geography

Noted and Quoted, November 2017

Posted 1 week 6 days ago
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Franklin faculty and students appeared in a wide variety of media during the month of November. A sample:

UGA studies how stress affects vaccine effectiveness – assistant professor of psychology Katherine Ehrlich quoted in the Red &Black

Study says public’s politics are correlated with climate change opinion. They shouldn’t be – Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd writes in his regular column at Forbes

Garnett S. Stokes appointed president of The University of New Mexico – UNM Newsroom, U.S. News & World Report, Missourian,...

Kudos, October 2017

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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New research projects, diversity certificates and a musical premiere highlight accomplishments of faculty, students and staff during October. A sample:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) awarded more than $9 million in grants to explore gaps in knowledge about antibiotic resistance and pilot innovative solutions in the healthcare, veterinary, and agriculture industries. Professor of plant biology and Franklin College associate dean Michelle Momany and assistant professor of microbiology Elizabeth Ottesen are leading two of the 25 funded projects

Plant biology professor...

Indigeneity and the Sacred

Posted 2 months 1 day ago
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A new book on sacred natural sites, Indigeneity and the Sacred: Indigenous Revival and the Conservation of Sacred Natural Sites in the Americas, was recently published by Berghahn Books:

The conservation of sites that indigenous people hold sacred has taken urgency as globalization and population growth increased demands for resources in the mountains of the Western Hemisphere.  Fausto O. Sarmiento, a professor of Geography and director of the Neotropical Montology Collaboratory, and Sarah Hitchner, an adjunct professor in Anthropology and assistant research scientist at the Center...

Improving public health messaging on hot car deaths

Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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Critical new findings urge better messaging about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars:

Each year, dozens of young children die after being locked in a hot car, but new research from the University of Georgia's department of geography shows that most parents don't believe it could happen to them.

Their findings, published recently in the journal Injury Prevention, could help improve public health messaging and prevent more deaths.

Department of geography doctoral student Castle Williams and professor Andrew Grundstein interviewed parents and caregivers as well...

Solar eclipse of 2017

Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

Today is the day. Beginning about 1 p.m. and peaking at approximately 2:38 p.m., the Moon will pass between the Sun and the Earth. Professor of geography John Knox, who led the organization of a massive viewing opportunity at Stanford Stadum, explains.

 

 

Go to the stadium, or just get outside somewhere this afternoon for this very rare event. Some reminders:

-Viewing the eclipse directly without protective glasses may result in serious eye damage.  -Please be sure to take proper precautions when viewing the eclipse. The American Astronomical Society’s...

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