Searching newspapers across time

Posted 2 years 5 months ago

The digitizing of humanities-based research tools is opening up enormous new frontiers for understanding the past and informing the present. UGA history faculty are at the center of efforts to use Library of Congress databases of historical newspapers to allow scholars (and any citizens) to see how stories unfolded in the past:

“Every historical development has a spatial component to it, and often one that is central to explaining the ‘how’ and the ‘why,’” noted Claudio Saunt, chair of the Department of History at the University of Georgia. “With this new search engine, we now have...

Noted and Quoted

Posted 2 years 11 months ago
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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...

Franklin faculty in the media

Posted 3 years 3 months ago

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

UGA chemists...

Faculty in the Media, March 2015

Posted 3 years 5 months ago

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. 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...

Faculty in the Media, December 2014

Posted 3 years 8 months ago

Franklin College faculty provide a variety of expert and background source material to reporters and editors around the world. A sampling from the past month:

Why you shouldn’t be proud to be a workaholic – reports on research by UGA assistant professor of psychology Malissa Clark: “Scientists to busy professionals: You really need to stop humble-bragging about your insane schedule.”

U.S. weather satellite network hacked – China recently hacked into U.S. weather and satellite systems, reports USA Today.  “This illustrates that they understand the value of this data...