Wake in the News

Why the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital by the United States is so controversial

December 5, 2017   |  BBC Brasil

Israel considers Jerusalem its eternal and indivisible capital, but Palestinians claim part of the city as the capital of their future state. Barry Trachtenberg, director of the Jewish Studies Program at Wake Forest University, points out that the U.S. in all previous governments has allowed Israel to continue building settlements in disputed territory. “The United States has never taken strong measures (to prevent construction), so Trump is perhaps the most honest about it, about the fact that the U.S. is actually partial rather than neutral,” he said.

To lose more fat than muscle, try lifting weights

December 5, 2017   |  herald-tribune

Training with weights could be more effective than a walking program, according to a new study in Obesity by researchers at Wake Forest University. “Walking is excellent exercise,” said Kristen M. Beavers, an assistant professor of health and exercise science and the study’s lead author. “But it might not prompt older people’s bodies to hold on to muscle as effectively as weight training.”

Mapping the forests of the future: Drones aid with Amazon restoration

December 6, 2017   |  Unmanned Aerial

A small group of Wake Forest University students visited the Amazon of Peru and flew a drone over the Reforestation Center for the first time ever. The images captured were incredible. It was a breathtaking view of the trees above. It was also amazing to see how clearly the mixed agroforestry systems the Reforestation Center team planted resemble the wild forest.

Media Report for Dec. 2-8, 2017

December 12, 2017   |  wfu_news_&_communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Dec. 2-8, 2017 is now available online.

Commentary: How to stop hazing: What colleges need to know (everyone else too)

November 30, 2017   |  Orlando Sentinel

Rituals of hazing can be gruesome, sometimes deadly. Since 1970, there has been at least one hazing-related death on a college campus each year. To learn more about what’s being done to stop the practice, the Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board contacted HazingPrevention.org, and sought out Gregory S. Parks, a law professor at Wake Forest University.

To slim as you age, add weight training to your fitness routine

November 26, 2017   |  The Globe and Mail

A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass that can be lost through aerobic workouts.

The Catch-22 that keeps many vets from getting help

November 27, 2017   |  CNN

Brandon Heffinger, a Marine Corps officer, Director of the Wake Forest Veterans Legal Clinic, and a current MPA student at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University writes about the difficulties that dishonorably discharged vets face after their return from deployment. Their less than honorable discharges prevent them from being considered veterans, so they can’t get help from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to address their PTSD.

5 ways to catapult your company's success with Gen Z

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.

Media Report for Nov. 25 - Dec. 1, 2017

December 5, 2017   |  wfu_news_&_communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for Nov. 25 –  Dec. 1, 2017 is now available online.

Power down to keep the peace at Thanksgiving dinner table

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.”

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