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Porter Byrum Welcome Center

1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106



Upcoming Events

Laudato Si ("Praised Be"):  The Impact of Pope Francis' Encyclical and Reflections on Our Common Home

Laudato Si ("Praised Be"): The... 10/6 7:00pm

Religious, Special Events, Conference / Panel, Multicultural / International, Community / School of Divinity, Academic Centers / Institutes, Humanities Institute, Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability

Free and open to the public. RSVP required. Conversations about climate change are often isolated among different disciplines. Scientists use the language...

"Seamus Heaney: The Life and Work of an Irish Poet" A Lecture by Kevin Whelan

"Seamus Heaney: The Life and Work of an... 10/14 4:00pm

Speakers, Lectures / Academics, English, Academic Centers / Institutes, Humanities Institute, Administrative, President, Wake Forest University Press

"Seamus Heaney: The Life and Work of an Irish Poet" Kevin Whelan. Director, Keough Naughton Notre Dame Centre in Dublin. Post-lecture reception: 5-5:45...

2015 Ida B. Wells lecture by Joy Reid: “The Myth Of Objectivity: How The Media Quest For ‘Fairness’ And ‘Balance’ Biases Coverage Against Out-Groups.”

2015 Ida B. Wells lecture by Joy Reid: “The... 10/14 6:00pm

Speakers, Lectures / Academic Centers / Institutes, Anna Julia Cooper Center

Author and MSNBC national correspondent Joy-Ann Reid will deliver the 2015 Ida B. Wells lecture on Wednesday, October 14. Her lecture will discuss bias and...

Lifelong Learning Fall Lecture: Moby Dick: No Wonder No One Wants to Read It, and Why Everyone Should

Lifelong Learning Fall Lecture: Moby Dick: No... 10/26 7:30pm

Speakers, Lectures, Special Events, General, Community, Alumni / Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Eric G. Wilson, Thomas H. Pritchard Professor of English, offers a lecture on the significance of the novel "Moby Dick" in American literature, and why...

A Cherokee Celebration and Commemoration: President James Ralph Scales and the Cherokee Heritage of Wake Forest University

A Cherokee Celebration and Commemoration:... 11/13 9:30am

Training & Professional Development / Professional Development Center, Administrative

This symposium honors the rich legacy of President James Ralph Scales, a member of the Cherokee Nation and a champion of Wake Forest University’s commitment...

Recent Events

The End of Night 9/17/2015

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James Ford

James Ford left a positive review 4/21/2015

Dr. Fosket's Poteat lecture was a tour de force analysis on the "crisis" of the humanities, the way forward, and how the discipline of biblical studies may offer a template on how other scholars within the humanities might more effectively engage public scholarship.

Stephanie Reitz

Stephanie Reitz posted a photo 1/22/2015

Kathleen Hutton

Kathleen Hutton left a positive review 10/30/2014

An evening appropriately celebratory, convivial and inspiring--expressive of everyone's profound admiration and deepest affection for Dr. Wilson--who did as he promised, greeted everyone there at the reception following--

Elizabeth Way

Elizabeth Way left a positive review 4/3/2014

Amazing and stunning film! Abigail Child is a genius film maker!

Rebecca Petersen

Rebecca Petersen left a positive review 3/6/2014

Lovely event and great programming.

Lance Henry

Lance Henry left a positive review 11/14/2013

This was perhaps the best lecture I have attended in three years at Wake Forest. Mr. Bringhurst is the expert in his field, the lecture he gave was written solely for the occasion of his visit to Wake Forest, and with a broad sweep of history and unparalleled attention to detail it embodied the essence of truly excellent humanistic inquiry.

Porter Byrum Welcome Center

Porter Byrum Welcome Center posted a photo 5/28/2013

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