Noted and Quoted, February 2017

Posted 3 days 3 hours ago
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From the history of the university to a musical premiere to questions about the president, Franklin faculty expertise is a vital resource across the news media. Some recent articles and broadcast segments:

The Whole Story: UGA's Often Overlooked Black History– Flagpole article quotes professor of English Barbara McCaskill and Franklin Professor of English Valerie Babb, director of the Institute for African American Studies

Finding the lost Fort San Marcos, associate professor of anthropology Victor Thompson quoted on ETV Radio

Female meteorologists don't want to be...

TrowelBlazers - Raising Horizons

Posted 3 weeks 5 days ago
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An international collaboration dedicated to outreach activities aimed at encouraging participation of women and underrepresented groups in archaeological, geological, and palaeontological science, Trowelblazers has convened and participated in panels discussing women in science at the Royal Society and the London Feminist Conference, and a wide variety of events and activities including the Cambridge Science Festival, Skeptics in the Pub 15th Anniversary Show, a Jump! magazine feature, Wikipedia Edit-a-thons on two continents, Ada Lovelace Day events. They have been invited to the...

Noted and Quoted, January 2017

Posted 1 month 1 day ago
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Franklin College faculty engage in public scholarship by offering comments, regular columns and sharing expertise across a variety of media. A sample from just this month:

Five big mysteries about CRISPR's origins, Distinguished Research Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Michael Terns quoted in Nature 

The top nine weather or climate events of 2016, column by Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

The term 'severe weather' may not mean what you think (Marshall Shepherd) - Forbes

Make America mate again,...

GIS Day at UGA

Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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It's only been a few years now that practically everyone has been walking around with super computers in their pockets - answers to everything, weather anywhere, oh and maps - lots of maps, any maps - all centered on where you are at any given moment. How does all of that work? Georgraphic information systems are designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographical data. The acronym GIS is sometimes used for geographic information science (GIScience) to refer to the academic discipline that studies geographic information systems, a research area in...

SNAP helps support retail sector

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
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The purpose of government is a much more essential question than the framing we more often use to describe it, much less the criteria we use to select our leaders. But a new study from an interdisciplinary team of UGA researchers sheds some light on the positive effects of a supplemental program as much more broad than typically considered:

Increased enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Georgia contributed to the growth of grocery retailers at all levels from 2007 to 2014.

A new paper from University of Georgia researchers used U. S. Department of...