Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:44pm
From higher storm surge and more frequent flooding along the coast, to erratic weather patterns that affect the many industries connected to agriculture and forestry, the state of Georgia and its citizens face a growing array of challenges related to climate change. Now, a multi-disciplinary team of experts from across the state has developed the Georgia Climate Research Roadmap, a list of 40 key questions that can help Georgia’s policymakers…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Human Nature, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, The Linguistics Society at UGA, Cindy Hahamovitch
Fri, 04/27/2018 - 3:08pm
New research published in Nature Climate Change and led by assistant professor of geography Gabriel Kooperman identifies an unexpected but major factor in worldwide precipitation shifts: the direct response of tropical forests to higher levels of carbon dioxide: “People tend to think that most of the disruption will come from heat going into the oceans, which, in turn, will alter wind patterns,” said James Randerson, UCI’s Ralph J. & Carol M…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Climate Change, DMA, freshman, Psychology
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:23pm
Franklin faculty members, students and alumni have been featured in a broad variety of media this month. A sampling: IRS computer glitch caused by "master file" issue – associate professor of history Stephen Mihm quoted on NPR  Voting laws for felons can be hard to follow – assistant professor of sociology Sarah K.S. Shannon quoted in the New York Times The 2018 hurricane season looms but Hurricane Maria still haunts Puerto Rico - Georgia…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Biological Sciences, anthropology
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:29am
From the downside of smart phones to the promise of a 'super yeast' for biofuels to the creation a new island off the Georgia coast, Franklin faculty have been ready and willing to lend their expertise on the full range of issues and current events. A sample from this month: Less smartphone time equals happier teenager, study suggests – article reference research by professor of psychology Keith Campbell in Los Angeles Times, India Today Georgia…
Tags: Four Towers Building, industry, Coliseum Training Facility, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center
Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:34am
An important question with relevance throughout our region is the focus of a new research collaboration: Why do some people living in the path of a major hurricane decide to evacuate while others stay put? Prashant Doshi, a professor of computer science, and professor of psychology Adam Goodie are gathering information about residents in areas hit by hurricanes Irma and Harvey to learn more about how people make decisions in risky situations.…
Tags: Human Nature, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Department of Sociology and the Institute for African American Studies, Coliseum Training Facility, enzymes, AGU, ECOGIG
Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:50pm
UGA plant scientists like professor of plant biology Katrien Devos, pictured, headline the top feature of the new issue of Research Magazine: In a changing climate, stress tolerance becomes really important, according to Chung-Jui “C.J.” Tsai, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and professor of forestry and natural resources, and genetics. She uses model systems to find mechanisms that are applicable to any plants. “How do you grow crops—…
Tags: Department of English, movement, Fair, suburbs, Coliseum Training Facility
Mon, 10/30/2017 - 2:20pm
The Office of Sustainability hosts a discussion today with former U.S. congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC), "Finding the Courage to Come Together on Climate Change": Mr. Inglis is a six term congressman from South Carolina who is advocating a free market approach to begin dealing with the problems associated with the burning of fossil fuels. He is currently Executive Director of republicEn.org, a growing grassroots community of over 3,750 Americans…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Financial Planning Research Center, Various, noted, Earth, Human Nature
Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:58pm
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…
Tags: Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Environmental Health Sciences, Coliseum Training Facility, ECOGIG, Human Nature
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:25pm
The stormy weather brings out the best in our climate experts, among others. A sample of the Franklin College faculty members quoted in the media during September: Why President Trump recoils from denouncing his “alt-right” supporters, article in STAT quotes professor of psychology Keith Campbell New light cast on sea level, climate threats – Brunswick News mentions work by Public Service Associate and geography Ph.D. Mathew Hauer No, NASA is…
Tags: ECOGIG, Coliseum Training Facility
Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:26am
Algal blooms, Waffle House eclipse-viewing, food insecurity, Planet of the Apes, work-life conflicts and many more stories, Franklin College faculty kept a full schedule in media across the globe this summer. Here's a sampling: Assistant professor of geography Jerry Shannon creates map of Waffle House restaurants to watch the solar eclipse from – AJC, R&B, WSB, Q & A in the Chronicle of Higher Education Science says: Trump team garbles…
Tags: HR, Campus Transit Facility, Four Towers Building, industry, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, Coliseum Training Facility, garbage