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Homegrown Harmonies

Homegrown Harmonies

y and by, they put down their plates and pick up their instruments. It’s a Friday night in March and there’s a big crowd at the home of Provost Rogan Kersh and his wife, Sara Pesek. Billy Hamilton, professor of Russian, gets out his banjo. Martha Allman, dean of admissions, situates her autoharp. Her husband, […]

The Foresters: George Grove (right) and (left to right) Jerry McDowell, Graydon Eggers and Pat Brown, with their occasional drummer, Ray Spurr (seated).

A happy man sings a happy song

Pickin’ and grinnin': George Grove (’69) of The Kingston Trio nurtured his love for music at Wake Forest.

Errin Fulp

Creative People

Challenge: Protect computer networks from cyberattacks Solution: Mimic nature to deploy “digital ants” to seek out threats and alert human security experts Co-researchers: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and students, including Michael Crouse (’10, MS ’12), named one of the nation’s top new inventors in 2011 by Inventors Digest magazine “We looked at multiple types of […]


Professor Emeritus Mary Frances Robinson dies

A memorial service for retired French professor Mary Frances Robinson, who died on July 31, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 3 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

Sam Smartt films during Chi Rho's service trip to Zambia.

Sharing music’s universal language

Documentary filmmaker Sam Smartt (’09) captures Chi Rho’s joyous journey to Zambia.

Blake Brandes teaches rap to high school students and corporate teams.

Hip-hop power to the people

It’s a rap: Blake Brandes (’06) uses hip-hop to communicate a socially conscious message.


Piano vs. Poverty

Alumnus Carter Cook fights poverty with the piano as his weapon.


Johanna Young (’08) returns to Brendle Hall

Soprano Johanna Young (’08) returns to her alma mater to perform with acclaimed guitarist Rupert Boyd.