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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Where Colleges School Google: Creating a Culture That Supports Women, Minorities in STEM
Released: 8-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Where Colleges School Google: Creating a Culture That Supports Women, Minorities in STEM
Wake Forest University

Gender, racial, socioeconomic and other equity gaps in STEM-related careers are more than a “pipeline problem.” That being said, what are colleges and universities like Wake Forest doing to help close these gaps?

Newswise: Father’s Day: WFU Expert Available on ‘Dadvertising,’ Divorce & More
Released: 12-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Father’s Day: WFU Expert Available on ‘Dadvertising,’ Divorce & More
Wake Forest University

For more than 25 years, Nielsen has taught “Fathers and Daughters,” the only known college class in the country devoted exclusively to dad-daughter relationships. An accomplished teacher-scholar, Nielsen is the author of five books and numerous scholarly articles. Her research and advice regularly appear in national news outlets.

Newswise: WFU Experts Available: HB2 One Year Later
Released: 22-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT
WFU Experts Available: HB2 One Year Later
Wake Forest University

With the first anniversary of the passage of North Carolina House Bill 2 (HB2) approaching this week, several Wake Forest experts are available to comment on the original legislation, appeal proposals, court challenges and the impact on the state.

Newswise: Pros Penalized Off the Tee at the Masters Are More Likely to Take Risks
Released: 7-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST
Pros Penalized Off the Tee at the Masters Are More Likely to Take Risks
Wake Forest University

Research shows pros on par fives with tee-shot penalties are likely to take greater risks in their approach shots — leading to disastrous consequences for the golfers' performances. Wake Forest sports economist Todd McFall uses PGA Tour's ShotLink data for findings.

Newswise: Experts Available: Refugees Seek Citizenship and Community
Released: 13-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST
Experts Available: Refugees Seek Citizenship and Community
Wake Forest University

As state and federal lawyers argue over President Donald Trump's travel and refugee ban, Wake Forest University experts are available to discuss a wide range of social and political issues facing families seeking U.S. citizenship.

Newswise: End an Internship with a Bang, Not a Whimper, to Land a Full-Time Job
Released: 1-Aug-2016 8:05 AM EDT
End an Internship with a Bang, Not a Whimper, to Land a Full-Time Job
Wake Forest University

The gap in job offer rates between students with internship experience and those without grew from 12.6 percent in 2011 to 20 percent in 2015. Even if you perform well in an internship, turning the role into a full-time position depends on making a memorable exit. Here's how…

Newswise: Mercury Contamination Expert Available: Wake Forest University
Released: 24-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Mercury Contamination Expert Available: Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University

Luis Fernandez, the principle investigator of the mercury studies that spurred the Peruvian Government to action, is available for comment

Newswise: Research Shows How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions
Released: 28-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT
Research Shows How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions
Wake Forest University

In-depth research by Wake Forest sociology professor Amanda Gengler, shows that, as a way to manage day-to-day living, parents of children with life-threatening illnesses might choose from several communication strategies

Released: 27-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Research Focuses on How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions
Wake Forest University

In-depth research by Wake Forest sociology professor Amanda Gengler, shows that, as a way to manage day-to-day living, parents of children with life-threatening illnesses might choose from several communication strategies

Released: 12-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST
WFU Sustainability Experts React to Supreme Court’s Decision on Clean Power Plan
Wake Forest University

WFU law professors provide insight on the Supreme Court’s decision on Clean Power Plan.

Released: 13-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT
At 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Tested His “I Have a Dream” Speech On a High School Audience
Wake Forest University

While MLK’s first “Dream” speech was played publicly for the first time Tuesday, it’s a speech King had been practicing since he was a teenager. A Wake Forest professor and his student identified striking parallels between the “Dream” speech and an address King delivered as a high school student.

Newswise: 5 Questions New Grads Should Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer
Released: 8-May-2015 1:05 PM EDT
5 Questions New Grads Should Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer
Wake Forest University

How can 2015 grads just starting their career journey improve the odds that their first job is the right one — especially this year when employers are hiring, and there may be a second or third offer waiting in the wings?

Newswise: For 2015 Grads, It's a Buyers' Market
Released: 6-May-2015 8:05 AM EDT
For 2015 Grads, It's a Buyers' Market
Wake Forest University

Wake Forest employer relations expert Mercy Eyadiel says there has been a shift from an employer market to a student market in 2015. Hiring is increasing, but the employment landscape remains competitive.

