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Noted and Quoted, February 2021

Alan Flurry

From winter storms and the polar vortex to volcanoes, COVID romance and insect couple longevity, Franklin College faculty expertise was present across global media during February. A sample:

Is Texas really a serious rival in Silicon Valley? Stephen Mihm, associate professor of history, writing in the ExBulletin

Research finds link between CO2, big volcano eruptions – research by assistant professor of geology Mattia Pistone reported by UGA TodayNewswiseAZO Cleantech

Monkeys fall for the sunk cost fallacy too, research suggests – research by Dorothy Fragaszy, Professor Emerita of psychology, reported by Forbes

Katrien Devos, Distinguished Research Professor of Plant Biology, part of team to unlock switchgrass genome –Growing GeorgiaAlbany Herald

Is a digital divide hindering COVID-19 vaccine access for seniors? Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences, writing at Forbes

Imaging technique provides link to innovative products – research by Yohannes Abate, Susan Dasher and Charles Dasher MD Professor of Physics, reported by – UGA

University of Georgia commemorates 60th anniversary of integration –WSB,AJC

Cannibalism may be key for these cockroach couples – research by Allen Moore, Distinguished Research Professor of genetics, reported by The New York TimesDNYUZNews AmedSmithsonian Magazine

Caught in a COVID romance: how the pandemic has rewritten relationships – Richard Slatcher, Gail M. Williamson Distinguished Professor in the department of psychology, quoted by The Guardian

Explainer: Topsy-turvy weather comes from polar vortex – Marshall Shepherd, quoted by the Star Tribune

Is Dispo, David Dobrik’s nostalgic new app, the future of tech? Grafton Tanner, adjunct professor of communication studies, quoted by Forbes

Pandemic got you down? A little nature could help – research lead by–Brian Haas –Mirage News

Record cold, intense storms and tornadoes amid global warming: Could there be a connection? Marshall Shepherd quoted widely in USA TodayChristian Science MonitorThe Denver PostNBC News

The fake commute: People working from home finding ways to discover normalcy – Kristen Shockley, associate professor of psychology, quoted by KDKA2

New research shows Black Americans face mental health concerns due to COVID – research led by assistant professor of sociology Ryon Cobb reported by –WUGA

Why we may have to relearn to socialize – Richard Slatcher, quoted by the BBC

Image: Haas' research, Spending time in nature can help ease stressful feelings, from UConn Today.

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