2017 in the Franklin Chronicles

photo of two men in a lab

Research rankings teaser.jpg234 posts in 2017 as of yesterday, and because we love a numerical sequence, let's look back today at some of our favorite news stories that appeared here this year, starting with the turn of the New Year:

On January 6, Assistant professor in the department of sociology Sarah Shannon had her work cited in a Harvard Law Review article authored by President Barack Obama, The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform

January 11 - $1.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will allow Franklin researchers (led by Mary Ann Moran) to uncover answers about an important metabolic link that takes place in the Earth's oceans

January 31 - Trowelblazers, an international collaboration dedicated to outreach activities aimed at encouraging participation of women and underrepresented groups in archaeological, geological, and palaeontological science, convened and participated in panels discussing women in science at the Royal Society and the London Feminist Conference

February 10 - Cinema Politique

February 17 - Expression on campus and anywhere in the public sphere has gained renewed urgency - understanding it, championing it, responding to it

February 27 - New research from geography on Atmospheric Rivers

March 21 - Debugging the Gender Gap, film screening

March 23 - Jaewoo Lee: Preserving data privacy

April 5 - Franklin students Morgan Gibbs and Mallory Harris named 2017 Goldwater Scholars

April 20 - Striking new work from geography researchers describes Thunderstorm Asthma Epidemics

May 2 - Communications studies sophomore Kyanna Simone Simpson fratured in HBO movie 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'

May 15 - The mathematics of music

May 17 - Researchers publish breakthrough in reversing Leukemia

JUne 12 - Summer Program in Public History in Washington, DC

June 30 - Communicating research to the public

July 18 - The Benefits of Being Bilingual

July 25 - Anthropology professor helps Hollywood get 'Apes' right

August 9 - Campus without a Car

August 22 - What can't you do with an A.B. degree?

September 13 - CUREnet: expanding undergraduate research experiences

September 21 - Psychology study reveals causes of work, family stress

October 17 - Common Good: Modern Buddhists and Altruism

November 1 - Focus on Faculty: Paola De Santo

November 17 - Building Better Plants

So many great stories, people, projects, events and ideas. We look forward to many more in the year to come.

Image: Gregory Robinson, Franklin Professor in the department of chemistry, works with a student in his research laboratory.