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Noted and Quoted, January 2022

Alan Flurry

A variety of articles and columns, quoting or authored by Franklin Faculty members at the turn of the new year. A recent sample of insights and expertise:

Photos, other mementos discovered hundreds of miles away after tornadoes – John Knox, professor of geography, quoted by KMOX in St. Louis, via Audacy

Gerald Ford vowed to whip inflation; it whipped him instead – column written by Stephen Mihm, associate professor of history, published in The Washington Post

Four of the biggest archeological advancements of 2021 — including one 'game changer' – NPR story quotes Suzanne Pilaar Birch, associate professor of archaeology and geography

Extreme weather demands warp-speed government-private sector response – Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor, quoted by the Washington Post

The hidden ways your children shape you – Anne Shaffer, associate professor of psychology, quoted by the BBC

Patients with schizophrenia struggle to regulate high-level negative emotions, stress – research by Gregory Strauss associate professor of psychology reported by Contemporary Clinic

Liza Stepanova, associate professor of piano in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, believes music transcends barriers and teaches her students the importance of collaboration and community outreach

Vertical integration is making a comeback at U.S. companies – Stephen Mihm writing in The Washington Post

Georgia’s warm 2021 capped by a near-record hot December – Marshall Shepherd quoted by the AJC

Historians say an unsuccessful protest in Georgia helped Martin Luther King Jr. become a national leader – Robert Pratt, professor of history, quoted by The Gadsden Times

Inflation forecasting is a truly dismal science – Stephen Mihm writing in The Washington Post

Reevaluating friends, relationships – Richard Slatcher, Gail M. Williamson Distinguished Professor in the department of psychology, quoted in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Pontiac students launch Youth Environmental Summit – Marshall Shepherd) quoted in article at The Pantagraph

Stressors from time in prison speed up aging process for incarcerated individuals, research finds – study authored by Man-Kit Lei, assistant professor of sociology, Ronald Simons, Regents' Professor of sociology, reported in USA Today

I’m determined to be less of a workaholic this year. Here’s how an expert suggested I do less – Malissa Clark, associate professor of psychology, quoted in article at Business Insider

American book-banning tradition is as old as the Mayflower – Stephen Mihm in The Washington Post

Image: Getty Images | Brett Carlsen via Audacy



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