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What is Franklin Chronicles?
A successor to our print magazine, The Franklin Chronicles, this blog allows us to continue to communicate the importance of the arts and sciences to an expanded audience through a variety of means – articles and announcements, video, news and opinion – to pick up the conversation of why the arts, humanities and sciences matter so much at this juncture in the history of our university, our nation and the world. Read more

From storms to smart phones to... what happened to the Southern accent? Research from Franklin College faculty and graduate students was widely reported during September. A sample of the stories and media pick from across the globe:

Scientists are asked if humans have broken the Earth’s… Read Article

Sophomore theatre major, and Cora Nunally MIlle Fine Arts Scholar in the Franklin Colege, Wyn Thomas channels her inspriations for theatre-making from a variety of sources. Our colleague Erica Techo shares her story:

She has written several plays, including “Write Their Wrongs,” a short… Read Article

People expect more enjoyment in conversation than on smartphones, but don’t always follow that instinct

It turns out people might prefer social interactions over their smartphones, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to stop scrolling.

A new study from researchers in the University… Read Article

Awareness about languages, the differences in how individuals speak, and how these create local identities may come as no great surprise to American Southerners.

When speakers of certain linguistic varieties decline, though, their languages become endangered. Keith Langston’s scholarship… Read Article

Franklin College Dean Anna Stenport has been meeting with alumni and friends of the college at Meet-and-Mingle events designed to provide our alumni the opportunity to get to know Dean Stenport – and for Dean Stenport to learn about how our graduates want to help shape a vision for the Franklin… Read Article

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