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Noted and Quoted, November 2019

Alan Flurry

Gray's reef, the global carbon cycle and statistical significance were a few of the recent headlines supported with Franklin College faculty expertise. A sampling of the stories that appeared over the past month:


Scientists race to track oil from capsized ship – Regents Professor Samantha Joye quoted by GPB


After a giant ship goes belly up, many fear a shoreline is next – Samantha Joye quoted at Head Topics


1,100 plants examined in massive, nine-year genomic diversity study – research co-authored by professor of plant biology James Leebens-Mack reported by EurekAlert!Technology NetworksScience Codex, Northwestern University


“Dogs” vs “cockroaches”: On Hong Kong streets, language of genocide rears its head associate professor of psychology Allison Skinner quoted at Washington Post


Frozen dew, frost, and freezes – Do you know the difference?  Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of geography and atmospheric sciences Marshall Shepherd writing in his regular column in Forbes


Scientists make discovery on coastal water flow – research by Caitlin Amos, Ph.D. candidate in marine sciences, reported at UGA Today,


Color, Cortona and more: A second round of shows at the Dodd Galleries – Flagpole


Five common sense questions answered about the U.S. exit from the Paris Agreement – Marshall Shepherd in Forbes


Sorry, wrong number: Statistical benchmark comes under fire  – professor of statistics Nicole Lazar quoted bySan Francisco Chronicle, via Associated Press,NPRThe Washington PostDurham Herald Sun


Mystery in global carbon cycle uncovered by investigation of oceanic “black carbon” – research by professor of marine sciences Jay Brandes and doctoral graduate research assistant Kun Ma reported by SciTech DailyArchy Newsy


Georgia Climate Conference moves to action – Marshall Shepherd quoted by Savannah Morning News


Georgia Climate Conference explores what’s at stake for state – Marshall Shepherd quoted by Emory


Greenland’s oldest ice is melting fast – Distinguished Research Professor geography and Franklin College associate dean Tom Mote quoted by Smithsonian


Is trying to predict a coming recession a bad bet? Ask gamblers  – associate professor of history Stephen Mihm quoted at the Observer


In Atlanta, reverse migration is beginning to skew suburbs blue  – assistant professor of sociology Maryann Erigha quoted by ABC NewsKGFW


“How can it be so cold if there’s global warming?” Here’s the answer – Marshall Shepherd quoted by CBS


UGA gets $15 million-plus award to fight human trafficking – Jody Clay-Warner, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology, is co-investigator on a new grantreported at UGA TodayLaw.comWUGAAJCABH


Tesla’s Cybertruck has become the butt of every internet joke – emeritus professor of history James Cobb quoted by KITV


Science! Marshall Shepherd quoted by PHCP Pros


Saving the sea: Gray’s Reef serves as a model of conservation – Director of the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and professor of marine sciences Clark Alexander quoted by Las Vegas Sun,  The Christian Science MonitorSoutheast MissourianTexarkana GazetteThe Post and CourierWABE


Georgia communities honor black American veterans who died during WWI  – Franklin Professor of History John Morrow Jr. quoted by AJC, Stars and Stripes


Researchers clear the path for “designer” plants – research by associate professor of genetics Lars G. Ljungdahl Distinguished Investigator Bob Schmitz reported by Covington News


Warming waters, disease threaten Georgia shrimp – professor of marine sciences Marc Frischer quoted by AJC


Thanksgiving: A new approach to teaching an old holiday – Franklin Professor of Native American Studies and Religion Jace Weaver quoted by WABE


Image: July 1, 1960 file photo, a chemistry laboratory in Cambridge, Mass, via AP

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