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Noted and Quoted, January 2023

Alan Flurry

Starting the new year strong with media across the globe featuring Franklin College faculty expertise, research and new books.

From resolutions to bot-generated text to tornados, our faculty colleagues have it covered. A sample from over the recent month:


What monks can teach us about paying attention – new book by professor of history and associate dean Jamie Kreiner reviewed and featured widely in The New Yorker, New York Times, Wired

Bad value: As dollar stores sweep rural America, doctors warn that their cheap, ultra-processed food WILL drive up obesity, diabetes and heart disease – research by associate professor of geography Jerry Shannon quoted by the Daily Mail

An atmospheric scientist explains that viral rose-colored “UFO” cloud – Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences Marshall Shepherd writing in his regular at Forbes

ChatGPT sounds exactly like us. How is that a good thing? Professor and head of the department of history Stephen Mihm writing in the Financial Advisor

An MLK day reflection in the aftermath of Selma’s EF2 tornado – Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes

How happy marriages stay happy: seven signs of a rock-solid relationship – associate professor of psychology Justin Lavner quoted by MSN

Mucus molecules could prevent cholera – research vy Distinguished Research Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Micheal Tiemeyer reported by SciTechDaily

Anna Stenport selected as next Franklin College dean – UGA TodayR&B

Engineering with nature to face down hurricane hazards – Marshall Shepherd quoted at Eos

#Goals for the New Year – associate professor of psychology Michelle vanDellen quoted by UGA Today

Native landmarks hard-hit by Hurricane Ian, researchers say – Hyperallergic

How wheat built and broke empires with Scott Reynolds Nelson – KPFA

Here’s why air or wind chill temperatures can be negative – Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes

Studying black gill in shrimp – professor fo marine sciences Marc Frischer quoted on WTOC

Fusion skepticism follows a century of genius, fraud and hype – Stephen Mihm writing in East Bay TimesThe Washington Post

Image: New Yorker illustration by Roberts Rurans


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