WFU in the news: November 13 to 19, 2023

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17th Annual Turkeypalooza Returns to Winston-Salem
By Carolyn Conte | WXII-TV (Winston Salem, North Carolina)
For many Triad families, a Thanksgiving feast is not guaranteed. Wake Forest University is making sure that’s not the case: the 17th annual Turkeypalooza is happening this week. This is Campus Kitchen’s largest annual event. Students prepare Thanksgiving meals from scratch, including turkey, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and sweet potato casserole. – 11/16/2023

What dangers could lead to the fragmentation of the Russian Federation into a multitude of states
Who would benefit from the fragmentation of the Russian Federation into a multitude of smaller, independent states? An analysis of Russian regions by Wake Forest University politics professor Adam Lenton found widely varying levels of support for autonomy across Russian regions. Data shows that in many regions that have exiled pro-independence leaders and are considered potential separatist regions, the public does not support this goal. – 11/18/2023

Headhunters are turning away from cutthroat executives and looking for CEOs with better soft skills.
By Geoff Colvin | Fortune
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Waterloo (Canada) and Wake Forest University, who studied “intellectual humility”, found that the more people are able to recognize the limitations of their own beliefs and knowledge, the more likely they are to make decisions. good decisions. – 11/16/2023

Disturbing graves are latest violation attributed to East Africa pipeline
By Justin Catanoso | Mongabay
Journalism professor Justin Catanoso writes about a new report from GreenFaith, a climate justice organization, that says the East African crude oil pipeline will disrupt at least 2,000 graves along its route from Lake Albert in Uganda to the Tanzanian port of Tanga. French oil giant TotalEnergies says its identification and management of graves and other important sites meets international standards, but residents living along the route told GreenFaith that pipeline project officials have ignored their calls and concerns . – 14/11/2023

Clean energy jobs and unionization are moving south
By Austyn Gaffney | Sierra Magazine
“The South has a good workforce and great support for various economic growth initiatives. And it’s probably cheaper for them to locate in places in the Southeast that aren’t unionized,” said economics professor Mark Curtis, who studies the shift from “dirty” to “clean” jobs. “. – 11/16/2023

Epicureanism and its feat of modern relevance
By Greg LaBlanc | Without silos: Apple podcasts
In this episode, we reveal the misunderstood philosophy of Epicureanism. Don’t be fooled by common misconceptions: Epicureanism isn’t just about hedonism. It is a balanced search for tranquility, ataraxia and the good life. Professor of Philosophy Emily Austin, author of “Living for Pleasure: An Epicurean Guide to Life.” – 11/16/2023

Sisters share funny confessions to their late mom, revealing all the mistakes they’ve made since her death
By Tod Perry | Worthy
“Talking out loud to a deceased loved one – whether at a grave site or out loud at home – is helpful for many people who are coping with their grief,” said counseling professor Alison Forti. “Many people experience a feeling of disbelief after losing a loved one. By encouraging people to speak out loud to their loved one, it helps them resolve this disbelief. – 11/16/2023

North Carolina lawmaker proposes bill to help students with children graduate
By Joe Killian | The 74
“I am a firm believer in campus child care programs because I have seen how they eliminate barriers to skills development and postsecondary access for parents of young children,” said the U.S. secretary. to Education, Miguel Cardona. Last month, Wake Forest University also announced it would open a child care and early education center in its University Corporate Center, which the university hopes to open for the upcoming fall semester. – 11/16/2023

New York Debate Director: “We look beyond wins and losses to focus on life outcomes”
By Amisha Mehta | News week
Students who thrive in debate and want to take their debate game to the most competitive level can join the NYCUDL Wake Forest Dream Team to be mentored by some of the best collegiate debaters in the country and compete nationally in the goal of debating to university with a scholarship. – 11/16/2023

What is the cost of false imprisonment in North Carolina?
By Bob Buckley | WJZY-TV (Charlotte, North Carolina)
When Mark Rabil became a lawyer, he didn’t expect to spend most of his career handling cases that had already been decided. Then he was introduced to the case of Darryl Hunt. Rabil helped exonerate Hunt. A few years later, he established the Innocence and Justice Clinic at Wake Forest to work on cases similar to Hunt’s. The Clinic is staffed by second and third year law students who review hundreds of cases to find those that constitute true wrongful convictions. – 11/18/2023

Wake Forest ranks third in percentage of students studying abroad
Winston-Salem Journal
Wake Forest University ranks third among U.S. doctoral colleges and universities in percentage of students studying abroad, according to the Open Doors 2023 report published by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Based on IIE methodology, 72% of Wake Forest undergraduates received credit to study abroad during the 2021-2022 academic year and summer 2022. – 19 /11/2023

Naughty or nice? Triad shoppers expect to spend more and give less this season.
By Richard Craver | Winston-Salem Journal
Local consumers may shop “more cautiously” this year, retail expert Roger Beahm said. “Inflation has reduced what buyers can get for the money they spend. This encourages them to be more careful in many ways: what they buy, where they buy, when they buy and even how they pay. » Beahm said most holiday shopping surveys show that while overall spending may increase, consumers are reducing the number of people who receive gifts. This trend has major implications for retailers. “This may be good news for shoppers, as it would likely result in even more aggressive post-holiday discounts.” – 11/19/2023

Turkeypalooza helps local organizations fight hunger
Winston-Salem Journal
This week, Wake Forest University students and staff are preparing Thanksgiving meals from scratch for an annual holiday tradition that gives back to the community. Turkeypalooza will run through November 18. This student-led event prepares more than 500 Thanksgiving meals for Forsyth County residents facing food insecurity. Thanksgiving meals will include turkey, roasted vegetable stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and sweet potato casserole. – 14/11/2023

Spectrum News and WGHP also covered Turkeypalooza.

As Maya Angelou Artist in Residence, Debbie Allen moves and inspires
By Kim McGrath | Wake Forest News
On Sunday, November 12, President Susan Wente presented the inaugural Maya Angelou Artist in Residence Award to Hollywood Walk of Fame star Debbie Allen in Wait Chapel. The award was presented before a moderated conversation with Allen led by Wake Forest dance instructor Nina Lucas and alumna Monet Beatty (’20, MA ’21). Accepting the award, an emotional Allen said: “This is very special to me. My legacy is now tied to him, which means I have to work hard. – 11/16/2023

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