Wake Forest in the News (July 19-25)

Selected news clips courtesy of Wake Forest University News & Communications


Wake Forest’s Freedom School enriching children’s summer – and lives
By Laurie Willis | Wake Forest News
After seeing a flyer about Wake Forest’s Freedom School, Jackson Gibson showed it to his father, Reggie Gibson, and they agreed the program would be good for Jackson. Turns out they were spot-on. Jackson is among 65 Winston-Salem kids attending the free, six-week, literacy-based summer program for rising third through eighth-graders. By using a culturally diverse curriculum, Freedom School encourages a love of reading and learning. – 7/13/2021


BBC Radio: Vaccination news
by Stephen Nolan | BBC Sounds
Math and statistics professor Lucy D’Agostino McGowan joins BBC radio guests discussing Covid-19 vaccinations. McGowan has been studying breakthrough cases and how they are reported. “Rather than reporting the percent of people who have gotten Covid-19 or been hospitalized among vaccinated people the reporting tends to focus on the flip – the percent of vaccinated people among those who have gotten Covid-19 or been hospitalized. One is useful for thinking about vaccine effectiveness and the other isn’t.” – 7/24/2021

Cientista luta contra ameaça silenciosa do mercúrio na Amazônia
By Manuel Cubias | Vatican News
The Amazon represents 62% of Peru’s area. It hosts 51 different native peoples and enormous biodiversity, like few other places in the world. Let us learn about the efforts of scientist Claudia Vega to protect the Amazon and its people. Vega is the Mercury Program Coordinator at Wake Forest’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA). – 7/20/2021


Story for success: Ludowici and Reynolda House roof tile replication
By Peter Miller | Traditional Building
The green clay tile roof was the defining architectural feature of Reynolda House when Philadelphia architect Charles Keen designed this country house for tobacco baron R.J. Reynolds and his wife Katherine in 1917. It still is. One hundred and four years later, this original roof, a three-color blend of green, is about to be replaced. – 7/22/2021

WFU offers high schoolers a chance to immerse themselves in new knowledge
Spectrum News Charlotte
Wake Forest is giving high school students, ages 13 and up, a chance to step out of their education comfort zone and learn something new through its Online Immersion Programs For High School Students. – 7/19/2021

NC Coastal Federation, partners talk combatting microplastic pollution
By Mike Shutak | Carteret County News-Times
Law professor Sarah Morath said two things to consider when creating regulations to reduce microplastic pollution is what part of the lifecycle of plastics should be regulated and who should be responsible for doing the regulating. “I think we’ve learned plastic is ubiquitous. You can’t underestimate the importance of letting your elected representatives known you’re concerned about the issue.” – 7/19/2021


Wake Forest University hires Grammy and Oscar-nominated composer Joshuah Brian Campbell
By Fran Daniel | Winston-Salem Journal
Grammy and Oscar-nominated composer Joshuah Brian Campbell has joined Wake Forest University as director of music and arts at the School of Divinity and director of the University Gospel Choir. Campbell will collaborate with choral groups from across the University to contribute to worship and concert experiences at Wake Forest. – 7/23/2021

Photos: Smoke from Western wildfires obscures visibility in Triad
By Walt Unks | Winston-Salem Journal
Smoke from Western wildfires obscures the view of Wait Chapel and the cupola of Z.Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest as seen from the top of Winston Tower, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Pilot Mountain is usually visible from downtown buildings but the smoke makes it barely visible to see a few miles. – 7/21/2021

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