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Noted and Quoted, February 2019

Alan Flurry

An extraordinary diversity of subject matter expertise shared in the media during February by Franklin faculty, on hot topics of the day and perennial issues from human affairs to climatic challenges. Here's a sample of the great work by public-spirited scholars, outside the classroom:

Freda Scott Giles,associate professor emerita of theatre and film studies and African-American studies, presents lecture on W.E.B. Du Bois at UGA Chapel – R&B 

Australia is baking and Chicago is freezing—what is going on? Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd writing in his regular column at Forbes

“Congeal,” “Pigeonhole,” “Purgatory” and more at the Dodd Galleries – Flagpole

Here are the facts about the weather - Marshall Shepherd in the Visalia Times Delta

“Pass the puck, eh!”: SC Stingray study suggests hockey players adopt Canadian accent  - Linguistics Ph.D. student Andrew Bray quoted by – WCIV

Psychologists respond to the APA’s guidance for treating men and boys  - professor of psychology Keith Campbell quoted at Quillette

Here’s your answer when someone asks “How can it be so cold if there’s global warming?” Marshall Shepherd quoted by Quad-Cities

University Professor of the Arts Fran Teague and English and theatre undergraduate Kristen Gragg highlight more than 100 years of women in higher education in Athens – Red&Black

Climate modeling pioneer leads as role model too - Marshall Shepherd at Earth and Space Science News

Dear parents-to-be: Stop celebrating your baby’s gender - Keith Campbell quoted at Prevention

Advocates want protections for farmworkers - B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor of Southern History Cindy Hahamovitch quoted by WXXI News, WSKG

Workaholics are bad for team morale  - research by assistant professor of psychology Malissa Clark quoted in article at PayScale

From rooftop safe haven to AI — a new generation of disaster recovery is born - Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Trump mocks Warren with apparent reference to trail of tears, which killed thousands   - Franklin Professor of Native American Studies Jace Weaver in the New York Times

Why power in the Senate is increasingly imbalanced – column by associate professor of history Stephen Mihm at Bloombergand The Bellingham Herald

UGA has strong showing at Georgia Bio Awards – UGA TodayABH

Fact checking Trump’s snowstorm tweet - Marshall Shepherd quoted at WBAPTech2

Effects of narcissism in leadership - Keith Campbell quoted by WUGA

Sleazy journalism can serve the public good - Stephen Mihm writing in the Chicago Tribune, Pioneer Press 

Behind the front: Turbulence forecasting  - associate professor of geography John Knox quoted by WBRC 

New comparative study on DNA modifications across the fungal tree of life – research by Adam Bewick, postdoctoral research associate in genetics, reported at

The Weather Service prepares to launch prediction model that many forecasters don’t trust - Marshall Shepherd in the Washington Post

Regents OK master’s degree program for UGA film students – Georgia Entertainment News

How does bias shape our perceptions about science? Marshall Shepherd quoted by WNYCNPR

A historian explains what you need to know about impeachment – Distinguished Research Professor of History Peter Charles Hoffer quoted at Raw Story

Why legendary economists liked universal basic income - Stephen Mihm writing at Newsday

The life and achievements of Dr. Marshall Shepherd – We Love Weather

New letters reveal James Baldwin’s emotional turmoil during his 1957 tour through the American South  - Distinguished Research Professor of English and African American Studies Ed Pavlic speaking on GPB

Weather and climate expert explores why he’s often asked whether he believes in global warming but not gravity - Marshall Shepherdat Morningstar

State incentives for attracting business were controversial long before Amazon. Here’s what that history can teach us - B. Phinizy Spalding Professor of History Emeritus James Cobb writing in Time magazine


Image: A protest message directed at Amazon is spray painted on a wall near a construction site Jan. 9, 2019, in the Long Island City neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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