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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.
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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.

Released: 13-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Wake Forest University Hurricane Experts Available
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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: Expert available: State constitutional amendments in North Carolina
Released: 25-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Expert available: State constitutional amendments in North Carolina
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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
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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.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: Under Threat of NCAA Championship Pullouts, HB2 Effects Compound
Released: 9-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST
Under Threat of NCAA Championship Pullouts, HB2 Effects Compound
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North Carolina could lose several NCAA championship events if legislation limiting protections for the LGBT community isn't repealed. Absent a full repeal of HB2, championships may be pulled through 2022.

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Released: 21-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Tactics, Tantrums, Train Wrecks? Presidential Debate Insights From Wake Forest University Experts
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Wake Forest University communication and debate experts offer insights into the upcoming presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Released: 4-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Conspiracy Theories in Politics: WFU Communication Professor Available for Comment
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With Trump’s pronouncement that the presidential process is rigged, Wake Forest University communication professor John Llewellyn can offer insight into how Trump has successfully used conspiracy theories to gain support.

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
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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…


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