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Noted and Quoted, January 2017

Franklin College faculty engage in public scholarship by offering comments, regular columns and sharing expertise across a variety of media. A sample from just this month:

Five big mysteries about CRISPR's origins, Distinguished Research Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Michael Terns quoted in Nature 

The top nine weather or climate events of 2016, column by Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

The term 'severe weather' may not mean what you think (Marshall Shepherd) - Forbes

Make America mate again, written by associate professor of history Stephen Mihm - DelawareOnline

What happens when narcissists become parents, quotes professor of psychology Keith Campbell - The Washington Post

The science of why people buy bread when snow is in the forecast, Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Another U.S. baby boom may be needed to prevent economic decline, Stephen Mihm in The Bulletin

Technology vs. The Middle Class, Wall Street Journal article quotes Industrial-Organizational Psychology graduate student Muriel Clauson

“Hidden figures” reveals four great lessons for science and society, Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Researchers receive Moore Foundation grant to study the global ocean microbiome, P.I. is marine sciences professor Mary Ann MoranUGA Today

UGA marine scientists receive $1.3 million grant to study how microorganisms in the oceans keep the Earth healthy Mary Ann Moran and GRA Eminent Scholar Arthur EdisonGlobal Atlanta

Science behind the surf, Marshall Shepherd in Surfline

The Senate's 1-percent rule on Cabinet confirmations, written by Stephen Mihm for Bloomberg

Could new “clip-on” evidence help solve the D.B. Cooper case? Stephen Mihm in the Christian Science Monitor

What experts think of speculation that El Niño will return in 2017, Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather days, Marshall Shepherd quoted by ABC News

Is the weather great today? Enjoy it while you can, Marshall Shepherd quoted by the Washington Post

Community Conversations: Skidaway scientist on a mission to measure ocean micro plastics, marine sciences professor Jay Brandes interviewed by GPB

Scientists react to Earth's warmest year: “We are heading into a new unknown” Marshall Shepherd quoted in Washington Post

Automated microscopes aid crucial ocean work at Skidaway, assistant professor of marine sciences Liz Harvey in Savannah Morning News

Three reasons scientists are confident 2016 was the warmest year on record, Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Hispanic and Latino community has limited access to basic services, report quotes LACSI PORTAL manager Alejandra CalvaUGA Today, Athens CEO

How a woman you never heard of helped enable modern weather prediction, Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Powerful narcissists (ahem) tend towards overconfidence – Discover article references paper authored by psychology professor Keith Campbell


Image: Photo of the Georgia Historical Society's Historical Marker was erected in 1991 at the entrance to north campus just inside The Arch with the Holmes-Hunter Academic Building in the background, by Andrew Davis Tucker.




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