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News media coverage of Elon University

Prudence Layne interviewed on Jamaican Radio program

Associate Professor of English Prudence Layne, coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program, was interviewed on the live radio show “Both Sides of the Story,” a program that is broadcasted live on Power 106 FM radio in Jamaica.

Amy Overman talks with WFMY on how the brain learns new information

The associate professor of psychology offered a visual explanation to brain function in an April 11, 2014, "Kids Want To Know" segment on the popular Triad news station.


In My Words: Media shades the truth when it comes to colorism

Associate Professor Naeemah Clark criticizes in newspaper guest columns an entertainment industry that perpetuates standards of beauty that celebrate lighter complexions over elegance also found in people with darker skin.

Associated Press correspondent offers insights into Vatican

Nicole Winfield spoke April 4 in Whitley Auditorium about the men who have led the Catholic Church in recent years, the challenges facing the church, and how she maintains neutrality in her coverage as a Catholic herself.

Sport & Event Management faculty cited in regional media

Associate Professor Tony Weaver and instructor Mark Cryan have been interviewed by WFMY News 2 and WUNC's "The State of Things" in recent weeks for their expertise on the business of sports.


Updated book details Elon University's rise to prominence

Johns Hopkins University Press has re-issued its classic book, "Transforming a College," with new contributions by President Leo M. Lambert.

Elon among 'seven stellar Hillels you haven't heard of'

In a Hillel International website news story, Elon University is the first school named among "up-and-coming stars" that might be "the perfect fit" for students seeking a vibrant Jewish life on their future college campuses.

In My Words: Speaking clearly is a skill that's, like, lacking, you know?

Too many "filler words" are making too many people look less than confident about their ideas, and Mark Fox, who teaches public speaking in the School of Communications, offers suggestions in regional newspapers on countering the problem.

Dance Magazine lauds Elon's dance science program

The March 2014 edition lists Elon University among "three college dance science programs to consider" in an article headlined "Where Science and Dance Meet."

Elon's Jack Smith praised in Wall Street Journal theater review

Critic Terry Teachout compliments work by the associate professor of performing arts for costume designs in the "The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Parts I and II" being performed by the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre.

Jan Fuller publishes essay on multi-faith efforts at Elon

In a column for the (Burlington, N.C.) Times-News, the university's chaplain shared reflections on the ways Elon University promotes and celebrates multi-faith efforts.


In My Words: The Fab Four and the fantastic fortunes of failure

On the 50th anniversary of The Beatles making their American television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show," Associate Professor Michael Frontani shares insights in regional newspapers about early setbacks for one of the biggest bands of the modern era.

Elon professor joins NBC for Olympic coverage

Assistant Professor Max Negin traveled to Sochi, Russia, as a digital media manager and will help log and maintain footage that editors use to create network feature stories.

In My Words: Dreaming of rainbows but cashing bad checks

Associate Professor Prudence Layne authored a newspaper guest column for the MLK Jr. holiday in which she reflects on the shared legacies of the slain American civil rights leader and his counterpart in South Africa, the late Nelson Mandela.

In My Words: The climate change war may already be over

Professor Pranab Das writes in a newspaper opinion column published across the region about the reasons climate change has subsided from public debate in recent years.