November 28, 2017 | sfgate_(san_francisco)
Managers who know how to coach employees by giving helpful feedback and creating opportunities to innovate can get the best out of younger workers. Wake Forest University, for example, has developed a group mentoring program for its alumni in several cities, helping them learn to cope with challenges in their professional and personal spheres. The program also helps college seniors who are nearing graduation by introducing them to alumni and fellow students at networking roundtables.
December 5, 2017 | wfu_news_&_communications
The Wake Forest News Media Report for Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 2017 is now available online.
November 22, 2017 | Winston-Salem Journal
With family members in town it’s inevitable that the pent-up stress of the holidays can lead to a few showdowns and meltdowns. “You see people at their best and at their worst at weddings, funerals and Thanksgiving with all the stress,” said Sam Gladding, a professor of counseling at Wake Forest University. “You don’t have to solve a decades-old grudge, just keep it friendly and civil,” Gladding said. “Don’t forget it’s a time of peace, joy and turkey.”
November 24, 2017 | Fox News
Roger L. Beahm, professor of marketing and WestRock executive director of the Center for Retail Innovation at Wake Forest University, discusses five conditions that could potentially drive 2017 holiday shopping sales to new record levels.
November 19, 2017 | The Guardian
Resistance to a ban on military-style assault weapons is strongest among millennials, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released this week. None of the other gun control questions in the Quinnipiac Poll had such a striking age divide, said David Yamane, a sociologist at Wake Forest University, who studies the culture of legal gun ownership in America.
November 22, 2017 | Newsweek
Turning to Twitter, Clara Jeffery, Mother Jones editor in chief, asked “Which woman should be given Charlie Rose’s show?” Social media responded with several, one being Melissa Harris-Perry who has taken on a full-time role at Wake Forest University as a professor and is editor at large for Elle magazine, where she focuses on stories about women of color.
November 27, 2017 | wfu_news_&_communications
The Wake Forest News Media Report for Nov. 18-24, 2017 is now available online.
November 11, 2017 | CNN
The hour-long program, The Wonder List with Bill Weir, featured Wake Forest researchers studying illegal gold mining in Peru.
“It’s a perfect storm,” said Luis Fernandez, the executive director of the Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA). “High prices of gold, tremendous poverty, high biodiversity and very vulnerable tribes that aren’t used to outsiders. And so it’s like the Wild West.” So along with his colleagues at Wake Forest University, he built CINCIA, the very first research center in the jungle to study the effects of illicit gold mining on everything from human health to deforestation impacts.
November 15, 2017 | The New York Times
Trying to stay trim as you age? Surprisingly, if you’re cutting calories to lose weight, adding weights to your weight loss regimen may be more effective than beginning a walking program. In a new study, published this month in Obesity, Wake Forest University researchers focused on both men and women older than 60 who were overweight or obese.
“Walking is excellent exercise,” said Kristen Beavers, assistant professor of health and exercise science and lead author of the study. “But it looks as if it might not produce enough of an anabolic signal to really spare muscle mass during weight loss.” The results do suggest that for healthy weight loss, many of us might consider at least occasionally walking to the gym and, once there, picking up some weights.
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November 12, 2017 | Self
The article on pre-workout supplements mentions a 2016 study from Wake Forest University that found when heart failure patients drank beetroot juice every day for one week, it helped improve their aerobic endurance by 24 percent. While it’s important to note that research on beets is still pretty young, and most studies are small, so far all of them show promising results.
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