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Noted and Quoted, September 2021

Alan Flurry

Zoom fatigue, the asteroid Vesta, and Hurricane Ida led the news coverage of research stories and expert commentary around the world by Franklin College faculty during September. A sample of recent stories: 


Turning cameras off during virtual meetings can reduce fatigue – research by Kristen Shockley, associate professor of psychology, report widely by Mirage News, Big News Network, ScienceDaily, EurekAlert!, Hindustan TimesFree Press JournalCapital Outlook, The Florida StarHouston NewsUGA Today, WGAU, Nextgov

Why did Hurricane Ida stay so strong for so long? Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor, speaking with Live Science

Shape-shifting storms like Ida are cities’ worst nightmare – John Knox, professor of geography, and Marshall Shepherd, quoted at The Verge

Online mentoring fills a gap for young researchers – Erin Dolan, Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Innovative Science Education, quoted by Nature Index

Geologists propose theory about a famous asteroid _ research by Christian Klimczak, associate professor of geology, and doctoral student Jupiter Cheng reported widely by UGA Today,, Technology, Sci-News, Newswise, SpaceRef, ScienceDaily, SpaceDailyThe Science TimesSciTech Daily

How Ida can be so deadly 1000 miles from landfall – Marshall Shepherd quoted by PBS NewsHour, The Nashua Telegraph, The Denver Post, California News Times

Drug researchers tackle the malaria parasite at multiple life stages – research by Maria Belen Cassera, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology reported by Lab ManagerResearchUGA

NSF announces new sci-tech center to study ocean chemical-microbe network and climate change – research leadership of Mary Ann Moran, Regents' Professor in the department of marine sciences, reported by EurekAlert!Research UGAOcean News & Technology MagazineThe CapeNews

How signing bonuses spread from ancient Rome to Amazon – Stephen Mihm, professor of history, writing in The Washington Post

Wheatley Professor of the Arts Richard Neupert interviewed by TRT (Turkish English-language channel in Ankara & London) on the death of actor Jean-Paul Belmondo.

Bruce is a parrot with a broken beak. So he invented a tool– Dorothy M. Fragaszy, Professor Emerita of psychology, quoted by Boston.comThe Optimist Daily

Marching band kids at risk from heat illness – research by Andrew Grundstein, professor geography, reported by UGA Today, Medical Xpress, NewswiseU.S. News & World Report, Consumer Health News

We think we've changed more in the past than we will in the future – new paper by associate professor psychology Brian Haas reported by the British Psychological Society

Australian wildfires caused unprecedented ocean algae blooms – Clifton Buck, associate professor of marine sciences, quoted by Chemistry &Engineering News

Inches and pounds are ready for a post-Brexit comeback – Stephen Mihm writing in The Washington Post

A history of colorism sheds light on discrimination today – research by Vanessa Gonlin, assistant professor of sociology, reported by UGA Today

New heat exposure model can protect citizens – research led by professor and associate department head of geography Deepak Mishra reported by UGA TodayWGAU

Aviceda Therapeutics announces strategic alliance with University of Georgia – Franklin professor of chemistry Geert-Jan Boons in report at Business Wire

Three reasons why the sky is so blue on a crisp fall day – Marshall Shepherd writing in his regular column at Forbes

Image: screenshot of Wheatley Professor of the Arts Richard Neupert on TRT

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