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Noted and Quoted, March 2019

Alan Flurry

Faculty, alumni and 'statistical significance' lead our media mentions for the month of March:

Goldman’s “flexible” dress code takes a cue from Silicon Valley – associate professor of history Stephen Mihm at – Yahoo! Finance


UGA experts discuss future of CRISPR gene research after international controversy – R&B quotes Michael Terns, distinguished research professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology


UGA alumna addresses current issues through politics podcast “Woke Wednesdays” – R&B features Hannah Mason, a 2018 UGA graduate in religion


Six signs that El Niño is very healthy right now – Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherdwriting at Forbes


When green “fixes” actually increase the carbon footprint  - research authored by assistant professor of geography Jennifer Ricereported by Health Medicine Network


UGA faculty win early career awards, set example for young researchers – R&Bfeature work by and awards for assistant professor of psychology Katie Ehrlich; Rachel Roberts-Galbraith, assistant professor at the department of cellular biology; and Elizabeth Harvey, assistant professor of marine sciences at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography


Does a “dark triad” of personality traits make you more successful? Professor of psychology Josh Millerquoted by Science Magazine


New comparative study on DNA modifications across the fungal tree of life - paper by genetics postdoctoral researcher Adam Bewick reported by Science and Technology Research News


Walmart Foundation grant aimed at reducing plastic waste – professor of chemistry Jason Locklin quoted by UGA TodayWGAU, Plastics NewsNewswise


Double jeopardy on two African coasts – cyclone Idai and Saharan dust – Marshall Shepherd in Forbes


UGA debate duo wins national title – WGAU features students competing for the Georgia Debate Union


What is carbon gentrification? Jennifer Rice quoted at Fast Company


Meteorologists are among female scientists wearing purple on Pi Day. Here’s why – Marshall Shepherd in Forbes


Studying secret society: UGA professor explores history of Freemasons with help of Special Collections Libraries – R&BHistory News Network feature the work of Alisa Luxenberg, professor of art history


All the ways your personality changes after getting married – assistant professor of psychology Justin Lavner quoted by KCCI


Tornado kills 23 in Alabama, rescuers search for victims – Marshall Shepherd quoted by ABHU.S. News & World ReportUSA Today


Lucy Cobb Institute highlights History of Women’s Education in Athens – GPBFran Teague, professor of theatre, film studies and English and UGA student Kristen Gragg joined "On Second Thought" to discuss the Lucy Cobb Institute and the history of women's education in Athens


“Sealioning” is a common trolling tactic on social media – what is it? Marshall Shepherd writing in Forbes


A great forecast but a deadly tornado tragedy in Alabama. What went wrong? Marshall Shepherd quoted by St. Louis Post-DispatchTime MagazineCBS


Alumna Mallory Harris named UGA’s first Knight-Hennessy Scholar – UGA TodayWGAU


Four women who changed the field of meteorology – Marshall Shepherd in Forbes


The U.S. needs to push past anti-Southern stereotypes – R&B editorial quotes history professor and Athletic Association Professor in the Humanities Scott Nelson


Vital lessons from the Midwest bomb cyclone and flooding of 2019 – Marshall Shepherd quoted by Planetizen

Three flaws in framing clean water access and climate change as rivals –Marshall Shepherd in Forbes


Statisticians’ call to arms: Reject significance and embrace uncertainty! Professor of statistics Nicole Lazar quoted by stories at NPRPhys.orgMedicine News LineDaily HeraldsF3News,  VIP Portal NewsNews Live TVScienceDaily, KUNC


 Image: Hannah Mason (A.B. '18) of the Woke Wednesdays podcast


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