The vast, new tools at our disposal are requiring greater levels discernment in the use of media and in some cases, giving rise to new areas of study and instruction at the university level. The Chronicle of Higher Education published an interview this week with a professor who shared a list of unreliable news sites with her mass communication classes at Merrimack College, only to have the classroom discussion overtaken by events when a top search about the Presidential election signalled the arrival of the impact fake news. She then made her list public:
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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