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Newswise: USAID awards an additional $2.14 million to WFU rainforest research center
Released: 23-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
USAID awards an additional $2.14 million to WFU rainforest research center
Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) has received $2.14 million in additional funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting the expansion of the research center’s study of mercury pollution and reforestation in the Peruvian Amazon.

14-Apr-2019 9:05 PM EDT
Hold the Mustard: What Makes Spiders Fussy Eaters
Wake Forest University

It might be one of nature’s most agile and calculating hunters, but the wolf spider won’t harm an insect that literally leaves a bad taste in its mouth, according to new research by a team of Wake Forest University sensory neuroscientists, including C.J. Saunders.

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Released: 27-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT
WFU facilities staff to star in performance this fall
Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University and Forklift Danceworks are co-creating “From the Ground Up” – a dance featuring the movement and stories of custodial, maintenance and utilities, landscaping, construction, and waste reduction employees. The large-scale performance will take place on Hearn Plaza Oct. 4 and 5.

Newswise: For women, class makeup may influence interest in STEM studies
Released: 28-Feb-2019 1:40 PM EST
For women, class makeup may influence interest in STEM studies
Wake Forest University

Improving achievement in the first course in engineering may lay the foundation for more women and minorities to pursue engineering as a major, according to new research by Wake Forest University economics professor Amanda Griffith.

Newswise: Expert Available: Why do entrepreneurs fail? They choose the wrong idea.
Released: 14-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Expert Available: Why do entrepreneurs fail? They choose the wrong idea.
Wake Forest University

The importance of having a sound business idea for a startup is essential, but identifying the ideas most likely to go from concept to venture is challenging. Statistics show that about 34% of startups fail within the first two years and 56% within the first four years. Most failures are due, in part, to the pursuit of ideas that are poorly selected and/or tested.

Newswise: New study shows more protein and fewer calories help older people lose weight safely
Released: 14-Feb-2019 11:10 AM EST
New study shows more protein and fewer calories help older people lose weight safely
Wake Forest University

A high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older adults with obesity lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass, improve bone quality and lose “bad” fat, according to results from a new randomized controlled trial led by Wake Forest University researcher Kristen Beavers.

Newswise: Rainforest destruction from gold mining hits all-time high in Peru
Released: 8-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Rainforest destruction from gold mining hits all-time high in Peru
Wake Forest University

Small-scale gold mining has destroyed more than 170,000 acres of primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon in the past five years, according to a new analysis by scientists at Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA). That’s an area larger than San Francisco and 30 percent more than previously reported.

Newswise: How the World’s Fastest Muscle Created Four Unique Bird Species
Released: 30-Oct-2018 7:05 AM EDT
How the World’s Fastest Muscle Created Four Unique Bird Species
Wake Forest University

When the male bearded manakin snaps its wings at lightning speed, it’s more than part of an elaborate, acrobatic mating ritual. The tiny muscle doing the heavy lifting is also the reason this exotic bird has evolved into four distinct species, according to new research published in the journal eLIFE by Wake Forest University biologist Matthew Fuxjager.

Newswise: African Fires Wipe Out Endangered Rhino’s Favorite Foods
Released: 23-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT
African Fires Wipe Out Endangered Rhino’s Favorite Foods
Wake Forest University

Fires in the African savannah – planned by national park staff to regenerate the preferred grasses of grazers such as wildebeests and zebras – are killing the few foods that endangered black rhinos love to eat.

Released: 13-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Wake Forest University Hurricane Experts Available
Wake Forest University

As Hurricane Florence makes landfall on the southeastern coastline, Wake Forest University offers experts who can discuss flood forecasting, environmental hazards in the aftermath of flooding and the economics of evacuations.

Newswise: Mellon Foundation Awards $850,000 Grant to Wake Forest for Humanities
Released: 2-Aug-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Mellon Foundation Awards $850,000 Grant to Wake Forest for Humanities
Wake Forest University

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Wake Forest University an $850,000 grant to expand its community-based partnerships through engaged teaching and research in the humanities. The four-year grant will support “The Humanities Engaged: Generating Learning, Remaking Community” through June 2022.

Newswise: Expert available: State constitutional amendments in North Carolina
Released: 25-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Expert available: State constitutional amendments in North Carolina
Wake Forest University

John Dinan, a Wake Forest University politics professor and author of the book “State Constitutional Politics: Governing by Amendment in the American States,” can provide context and comment on amendments to the North Carolina Constitution the legislature is considering for placement on the 2018 ballot.

Newswise: Self-Driving Cars: WFU Engineering Students Kick the Tires on Safety and Ethics
Released: 2-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Self-Driving Cars: WFU Engineering Students Kick the Tires on Safety and Ethics
Wake Forest University

The future of self-driving cars seemed all but inevitable — until a fatal crash in Arizona last month prompted tech companies, automakers and lawmakers to pump the brakes.

Newswise: Dining Dilemmas Give WFU Students Food for Thought from Dining Room to Treatment Room
Released: 11-Apr-2018 3:15 PM EDT
Dining Dilemmas Give WFU Students Food for Thought from Dining Room to Treatment Room
Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University students participating in next week’s “Dining Dilemmas” have a healthy appetite for exploring bioethics and building community.

