Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:29am
We're seeing, and UGA students are experiencing, great examples of the breadth of expertise in the liberal arts learning environment that is a major research university. With the unfortunately impending hurricane Florence, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd is responding to media requests around the clock, from around the world. And in his own regular Forbes column, he expanded the discussion of storm-related …
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:23am
From the history of the university to a musical premiere to questions about the president, Franklin faculty expertise is a vital resource across the news media. Some recent articles and broadcast segments: The Whole Story: UGA's Often Overlooked Black History– Flagpole article quotes professor of English Barbara McCaskill and Franklin Professor of English Valerie Babb, director of the Institute for African American Studies Finding the lost Fort…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, printing, Haiti, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Four Towers Building, public heath
Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:03am
Franklin College faculty engage in public scholarship by offering comments, regular columns and sharing expertise across a variety of media. A sample from just this month: Five big mysteries about CRISPR's origins, Distinguished Research Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Michael Terns quoted in Nature  The top nine weather or climate events of 2016, column by Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in…
Tags: public heath, Four Towers Building, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Coliseum Training Facility, Guitar
Wed, 08/24/2016 - 11:54am
Expert voices and new research had Franklin faculty featured in the media on a range of subjects from climate change to the 'love hormone' to the discovery of a Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast. A sampling (only through July!): Just a few more bites: Defining moderation varies by individual, study finds (Michelle vanDellen, psychology) – ScienceDaily You can't lose weight with moderate eating – Times of India Study reveals that eating "…
Tags: public heath, Department of English, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Four Towers Building, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Mon, 03/28/2016 - 11:04am
Franklin faculty expertise continues to gain influence in the media on a wide variety of crucial issues affecting American society and the world. A sample from the month of March: The Washington Post files an editorial written by professors Marshall Shepherd and John Knox. The post is about “the unfortunate demise of the National Achievement Scholarship Program.” U.S. News map: What going viral looked like 120 years ago. An interactive map,…
Tags: public heath, wards, Four Towers Building, Coliseum Training Facility, industry
Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:33am
Can extreme weather events - hurricanes, droughts - be linked to climate change? A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine establishes for the first time that science can now estimate the influence of climate change on these extreme events: The findings, presented to White House and congressional leaders on March 10 by committee members who conducted the study and wrote the report, describes how the…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Department of Psychology, public heath
Wed, 02/24/2016 - 11:30am
Inventive animations and a literary podcast top the list of media where Franklin College faculty were featured, noted and quoted during the month of February: On a NewBlackMan (in Exile) podcast episode, Left of Black on the Root, Guest host and Duke Professor Tsitsi Ella Jaji interviews Ed Pavlić about his latest work, Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners (Fordham University Press, 2015).…
Tags: public heath
Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:32am
Professor Marshall Shepherd uses his Forbes column to embark on a perfectly understandable explanation of why we have seasons, the actual length of Earth's trips around the sun, et voilà, the need for a Leap Year: Throughout the year, different parts of the Earth receive the Sun’s rays more directly. In Boreal Winter, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the Sun. At the same time, Austral Summer is happening because the Southern…
Tags: public heath, FYO, Homecoming, Department of Marine Sciences, Outstanding Advisor
Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:09am
If you have to fly for work or pleasure, you will enjoy this show and its really cool images and videos.  We were burning up the Twitters with this all weekend, but such is our pride and not just for this example of fantastic expertise that is important to the public. We're continually humbled by Dr. Shepherd's ability to share his scholarship in a wide variety of media. And now that he has a regular broadcast perch at The Weather Channel, he…
Tags: public heath, Performance, Four Towers Building, St. Lucia, chemistry