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Noted and Quoted, April 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:17am
Alan Flurry

Mirror-like optical illusion in the deep Pacific Ocean and the world's first ever gene-edited lizards lead the many media mentions of research and scholarship by Franklin faculty during April. A sample:

Why our youth should be celebrated not mocked – a climate case study, writes Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Forbes in his regular column at Forbes


Church in the Maelstrom: A historian’s reflection on the violence of the war’s first major battle – Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era Stephen Berry quoted at HistoryNet


Goldman’s “flexible” dress code takes a cue from Silicon Valley – associate professor of history Stephen Mihm writing at Yahoo! Finance


Chemists design faster production process for essential sugars – Phys.orgreports on research by Franklin Professor of chemistry Geert-Jan Boons and colleagues


Mirror pools from other worlds and fascinating landscapes discovered at the bottom of the ocean – Regents Professor Samantha Joye quoted widely at Tech2.orgScienceDailyMarine Technology NewsNewsweek Business InsiderECO MagazineBefore It’s NewsFox NewsGizmodoEarth.comSmithsonianBrinkwireTech TimesWell+Good


Trump’s taxes are fair game. Just ask Warren Harding - Stephen Mihm column published by WiscNewsConnecticut Post


Why two orphaned gorillas stood tall like humans in a park ranger’s selfie  - assistant professor in the department of anthropology Roberta Salmi quoted by F3NewsThe Washington PostNDTV


How depreciating money could save the global economy – Stephen Mihm– writing at AxiosBloomberg


“Life, Love and Marriage Chests,” MFA exit show and more local art news – FlagpoleLamar Dodd MFA 2019 exit show opens April 12 – UGA TodayWGAU


The good, bad and ugly of weather messaging for the Masters – Marshall Shepherd writing at ForbesNews Live TV


Scott Nelson, Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Humanities, wins Guggenheim Fellowship – WGAUUGA Today


UGA’s Skidaway, marine sciences join conservation consortium – WGAUUGA Today


UGA scientists create world’s first gene-edited lizards  - research published by associate professor of genetics Douglas Menke reported widely by UGA TodayNewswiseWGAUPopular PhotographyPopular ScienceThe New York TimesABHEarth.comGenomeWebGPBBusiness InsiderBefore It’s News


Immigration has long-term benefits – Stephen Mihm writing at The Sacramento BeeYork DispatchHawaii Tribune-Herald


Cyclone Kenneth threatens Africa – will the world pay attention this time? Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes


 A voice for diversity: [professor and associate dean] Kecia Thomas’ work through Franklin College and beyond – R&B


ClinEpiDB data resource releases childhood malnutrition and intestinal disease study –EurekAlert!Distinguished Research Professor Jessica Kissinger serves as a co-investigator on the project


Many Appalachian residents don’t believe climate change is real or caused by humans. But why? Marshall Shepherd in the Times Free Press


A layperson’s guide on how wind turbines make energy and how to store it too (Marshall Forbes) – Forbes


Common, colorful and really good for your brain: UGA researchers study plant pigments – work by College of Public Health assistant professor Lisa Renzi-Hammond, and psychology professor Billy Hammond reported by WABE


The Exodus happened (maybe), just not how you think – book authored by Ann and Jay Davis Professor of Jewish Studies Richard Friedman discussed at The Times of Israel


Chemical dispersants remain effective tool for cleaning up oil spills, study says – Samantha Joye quoted by NOLA


Low lying and narrow, U.S. 80 awaits improvements  - professor of marine sciences Clark Alexander quoted by the Savannah Morning News


Allergy season starts earlier and lasts longer as climate changes – Professor of Stratigraphic Paleobiology in the department of geology Steven Holland quoted on WABE


Genomics map where North American trees survived ice age (genetics postdoctoral researcher Jordan Bemmels quoted by Kentucky Ag Connection



Image: The hydrothermal vent field featured numerous volcanic flanges that create the illusion of looking at a mirror when observing the superheated (366ºC) hydrothermal fluids beneath them. Credit: Schmidt Ocean Institute

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