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Wake Forest University History Professor to Testify on Capitol Hill About Antisemitism

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Wake Forest University Professor Barry Trachtenberg, a nationally recognized expert in Jewish history, will testify before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary next week. Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) invited Trachtenberg to share his expertise at a hearing called “Examining Anti-Semitism on College Campuses” on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m.

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Lose Fat, Preserve Muscle: Weight Training Beats Cardio for Older Adults

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Weight training or cardio? For older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go. A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass that can be lost through aerobic workouts.

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Changes and Uncertainty in ACA Likely to Impact Enrollment

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Today is the first day health insurance exchanges begin enrollment through the Affordable Care Act's Healthcare.gov. Wake Forest University health economics expert Christina Marsh Dalton says the shorter enrollment time, the reduction in advertising budget from $100M to 10M and the increased premiums are likely to impact enrollment.

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Comfortable with Conflict: Wake Forest University Faculty Help Students Navigate Political Divisions

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At Wake Forest, faculty are making conscious efforts to help students get comfortable with a healthy degree of conflict as part of their academic and personal growth. Instead of shying away from studying topics that evoke strong – and often polarized – emotions, they are helping students engage in meaningful discussions across difference.

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$900K NSF Grant Helps Wake Forest Researchers Look for the Big Picture in Big Data

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Thanks to a $900,000 award from the National Science Foundation, Wake Forest University researchers are examining how the plant hormone ethylene affects growth and development of the roots of Arabidopsis thaliana, which is a genetic model used to provide insight into other plants.

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New ‘Molecular Trap’ Cleans More Radioactive Waste From Nuclear Fuel Rods

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A new method for capturing radioactive waste from nuclear power plants is cheaper and more effective than current methods, a potential boon for the energy industry, according to new research published in the journal Nature Communications.

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Wake Forest, Queens & Wingate Universities Receive $140+ Million Gift From Porter Byrum

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In a concluding act of extraordinary generosity that will make college more affordable and accessible for generations of students, Porter Byrum has left a bequest of more than $140 million to Wake Forest University, Queens University of Charlotte and Wingate University for scholarships.

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WFU Announces Gathering of National Leaders to ‘Rethink Community’ Oct. 19-21

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Wake Forest University is convening a group of national thought-leaders across the ideological spectrum to explore what it means to live in a society that is more diverse, polarized, global and virtual than ever before.

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WFU Expert Explains Special Counsel Mueller’s Speed and Tactics

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NSF Grant Supports Biochemistry Research and Mentoring Outreach

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The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $680,000 grant to Wake Forest University Associate Professor of Chemistry Patricia Dos Santos. In addition to funding research that helps scientists better understand life on earth, the grant also enables her to mentor students from other Triad-area colleges.







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