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Noted and Quoted, April 2022

Alan Flurry

Racial disparities and COVID, personality traits of 'difficult' people, the war in Ukraine, and faster cheaper COVID tests headline Franklin faculty expertise in the media during the month of April. A sample of the recent news featuring our colleagues:

How war in the world’s breadbasket “changes everything” – Scott Reynolds Nelson, Georgia Athletic Association Professor in the department of history, interviewed by  Ad AgeWNYCStudios

Documenting the global war on terrorism for history – John Morrow, Franklin Professor of History, quoted by American Legion

Study: COVID's racial disparities made some white people less vigilant about the virus – research study led by Allison Skinner-Dorkenoo, assistant professor of psychology, reported widely by Yahoo! News, News Net DailyWGAU,EurekAlert!, Newswise

How your elders tried to fight inflation in the ’70s – Stephen Mihm, associate professor history, writing at HeraldNet

UGA researcher explains pollen coming of age – Brad Nelms, assistant professor plant biology, interviewed by WUGA

White people feared COVID less after learning other races were hit hardest, data show – more on the study authored by Allison Skinner-Dorkenoo at NPR, The Washington InformerWDET, The Boston Globe, Daily Magazine, USA TodayAFRO

Amazon: Earth’s mightiest river – Patricia Yager, professor of marine sciences, quoted in article at Live Science

Four calendar hacks that will actually make your co-workers respect your boundaries – Malissa Clark, associate professor of psychology, quoted at Brit+Co

Tornadoes, concerts and vacations — The science of cellphone camera culture – Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor, writing in his regular column at Forbes

Medicine endorses “forest baths” to reduce anxiety – Brian W. Haas, associate professor of psychology, quoted by ARCHYDE

UGA team develops faster, cheaper COIVD tests – new research led by Yiping Zhao, Distinguished Research Professor of Physics, reported by UGA Today, WGAU, Nanowerk, 11Alive, ScienceDaily, News Medical, EurekAlert!WUGA, Biz News Post, 13WMAZ

Is Netflix transforming how Hollywood approaches climate change? Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes

Scientists identify common personality traits of complete a**holes – new study from the department of psychology reported widely at Hot Air, ScienceAlert, Medium, EurekAlert!Phys.orgWorld Today News

Why Ukraine’s wheat fields sow dictators’ megalomania – Stephen Mihm, writing at Bloomberg

Poet laureate speaks today at UGA – WGAU reports on visit to campus by Franklin alumna Natasha Trethewey

Organic waste management can reduce greenhouse gasses – research effort by New Materials Institute and professor of chemistry Jason Locklin reported by UGA

Which comes first: inflation or political instability? Stephen Mihm writing in The Washington Post

Seven traits of a difficult person, according to the “difficult person test” – Joshua D. Miller, professor of psychology, quoted by MindBodyGreen

The April 2011 tornado super outbreak: 16 things we’ll never forget – John Knox, Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, quoted by

Pediatric transplant patients may skip adult appointments – research study led Kelly E. Rea, doctoral candidate in the department of psychology, reported by Albany Herald, Doctors LoungeUGA Today, EurekAlert!, Henry Herald

The Amazon river flooded during rainy season. (Image credit: Getty Images)


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