Noted and Quoted, summer 2017

algae bloom photo from space

plankton.jpegAlgal blooms, Waffle House eclipse-viewing, food insecurity, Planet of the Apes, work-life conflicts and many more stories, Franklin College faculty kept a full schedule in media across the globe this summer. Here's a sampling:

Assistant professor of geography Jerry Shannon creates map of Waffle House restaurants to watch the solar eclipse from – AJC, R&B, WSB, Q & A in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Science says: Trump team garbles climate science (Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd) – WTOP

Trump’s tax plan a reminder of Reagan’s fruitless attempt (Associate professor of history Stephen Mihm) – The Vindicator

350 million in Europe at risk of extreme weather, professor of geography Andrew Grundstein quoted in Gulf News

George Carlin’s "seven notorious words" in more books, study finds (study co-authored by professor of psychology Keith Campbell) – Times of San Diego, Phys.org, CBS8

SunTrust Park built in rainy hot spot, says UGA scientist (Marshall Shepherd) – Marietta Daily Journal

The universe doesn’t care about your “purpose” (Op-ed by philosophy doctoral candidate Joseph P. Carter in the New York Times

Warming to worsen dead zones, algae blooms choking U.S. waters, Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Arts and Sciences Samantha Joye quoted in U.S. News & World Report

Women and men report similar levels of work-family conflicts (study by assistant professor of psychology Kristen Shockley noted in the American Psychological Association, HealthDay, PhysOrg, Live Science, Daily Mail, Daily Mail

Is the coast clear? Not in many beachfront areas (article at National Science Foundation quotes professor of marine sciences and director of the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island Merryl Alber

UGA primatologist provides gorilla vocals in “War for the Planet of the Apes,” assistant professor of anthropology Roberta Salmi quoted in the  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

This isn’t the first time the nation has experienced an opioid epidemic (Stephen Mihm) – Las Vegas Review-Journal

How summer vacation took hold in the U.S. (Stephen Mihm) – Bloomberg Viewpoint

Higher temperatures mean more delays and bigger costs for the airline industry (Marshall Shepherd) – Forbes

The problem with celebrating your baby’s gender (Keith Campbell) – Redbook

Greenland’s summer ocean bloom likely fueled by iron (study by Distinguished Research Professor and Franklin College associate dean Thomas Mote) – Phys.Org

Two sad ironies in Florida passing its ‘anti-science’ law (Marshall Shepherd) – Forbes

The southern drawl gets deconstructed, ScienceNews article notes work by assistant professor linguistics Margaret Renwick

Food insecurity projected to grow more in Atlanta’s suburbs (Jerry Shannon) – WABE

Brazil’s oil plans cast shadows over newly found ‘stunning’ Amazon reefs, professor of marine sciences Patricia Yager, Samantha Joye quoted at The Wire

Deadly heat waves becoming more common (Marshall Shepherd) – The Daily Star

The mussels that eat oil (Samantha Joye) – The Atlantic

First-ever UN ocean science report makes one thing clear: We need more science (Marshall Shepherd) – Fusion TV

Actual scientists say sea-level rise is a threat to Tangier Island, Virginia (Marshall Shepherd) – Forbes

Junk science, self esteem myth, and coaching (Keith Campbell) – Waiting For Next Year

Excessive heat predicted for the coming week could affect your medication (Marshall Shepherd) – Forbes

Image: provided by NASA, taken Aug. 3, 2015, phytoplankton is seen off the coast of New York, top and New Jersey, left. via U.S. News