Noted and Quoted, February 2018

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Dyer teaser.jpgFaculty members authoring articles and being quoted by the popular media demonstrate the impact of public scholarship and expertise on current discourse surrounding many important issues. A sample of the recognition of and engagement by Franklin College faculty members during February:

Four ways that black Catholic sisters rewrote the American story, article by associate professor of history and African-American studies Diane Batts Morrow in Catholic Philly

Amazon’s labor tracking wristband has a rich history behind it, column by associate professor of history Stephen Mihm in Bloomberg

Professor explores brine pools on ocean floor in documentary, Athletic Association Professor in Arts and Sciences in the Department of Marine Sciences Samantha Joye featured in BBC film – UGA Today

There are the four drivers of workaholism, article by assistant professor of psychology Malissa Clark in Fast Company

Land plants arose earlier than thought—and may have had a bigger impact on the evolution of animals, professor of plant biology Jim Leebens-Mack quoted in Science Magazine

Restoring the vote to those convicted of a felony sentence is not just the right thing to do, it’s good social science, article authored by assistant professor of sociology Sarah Shannon in the London School of Economics blog

In the “weather app era” cuts to the National Weather Service are dangerous, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in his regular colum,n at Forbes

Bacteria might hold the answers in the global battle against oil spills, Samantha Joye, quoted in GOOD Magazine

Scientist of the Week: [associate professor of genetics] Kelly Dyer’s love of evolution started with noticing "things that are weird" – R&B

Three interesting weather-related lessons from “Black Panther,” Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

A guide to juggling fieldwork and pregnancy, assistant professor of geography Suzanne Pilaar Birch quoted in Nature

UGA researchers improve corn through genetics, Distinguished Research Professor of plant biology Kelly Dawe featured in Flagpole

The science of winds affecting the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Gene improves plant growth and conversion to biofuels, research by professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Debra Mohnen featured at UGA Today, Phys.org

Cyclone Kelvin formed an “eye” over Australia. Was it the “brown ocean effect”? Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Disagreements about tribal history, associate professor of anthropology Victor Thompson and Richard B. Russell Professor in American History Claudio Saunt quoted by MVSKOKE Media

Dr. Warren Washington: A pioneering black climate scientist that overcame more than skepticism, Marshall Shepherd in Forbes 

Three interesting weather facts about U.S. Bank Stadium and Super Bowl LII, Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

10 reasons you should go camping right now, professor emeritus, of physics and astronomy Todd Baker quoted at the Travel Channel

His best employee is an inmate from a prison he didn't want built, Sarah Shannon quoted by the CTPost 

In an era of digital learning days your kids' snow day may be obsolete, Marshall Shepherd in Forbes 

Ecological risks high for offshore oil drilling near Georgia, Samantha Joye quoted by the Athens Banner Herald

Hurricane Irma created new island off of Georgia coast professor of geography  Marguerite Madden quoted by FOX13, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Inverse

What if President Trump has a climate change question? Ask NOAA or NASA, Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

How to spot a narcissist, professor of psychology Keith Campbell quoted in the New Zealand Herald

New OrangeSTEM weather intelligence platform "squeezes" value out of its data, Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Dispersants used in BP disaster hampered growth of oil-eating bacteria, Samantha Joye quoted at NOLA.com

Image: 'Scientist of the week' feature in the Red and Black featuring genetics professor Kelly Dyer