Released: 11-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT
New Book Traces Parallels Between Four Fallen Empires and the United States
Wake Forest University

America in the Shadow of Empires, by Wake Forest University professor David Coates, compellingly compares the development and failure of four of history’s greatest empires to the current American situation, especially regarding foreign policy and military deployment, the domestic economy, education and health care.

Newswise: Visual Maps Use Imagery to Help Connect Personal Passions with Potential Careers
Released: 14-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Visual Maps Use Imagery to Help Connect Personal Passions with Potential Careers
Wake Forest University

Whether you're getting ready to graduate, choosing second career or forced into one, creating a visual map can help you plan the next steps on your job journey.

Newswise: Holding on to Your Job? Here’s How to Survive Career Limbo
Released: 1-Aug-2013 8:10 AM EDT
Holding on to Your Job? Here’s How to Survive Career Limbo
Wake Forest University

The unemployment rate is in a holding pattern and so is your career. Will you be ready for the next move when the job market expands?

Newswise: Online Privacy and Freedom of Speech: What’s Next for the NSA
Released: 27-Jun-2013 2:55 PM EDT
Online Privacy and Freedom of Speech: What’s Next for the NSA
Wake Forest University

Many Americans are questioning their freedom of speech and expression in light of the National Security Agency (NSA) leaks scandal. Just wait, cautions privacy expert and Wake Forest University communication professor Ananda Mitra. The NSA can do this in America because we have freedom of expression.

Newswise: Americans Think Their Healthcare System Is the Most Advanced in the World. Is It? Health Economist Studies Outcomes
Released: 1-Feb-2013 3:00 PM EST
Americans Think Their Healthcare System Is the Most Advanced in the World. Is It? Health Economist Studies Outcomes
Wake Forest University

Wake Forest economist Michael Lawlor is an expert on the economics of health and medicine. A professor of economics and health policy, he is also director of the University's health policy and administration minor.

Newswise: Second-Term First Lady
Released: 18-Jan-2013 1:50 PM EST
Second-Term First Lady
Wake Forest University

Will Michelle Obama shift her approach to take more controversial political stands in her second term? No, says Kathy Smith, a professor of politics at Wake Forest University who studies first ladies and how they connect with the public.

Newswise: Turning New Year's Resolutions Into Reality
Released: 11-Dec-2012 10:10 AM EST
Turning New Year's Resolutions Into Reality
Wake Forest University

Go ahead and make New Year's resolutions. E.J. Masicampo, a professor of psychology who studies goal setting and will power, offers six tips for turning resolutions into reality.

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurship Education Expert Available
Wake Forest University

“Not restricting entrepreneurship to a business school setting is one of things that sets Wake Forest apart,” said Polly Black, the center’s director. “The high-touch model Wake Forest has gives students easy access to faculty. We teach the students to learn by doing, and to apply the skills they learn in the classroom to new ventures. Our faculty not only teaches the subjects academically, but mentors students to grow their ideas and persevere.”

Released: 24-Jul-2012 9:00 AM EDT
Ending the Homework Battle
Wake Forest University

A Wake Forest University professor offers strategies to help your child develop good habits and end the nightly homework battles.

Newswise: Black Friday: an Entertainment Phenomenon
Released: 17-Nov-2011 10:15 AM EST
Black Friday: an Entertainment Phenomenon
Wake Forest University

“You might think it’s for the great sale prices that people stand in line waiting for their store of choice to open, but that isn’t always the case. Consumers can find sales at just about any time of the year nowadays,” says Sheri Bridges a marketing professor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Newswise: Fascinated with 11/11/11? What’s in a Number? Asks Wake Forest University Professor
Released: 4-Nov-2011 11:00 AM EDT
Fascinated with 11/11/11? What’s in a Number? Asks Wake Forest University Professor
Wake Forest University

November 11, 2011 might hold special significance for some, since the date can also be written 11/11/11. When the calendar and its numbers align, a Wake Forest University professor says some people try to ascribe some sort of mystical significance.

Released: 28-Oct-2011 9:00 AM EDT
Wake Forest University Media Experts Available to Talk TV Sweeps: Do They Still Matter?
Wake Forest University

This week, Ruth Madoff publicly admitted in an exclusive interview on 60 Minutes that she and husband Bernard attempted suicide after his Ponzi scheme was revealed. The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Melissa Gorga sported a fat suit in Times Square on Entertainment Tonight in an attempt at tolerance for overweight Americans. Dancing with the Stars’ Maksim Chmerkovskiy mouthed off to judge Len Goodman on live TV and later expressed “no regrets," building anticipation for next week’s episode. Meanwhile, local affiliates nationwide are promoting the heck out of hidden dangers and hidden cameras.

