Faculty representing thirteen different departments within the Franklin College were quoted and thier work referenced across a wide variety of international media. A sampling of the terrific public engagement by our experts:
Five things to know about tornadoes – Front-page feature in today’s Athens Banner-Herald quotes associate professor of geography John Knox
UGA researchers growing trees faster and easier to turn into fuel, reports the Athens Banner-Herald on research conducted by biochemistry and molecular biology professor Debra Moehnen and colleagues
It's not even the end of the month and Franklin faculty (plus one venerable old building) have been in heavy rotation across a variety of media, on many of the most important issues of the day. A sample of the great work from our experts:
The hidden history behind the 10 oldest college buildings in America. Hometalk.com includes UGA’s Old College in its list of “ten of the oldest hallowed hall still in use today.”
Criminal records keeping men out of work – A New York Times report cites research led by assistant professor of sociology Sarah Shannon, with a colleague from the...
Weather, unrest around the world, linguistics, anti-vaccine outbreaks, Franklin faculty expertise is in high demand across all media platforms. A sampling from the month of February:
Q&A with Valerie Babb, Franklin professor of English and director of UGA’s Institute of African American Studies – Red & Black
English professor Bill Kretzschmar was interviewed on CNN regarding linguistics analysis of an ISIS Jihadist who speaks on videos depicting the execution of captives.
Heat, pollution, and skyscrapers cause cities to have more thunderstorms. “The discovery...
Franklin College faculty play a vital public role by sharing their expertise in the media on a range of subjects. A sampling from just the past month:
Visualization of Native American dispossession by Russell Professor in American History Claudio Saunt continues to be featured in the news media, Aeon.co, UK Daily Mail.
On the Subject f 2014 having been the warmest year in modern history, Athletic Association Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences Marshall Shepherd was quoted widely, in outlets around the world – ABC News, Mother Nature Network, France 24, Think...
Renowned author, expert on narcissism, professor and head of the department of psychology Keith Campbell took the pages of the New York Times recently to discuss societal changes that might be impacting how young people enter, or don't enter, adulthood:
Certainly, many young people are working hard getting advanced degrees, or living with their parents to save money so they can successfully launch into adulthood. This is a rational response to the challenging economic climate. And it isn’t a radical new development. In some ways it is similar to young men in the 1890s putting off...