geography

Noted and Quoted, September 2016

Posted 12 months 4 days ago
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Research and expertise of Franklin faculty members mentioned widely in the media in September (plus a few notable examples from August):

University researchers discover remains of 16th century Spanish fort associate professor of anthropology Victor Thompson mentioned in multiple outlets – R&B, Beaufort Gazette, The Atlantic, Kokomo Tribune, ABH, Ancient Origins

HyperSolar names chemistry professor John Stickney as scientific advisor – Yahoo! Finance

Sky-high temperatures inside "bounce houses" pose health risk (articles quote geography professors Andrew Grundstein...

Amazing student: Jonah Driggers

Posted 1 year 1 week ago
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For St. Simons Island native Jonah Driggers, the ecology of the small island community has instilled a sense of mission that has been shaped by his UGA experiences:

Although I began my freshman year with vague intentions of pursuing a career in business, I always harbored a love of the outdoors that was developed over years of Scouting and working in the garden with my dad. Experiences made possible through the Foundation Fellowship, like taking Modernist Dystopian Literature with David Bradshaw at Oxford University and hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc with two of my best friends,...

Noted and Quoted, summer 2016

Posted 1 year 3 weeks ago
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Expert voices and new research had Franklin faculty featured in the media on a range of subjects from climate change to the 'love hormone' to the discovery of a Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast. A sampling (only through July!):

Just a few more bites: Defining moderation varies by individual, study finds (Michelle vanDellen, psychology) – ScienceDaily

You can't lose weight with moderate eating – Times of India

Study reveals that eating "in moderation" is a fool's errand– Huffington Post

Eating in moderation varies by individual – Science 2.0

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Heat dangers of bounce houses

Posted 1 year 1 month ago
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A nearly ubiquitous sight on the suburban landscape, inflatable bounce houses mark the fun and frivolity at children’s parties and other events practically year round. But a new study from Andrew Grundstein and Marshall Shepherd in geography examines the heat safety issues that can put children in danger amid all the innocent play:

Expanding on the concept of microclimates like those in parked vehicles that cause serious injuries to children, the study investigated potential heat-related risks associated with bounce houses, which create a microclimate environment similar to...

Citizen science smartphone app: Cyanotracker

Posted 1 year 2 months ago
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A new citizen science smartphone app called “CyanoTRACKER” for water quality monitoring is now available. The app was developed as a part of the NSF-funded CyberSEES project from computer scoience and geography faculty for early detection of blue-green algae (aka Cyanobacteria) blooms in lakes, ponds, lagoons, estuaries, coasts:

In August 2014, dangerous levels of a toxin produced by harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie compromised the water supply in Toledo, Ohio, as well as many other smaller cities and towns. The bloom, spawned by large concentrations of cyanobacteria that occur...

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