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Media Report for April 27 - May 3, 2019

May 7, 2019   |  WFU News and Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for April 27 – May 3, 2019 is now available online.

Jonathan Walton named dean of Wake Forest University School of Divinity

April 28, 2019   |  Winston-Salem Journal

Wake Forest has appointed Jonathan L. Walton as Dean of the School of Divinity. Walton is currently at Harvard, where he serves as the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the University’s Memorial Church. He is also Professor of Religion and Society at the Harvard Divinity School. “As both a distinguished preacher and scholar, Jonathan Walton will bring exceptional leadership to Wake Forest’s School of Divinity,” said Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch. Walton will serve as Dean and Presidential Chair of Religion and Society at Wake Forest.

Family Matters podcast: Putting the father-daughter relationship first

April 30, 2019   |  Global News

Linda Nielsen, an expert on father-daughter relationships and professor of adolescent and educational psychology at Wake Forest, appeared as a guest on a recent episode of the “Family Matters” podcast. During a girl’s adolescent and teenage years, said Nielsen, “the most influential person for the daughter is her father, and he has the greater impact on her than the mother does in three areas that affect her for the rest of her life – her relationship with men, with money and with career.”

Feeling stressed? You have the power to choose your attitude

April 29, 2019   |  Psychology Today

Allison McWilliams, assistant vice president, mentoring and alumni personal & career development at Wake Forest, says the positive psychology researcher Shawn Achor tells us that 90 percent of our long-term happiness is predicted not by the world around us, but by how our brain processes the world around us. “If we choose to see the world as out to get us, then that is how we will experience it,” said McWilliams. “But of course, the flip-side of that is also true: if we choose to see the world as a generally positive, supportive place, then that is how we will experience it.”

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