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Neuroscience Book Club: The Brain in Search of Itself

The Biology Department’s Neuroscience Program has facilitated their book club each semester for many years and offers participation to students, faculty, and staff. This fall’s meeting featured Benjamin Ehrlich’s The Brain in Search of Itself: Santiago Ramón y Cajal and the Story of the Neuron. Over the course of three meetings, about 40 students and... Continue reading “Neuroscience Book Club: The Brain in Search of Itself”

Find a Seat in ZSR!

Use Occuspace and the Waitz app to Find a Seat! The Z. Smith Reynolds Library has rolled out a new solution to help you find a seat in the library called Occuspace and the Waitz app! Occuspace empowers students with real-time data on how busy parts of the library are. You can identify where the... Continue reading “Find a Seat in ZSR!”

Expanded Wake Voices: Inclusive Student Life Update

Over the past two semesters, senior Parker Beverly, has been focusing her efforts on the collecting of oral history interviews through the Expanding Wake Voices: Inclusive Student Life project. Thanks to donor support, this important work continues to expand the History of Wake Forest oral history project, with a new focus on the student experience... Continue reading “Expanded Wake Voices: Inclusive Student Life Update”

What Happened? Houck Medford’s Photographic Witness for Floyd County, Virginia (Curated by Tsing Liu ’23)

What Happened? Houck Medford’s Photographic Witness for Floyd County, Virginia Curated by Tsing Liu ’23 January 5 – February 24, 2023 Yadkin Cultural Arts Center 226 E Main St Studio C, Yadkinville, NC 27055) Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 5-7PM Situated on a high plateau adjacent to the Blue Ridge escarpment of Southwest Virginia, Floyd... Continue reading “What Happened? Houck Medford’s Photographic Witness for Floyd County, Virginia (Curated by Tsing Liu ’23)”

SCA Update on Dr. Wilson Processing Project

The processing of Dr. Ed Wilson’s (aka Mr. Wake Forest) papers project demonstrates how much Special Collections & Archives depends on donors and financial supporters. Special donors funded this very important project which is allowing us to make Dr. Wilson’s collection more readily available for researchers. This is how we tell the Wake Forest story!... Continue reading “SCA Update on Dr. Wilson Processing Project”

Colleen at the NNLM Wikipedia + Libraries Training

As a recent “graduate” of the National Library of Medicine’s Wikipedia + Libraries training modules, I am compelled to share my experiences and encourage anyone who has ever used Wikipedia – yep, you! – to read on… Although it needs no introduction, Wikipedia is the most-read work of crowd-sourced reference in history. Available in over... Continue reading “Colleen at the NNLM Wikipedia + Libraries Training”

Halloween Game Night @ ZSR – 2022 Edition

On Friday, October 29th, from 7-9 pm, the ZSR Library hosted our second game night of the Fall 2022 semester! We had 71 people in attendance, and the event was co-sponsored with WFU E-sports, the Board Game Club, Rook & Bishop, the Dungeons & Dragons Club, and the Chinese Students & Scholars Association. The atrium... Continue reading “Halloween Game Night @ ZSR – 2022 Edition”

Project Pumpkin with ZSR Ambassadors & the Department of Education

On October 25th, the ZSR Ambassadors participated in a longstanding Wake Forest tradition, Project Pumpkin. During this event, children from the Winston-Salem community are invited to go trick-or-treating at dozens of booths set up by student organizations and campus departments. In addition to collecting candy and treats, there are also activities and games at each... Continue reading “Project Pumpkin with ZSR Ambassadors & the Department of Education”

Penelope (Penny) Niven Research Files on Thornton Wilder

During the Spring of 2022 I first began exploring the papers of Penelope Niven. My project coincided with, and was influenced by, the upcoming birthday of one of Niven’s biographical subjects, American author and playwright, Thornton Wilder. Biographies of Wilder had been previously published, however, Niven’s was a distinct publication as she worked very closely... Continue reading “Penelope (Penny) Niven Research Files on Thornton Wilder”

Rising Meadow Farm: Medford Curatorial Associate Tsing Liu Curates Exhibit

In mid-October, I attended an American Farmland Trust event at Rising Meadow Farm in Liberty, NC. I was there to host our SCA popup exhibit, Rising Meadow, curated by Medford Curatorial Associate Tsing Liu. Tsing’s position is being funded by Houck and KB Medford to support the access and preservation of Houck’s documentary photograph collection... Continue reading “Rising Meadow Farm: Medford Curatorial Associate Tsing Liu Curates Exhibit”