$5M gift advances environment and sustainability efforts

With a leadership gift from the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, Wake Forest University will substantially expand its work to answer the world’s most pressing environmental and sustainability questions. Wake Forest’s Center for the Environment, Energy and Sustainability (CEES) will become the Andrew Sabin Family Center for Environment and Sustainability. The $5 million gift will support research, education and outreach through collaboration within the University and with partners around the globe. Read the full announcement at Wake Forest News.

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Beyond the rankings: Employers use their own criteria in hiring

Andy Chan, the vice president of innovation and career development at Wake Forest, says that when deciding to recruit talent from colleges and universities, recruiters prioritize several factors, but media rankings are not one of them. Read More »

WFU Theatre opens 2023-24 season with 'Witness for the Prosecution'

Wake Forest University Theatre will launch its 2023-24 season with Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution. The play, directed by theatre professor Sharon Andrews, opens on the Tedford Stage in Scales Fine Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 22.

Leonard Vole, a young man admittedly strapped for money, is accused of murdering a wealthy older woman. The high-profile trial has London buzzing and many are curious about Leonard’s enigmatic German wife whom he rescued and brought to London after the war. This courtroom drama with its twists and shocks has long kept theatergoers on the edge of their seats dying to know, “guilty or not guilty.”

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New Inclusive Teaching Faculty Learning Community

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching invites faculty from all schools to join our 2023-2024 Inclusive Teaching Faculty Learning Community.

Participants will examine their current classes and plan pedagogical changes that will support equitable outcomes in the spring.

The community will meet four times in the fall; for a December retreat; and four times in the spring.

At the conclusion of the program, participants will receive a $1,000 stipend.

Applications are due Tuesday, Sept. 26.

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Renowned archaeologist Becca Peixotto to speak at Lam Museum

Becca Peixotto will present “Excavating Our Origins” at Wake Forest’s Lam Museum of Anthropology on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by the University’s Program for Leadership and Character.

Peixotto was a member of the Rising Star Expedition, a joint project sponsored by the National Geographic Society and the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. With five other women, she helped excavate the 250,000-year-old fossils of ancient human relative Homo naledi from deep underground in the Rising Star Cave System. She later curated the exhibit “Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind” at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, which featured the fossils.

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