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Media Report for April 7-13, 2018

April 16, 2018   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for April 7-13, 2018 is now available online.

If Scott Pruitt gets fired from the EPA, this coal lobbyist will take his place

April 9, 2018   |  Mother Jones

Andrew Wheeler, an energy lobbyist who has worked for the Senate’s biggest climate change denier, faces a confirmation vote for deputy administrator, the number two position at the EPA.

“The role of deputy is kind of an inside job, at least for most deputies,” said Wake Forest University’s Stan Meiburg, who served as acting deputy administrator in the Obama administration. “Our standing joke in the deputy community is we do anything the administrator doesn’t want to do.”

U.S. politicians get China in Africa all wrong

April 12, 2018   |  The Washington Post

Lina Benabdallah, a political science professor at Wake Forest University, studies Chinese investments in African human resource development programs. “Africans are being invited to Chinese universities. China is offering scholarships,” she said. “When Africans are thinking about technology [and] skills, they are thinking of China as a valid option.”

How a middle finger found in a surprising place alters our understanding of human history

April 10, 2018   |  Mashable

In Saudi Arabia, archaeologists discovered a 90,000-year-old bone from a human’s middle finger. New research detailing that discovery, published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, alters our understanding of a seminal time in human history: when we left Africa and eventually spread out across the globe. “It is evolutionary — but not revolutionary,” Ellen Miller, a biological anthropologist at Wake Forest University who was not part of the study, said in an interview. “It doesn’t make us rewrite history, but it is another piece in the puzzle.”

WFU student to present 3-D bioprinting research to lawmakers

April 9, 2018   |  Triad Business Journal

A Wake Forest University student, Margaret vanSchaayk, has been chosen to present her research on 3-D bioprinting to members of Congress in Washington, D.C., later this month as part of Posters on the Hill, a program sponsored by the Council of Undergraduate Research.

Margaret is one of 60 students nationwide to participate in the program, which will take place on April 17 and April 18.

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