above, a maze of leaves comprises the rainforest canopy. After trudging two hours through muddy streams and overgrown trails in...

Biology professor traverses the Serengeti

Photo courtesy of Todd Michael Anderson
December 3, 2017

After travelling to Kenya his sophomore year of college, Todd Michael Anderson, a Wake Forest biologist, became fascinated by savanna ecosystems. While studying an African savanna rodent known as the...

Biology research seeks a larger presence

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November 2, 2017

Below the calm surface of the Everglades, a water snake darts after a small-body fish known as the mangrove rivulus.  Gaining on the fish, the water snake starts to open its mouth, preparing to savor...

Biology majors dive deep into research requirement

Biology majors dive deep into research requirement
October 28, 2017

Behind the closed doors of Winston Hall’s labs, biology students are busy at work studying honey bees, identifying species and examining fungi in magnolia leaves.    Students pursuing a Biological...

Epigenetic research provides clinical insight

Juliana Marino/Old Gold & Black
October 6, 2017

Flashback to 1944 in the German-occupied Netherlands.  A blistering cold winter and a German blockade prevented food shipments from entering the heavily populated north provinces. Famine plagued the...

Fifth annual Holi celebration at Wake Forest arrives with flying colors

Fifth annual Holi celebration at Wake Forest arrives with flying colors
April 13, 2017

Only 10 seconds. That’s how long it took for Manchester plaza to be overtaken by a rainbow dust cloud. On Saturday, April 8, students, faculty and members of the Winston-Salem community gathered on...

Macbeth cast embraces the challenge of Shakespeare

Macbeth cast embraces the challenge of Shakespeare
April 6, 2017

“Double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble,” chant the three weird sisters as they await the arrival of the prophesized king — the one and only Macbeth. For the Wake Forest community,...

MSA and Catholic Community host dinner with refugees

MSA and Catholic Community host dinner with refugees
March 30, 2017

The smell of hot beef dumplings and seasoned vegetables fills the Catholic lounge, as young children race through Collins’ dorm halls, mouths watering and ready to eat. Parents greet one another with...

Sports economist explains his research project

Sports economist explains his research project
February 24, 2017

Twenty thousand people gathered into the Staples Center to watch the Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Boston Celtics in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA final.  While Lakers fans celebrated, Robert A. Baade sat...

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