New research, stormy weather and narcissism were some of the headlines featuring Franklin faculty during October, among many others. A sampling of the many media stories:
Could You Spell that for Me, Please? Psychology professor W. Keith Campbell quoted in a San Diego State University News story on unique American bay names
Can familiarity build trust? A white cop moves into black Atlanta neighborhood. Geography professor Steven Holloway quoted in the Christian Science Monitor
UGA debate guru: Donald Trump faltered, Hillary Clinton didn't – Communications Studies...
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...
Lamar Dodd School of Art associate professor and chair of painting and drawing Margaret Morrison is the subject of an expansive feature and interview in the current issue of the international art publication WideWalls:
Recently, Margaret Morrison made her largest and most demanding painting to date and, it is safe to say, her most breathtaking work so far. Entitled Atomic No. 47, this oil on canvas is as big as 72 x 96 inches (183 x 144 cm) and it is a representation of a table covered in antique silver objects, from statues to bowls, teapots, candle holders. The way...
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
Not the feedback loop, but fact-checking media reports. In perhaps the next iteration of evaluating climate news and data, how trustworthy is the science you read about? A new group will track the accuracy of climate news to evaluate what's out there:
Last week, Climate Feedback announced the Scientific Trust Tracker, a feature that will track news outlets’ accuracy on climate change, one scientist-reviewed story at a time. Right now, the Trust Tracker has preliminary data for five outlets: The New York Times, Mashable, the Washington Post, the Telegraph, Forbes, and the Wall Street...