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Prospect Theory In Practice At Wake Forest

Prospect Theory In Practice At Wake Forest

Amanda Wilcox

March 7, 2019

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Class Profile Influences Academic Trajectory

Wake Forest economics professor Amanda Griffith talks about her research in a seminar room in Carswell Hall on Thursday, July 11, 2013.

Caroline Walker

March 7, 2019

Amanda Griffith, Wake Forest’s Ollen R. Nalley associate professor and associate chair of the department of economics, recently studied the impact of class makeup on students' interest in pursuing the study of a STEM subject. Read More »...

Paleo Diet Reviewed: Revisiting Our Ancestral Diet

Paleo Diet Reviewed: Revisiting Our Ancestral Diet

Kate Tender

March 7, 2019

The paleo diet encourages eating habits similar to how our ancestors would have eaten during the Paleolithic era. Since they would not have the tools or technology to process food, the diet follows the foods that hunters and gatherers would have consumed. Read More »...

Alcohol Impairs Physiological Mechanisms

Alcohol Impairs Physiological Mechanisms

Jonathon Trattner

February 28, 2019

Many college students consume alcohol without understanding the full effects of it on the body. Below is a discussion of general side effects of alcohol, degradation pathways and gender-specific variations and interesting asides involving alcohol. But first, a background on compensatory mechanisms is ...

Author And Ecologist Carl Safina Visits Campus

Author And Ecologist Carl Safina Visits Campus

Cameron Munley

February 28, 2019

Last Wednesday, Stony Brook University professor of biology and author Carl Safina gave a public talk on his book Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel, one of seven books he wrote on animal ecology.  Read More »...

Fly, Baby, Fly! The Science Behind Bat Flight

Fly, Baby, Fly! The Science Behind Bat Flight

Stephanie Bilodeau

February 21, 2019

Sharon Swartz delivered her Frontiers in Biology seminar entitled “Bats aren’t birds or bugs: skin, stretching, sensing, and spinning in evolution’s youngest fliers” to approximately 40 students and faculty in Winston on Feb. 18. Swartz holds joint professorships in biology and engineering a...

University Cleans Up Carbon Footprint, Literally

University Cleans Up Carbon Footprint, Literally

Lucy Nelson

February 21, 2019

Just six years ago, Wake Forest was using toxic chemicals to clean facilities that burned the eyes of the maintenance staff as well as the earth’s ozone layer. Read More »...

The Biological Science Behind Falling In Love

The Biological Science Behind Falling In Love

Kiley Price

February 14, 2019

As you peruse the sea of written loving sentiments lining the greeting card aisle of Target, trying to decide on the perfect prose to give to your partner for Valentine’s Day, you may be wondering how you got to that point. According to the Hallmark Corporation, approximately 145 million people a year are...

Wake Forest School Of Law Goes Green

The Worrell Professional Center at Wake Forest University houses the Babcock Graduate School of Management and the Wake Forest School of Law.

Caroline Walker

February 14, 2019

On July 1, 2019, environmental lawyer Scott Schang will join Wake Forest School of Law as Professor of the Practice of environmental law. He will also be the director of an innovative, non-litigation clinic on environmental law.  Read More »...

Under Pressure: Deflation Affects Football

Under Pressure: Deflation Affects Football

Emma Rickard

February 7, 2019

Super Bowl LIII was last Sunday, and the New England Patriots won against the Los Angeles Rams for their sixth NFL championship. The Super Bowl is the most-watched sporting event in America, and even though the numbers fluctuate every Super Bowl, roughly 100 million people watch it each year. Read ...

Exploring How Vegetarianism Affects The Body

Exploring How Vegetarianism Affects The Body

Kiley Price

February 7, 2019

Whether it be because of religious beliefs, ethical dilemmas or just plain dietary preferences, vegetarianism and veganism are a growing trend throughout the United States. Wake Forest’s campus boasts of its vegan-friendly dining options, being ranked one of the top-10 vegan friendly universities b...

Drought Impacts Plant Hydraulics And Survival

Drought Impacts Plant Hydraulics And Survival

Stephanie Bilodeau

February 7, 2019

Plant physiologist Dan Johnson spoke about “Fire and drought impacts on tree physiology and survival” to approximately 40 students and faculty in the Biology Department on Feb. 4. Johnson earned his PhD at Wake Forest in 2006 and is now an assistant professor of Tree Physiology and Forest Ecology at the...

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