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TEDxUGA 2017: Ideas Worth Spreading

Posted 4 weeks 23 hours ago
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Franklin's Jessica Luton attended the recent TEDxUGA event and shares the story:

This past Friday, the Athens and UGA community had an opportunity to listen to some “ideas worth spreading” via the local TED Talk affiliated program known as TEDxUGA. The event, which began in 2013, drew its biggest crowd ever, with over 1000 people in attendance. The growth of this event can be attributed to dynamic organizers and presenters year after year, as well the decision to hold the event in it’s biggest venue yet--the Classic Center.

The afternoon consisted of presenters giving talks...

Noted and Quoted, February 2017

Posted 2 months 2 days ago
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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 San Marcos, associate professor of anthropology Victor Thompson quoted on ETV Radio

Female meteorologists don't want to be...

Noted and Quoted, January 2017

Posted 3 months 22 hours ago
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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 Forbes

The term 'severe weather' may not mean what you think (Marshall Shepherd) - Forbes

Make America mate again,...

Noted and Quoted, November 2016

Posted 4 months 4 weeks ago
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Research, opinion and more put Franklin College faculty and students in print and pixels around the world in November. A sample of the great work by our colleagues:

Chimps and bonobos had flings—and swapped genes—in the past (Distinguished Research Professor of Genetics Michael Arnold) – Science Magazine

When does skepticism become bias in science? Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in his regular column in Forbes

Do Facts Matter Anymore? Communications Studies professor Edward Panetta quoted extensively in an AJC column...

Teaching Media Literacy

Posted 5 months 1 week ago
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The vast, new tools at our disposal are requiring greater levels discernment in the use of media and in some cases, giving rise to new areas of study and instruction at the university level. The Chronicle of Higher Education published an interview this week with a professor who shared a list of unreliable news sites with her mass communication classes at Merrimack College, only to have the classroom discussion overtaken by events when a top search about the Presidential election signalled the arrival of the impact fake news. She then made her list public:

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