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Noted and Quoted, April 2020

Alan Flurry

Franklin College faculty provided vital expertise and reminded us that ongoing work on many fronts continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. A sample over the last month:

Social scientists worldwide collaborate on COVID-19 – research project co-led by associate professor of psychology Michelle vanDellen reported by UGA Today

Sophisticatedly engineered “watercourts” stored live fish, fueling Florida’s Calusa kingdom – research by professor of anthropology Victor Thompson reported by Phys.orgFlorida MuseumSci-News

Coronavirus social distancing may be reducing infrasound - what’s that? Column written by Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Dance this mess around: when Georgia recreated rock ’n’ roll - New York Times reviews book written by Grace Elizabeth Hale BBA '85, MA '91

Why the U.S. doesn’t have enough hospital beds – column by associate professor of history Stephen Mihm published in The Palm Beach Post

Editorial: Ventilator shortage was predictable – Stephen Mihm writing in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Six resources to teach kids about weather and climate during the coronavirus shutdown – Marshall Shepherd in his regular column in Forbes

Coronavirus pushes higher education to the brink – Stephen Mihm article at YahooNews

Social distancing and storm evacuations save lives. Here’s why some people complain when they do – Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Researchers study COVID’s effect on relationships – resarch efforts co-led by Richard Slatcher, Gail M. Williamson Distinguished Professor in the department of psychology, reported by UGA TodayWGAU

$1.2 million grant to study evolution of Central American lizards – research by associate professor of genetics Doug Menke reported at EurekAlert!

The way you define intelligence matters – research by Lisa Limeri, Postdoctoral Research & Teaching Associate in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology, reported in UGA Today

As the going gets tough, America returns to experts for help – Marshall Shepherd quoted in articles at  US News and World ReportYork DispatchBedford Gazette

Biodegradable, recyclable: Designing products for a better end-of-use outcome – Jason Locklin, professor of chemistry quoted at Sustainable Brands  

Here are few things you can do to keep your family happy as we shelter-in-place – Richard Slatcher quoted by WSB

Monday’s tornado left a note on an SC porch. It was written 90 miles away ... in 1965 – professor of geography John Knox quoted in The Island Packet

Dressing for online meetings in the coronavirus era — there’s actually science behind it – Marshall Shepherd writing in Forbes

On anniversary of Earth Day and BP spill, coronavirus reveals planet not so resilient (Samantha Joye, Athletic Association Professor of Arts and Sciences in the department of marine sciences and Regents' Professor, quoted in articles at Orlando SentinelStars and StripesThe Virginian-Pilot

Athens mental health experts provide parenting tips during shelter-in-place – associate professor of psychology Anne Shaffer quoted at ABH

We still don’t know the full impacts of the BP oil spill, 10 years later – Samantha Joye quoted at National GeographicGizmodo

Coronavirus exposes the dangers of age segregation – Stephen Mihm article at Yahoo! News

Could your saliva predict a COVID-19 hospitalization? Research effort led by Distinguished Research Professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology Michael Tiemeyer reported by UGA Today

Archaeologists verify Florida's Mound Key as location of elusive Spanish fort – research by Laboratory of Archeology manager Amanda Roberts Thompson reported at ScienceDailyEurekAlert!Eurasia ReviewArchaeologyUPI

The ozone layer protects us from UV radiation — can UV protect us from coronavirus? Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes

If the Great Depression is any indication, things won’t just go back to “normal” after the coronavirus pandemic ends – article by James Cobb, professor emeritus of history, published by DNYUZ

April 2011 tornado super outbreak: 17 things that shocked us most – John Knox quoted by


Image: Illustration created by Alissa Eckert (BFA ’04) and Dan Higgins (BFA ’93) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows the intricate details of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of Alissa Eckert and Dan Higgins / CDC)


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