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Noted and Quoted, April 2018

Franklin faculty members, students and alumni have been featured in a broad variety of media this month. A sampling:

IRS computer glitch caused by "master file" issue – associate professor of history Stephen Mihm quoted on NPR 

Voting laws for felons can be hard to follow – assistant professor of sociology Sarah K.S. Shannon quoted in the New York Times

The 2018 hurricane season looms but Hurricane Maria still haunts Puerto Rico - Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd writing in his regular column at Forbes

Scientists manipulate “satellite cells” to speed healing – research by assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Hang Yin in UGA Today

It’s a common myth that tornadoes avoid cities – but it’s not true, Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Alcohol companies are funding research to make you want to drink more - assistant professor of psychology Michelle vanDellen quoted in the Huffington Post

Scientist of the week: (Distinguished Research Professor of Physics) David Landau has wanted to be a physicist since 8 years old – R&B

“Humans of New York” creator Brandon Stanton(A.B. history, ’07): It’s more about the stories – News & Record

La Crosse Reads speaker emphasizes importance of books - professor of English Sujata Iyengar in the La Crosse Tribune

Willson Center awarded Mellon Foundation grant for Global Georgia Initiative – Athens CEO

There is no NASA “cloud machine” – here’s the real explanation of that viral video - Marshall Shepherdin Forbes

How a small startup firm wants to revitalize climate change research, Marshall Shepherdquoted in the Washington Post

Four reasons snowy springs don’t disprove global warming – professor of geography John Knox quoted in the Daily Beast

A potentially active 2018 season looms. Meet the new National Hurricane Center director - Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Scientist of the Week: (associate professor of plant biology) Wolfgang Lukowitzworks to understand plant growth – R&B

South America’s Patagonia icefields are beautiful. They are also in trouble - Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Hurricane Irma created new island off Georgia coast – research by professor of geography Marguerite Madden featured in Savannah Morning NewsWXIA,Atlanta Business ChronicleDaily Mail

Installations, painting and more at the MFA Exit Show – Flagpole

UGA MFA students exit with a bang – UGA Today

Distinguished Research Professor Mary Ann Moran receives SEC Faculty Achievement Award – UGA Today

Study reveals key cause of treatment failure in Chagas disease, research by Regents Professor and UGA Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Rick Tarleton at UGA Today


Image: View of glacial retreat in the Patagonia Icefield, courtesy of NASA, via Forbes


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