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Noted and Quoted, April 2016

April was a big month for Franklin faculty, students and alumni in the media - though, in truth, we might say that most months. A sample of the covergae of meaningful research, opinions and engagement over the previous few weeks:

Surprising, vibrant reef discovered in the Muddy Amazon – National Geographic, Live Science, Atlas Obscura, International Business Times, Latin Post, Inquisitr, Irish Times articles quote marine sciences professor Patricia Yager, co-author on an article published in Science Advances. Articles also in TakePart, Los Angeles Times,, Scientists have discovered a 600-mile coral reef – The Atlantic

What has happened to the Greenland meltwater? – article quotes Distinguished Professor of Geography Thomas Mote and associate professor marine sciences Renato Castelao

'Turn around don't drown' is a cute slogan – but why isn't it working? – Forbes column by UGA Athletic Association professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences J. Marshall Shepherd

Marshall Shepherd lists “four classic social media posts that illustrate the need for climate literacy,” reports

Weather keeps killing, but experts say deaths preventable - USA Today

Tomorrow's cities need trees – Forbes article mentions a study authored by Neil Debbage and geography professor Marshall Shepherd

Earth to Atlanta: A new climate reality threatens the metro area and its most vulnerable populations  – Creative Loafing quotes professor Marshall Shepherd and references a study by Shepherd and Binita KC

Shocked by the Panama Papers? Blame Switzerland says history professor Stephen MihmChicago Tribune

2 UGA students named Goldwater scholars – Red & Black

Chemistry professor Jin Xie awarded grant to study drug delivery system – R&B

MFA candidates really deliver at the Georgia Museum of Art – Flagpole

Pope inspires university climate scientists – R&B

A UGA classics class is hosting a marathon reading of Homer’s Odyssey, reported the ABH. Enlisting volunteers for the two-day reading, the “Homerathon’ is scheduled to run through today outside of the UGA Main Library.

Department of Classics reads epic poem nonstop for two days – R&B

Athens native Titus Burgess, theatre and films studies alumnus, a breakout Netflix star – AJC

Bloody fun, musical horror promised at 'Sweeney Todd' shows – R&B

UGA researchers link narcissism and sexual assault perpetration by college-aged men – R&B

UGA professor, former law student enter election for Clarke County Board of Education

UGA Skidaway Institute starts study on dynamic Cape Hatteras waters – article quotes marine sciences associate professor Dana Savidge

UGA researchers use a single molecule of DNA to create world’s smallest diode. Articles filed in Science Newsline, Science Codex, Semiconductor Engineering, and Cosmos magazine. Articles filed worldwide in The Jerusalem Post, International Business Times, Science Alert,, and

More than 700 miles of great lakes shoreline vulnerable to oil spills if old pipelines in Mackinac Straits burst – Science Tech Times article references study by UGA marine scientists

UGA is a partner in a new national public-private consortium to revolutionize the fiber and textiles industry through commercialization of highly functional, advanced fibers and textiles for the defense and commercial markets. The partnership was announced by the Department of Defense, features the work of many researchers including associate professor of chemistry Jason Locklin

Will La Nina will impact the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election? “This question is not as far-fetched as you may think,” writes Marshall Shepherd in

Image: Photo Credit: Barbette Houser in Flagpole Magazine. "Solstice" by Janelle Young at GMOA.

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