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Faculty in the Media, January 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:45am

Franklin College faculty play a vital public role by sharing their expertise in the media on a range of subjects. A sampling from just the past month:

Visualization of Native American dispossession by Russell Professor in American History Claudio Saunt continues to be featured in the news media,, UK Daily Mail.

On the Subject f 2014 having been the warmest year in modern history, Athletic Association Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences Marshall Shepherd was quoted widely, in outlets around the world – ABC News, Mother Nature Network, France 24, Think Progress, VICE News, Huffington Post, UPI, TIME, Washington Post, USA Today, and Vox.

"If you are younger than 29 years old, you haven't lived in a month that was cooler than the 20th-century average," noted Marshall Shepherd [VOX]

Shepherd was also called upon in national television media and print on the recent blizzard in the Northeast. AP, CBS, Evening News, MSNBC,, New York Times

“Office workers have long stood up against sitting,” Stephen Mihm, associate professor of history, writes in an op-ed for Bloomberg News examining the evolution of the American work environment over the last two centuries

Blue glow in Hong Kong waters beautiful yet disturbing. “It’s extremely unfortunate that the mysterious and majestic blue hue is created by Noctiluca,” said Samantha Joye, Athletic Association Professor of Marine Sciences. Noctiluca is also referred to as Sea Sparkle, a harmful algal bloom, reports the Associated Press

Research on ex-felons in the U.S. by assistant professor of sociology Sarah Shannon was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Geography professor Andrew Grunstein quoted in Climate Central on extreme temperatures at the Australian Open tennis tournament

Coverage of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day observances included an essay in TIME by Spalding Distinguished Professor of History James C. Cobb, “The Atlanta World of Dr. Martin Luther King”

Assistant professor of art Mark Abbe quoted in an AJC article about a King memorial for Georgia

Article on academic regrets in Times Higher Education (UK) quotes genetics professor Allen Moore

“Can an algorithm know you better than your Facebook friends?” asks an article in that quotes clinical psychologist Joshua Miller

How white flight destroyed the Mississippi Delta – article at mentions Spalding Professor of History James C. Cobb

Cobb also spoke at the Washington & Lee University Founders Day commemorations, Washington & Lee News

Associate Press article on a lawsuit filed January 8 by the Obama Administration concerning fracking in the Gulf of Mexico quoted marine sciences professor Samantha Joye

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