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WFU Awards and Recognitions Briefs

July 26, 2016  |   Faculty, Recognition, Staff

The WFU Recognitions and Awards brief celebrates milestones of faculty, staff and students at Wake Forest University.

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NBA All-Star Game move: A high-profile hit for Charlotte and N.C.

July 21, 2016  |   Faculty

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the league’s board of governors may soon make an announcement regarding Charlotte’s status as the host city for the 2017 All-Star Game. Sports economist Todd McFall, assistant teaching professor of economics at Wake Forest University, is available to comment on the likelihood of a move and its effects.

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‘Beet’ the competition: WFU expert talks Olympics & beet juice

July 20, 2016  |   Faculty, Research

Daniel Kim-Shapiro, director of the Translational Science Center and a professor of physics at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., has conducted groundbreaking research about the health properties of beetroot juice for more than 10 years. He can discuss how the human body converts the chemical nitrite found in beets into nitric oxide to regulate blood flow, fueling athletes for peak performance.

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Trump, Clinton and evangelical voters: WFU expert

July 18, 2016  |   Faculty

Bill Leonard, James and Marilyn Dunn Chair of Baptist Studies at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity and an expert on contemporary American religious life, can comment on the role evangelical voters will play in the election and what religious issues are likely to matter most at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

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Running Mates and Rebellion: WFU expert available for comment on National political conventions

July 14, 2016  |   Faculty

David Coates, Worrell Professor of Anglo-American Studies at Wake Forest University, is an expert on U.S. domestic and foreign policy and writes extensively about liberal politics and elections. He can comment on the key issues in the upcoming Democratic and Republican national conventions.

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