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Noted and Quoted, October 2017

Posted 4 weeks 1 day ago
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Franklin faculty, students and alumni continue to appear in a variety of media around the world. A sampling of October news about and by our colleagues:

Study provides first estimate of total U.S. population with felony convictions – research by associate professor of sociology Sarah Shannon at Phys.org

“Something tropical” in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend? Hurricane season is not over, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

UGA researches how “brown ocean” effect strengthens hurricanes on land, research by Marshall Shepherd...

Eminent Scholars at UGA

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholars at the University of Georgia are engaged in groundbreaking scientific research that not only tackles grand challenges facing the world, but also has the potential to create jobs:

Since 1990, the nonprofit Georgia Research Alliance has partnered with the state's research universities to recruit world-class scientists who foster science- and technology-based economic development. At UGA, these scholars have enhanced the university's research capabilities and impact.

For Georgia to create "high-value, knowledge-based jobs," the...

4 Minutes, 33 Seconds: Spotlight on Scholarship in the Arts

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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Not so silently riffing on the John Cage stunt, reportedly his favorite work, from 1952, the Spotlight on the Arts festival is hosting a competition for graduate students with the deadline for entries on Monday Oct. 2:

This competition highlights scholarly research by UGA students about any art form or combination of art forms, including (but not restricted to): visual art, music, theatre, dance, film, literature, media arts, or performance art. The focus is on historical, theoretical, and critical research about art, as opposed to original works of art created by the students. This...

Parsing the Microbiome

Posted 2 months 2 days ago
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The 2017 Institute of Bioinformatics annual symposium on Monday, September 25 focuses on the structured ecological community that regulates how the Earth functions in practically every way, from energy consumption to respiration:

the microbiome, a collective term for the multitude of microbial communities that form critical components of biological systems ranging from human health to agriculture and the environment. Microbiome research frequently involves complex datasets, with a wide variety of organisms interacting at different spatial, temporal, and taxonomic scales. Parsing the...

Improving public health messaging on hot car deaths

Posted 2 months 4 days ago
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Critical new findings urge better messaging about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars:

Each year, dozens of young children die after being locked in a hot car, but new research from the University of Georgia's department of geography shows that most parents don't believe it could happen to them.

Their findings, published recently in the journal Injury Prevention, could help improve public health messaging and prevent more deaths.

Department of geography doctoral student Castle Williams and professor Andrew Grundstein interviewed parents and caregivers as well...

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