Newswise: Expert Available on the U.S. Role in the Holocaust
Released: 9-Apr-2018 4:55 PM EDT
Expert Available on the U.S. Role in the Holocaust
Wake Forest University

Barry Trachtenberg, Wake Forest Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History and author of “The United States and the Nazi Holocaust” is available to comment on the Holocaust, its lasting effects, and how it is taught and talked about in America.

Newswise: How to Win Big with Summer Interns
Released: 14-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
How to Win Big with Summer Interns
Wake Forest University

The tight labor market combined with a positive economic outlook are making recruiting, hiring and retaining top talent more challenging. Summer internships for college students are win-win when organizations teach students about their work environment and test-drive potential hires.

Newswise: U.S. Sen. Richard Burr Donates Congressional Papers to Wake Forest
Released: 12-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr Donates Congressional Papers to Wake Forest
Wake Forest University

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (‘78) announced today he will donate his Congressional papers to Wake Forest University.

Newswise: Want to Help Your Partner Stress Less? Listen From the Heart
Released: 6-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
Want to Help Your Partner Stress Less? Listen From the Heart
Wake Forest University

When we feel supported, we feel less stress. But sometimes we think we are being supportive of a romantic partner and we're not. Who hasn't experienced the self-satisfaction of feeling like we're 'helping' only to find we've only made the situation worse.

Newswise: Expert Available: Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan Plan for Health Care Consolidation
Released: 31-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
Expert Available: Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan Plan for Health Care Consolidation
Wake Forest University

Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan announced plans yesterday to combine forces to manage employees’ health care, with a claim that they will develop technological solutions for simplified, high-quality healthcare. These companies represent over 1 million employees and huge potential resources, of both finances and experience, to make this happen.

Newswise: Scientists Study Mercury Poisoning in Peruvian Forest on Pope’s Itinerary
Released: 12-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST
Scientists Study Mercury Poisoning in Peruvian Forest on Pope’s Itinerary
Wake Forest University

Pope Francis’ visit to Peru on Jan. 15-22 takes him to the epicenter of the country’s informal and often illegal gold mining industry – the subject of groundbreaking environmental research by Wake Forest University scientists.

Newswise: Women Can (and Should) Seek Male Mentors in the Post-#Metoo Workplace
Released: 3-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
Women Can (and Should) Seek Male Mentors in the Post-#Metoo Workplace
Wake Forest University

In the post-#MeToo workplace, women may feel reluctant or uncomfortable about initiating a mentoring relationship with a male colleague.

Newswise: Why the Y? Older Adults Need Support for Healthy Weight Loss in 2018
Released: 21-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST
Why the Y? Older Adults Need Support for Healthy Weight Loss in 2018
Wake Forest University

Researchers at Wake Forest University say adults 60+ whose New Year’s resolution is to lose weight succeed with an inexpensive and accessible solution: classes at community fitness centers such as the YMCA.

Newswise: New Year’s Resolution for Older Adults: Lose Weight the Right Way
Released: 20-Dec-2017 9:00 AM EST
New Year’s Resolution for Older Adults: Lose Weight the Right Way
Wake Forest University

If shedding some of those extra pounds is your goal for the new year, are you sure you’re losing the right kind of weight? Health and exercise science professor Kristen Beavers of Wake Forest University has a challenge for older adults resolving to drop some pounds in 2018: Focus on the fat – don’t shed muscle and bone, too.

Newswise: Wake Forest University History Professor to Testify on Capitol Hill About Antisemitism
Released: 3-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Wake Forest University History Professor to Testify on Capitol Hill About Antisemitism
Wake Forest University

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.

Newswise: Lose Fat, Preserve Muscle: Weight Training Beats Cardio for Older Adults
Released: 1-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Lose Fat, Preserve Muscle: Weight Training Beats Cardio for Older Adults
Wake Forest University

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.

Newswise: Changes and Uncertainty in ACA Likely to Impact Enrollment
Released: 1-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Changes and Uncertainty in ACA Likely to Impact Enrollment
Wake Forest University

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.

Newswise: Comfortable with Conflict: Wake Forest University Faculty Help Students Navigate Political Divisions
Released: 17-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT
Comfortable with Conflict: Wake Forest University Faculty Help Students Navigate Political Divisions
Wake Forest University

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.

Newswise: $900K NSF Grant Helps Wake Forest Researchers Look for the Big Picture in Big Data
Released: 9-Oct-2017 4:55 PM EDT
$900K NSF Grant Helps Wake Forest Researchers Look for the Big Picture in Big Data
Wake Forest University

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.

Newswise: New ‘Molecular Trap’ Cleans More Radioactive Waste From Nuclear Fuel Rods
Released: 5-Oct-2017 9:05 AM EDT
New ‘Molecular Trap’ Cleans More Radioactive Waste From Nuclear Fuel Rods
Wake Forest University

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.

Newswise: Wake Forest, Queens & Wingate Universities Receive $140+ Million Gift From Porter Byrum
Released: 2-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT
Wake Forest, Queens & Wingate Universities Receive $140+ Million Gift From Porter Byrum
Wake Forest University

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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