Newswise: So You Think Your Boss Is a Psychopath?
Released: 22-Sep-2011 11:30 AM EDT
So You Think Your Boss Is a Psychopath?
Wake Forest University

If you heard about a recent study claiming one in 25 executive leaders meet the criteria for a psychopathic personality and thought: “That sounds like MY boss,” you might be wondering what to do about it. Evelyn Williams, associate vice president of leadership development/professor of practice at Wake Forest University Schools of Business says knowing your boss’s work style could be the key to succeeding.

Newswise: Jobs Report Expert from Wake Forest University Compares July Unemployment Numbers to Stifling Heat Wave
Released: 4-Aug-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Jobs Report Expert from Wake Forest University Compares July Unemployment Numbers to Stifling Heat Wave
Wake Forest University

As a Professor of Practice in Finance and Economics at Wake Forest University, Dr. Sherry Jarrell’s expertise is in valuing enterprises and strategies. She is an accomplished public speaker, award-winning teacher and frequent commentator on issues relating to law, business, economics and finance on local television and radio. She is also the co-author of Driving Shareholder Value: Value-Building Techniques for Creating Shareholder Wealth, published by McGraw Hill. More information is available at www.SherryJarrell.com.

Newswise: Columnist, Author and Wake Forest University Professor Available for Liberal Commentary on Debt Ceiling Debates
Released: 29-Jul-2011 1:00 PM EDT
Columnist, Author and Wake Forest University Professor Available for Liberal Commentary on Debt Ceiling Debates
Wake Forest University

David Coates, Ph.D., holds the Worrell Chair of Anglo-American Studies, Department of Political Science at Wake Forest University (N.C.). He previously held personal chairs at the universities of Leeds and Manchester in the U.K. He has written extensively on labor politics, contemporary political economy, and U.S. public policy. He is the author of several books, including Making the Progressive Case, Answering Back, The Labour Party and the Struggle for Socialism and Models of Capitalism: Growth and Stagnation in the World Economy (translated into Chinese and South Korean). More information is available at www.davidcoates.net.

Newswise: Expert Available: Television Viewing and Pre-School Aged Children
Released: 28-Jun-2011 11:30 AM EDT
Expert Available: Television Viewing and Pre-School Aged Children
Wake Forest University

New research published in the journal Pediatrics shows that the television viewing habits of young children, aged three to five, can affect their sleep patterns. What can parents do to protect their little ones? Wake Forest University communication professor Marina Krcmar, whose research includes studies related to children and television viewing, says parents need to know that many images— not just the ones adults typically think of as frightening — can be disturbing to young children.

Newswise: Libyan Refugees and the Looming Humanitarian Crisis
Released: 22-Mar-2011 4:00 PM EDT
Libyan Refugees and the Looming Humanitarian Crisis
Wake Forest University

In Libya, the strategy of military intervention could spark a humanitarian crisis, says Associate Professor of Political Science Sarah Lischer. Author of "Dangerous Sanctuaries: Refugee Crises, Civil War, and the Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid," Lischer studies refugees, humanitarian aid, civil war, and African politics.

Newswise: Don’t Expect Revolution in Cuba
Released: 4-Mar-2011 10:30 AM EST
Don’t Expect Revolution in Cuba
Wake Forest University

Cuban dissidents and Cuban-American leaders have started to ask why Cubans haven’t followed the lead of oppressed populations in Egypt and Tunisia in overthrowing long-entrenched regimes. Wake Forest University Associate Professor of Political Science Peter Siavelis said he doesn’t expect to see demonstrations for democracy in the streets of Havana anytime soon.

Newswise: Security Vs. Human Rights on Obama's Agenda, Expert Available
Released: 8-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST
Security Vs. Human Rights on Obama's Agenda, Expert Available
Wake Forest University

The attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day came at the worst time for President Obama and has reinvigorated debates about U.S. security, says Will Walldorf, assistant professor of political science at Wake Forest University.

