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Media Report for June 17 - July 7, 2017

July 10, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for June 17 – July 7, 2017 is now available online.

Wake Forest News (July 2017 publication)

July 1, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

View selected media highlights (April – June 2017) from Wake Forest University’s Office of Communications and External Relations.

Wake Forest's D.C. program is taking over space in Dupont Circle

June 19, 2017   |  Washington Business Journal

Wake Forest University’s Washington internship program will launch in the fall out of 1 Dupont Circle NW. The WAKE Washington program, which will host its first semester this fall, has started repairs on the fourth floor of the Dupont Circle building.The 4,300-square-foot space, known as the WAKE Washington Center, will become a “D.C. hub,” according to David Taylor, assistant dean for the Global Study Away program at Wake Forest.

The program will lease the space from the American Council on Education, which owns the building, and will be the first university tenants, said Jennifer Richwine, executive director of the WAKE Washington Center. Beyond the undergraduate internship program, the center will also host alumni and networking events.

You're getting a master's in what?

June 19, 2017   |  The Wall Street Journal

To court a generation of M.B.A. skeptics, business schools are creating narrowly tailored degree programs designed to help young professionals hone their skills for specific industries and job functions.

“Students want a deeper expertise in specific business disciplines if they’re pursuing a graduate degree,” said Charles Iacovou, dean of the business school at Wake Forest University, which discontinued its traditional two-year M.B.A. program in 2014 and concentrated its resources around the school’s part-time M.B.A. offerings and its three specialized master’s programs.

Weaving Connections: A NewsArts student documentary

June 19, 2017   |  Pulitzer Center

“Weaving Connections” represents a blending of RJ Reynolds High School students’ short films into one documentary that presents the research and process explored by the students in a program led by artist-educator Diana Green and co-facilitator Stan Wright, an MFA candidate in the documentary filmmaking program at Wake Forest University.

Good fathers can help protect against creeps like Bill Cosby

June 19, 2017   |  New York Post

Linda Nielsen, a professor at Wake Forest University writes that “daughters whose fathers have been actively engaged throughout childhood in promoting their academic or athletic achievements and encouraging their self-reliance and assertiveness are more likely to graduate from college and to enter the higher paying, more demanding jobs traditionally held by males.”

The story also appeared in the Stylist.

Media Report for June 3-16, 2017

June 19, 2017   |  WFU News & Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for June 3-16, 2017 is now available online.

After divorce, shared parenting is best for children's health and development

June 5, 2017   |  Business Insider

Linda Nielsen, a professor of educational and adolescent psychology at Wake Forest, drilled into research to find that children whose parents share physical custody have better outcomes even when one parent initially opposed the arrangement and even when conflict between the parents was high.

See additional coverage in The Huffington Post and STAT.

Meet this newly discovered flying squirrel

June 5, 2017   |  National Geographic

A new species of flying squirrel has been found in the Pacific Northwest. Peter Weigl, a vertebrate ecologist and emeritus professor at Wake Forest, commented on the discovery of  Humboldt’s flying squirrel.

“He [researcher Brian Arbogast] has their genetics, but he’s also shown how their geography, climate, and vegetation changed over time. It’s the full story.”  Now the big challenge is “to figure out what the hell the northern and Humboldt’s squirrels are doing,” Weigl said. “What’s keeping them apart? Is it the ecology or their behaviours? Are they specialised in some ways so that they aren’t competing?”

Former FBI Director appointed special counsel

June 5, 2017   |  Fox News Channel

Katy Harriger, politics professor and author of “The Special Prosecutor in American Politics,” commented on the appointment of former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel. “It is hard to imagine anyone else who would have the level of support and trust across parties that he does,” said Harriger.

A link to the story is not available.

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