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Noted and Quoted, January 2020

Alan Flurry

Franklin faculty provided expert commentary and analysis as well as important new research in a strong start to 2020. Here are a few of the top stories so far this year:

Voting rights restoration gives felons a voice in more states – associate professor sociology Sarah Shannon quoted by PEW,  St. Louis Post-DispatchThe Crime ReportKyForward

Five social media posts about weather that need to go away in 2020 – Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of atmospheric Sciences Marshall Shepherd writing in his regular column at Forbes

Study finds salt nanoparticles are toxic to cancer cells  – research findings by associate professor  of chemistry Jin Xie reported widely by UGA TodayMorning AgClipsNanowerkNewswiseBefore It’s NewsMedical News TodayCBS

NASA’s worldview – A useful public tool for monitoring Australian fires (and more) – Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

“The Slow Moon Climbs” review: Beyond fertility – new book by Distinguished Research Professor of History Susan Mattern reported in The Wall Street Journal

Social side of self control – associate professor of psychology Michelle vanDellen on WUGA

2010-19 saw hottest average temperature in Volusia history  – professor of geography John Knox quoted by News-Journal Online

Exercise and brain health – professor of psychology Philip V. Holmes reported by WUGA

Lessons from the ancients: How to reduce digital distractions  – essay by associate professor of history Jamie Kreiner at Aeon

How “Namaste” flew away from us  – assistant professor Ethnomusicology and Women's Studies Rumya Putcha quoted by GPB

Could a helium shortage degrade weather forecasts? Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Why Atlantans buy their produce on the subway – assistant professor of geography Jerry Shannon quoted by Politico

Image via National Public Radio and GPB


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