Faculty in the News, Jan - Feb

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The work of Franklin College scientists and scholars continue to be reported widely. A sample from the past month:


 ‘Geolocation,’ an art project by Lamar Dodd School of Art photography lecturer Marni Shindelman that utilizes Twitter, was featured in web and print publications around the world including Wired.com, Business Insider, Yahoo! Canada, Gizmodo, The Verge, Andrew Sullivan: The Daily Beast, Animal New York, and the Athens Banner Herald


An Op-ed by geography professor Marshall Shepherd and associate professor of marine sciences Patricia Yager on the...

Shepherd and Yager challenge 'Zombie theories' on climate change

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Global CO2 map, July03

American Meteorological Society president Marshall Shepherd, Patricia Yager of marine sciences, and other UGA colleagues courageously wade into the public debate on climate change:

As author Upton Sinclair noted, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on him not understanding it.” While economists and policymakers focus on policy solutions, our goal here is to clarify several erroneous statements in McClanahan’s commentary. Scientists have used the phrase “climate change” for decades. While “global warming” is an example of climate change,...

Tingler recital of songs "Made in America'

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Hugh Hodgson School of Music associate professor of voice Stephanie Tingler is a highly decorated composer and performer, whose accolades include national finalist honors in the Bel Canto Opera, Opera Columbus Annual Operatic, and American Traditions competitions. On Monday Feb. 4, Tingler will present some of her favorite songs by American composers:

"This recital really is a cross-section of my favorite American compositions for voice," said Tingler. "One is the first song I ever worked on in English, another I consider the perfect American art song . . . some are pieces I've...


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Students and faculty in the department of geography have pioneered a terrific new collaboration with NASA set to begin this summer:

University of Georgia's department of geography will partner with NASA through DEVELOP, a national student internship program created to enhance training and development in Earth science. The UGA collaboration is only the second housed strictly at a university in the U.S.

Initial UGA projects include analyzing the marshes of coastal Georgia, examining the correlations between public health and air quality in Washington County, Ga., determining...

Dodd Chair Exhibition

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Lola-Brooks-bubblepearls jewelry

This year's Dodd Professorial Chair in the Lamar Dodd School of Art is the jeweler and metalsmith Lola Brooks. The school will present an exhibition of her new work, opening on Feb. 1 in Gallery 307:

The exhibition will include five to seven pieces installed alongside objects from the artist's many collections, including some 1/4 inch-scale furniture, all designed to shift the viewer's perception of scale and meaning.

"This is an opportunity to explore some ideas about shifting meaning through perception of scale and context using display," Brooks said, "and is probably...