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Noted and Quoted, September 2018

Alan Flurry

Hurricane Florence and its highest ever ranking led the headlines for the University of Georgia in September. A sample of faculty and alumni news and widely shared expertise:

Project Greenland- Reuters multi-media series following some of the world’s top scientists tackling one of its toughest assignments: Understanding exactly how — and how fast — melting polar ice sheets will make global sea levels rise. Series features Distinguished Research Professor and Franklin College Associate Dean Thomas Mote


What is “ACE” that meteorologists talk about during hurricane season?  Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor and director of the Atmospheric Sciences Marshall Shepherd writes in his regular column at Forbes


UGA to test first fully biodegradable plastic straw, news features professor of chemistry and director of the UGA New Materials Institute Jason Locklin– ABH


Korean Cultural Center [Washington, D.C.] presents Inner Monologue: Works by three Korean ceramic sculpture artists, including Kyungmin Park (MFA ‘12 Ceramics) – East City Art


Tropical Storm Gordon path update: "Brown ocean" phenomena possible (deep thunder weather forecast model), Marshall Shepherd quoted by Newsweek


UPSTATE Gallery on Main opens new exhibit featuring sculpture, drawings by Leah Cabinum, BFA – Gm5


Hurricane forecasters did not use “potential tropical cyclone” to scare people, Marshall Shepherd quoted at F3News


42 children have died in hot cars in 2018 – more than the average for an entire year, geography doctoral candidate Castle Williams quoted at


Men challenge scientists with alternative or conspiracy theories more than women, Marshall Shepherd in Forbes


Three reasons meteorologists are talking about Hurricane Florence, Marshall Shepherd in Forbes


UGA No. 13 ranking highest ever by U.S. News – ABHR&BAtlanta Business ChronicleAJCAtlanta Patch


Danimer Scientific creates first fully biodegradable plastic straw – Atlanta Business ChronicleBiofuels DigestPlastics TodayITBusinessNetThe Post-Searchlight


Hurricane Florence updates: Category 4 storm expected to gain strength, Marshall Shepherd quoted by a variety of media including New York TimesThe Santa Fe New MexicanGPB NewsThe Verge


18 UGA students, alumni receive Fulbright offers – UGA TodayGlobal Atlanta


More evacuations as “monster” storm looms, Marshall Shepherd quoted by New York TimesUSA TodayKREMMacon TelegraphForbesHuffington Post


Bridge the gap between science and the humanities – R&B


Meteorologists are running out of adjectives to tell you how bad Hurricane Florence is going to be, Marshall Shepherd quoted by Vice News


The meteorological strangeness of Hurricane Florence, Marshall Shepherd column in ForbesEpeak World NewsWLOSPalm Beach Post


Underwater drones track Hurricane Florence’s trajectory, assistant professor of marine sciences Catherine Edwards quoted by – Wired


Hurricane Florence will likely bring a deluge of rainfall to the Carolinas, Marshall Shepherd on PBS


Don’t blame the fed for the emerging-markets meltdown, associate professor of history Stephen Mihm writing in his column at Bloomberg


Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain, Marshall Shepherd quoted at KSL


Documentary airs on Mary Frances Early (Music Education, ’62) first black UGA grad – Flagpole


Hurricane Florence is a category 5 disaster, Marshall Shepherd quoted by The New RepublicDetroit Free Press


“Let Science Speak” to premiere during the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival, Marshall Shepherd, one of six scientists featured in new documentary - Broadway World


Scientists warn about mankind’s future in "Let Science Speak" trailer – Rolling StoneRolling Stone



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