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Noted and Quoted, April 2024

Alan Flurry

Franklin faculty expertise and research findings – from a new COVID test to the rise of hybrid species and the dangers of bounce houses – appeared in a variety of media around the world during April. A sample of the breath of subject matter and the reach of public scholarship, plus coverage of a theatre alumnus:

Black-owned autonomous grocer goes where other stores aren’t – Jerry Shannon, associate professor of geography, quoted by Bloomberg

“Ma Nature” expected to nurture warm spring in Savannah – Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences, quoted by Savannah Morning News

Study underlines role of past injustices in medical mistrust – research led by Adam Chen, associate professor in the College of Public Health and the Center for Asian Studies, reported by UGA Today

In Steve Yockey’s ‘Mercury,’ revenge is sweet when it goes down with laughs – AJC features producer/playwright Steve Yockey (A.B. Theatre, 2001)

Researchers unveil faster, more accurate COVID testing technique – research led by Yiping Zhao, Distinguished Research Professor of Physics, reported by UGA Today, WGAU, Futurity,

From pizzly bears to strange fish, here’s why hybrid animal sightings are on the rise – Michael Arnold, Distinguished Research Professor in the department of genetics, quoted on MSN

More than meets the eye: Georgia Museum of Natural History seeks to expand public presence – multiple faculty members quoted in feature by the R&B

The rise of hybrid species in a warming world – Michael Arnold quoted by One Green Planet

Solar eclipses are more common than you think – Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes

Racism may increase Alzheimer's risk – Ronald Simons, Regents' Professor of Sociology, quoted in Newsweek

Workaholism: What it is and preventing it in your life and workplace – Q & A with Malissa Clark, associate professor of psychology, in Forbes

Earth Day is not about the planet — it’s about us – Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes

John Burke, Distinguished Research Professor and head of the Department of Plant Biology in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is uncovering the secrets of sunflowers

Woman speaks out after dust devil lifts inflatable jumper 100 feet – John Knox, professor of geography, interviewed on ABC News

Public forum asks crucial questions regarding the future growth of Micron – Andrew Herod, professor of geography, quoted on chip maker in rural New York by WSYR


Image: Screenshot of geography professor John Knox interviewed on Good Morning America, April 23, 2024

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