Noted and Quoted, March 2018

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AUV teaser.jpgGreat diversity of subjects, opinions, expertise and sources in this month's round-up faculty, students and alumni appearing in the media:

Can narcissists actually change their ways? We asked the experts – professor of psychology  Keith Campbell quoted in Huffington Post

Researchers receive $10M to create computational and informatics tools for glycoscience – project co-led by Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology William York reported at EurekAlert!, UGA Today,  The GW Hatchet

State lawmakers on the fence about offshore drilling – professor of marine sciences Clark Alexander – WTOC

What causes wind? A powerful nor’easter this weekend can help explain, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences

 Marshall Shepherd writing in his regular column at Forbes

They’re hosting parasitic worms in their bodies to help treat a neglected disease, Daniel Colley Professor of microbiology and Director of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Grobal Diseases, quoted in the New York Times

We asked for your favorite hidden figures from black history. Your responses were powerful, Patricia Bell-Scott professor emerita of women’s studies quoted in Mother Jones

[Former Franklin College dean and professor Garnett]Stokes takes the helm of the state’s flagship institution – UNM Newsroom

Scientist of the Week: Roberta Salmi studies anthropology to understand gorillas – R&B

Should airplanes land in 40-60 mph nor'easter winds? Marshall Shepherd in  Forbes

UGA professor has role in BBC's "Planet Earth" – Athletic Association Professor in Arts and Sciences Samantha Joye reported by ABH

Franklin College faculty member named Regents’ Professor (Mary Ann Moran) – UGA Today, Athens CEO

How the U.S. squandered its steel superiority – article by associate professor of history Stephen Mihm in Investing

When American steel was king (Stephen Mihm quoted in CNN Money

UGA researchers develop new method to improve crops – paper by William Jordan, a doctoral student in genetics, and Lexiang Ji a doctoral student in bioinformatics, reported by UGA Today,  Phys.orgScienceDaily

Slaying zombie theories: clarifying five misperceptions about weather – Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Humans of New York (founded by Brandon Stanton, A.B., ’07) is fundraising for Rohingya shelters before monsoon sweeps their tents away – Dhaka Tribune  

Skyscrapers, towers and wind turbines may be causing thunder snow – Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

UGA student who opened free health clinic will give TEDx talk – Flagpole

Stephen Hawking reaches the end of his brief history in time – Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry Henry Schaefer quoted by Tech CentralToday

Fathers worry about work-life balance, too – research by assistant professor of psychology Kristen Shockley in The Good Men Project

Bedrock of the Industrial Revolution, Creek economic history – professor of archeology Victor Thompson quoted in the Muscogee Nation News

How marriage changes your personality – assistant professor of psychology Justin Lavner quoted by Psychology Today

Archaeologists mapping former Santa Elena site – research by Victor Thompson reported in Bluffton Today

UGA research professor (Distinguished Research Professor Michael W.W. Adams) earns bioscience award for genetic manipulation – R&B

Stephen Hawking overcame challenges. Two meteorologists with disabilities have too –  Marshall Shepherd writing in Forbes

What the Founding Fathers’ money problems can teach us about Bitcoin – Stephen Mihm writing in the Smithsonian

Nighttime tornadic storms are dangerous, not “good sleeping weather” - Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

The robot that is helping unravel the mystery of ocean microbes – Regents professor in marine sciences Mary Ann Moran quoted by NewsDeeply

Athens author releasing mystery book about kidnapping of university president – article on University Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature Betty Jean Craige at ABH

Image: Undersea AUV from the article on big news for the microbiome