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12:56 am
Sun June 8, 2014

The "Phenomenal Woman" That Touched So Many People: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou's first book 'I know Why the Caged Bird Sings' was published in 1970. She went on to write 36 books, including biographies, poetry and essays.
Credit Wake Forest University

Dr. Maya Angelou was laid to rest over the weekend. Her family held a private memorial service at Wake Forest University on Saturday. More than 2,000 people attended the ceremony at Wait Chapel to remember and celebrate the life of a “phenomenal woman” who touched so many people.

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Education
9:35 pm
Sat June 7, 2014

Bill Clinton Memorializes Maya Angelou

Guests wait in line to get into Wait Chapel for Maya Angelou's memorial service Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Credit WFDD Photo by Paul Garber

Former President Bill Clinton was among the speakers at Maya Angelou’s memorial service at Wake Forest Saturday.

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Education
9:12 pm
Sat June 7, 2014

Not All Who Gathered For Angelou Were Big Names

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority wait to get in line for the memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou Saturday, May 7, 2014.
Credit WFDD Photo by Paul Garber

Dr. Maya Angelou's memorial service Saturday featured reflections from the likes of Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama. 

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Education
5:11 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Wake Forest Campus Closed During Angelou Service Saturday

The memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University.
Credit WFDD Photo by Paul Garber

The Wake Forest University campus will be closed tomorrow until about 2  p.m. for the memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou.

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SciWorks Radio
3:13 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

North Carolina Doctor The First to Implant Lab-Grown Organs

The scaffold is configured into a vaginal shape.
Credit Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem.

Dr. Anthony Atala, MD, Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine talks about organ regeneration.

We are rapidly approaching a time when organ donor waiting lists and a body’s rejection of donated organs will become a part of medical history. This is due to Regenerative Medicine; the practice of replacing or engineering human tissues and organs. Recently, news broke that patients have successfully received lab-grown vaginas. The study took place between 2005 and 2008 on girls who were then between the ages of 13 and 18. It was done by a team lead by Dr. Anthony Atala, MD, Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

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