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Franklin faculty in the media

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 10:53am

Faculty representing thirteen different departments within the Franklin College were quoted and thier work referenced across a wide variety of international media. A sampling of the terrific public engagement by our experts:

Five things to know about tornadoes – Front-page feature in today’s Athens Banner-Herald quotes associate professor of geography John Knox

UGA researchers growing trees faster and easier to turn into fuel, reports the Athens Banner-Herald on research conducted by biochemistry and molecular biology professor Debra Moehnen and colleagues

UGA chemists' synthesis of silicon oxides opens 'new world in a grain of sand' –,

Report on research by Greg Robinson UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Costa Rica president’s visit shines light on university exchanges. UGA Associate Provost for International Education Kavita Pandit says time spent with President Luis Guillermo Solis next month will highlight UGA Costa Rica’s year-round offerings, reports Global Atlanta.

Oil may have killed gulf dolphins – Scientific American article quotes UGA marine scientist Samantha Joye

Tracking Hillary Clinton’s use of every American accent east of the Mississippi – Bloomberg article quotes Bill Kretzschmar, linguist and professor of English)

Five years later, Deepwater Horizon spill damage still unfolding, reports the Athens Banner-Herald. “We don’t have enough data to say what the long term effects will be,” said UGA marine scientist Samantha Joye

Five years after Deepwater Horizon – Samantha Joye widely quoted in worldwide coverage of the follow-up to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  Reports in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ABC News, Associated Press, The Telegraph (UK) and widely elsewhere.

Through a Glass Darkly: The Milky Way’s large numbers – Jerusalem Post blog mentions research by UGA microbiologists

Longer-lived oxides offer silicon synthesis boost, reports Chemistry World regarding research by Gregory Robinson

UGA to track toxic algae – ABH article features Cyanotracker project from faculty in the departments of geography and computer science

Fossils show how boneworms dined on ancient sea serpents – NBC News article quotes paleontologist Silvia Danise

Archaeologists discover ancient dwelling in national forest – AJC article quotes senior academic professional (anthropology) Mark Williams

How Appomattox created the South. Spalding Distinguished Professor of History James Cobb pens a column in about how “the end of the Civil War on April 9, 1865 was the beginning of region’s identity”

Dogwood Genome Project calls on citizen-scientists for help. “Dogwoods are one of the most popular ornamental trees in the country, but we don’t know a lot about its genetic makeup,” said Jim Leebens-Mack project leader and associate professor of plant biology.

Trust, a key component in relationships, related to anatomy of brain – R&B article quotes Brian Haas, assistant professor in the department of psychology behavioral and brain sciences program

Separating myth from fact about the ‘Harlem Hellfighters’ – Daily Kos

article mentions John Morrow, professor of history and co-author of a new book about the WWI group

Opinion: Expansion efforts by Univ. of Ala. Board of Trustees ineffective, unsustainable – Crimson White written by John Knox, associate professor of geography and a 1988 summa cum laude graduate of UAB in mathematics

Pink moon again a ‘blood moon’ with full lunar eclipse Saturday – Albany Herald article quotes Robin Shelton, professor of physics

More than 800 people die each year in the U.S. in vehicle crashes caused by snow, sleet and freezing rain, says UGA researcher Alan Black, a doctoral student in the department of geography  

Georgia women discuss disobedience in shaping the 20th century – R&B article quotes Kathleen Clark, associate professor of history


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