In new stories about history, art, climate, psychology and the environment, Franklin faculty provided key insights in media from around the world. A sample from the past month:
Examining Hurricane Patricia. Marshall Shepherd, professor of atmospheric sciences, was asked if the storm’s media coverage was over-hyped. “Are you kidding me? How can you over-hype a record-shattering hurricane, packing EF-5 tornado winds, and approaching a major country?” Articles filed in Vox.com, Washington Post and Mexico News Daily.
Different strokes: Artists debate value of college – R&B...
Franklin faculty engagement and the impact of public scholarship on policy debates to understanding the news takes shape in media around the world. A sample from the month of October:
Evidence of water found on Mars, reports the Athens Banner-Herald. Monday’s announcement by NASA “provides a more concrete result on such a claim based on the most recent Mars mission data,” said Inseok Song, associate professor of astronomy
New research from Joshua Miller in the department of psychology finds lower empathy among those with borderline personality disorder – R&B
Franklin College faculty share their expertise in a variety of media every day, in pixels, print and on the air waves. A sampling from the past month:
Scientists study how rising seas will reshape the Georgia coast, reports the Associated Press. Clark Alexander, a researcher at UGA’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, and colleagues are working on a project to more accurately forecast expected changes from encroaching seawater. Also WABE-FM
How the silver standard wrecked China’s economy. Stephen Mihm, associate professor of history and regular contributor to Bloomberg News...
On his Sunday show on The Weather Channel, Marshall Shepherd invited his department of geography colleague, John Knox, to talk turbulence and other weather hazards of aviation:
We've invited one of the top 300 Professors in the United States to join me, Dr. John Knox of the University of Georgia Atmospheric Sciences Program and Department of Geography. Dr. Knox is also the recipient of the National Weather Association's top scientific research award, The Fujita Award.
John is a great colleague, but I am not being a biased host by inviting a UGA colleague. Dr. Knox is...
From flooding in Texas and the Confederate Flag to the discovery of an ancient Qu'ran, Franklin College faculty were widely quoted on a wide range of subjects over the summer. A sampling:
Millennials: Apathetic or Empathetic? – R&B article quotes Brian Haas, an assistant professor in the Behavioral and Brain Science Program
NPR reporter explores John Ross story and the art of the protest – Chattanooga Times Free Press quotes Jace Weaver, director of the Institute of Native American Studies
Life with Gracie: Selfie, selfish, showoffs – Atlanta Journal-Constitution...