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Noted and Quoted, February 2024

Alan Flurry

From lost aviators of World War II to category-6 hurricanes and the vanishing Southern accent, scholarship and expetise of Franklin faculty was courted, quoted, featured and relied upon widely in media across the world. 

A few examples, plus some well-publicized profiles and awards, from the month of February:

Jordan drone strike has many waiting and wondering on government response – Kevin Jones, associate professor of history, quoted and interviewed by WSAV

Why does the same temperature feel hotter or colder in different places? Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geography and Franklin College Associate Dean, quoted by Scientific American

Associate director of information technology for Franklin College, Debbie Tonks featured in a staff profile in Columns

UGA study illuminates how nonconformists, mavericks, and contrarians, are perceived in the US – research by Brian Haas, associate professor fo psychology, reported by WUGA, Augusta Chronicle

Category 6-level hurricanes are already here, a new study says – Marshall Shepherd, quoted in stories at Grist, Gizmodo

Marshall Shepherd delivered the keynote address at GOMCON 2024, “Building Coastal Resilience in the Gulf: From Ecosystems to Communities”

UGA study finds many pain sufferers would change, cancel plans based on weather 'pain forecast' – FOX5 reported on research led by geography/atmospheric sciences lecturer Christopher Elcik

Recovering the lost aviators of World War II – Stephen Mihm, professor and head of the department history, writing at Smithsonian Magazine

It might be time to add a new hurricane category – Marshall Shepherd quoted by MSN

UGA honored as top producer of Fulbright students – UGA Today, WUGA

Wet spring likely in Georgia, as exceptional heat blankets the globe – Pam Knox, atmospheric sciences faculty member, quoted by the AJC

Rayna Carter, in a student profile of the Franklin triple-major, describes what service means for her. She wants to make her time at college count by using her time and skills to help as many people as possible

Newest round of Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants awarded – UGA Research

Experts say these are the signs to be on the lookout for when it comes to spotting narcissists – Keith Campbell, professor of psychology, quoted by BuzzFeed

Michelle Momany elected to American Academy of Microbiology – UGA Today

“They call me the mouth of the South”: Study shows Southern accent is fading – research co-led by Margaret Renwick, associate professor of linguistics, featured by WHAS11

Solar flares can’t target a specific cell phone company – Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes


Image: Still photo of associate professor of history Kevin Jones during WSAV TV interview

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