Newswise: How Much Can the President Influence the Economy?  Only a Little, Economic Historian Says
Released: 8-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST
How Much Can the President Influence the Economy? Only a Little, Economic Historian Says
Wake Forest University

How much can the president influence the economy? Not as much as many people think, says Robert Whaples, chair and professor of economics at Wake Forest University. “It is important to realize that economic growth and unemployment trends are determined by the decisions and interactions of billions of individuals around the globe."

Newswise: What Will Liberals Be Looking for from President Obama’s State of the Union Address?
Released: 8-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST
What Will Liberals Be Looking for from President Obama’s State of the Union Address?
Wake Forest University

“Liberals will be remembering that the President was elected on a mandate of change and a promise of bipartisanship,” says David Coates, professor of political science at Wake Forest University and the author of “A Liberal Tool Kit: Progressive Answers to Conservative Arguments.”

Newswise: Will Obama Mention Immigration in his State of the Union Address?
Released: 8-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST
Will Obama Mention Immigration in his State of the Union Address?
Wake Forest University

Like all Presidents, Barack Obama will use his State of the Union Address to tell the American people what is important to him, says Peter Siavelis, associate professor of political science at Wake Forest University and co-editor of the book “Getting Immigration Right: What Every American Needs to Know.” Siavelis explains what it will mean if President Obama mentions immigration in his State of the Union speech.

Newswise: Families Should Make New Year’s Resolutions too
Released: 25-Dec-2009 11:00 AM EST
Families Should Make New Year’s Resolutions too
Wake Forest University

New Year’s is usually a time for making personal resolutions, but families can set goals too. “Like merchants, families should take inventory,” says Dr. Samuel Gladding, a licensed professional counselor with a specialty in family counseling and chair of the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University.

Newswise: New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers
Released: 25-Dec-2009 7:25 AM EST
New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers
Wake Forest University

Millions of Americans will be job hunting in 2010, and for many of those who are currently unemployed, the search will mark the continuation of a long and unsuccessful journey. Andy Chan, vice president for career development at Wake Forest University, says job seekers often encounter three major roadblocks to success.

Newswise: Don’t Let Ads Take Fun Out of Football, Expert Says
Released: 4-Sep-2009 11:15 AM EDT
Don’t Let Ads Take Fun Out of Football, Expert Says
Wake Forest University

On September 10, the NFL kicks off its season, and this fall about 5.3 million children ages 2 to 17 will be watching football with their parents. But what are your children watching besides football? Advertisements. Christy Buchanan, an expert on parent-child relationships and a professor of psychology at Wake Forest University, can address the effect ads for alcohol and other products have on kids and how parents can handle commercial breaks that challenge family values.

Newswise: 7 Steps to a Greener College Move-in
Released: 17-Aug-2009 8:30 PM EDT
7 Steps to a Greener College Move-in
Wake Forest University

Students today are more concerned than ever about the environment, but college move-in days typically produce huge piles of trash outside residence halls. Dedee DeLongpré Johnston, director of sustainability at Wake Forest University, offers seven simple suggestions to achieve a “greener” move-in this year.

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Released: 26-Jun-2009 1:00 PM EDT
"New Economy" Is Nothing New
Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University political science professor David Coates presents three arguments against concerns that the United States is moving into a "˜new economy.'

Newswise: Is Inflation Looming?  Economic Historian Says 'Yes.'
Released: 26-Jun-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Is Inflation Looming? Economic Historian Says 'Yes.'
Wake Forest University

In the debate over whether inflation or deflation poses a greater threat to the current economy, Robert Whaples, department chair and professor of economics at Wake Forest University, says the answer is clear.

Newswise: Supreme Court Expert Says Confirmation Odds in Sotomayor's Favor
Released: 27-May-2009 5:00 PM EDT
Supreme Court Expert Says Confirmation Odds in Sotomayor's Favor
Wake Forest University

President Barack Obama's nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter is historic, says Wake Forest University political science professor Katy Harriger, and the odds of confirmation are in Judge Sonia Sotomayor's favor given the current political context.

Newswise: The Cheerful Science: Economic Historian Looks Beyond Current Gloom
Released: 13-Mar-2009 3:25 PM EDT
The Cheerful Science: Economic Historian Looks Beyond Current Gloom
Wake Forest University

Economic historian Robert Whaples says he and the "vast, vast majority" of his peers are more optimistic about the future than a recent poll found average Americans to be. Whaples, who is department chair and professor of economics at Wake Forest University, even says he has come to see the field of economics not as the so-called "dismal science" but rather as the "cheerful science."


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