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Faculty in the Media, April 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:21am

University of Georgia oceanographer Mandy Joye talks about the work scientists will be doing in the Gulf of Mexico on board the research vessel Atlantis and and the submersible Alvin, background. JOHN FITZHUGH — SUN HERALD

On the leading issues of day, new discoveries, prestigious awards and newly published studies, Franklin Faculty continue to speak out and receive coverage across a variety of media. A sample:

Joye leads research group back to examine Gulf floor on the fourth anniversary of the BP oil spill – Nearly four years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, researchers – led by UGA’s Samantha Joye – are venturing back into the waters, reports the Gulfport Sun Herald.  “Our work is aimed at understanding the long-term impacts of the 2010 blowout,” said Joye.  Article also filed by the Associated Press.

UGA research team lead by assistant professor of chemistry Shanta Dhar discovers a new way to deliver a promising drug that may one day make it a viable treatment for numerous forms of cancer, the ABH reports. 

Rethink education to fuel bioeconomy, says report – article quotes Joy Doran-Peterson, a associate professor of microbiology

High Speed trading used to Mean Carrier Pigeons, column by associate professor of history Stephen Mihm at

Georgia Virtual History Project digitizes and mobilizes state's past – ABH article quotes Christopher Lawton, a history lecturer

Lawton also quoted in a story on Georgia Virtual History Project explores Sapelo’s diverse histories – ABH

Temporary assistant professor Jerry Shannon quoted in Small retail grocers, improved transit might be key to shrinking 'food deserts' –

Noted UGA chemist honoredGregory H. Robinson, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, has been named UGA’s recipient of the Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award for 2014

NSF grant allows UGA researchers to monitor deep-sea plumes – ABH reports that Daniela Di Iorio, an associate professor in the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, receives an $818,395 grant to develop instrumentation to monitor deep-sea plumes, a process made challenging by high pressures and water temperatures above 300 degrees Celsius at great depths.

UGA African American Choral Ensemble celebrates 25 years of ‘togetherness’ – ABH – article quotes Gregory Broughton, ensemble director and associate professor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Article by Henry Louis Gates in The Root quotes Russell Professor and history department chair Claudio Saunt on "Why Most Black People Aren't Part Indian"

Marshall Shepherd is quoted in a USA Today article on the 2 trillion gallons of water that fell on the eastern U.S. on April 30

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