WFU in the news: September 4 to 10, 2023

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How video games like ‘Starfield’ are creating a new generation of classical music fans
By J. Aaron Hardwick | The conversation
The interactive music of “Starfield” propels the listener into the vastness of space while remaining curious, innocent and restrained. If you close your eyes, you can imagine it being played in the concert hall. This is exactly what happened before the game’s release, when the London Symphony Orchestra performed the “Starfield Suite” to a sold-out audience at the Alexandra Palace Theater, one of the concert venues the most prestigious in the world. As a conductor, musician and educator, I’m excited about games like ‘Starfield’ because they attract people to symphonic music like never before, writes music professor and symphony director Aaron Hardwick. – 05/09/2023

This article has been shared in media outlets around the world, including Houston Chronicle, MSN And Daily News Egypt.

The United States is committed to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, but like other countries, it is struggling to make progress.
By Scott Schang, John C. Dernbach | The conversation
Law professor Scott Schang writes: It’s easy to feel out of control and helpless in the face of the many problems Americans face today—unaffordable health care, poverty, and climate change, to name a few. -uns. These problems are compounded by the way people, including elected representatives, often rush past each other. The right place to “take the reins” is where you are and the problems or tasks ahead of you – at work and at home. Find more sustainable ways to use water and energy, for example. Seize opportunities such as savings and reduce risks, for example by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Every individual can contribute to a better future. – 06/09/2023

This article was shared in media outlets across the country.

What will determine the impact of AI on college education? 5 signs to watch out for.
By Beth McMurtrie | The Chronicle of Higher Education
Instructors have long struggled to design assessments that demonstrate that students are learning, with or without ChatGPT. As Betsy Barre, executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at Wake Forest University, said earlier this year: “We can’t see inside your brain. » – 09/08/2023

Reviews | Dalit politics: identity or rights?
By Mitra Pariyar, Mitra Pariyar | The Kathmandu post
Anthropology professor Steven Folmar in the United States is one of the few Western scholars who has consistently researched and published extensively on Nepali Dalits, and who sincerely wants to see their status changed. Folmar rightly observed that Dalit identity is extremely complex and not all Dalits aspire to it. – 09/04/2023

Muddy tropical rivers reveal scale of global gold mining boom: study
By Glenn Scherer | Mongabay
“It’s amazing how pervasive (riverine mining) is,” conservation biologist Miles Silman told Mongabay in a telephone interview. Before doing the research, “I didn’t know that we were exploiting all the rivers in the tropics and increasing sediment loads, with effects on both freshwater biodiversity – which in the tropics is comparable to terrestrial biodiversity – and on the humans who live there. these areas. Silman is director of the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability at Wake Forest. – 05/09/2023

Why the United States may not be the partner of choice for a thriving Africa
By Tom O’Connor | News week
Signs of this transformation have been apparent for some time, notably at the BRICS summit hosted earlier this month by South Africa alongside other members of the informal economic coalition Brazil, Russia, India and China. Lina Benabdallah, professor of politics and international affairs, identified what she sees among African nations as a “window of opportunity to exert pressure and seek concrete alternatives to current financial and political institutions that do not value “action of the countries of the South”. – 06/09/2023

Why do we work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.? The History of the Eight-Hour Workday
By Jeanne Sahadi | CNN
The work culture in the United States is based on employees working eight hours a day, five days a week. In the mid-1800s, working more than 70 hours a week was common, according to economics professor Robert Whaples, who created a detailed timeline of the evolution of hours worked in the United States for the Economic History Association. “These abnormally long hours were the subject of numerous denunciations and were a major issue during a strike that began in September 1919. The strike failed… but four years later, US Steel reduced its working day from twelve to eight hours. » – 09/09/2023

The eternal dad: breaking the myth of the egocentric father
By Terry Gaspard | The good men’s project
What children need is a loving and predictable father figure – whether they are married to their mother or divorced. According to education professor Linda Nielsen, author of “Myths and Lies About Dads: How They Hurt Us All,” the root of the problem lies in the stereotypes we have about men. In a recent interview with me, she explained, “If we believe negative stereotypes about fathers, we’re not going to change the policies, laws, and restrictions we place on each other. » – 09/09/2023

September 11 in Chile: US role in 1973 military coup remains unclear despite new revelations
By Peter Siavelis | The Dallas Morning News
In this opinion piece, professor of politics and international affairs Peter Siavelis writes: The coup was particularly tragic because historically Chile was an island of democratic peace in a region too often punctuated by violence and of right-wing military coups. Siavelis is a longtime analyst of Chilean politics and recently co-authored “Chile’s Constitutional Chaos,” in the Journal of Democracy and “Chile’s Constitutional Moment in Current History.” – 09/11/2023

The United States set the stage for a coup in Chile. It had unexpected consequences at home
By James Doubek | NPR
Fifty years ago in Chile, the United States worked to end the presidency of an elected Marxist and, in return, contributed to the rise of a right-wing authoritarian dictatorship. Politics and international studies professor Peter Siavelis helps explain what led the United States to participate in the coup in Chile, how it happened, and what happened afterward. “I think there is something about the uniqueness of this country and the democratic experiences it has had over the last 50 years. And this has many lessons for other countries around the world,” he said. – 09/10/2023

A Dirty Business: Labor Force Trends in the Energy Sector
By Shannon Cuthrell | EE power
New research from Wake Forest’s economics department assesses the impact of the transition to renewable energy on the U.S. workforce. Researchers analyzed data from 130 million workers making 300 million job transitions, using job titles, industries and company names. Mark Curtis, associate professor of economics and author of the paper, said workers without college degrees and older workers are much more likely to stay in carbon-intensive jobs. Local labor markets also may not be equipped to absorb workers displaced by the growing clean energy economy. – 07/09/2023

CNMS Annual User Meeting 2023 deserves praise for its exciting program
OAK Ridge National Laboratory
At the Department of Energy’s Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, or CNMS, Annual User Meeting, numerous guest lectures provided attendees with a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge research and developments across multiple science disciplines nanometric materials. Physics professor Oana Jurchescu offered a new perspective on diverse scientific topics in nanoscience to inspire innovative thinking. She is the recipient of a rare and coveted National Science Foundation Special Creativity Grant Extension to pursue high-risk, high-reward opportunities in electronic materials. – 09/08/2023

Beth Hopkins Named USTA Equality Champion
By Ron Cioffi Usta | Greensboro News & Recordings
Beth Norbrey Hopkins is a Wake Forest pioneer who leaves a legacy of service to the university and the Winston-Salem community. As a talented Wake Forest School of Law professor, named Director of Outreach in 2012, Beth transformed the law school’s Pro Bono Project and public interest law organization into widely recognized programs. national. Under his leadership, underserved members of the community benefited from legal assistance through a network of talented students, colleagues and local attorneys. From her student days, when Wake Forest struggled to fit in, to her retirement after 30 years of employment at the university. 09/08/2023

THE Winston-Salem Journal also published an article.

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