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Noted and Quoted, March 2022

Alan Flurry

Electric vehicles, phosphorescent waters, the war in Ukraine, and how exercise changes your brain are just a few of the stories that featured comment and expertise from Franklin College faculty over the month of March. Read all about it:

We teach our son to be empathetic. Are we just setting him up for heartbreak? Keith Campbell, professor of psychology, quoted in The Washington Post

Honoring a pioneer in broadcast meteorology, June Bacon-Bercey – Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor, quoted by Spectrum News

UGA professor goes on CNN to provide update on preemie twins born to surrogate in Ukraine – Alexander Spektor, associate professor of Russian, interviewed by the ABH

 Weather in “PERILS” — what scientists hope to learn from storms this spring – Marshall Shepherd writing in his regular column at Forbes

A group unearths the forgotten history of women in archaeology – Suzanne Pilaar Birch, associate professor of anthropology and geography, interviewed on  NPR

How does the sugar O-GlcNAc regulate nuclear and cytosolic proteins? Jerry W. Hart, Professor and GRA Eminent Scholar, and Lance Wells, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, writing at – ASBMB Today

There is value in standing up to dollar stores – Jerry Shannon, associate professor geography, quoted by the AJC

Russia’s brain drain will be hard for Putin to stop – Stephen Mihm, associate professor of history, writing at Bloomberg

Math’s “oldest problem ever” gets a new answer – Giorgis Petridis, associate professor of mathematics, quoted at Quanta MagazineBuzz News Post

New evidence shows exercise can actually change the brain – research by Marissa Gogniat, graduate student in the department of psychology, reported at Earth.comConsumerAffairs, Consumer HealthDayUPI

Electric vehicles don’t have to be elitist — they can erode social inequities –  Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes

Dark secret behind stunning nighttime scenes in Sai Kung – Regents' Professor Samantha Joye quoted by The Standard

Canadian wheat growers express concerns about “inconceivable” CP Rail work stoppage – Scott Reynolds Nelson, Georgia Athletic Association Professor – CBC

The feds want companies to come clean on greenhouse gas emissions – Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes

Battle tanks are always outmoded but never obsolete – Stephen Mihm writing in The Washington Post

Athens News Matters: Pollination season is upon us — a nuisance to many, but crucial to our ecosystem – Brad Nelms, assistant professor of plant biology, interviewed on WUGA

Image: photo of Sai Kung coastline by Max Yau at The Standard

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