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June research news and expertise notes

Alan Flurry

Even during the quiet days of June, Franklin College faculty expertise never sleeps! Here are a few of the many articles written by or featuring the work of faculty members from across the college over the past month:


Meteorologists fear 5G network could take forecasting back to the 1980s, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geography Marshall Shepherd speaking on CBS This Morning

Researchers use technology to predict schizophrenia – study authored by assistant professor of psychology Gregory Strauss reported widely by UGA TodayWGAUTechnology.orgMedicine News LineNews Medical

It’s rare for a tornado to hit a big city-but that may not always be the case, Marshall Shepherd on MSN

In hot water? Study says warming may reduce sea life, Regents Professor of marine sciences Samantha Joye quoted by ABC NewsCBS News

Five ways society sabotages girls’ interest in science and math, Marshall Shepherd writing in his regular column at Forbes

A recession signal is hidden in U.S. bond history, associate professor of history Stephen Mihm writing at Bloomberg

Tropical seas to suffer: Study shows sea life may drop by 17% - Samantha Joye quoted by Loop News Barbados

Greenland lost 2 billion tons of ice yesterday, which is very unusual, Distinguished Research Professor and Franklin College Associate Dean Thomas Mote quoted by CNNNY Daily News

Theory, hypothesis, and law-debunking a climate change contrarian tactic, Marshall Shepherd writing in Forbes

Amazing photo shows dogs “sledding on water” amid Greenland ice melt, Thomas Mote quoted USA TodayWTVABusiness Insider

In citing relationship with segregationists, Joe Biden makes himself a target, professor of history emeritus James Cobb quoted by USA News Hub

Greenland is melting, The, written by Thomas Mote

Climate change is good for surfing. Other sports, not so much, professor of geography Andrew Grundstein quoted by NBC News

How much will it cost to protect Georgia from rising seas? Professor of marine sciences Clark Alexander quoted by AJC

Pigs help scientists understand human brain – study co-authored by associate professor of physics Qun Zhao reported by UGA TodayEurekAlert!FeedstuffsNeuroscience News

Why science for the public has to be different –Marshall Shepherd writing in Forbes 

In Greenland’s melting ice, a warning on hard climate choices, Thomas Mote quoted by Yale Environment 360

4 reasons climate change impacts on agriculture matter to you – Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes


Image: Surface meltwater ponds in Western Greenland in May 2019. NASA/JEFFERSON BECK


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