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Noted and Quoted, March 2021

Alan Flurry

COVID, Post-COVID, Fish oil and work/life balance were a few of the many recent subjects of media interest informed by Franklin College faculty expertise. A sample from the past the month:

After years of early storms, forecasters consider moving start of hurricane season to May 15 – Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences, quoted by the Sun Sentinel

Why is the U.S. murder rate spiking? Stephen Mihm, associate professor of history, writing in his regular column at Bloomberg

Women studies scholars worry their programs are at risk for being cut amid tightening budgets – Juanita Johnson-Bailey, University Professor and Director of the Institute for Women's Studies, quoted by Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Long-lived trees’ epigenetic mutations serve as a molecular clock – Bob Schmitz, UGA Foundation Professorship in Plant Sciences, quoted in The Scientist

UGA physicists involved in groundbreaking discovery – Yohannes Abate, Susan Dasher and Charles Dasher MD Professor of Physics, featured in the R&B

Nine things that weren't scary before the pandemic but are now – Kristen Shockley, associate professor of psychology, quoted by KDRVExBulletin

Lack of heat policies can put athletes at risk – research by Andrew Grundstein, professor of geography, reported at UGA Today

15 lessons the Coronavirus pandemic has taught us – Richard Slatcher, Gail M. Williamson Distinguished Professor of psychology, quoted by AARP

Trailblazing women in statistics – article describing research by Lynn Billard, University Professor in the department of statistics, in UGA Today

What Texas’ snowstorm actually means in relation to climate change – Marshall Shepherd quoted at Her Campus

Stanford-led study highlights the importance of letting kids take the lead – research by Anne Shaffer, associate professor of psychology, featured at Stanford News

Climate change is focus of 2021 SPH Annual Bicknell Lecture – Marshall Shepherd a featured panelist at Boston University event BU Today

Want to balance your life? Make time for a hike – research by Brian Haas, associate professor of psychology, featured in Deming HeadlightLas Cruces Sun-News

Why are female TV meteorologists still being harassed online? Marshall Shepherd, writing in his regular column at Forbes

Astroagriculture: How we’ll grow crops on Mars – Laura Fackrell, geology doctoral candidate, quoted in Digital Trends

Parents: Step away from that focused little kid – Anne Shaffer quoted by Futurity

Shell middens rewrite history of submerged coastal landscapes in North America and Europe –research by Jessica C. Hale Anthropology Ph.D. candidate, and Erv Garrison, professor of Anthropology, reported at Eurasia ReviewEurekAlert!

Should you take fish oil? Depends on your genotype – research by Kaixiong Ye, assistant professor of genetics, reported widely –TechnologyNews-MedicalCardiovascular BusinessNewswiseUGA TodayARCHYDEScience Daily

White people keep posing as people of color for clout – Maryann Erigha, assistant professor of sociology, quoted at Vice

A post-pandemic “Roaring 2020s”? Social scientists anticipate parties and excess as restrictions ease – Richard Slatcher quoted by The Boston GlobeThe Santa Fe New MexicanThe Washington Post

Four quiet pandemics we need to beat – Michelle vanDellen, associate professor of psychology, quoted at OZY

Image: Excavation of shell middens off submerged landscape in Jutland in Denmark in 2018, showing that middens can reveal a coastline's hidden past. CREDIT: Deep History Of Sea Country project.

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