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Noted and Quoted, summer 2022

Alan Flurry

Broad coverage of big stories on race, health, climate change, weather safety, and history featured research findings and expertise of faculty from across the Franklin College over the summer. A sampling of ongoing, highly impactful scholarship from our colleagues:

Black, Latino people more likely to remain masked during pandemic, polls show – research by Allison L. Skinner-Dorkenoo, assistant professor of psychology, reported at TheGrioHip-Hop Wired

Elon Musk’s futurist bookshelf needs Alvin Toffler – Stephen Mihm, associate professor and head of the department of history, writing in The Washington Post

Tornadoes are more deadly at night. Here’s how Kansas City can be alert next time – Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor, quoted by the Kansas City Star

Molecules found in mucus can thwart fungal infection – research by Micheal Tiemeyer, Distinguished Research Professor in the department f biochemistry and molecular biology, Co-Director of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, reported by Technology.orgScienceDaily 

Women can live better with an improved diet – research co-authored by Billy R. Hammond, professor in the department of psychology, reported by UGA TodayWGAUNature World NewsNews AziHonest ColumnistScienceDailyReachMDMedical Xpress, Technology NetworksThe Indian ExpressWorldhealth.netEarth.comTrue Viral NewsConsumer AffairsMindBodyGreenNews Italy-24WUGAMedical News TodayHealthline,        

Why America won’t go metric – Stephen Mihm quoted by CBS58WRAL

Study links stress to a faster-aging immune system – research by Ryon Cobb, assistant professor of sociology, reported by The Scientist

Athens News Matters: UGA's Patricia Yager discusses 65–day expedition to Western Antarctica – WUGA

UGA study asks: Did democracy have a separate origin in the Americas? Research by Victor Thompson, professor of archeology, reported by UGA Research,  EurekAlert!Phys.orgVerve Times   

For this human pathogen, agriculture may be a source of antifungal resistance – research by Michelle Momany, professor of plant biology, reported by Genestogenomes, National Geographic

The Dust Bowl ‘then’ – climate change ‘now’ argument deconstructed – Marshall Shepherd writing in Forbes

Strong dollar always clobbers developing nations – Stephen Mihm writing in The Washington Post

How America’s racial divisions have echoes in the coronavirus pandemic – Allison Skinner-Dorkenoo quoted by The Washington Post

Wind has caused 479 injuries, 28 deaths in bounce houses since 2000 – research co-authored by John Knox, professor of geography, reported by UGA Today, Mirage NewsWSBEurekAlert!WGAUAJC11Alive,  Fox WeatherAccessWDUNThe Washington Post,  New York PostThe Detroit NewsEl Paso MattersTODAY.comThe Weather Network

U.S. Supreme Court limits use of Clean Air Act to curb power plant emissions – Marshall Shepherd quoted by  DNYUZArkansas Democrat-Gazette

Psychologists say your flex work desires are perfectly normal. But does your boss agree? Kristen Shockley, associate professor psychology, quoted by Market Screener,  SAP News,

Feminism may lead to better body image – research by Analisa Arroyo, associate professor of communication studies, reported by EurekAlert!Neuroscience

Image: Getty Images photo of bounce house, via

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