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Chris Paul talks about hurricane relief efforts, his career during visit to Winston-Salem

September 18, 2017   |  Winston-Salem Journal

NBA star Chris Paul spent much of the day in Winston-Salem, talking about hurricane relief and his professional basketball career, as well as participating in a basketball clinic with children and speaking to students, faculty and staff at Wake Forest.

Paul talked with President Nathan Hatch on Sept. 13 as part of the University’s Leadership Project. In a question and answer conversation, he shared memories of his time as a student at Wake Forest and talked about what it means to be a leader in the NBA and in the community.

“You have to do your part in a team,” Paul told nearly 2,000 students, faculty, staff in Wait Chapel. “What I’ve learned about leadership is it’s bigger than the actual game.”

2018 Best Colleges

September 18, 2017   |  U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest University 27th overall among 311 national universities and 12th for its commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Remarkable new tree species hidden in plain sight in the Andes

September 18, 2017   |  Smithsonian Insider

Hidden in plain sight–that’s how researchers describe their discovery of a new genus of large forest tree commonly found, yet previously scientifically unknown, in the tropical Andes. Botanist Kenneth Wurdack from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and Wake Forest University graduate student William Farfan-Rios detailed their findings in a study just released in the journal PhytoKeys.

See Also: Haaretz and Le Figaro

Shared parenting improves divorce outcome for kids

September 18, 2017   |  Boston Herald

With the important exception of children who need protection from an abusive or negligent parent, “shared parenting should be the norm for parenting plans for children of all ages, including very young children,” said Wake Forest’s Linda Nielsen, a professor of adolescent and educational psychology.

See Also: Washington Examiner

Media Report for Sept. 9-15, 2017

September 18, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Sept. 9-15, 2017 is now available online.

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