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Noted and Quoted, October 2018

Alan Flurry

Franklin College faculty expertise is regularly featured in media around the world.  A sample from the past month:

Report: Georgia justice, prison reforms slowly showing results – assistant professor of sociology Sarah Shannon quoted at CorrectionsOne


Professor looks at science and religion – Davis Enterprise features an October talk by Henry F. Schaefer, Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry and director of the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, “The Big Bang, Stephen Hawking and God” at the University of California, Davis


Does systematic racism undermine health? Study led by Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology Ronald Simon featured at Psychology Today


Race, hair and TV weather forecasts – Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd writing in his regular column at Forbes


New research traces impact of weather safety training – research by John Knox, Sandy Beaver Teaching professor of geography featured at


On Second Thought for Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 – Assistant professor of psychology Isha Metzger quoted in a story on the Kavanaugh hearings and the #MeToo movement 

 – GPB


Death by a thousand cuts – Marshall Shepherd quoted in the Biscayne Times


Link between longevity and cellular energy level strengthens – research by Snehal Chaudhari and professor of cellular biology Edward Kipreosfeatured on SevenPonds


A simple name change might fix confusion about the presidential alert system – Marshall Shepherdin Forbes


It looks like clouds but it is sea ice—so why is it swirling? Marshall Shepherd in – Forbes


Workaholism: Being addicted to your job won’t make you better at it – research by assistant professor of psychology Malissa Clark reported by F3News


Forget what you’ve been told. This is the best tech to keep you safe from a hurricane –  Marshall Shepherd quoted at Kim Komando


Florida Panhandle braces for Michael, now a Category 4 storm – Marshall Shepherd quoted by FirenewsTampa Bay TimesABC7Chicago


Otago scientists investigate monkey malaria threat as potential therapy – Professor of Infectious Diseases and Cellular Biology Dennis Kyle quoted by New Zealand DoctorOtago Daily TimesMedicine News Line


Why we’re stuck with an inadequate hurricane rating system – Marshall Shepherd quoted at FiveThirtyEight


International law, menu selection, bird strike, Sears bankruptcy  - professor of psychology Keith Campbell quoted on BYU Radio


On Second Thought – Marshall Shepherd quoted on GPB


The myth of whiteness in classical sculpture – associate professor of art history Mark Abbe quoted in The New Yorker


Hurricane Michael leaves power outages, flooding in its wake as it nears Macon –  Marshall Shepherd quoted in the AJC


Arctic sea ice decline driving ocean phytoplankton farther north – professor of marine science Patricia Yager quoted by Health Medicine NetworkVaaju


Hurricane Michael and why it’s so hard to predict storm intensity – Marshall Shepherd quoted by Vox


The secret lives of words: Democracy, demagoguery and despots – article by Franklin Professor of Classics Emeritus Rick LaFleur in the Rolla Daily News



Image: UGA faculty members Marshall Shepherd  (left), Samantha Joye (center) and Jenna Jambeck featured - along with many more Franklin College faculty - in the current issue of Research Magazine


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