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Friend, Foe, Fuel

Wayne Silver, Professor of Biology When you say something tastes good, you really mean it “flavors” good. The brain puts together information from taste and olfactory (smell) receptors, along with information about texture and temperature (mouth feel), to produce flavor. Taste receptors only sense things that are salty, sweet, bitter, sour and umami (Japanese for […]

Quick Bites

  GIMME AN ARNOLD PALMER! Hot day? Here’s a cool antidote: “Mr. Palmer (’51, LL.D. ’70) had been privately brewing a mixture of lemonade and iced tea in his home for many years. In the late 1960s, in a bar in Palm Springs, California, Mr. Palmer ordered a mixture of lemonade and iced tea, and […]

Artful Friendship

An Artful Friendship

In a narrow room over the garage, paint palettes and easels await two Wake Forest fraternity brothers. Some weeks the two fellows never make it up the wooden stairs past the Christmas wreaths stored on the wall. They sit on the couch in the living room to watch sports on the big-screen television, or they […]

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Alumni gifts honor faculty as ‘the linchpin’

To recruit and retain outstanding faculty who embody Wake Forest’s teacher-scholar ideal, three alumni have committed $3 million to fund Presidential Chairs, the highest award the University can bestow on a faculty member. The announcement occurred at a Magnolia Room luncheon on Oct. 25. Bobby Burchfield (’76), a former vice chair of the board of […]

Oh,Those Lilting Banshees! Where Are They (Funny) Now?

Inside Spring 2014: Vol. 61 No. 2

The Spring 2014 issue will be in mailboxes soon. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside!

Taylor Field ('76, P '08)
Pastor, East 7th Baptist Church
New York City

Portraits of Pro Humanitate

Taylor Field (’76, P ’08) NEW YORK CITY Pastor of East 7th Baptist Church, also known as Graffiti Church His cause: Through his church he provides food, clothing, after-school programs, legal services and addiction-recovery programs to the poor, homeless and addicted. Graffiti Church serves 10,000 people a year. “Wake Forest gave me opportunities to ‘first […]

Allison Orr ('93)
Founder and Artistic Director
Forklift Danceworks
Austin, TX

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Allison Orr (’93) Austin, TX Founder and artistic director of Forklift Danceworks Her cause: Besides staging renowned dance performances, she began two special outreach programs: Leaps and Bounds, which partners with four schools to bring creative dance to children from low-income families, and Body Shift, offering improvisational dance classes to adults with and without disabilities. […]

Bentrice Jusu ('13)
Founder and executive director
Both Hands: The Artlet
Trenton, NJ

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Bentrice Jusu (’13) Trenton, NJ Founder and executive director of Both Hands: The Artlet Her cause: Since 2011, she’s served disadvantaged youth through Both Hands, her nonprofit arts-based mentoring program in Trenton, N.J. Among her awards: Wake Forest’s Schoonmaker Student Prize for Community Service; the Martin Luther King Jr. Building the Dream Award; and the […]

Chris Paul ('07)
Guard, Los Angeles Clippers
Lewisville, NC, and
Los Angeles, CA

Portraits of Pro Humanitate-4

Chris Paul (’07) Lewisville, NC, and Los Angeles, CA Guard, Los Angeles Clippers and six-time NBA All-Star His cause: Along with his family he established the CP3 Foundation, a philanthropic partnership with The Winston-Salem Foundation in honor of his late grandfather, Nathaniel Jones. The Foundation strives to impact the communities it serves by using its […]

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Portraits of Pro Humanitate Movie

Travis Dove’s (’04) beautiful photographs capture the spirit of Pro Humanitate.