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Noted and Quoted, November 2022

Alan Flurry

From doing the math on Fibonacci numbers to a later and later hurricane season and layoffs in the tech industry, Franklin faculty offered expertise and had their research featured in a variety of media across the globe. A sample from November's stories:


Commentary: It’s not just the economy, stupid – Stephen Mihm, associate professor and head of the department of history, writing in The Washington Post

Midterm elections are Nov. 8 — what will the weather be like? Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor and

Director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program, writing at Forbes

The Fibonacci numbers hiding in strange spaces – Michael Usher, professor and associate head of the department of mathematics, quoted in article at WIRED

A hurricane in November is not weird — two simultaneously is – Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes

UGA’s Iron Horse Farm advancing agriculture –

Tish Yager, professor of oceanography in the department of marine sciences, quoted about the Georgia Climate Project at Athens CEO

U.N. weather report: Climate woes bad and getting worse faster – Marshall Shepherd quoted by Phys.orgPBS 

New director of bands Nicholas Enrico Williams introduced at wind ensemble concert – UGA Today

Study shows the power of “thank you” for couples – research by Steven R.H. Beach,Regents Professor of Psychology and Director, Center for Family Research, reported by Phys.orgEurekAlertScienceDaily   

Mass layoffs in big tech are an old-guard mistake – Stephen Mihm writing in The Washington Post

UGA: smart home hubs leave users vulnerable to hackers – research led by Kyu Lee, assistant professor of computer science, reported by WGAUUGA TodayMirage NewsTech XploreHomeland Security News Wire

“Happy wife, happy life” isn’t always true, researchers find – Justin Lavner, associate professor of psychology, quoted by The Charlatan

Women should pay special attention to supplementing carotenoids! Not only live longer but also reduce 2 major diseases – Billy Hammond, professor of psychology, quoted about his research by VOCAL

Professor Juanita Johnson-Bailey was named as the first recipient of the Centennial Professorship, an endowed professorship for a women’s studies faculty member in recognition of the centennial anniversary of women’s education at UGA

Why winter does not disprove global warming – Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes

Image: The height of each step in the “infinite staircase” is given by ratios of numbers in the Fibonacci sequence.ILLUSTRATION: KRISTINA ARMITAGE/QUANTA MAGAZINE; IMAGE SOURCE: MAXIPHOTO, via WIRED


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