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Noted and quoted, February 2020

Alan Flurry

Critical views, insights, commentary, and explanation from Franklin College faculty over the month of February. A sample:

Column: If you drink milk, thank Big Government, Stephen Mihm, associate professor of history writing in his regular column at Bloomberg

February: The cruelest month, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in the Eau Claire (WI) Leader-Telegram

Clay — incredibly useful, professor and head of the department of geology Paul Schroeder quoted by NPR

UGA researchers seek to reduce rural jailing rates – GPBInlander highlight research effort by Sarah Shannon, associate professor of sociology

Targeting motivation could improve other negative symptoms in schizophrenia, research by assistant professor of psychology Gregory Strauss reported at Psychiatry

What if there is a tornado warning while kids wait for the bus? Marshall Shepherd in his regular column at Forbes

In Georgia and around the world, fireflies face threats, Kathrin Stanger-Hall, associate professor of plant biology, quoted by WABE

How the buddy system helps you break bad health habits at work, a social professor of psychology Michelle vanDellen quoted in AJC

All the ways your personality changes after getting married, associate professor of psychology Justin Lavner quoted by 98 Rock BaltimoreWGAL

Cooperation and control in ocean microbial communities, research by Regents' Professor Mary Ann Moran reported by UGA Today

Questions persist as another municipality regulates dollar stores, Jerry Shannon, assistant professor of geography, quoted by Next City

A Black History Month lesson using weather as the classroom, Marshall Shepherd writing in Forbes

Toxic oil spread from Deepwater Horizon was actually larger than previously thought, Regents' Samantha Joye quoted widely – SciTech DailyBefore It’s NewsOcean News & Technology MagazineECO Magazine

UGA, Linnentown and Urband Renewal, B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor of History Cindy Hahamovitch writing in Flagpole

The “other” startling climate records in January, Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes

The ugly history of blaming ethnic groups for outbreaks, Stephen Mihm column published by The Eagle

The great ethnic pandemic, Stephen Mihm column in The Observer-DispatchThe Japan Times

What is the evolutionary purpose of menopause? new book by Distinguished research professor Susan Mattern covered by UGA TodayNewswiseNews Medical Life Sciences

Wait, is it Nevada, or Nevada? Bill Kretzschmar, Harry and Jane Willson Professor in Humanities quoted by New York Times

The Weinstein verdict is a complicated win for survivors, Meigs Professor of sociology Jody Clay-Warner quoted by The Huffington Post

Racial microaggressions in science, Marshall Shepherd writing this regular column at Forbes


Image: Deepwater Horizon explosion, courtesy of the University of Miami

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