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Noted and Quoted, August 2020

Alan Flurry

From debunking COVID myths to explaining its real impacts on work, play and even dining, Franklin faculty have stepped up to supply expertise across numerous fields on issues throughout the media. A sample from this summer:

When schools closed in 1916, some students never returned – associate professor of history Stephen Mihm at Yahoo! News

Remote work is here to stay – associate professor of psychology Kristen Shockley in Advisors Magazine

Major weather society speaks out on racial inequality — perspective from a black scientist in that community – Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd writing in Forbes

Historical study shows what makes a relationship successful – associate professor of psychology Justin Lavner quoted by News DioJournal StarFox4

Review: “Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory” – book by Richard B. Russell Professor in American History Claudio Saunt reviewed by Shepherd Express

Massive cloud of dust is moving from the Sahara desert to North America – Marshall Shepherd quoted by NPRWUSF

The New Normal: Habits that could change forever – Gail M. Williamson Distinguished Professor of psychology Richard Slatcher at Medium

COVID-19 could change what we eat and do for fun – Stephen Mihm at Yahoo! NewsThe Eagle

Coal, oil, and gas don’t burn themselves – Marshall Shepherd in Bloomberg

While independent retailers close, dollar stores are preparing to move in – associate professor of geography Jerry Shannon quoted by Modern Retail

For sustainable oyster harvesting, look to Native Americans’ historical practices – research led by professor of archeology Victor Thompson reported by Scientific AmericanCoastal News TodayPhys.orgMorning Ag ClipsUGA TodayNature World NewsScienceDaily

Electronegativity is like an atomic tug-of-war – associate professor of chemistry Eric Ferreira at HowStuffWorks

This myth about carbon dioxide and masks is similar to a debunked claim about climate change – Marshall Shepherd writing in  Forbes

Black Georgians more likely to experience food scarcity during pandemic, data suggests –Jerry Shannon quoted by the AJC

Research unlocks genetic key to sunflower resilience – project led Distinguished Research Professor of plant biology John Burke reported by the National Science Foundation

Zoom reconnects family and friends in the coronavirus pandemic — but will It last? Richard Slatcher quoted by The Wall Street Journal

UGA researchers develop system to track harmful algae known for dog fatalities – research led by professor of geography Deepak Mishra reported by ABHHenry Herald

Voting Rights Act was John Lewis' life's work. 55 years later, minority voter suppression remains – B. Phinizy Spalding Professor Emeritus James Cobb in Daily Magazine

How to fight disease in the 1880s: Fresh air – Stephen Mihm at Yahoo! FinanceThe Japan Times

Pandemic could complicate hurricane season – Marshall Shepherd quoted by MedicineNet

Jerry Shannon on How Dollar Stores Conquered America - Cheddar


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