Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 12:00pm
By:
Alan Flurry

Franklin faculty contributed popular press articles about issues of the day and had their research reported around the world. A sample from over the past month:

The grimy history of the Attorney General’s Office, associate professor of history Stephen Mihm in his regular column at Bloomberg

Here’s your answer when someone asks “How can it be so cold if there’s global warming?”  Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geography Marshall Shepherd quoted by WSLS

Nine years on, the Deepwater Horizon’s well is a “hellscape” Regents Professor Samantha Joye quoted in Hakai Magazine

A day in the life of a scientist testifying to Congress about weather - Marshall Shepherd in his regular column at Forbes

UGA artists spend time in Columbus restoring historic Coca-Cola sign – WRBL

Conundrum: Why people do not listen to evacuation orders - Marshall Shepherd quoted at Scientific American

Scientists assess storage value in blue carbon ecosystems – research by associate professor of marine sciences Amanda Spivak reported by UGA TodayCoastal News Today

Amid long salvage operation, capsized cargo ship’s fuel spills worsen - Samantha Joye quoted in the AJC

Research suggests children exposed to nonverbal cues develop biases – research by assistant professor of psychology Allison Skinner reported by The Daily

A trillion dollar storm looms for earth and it’s not a hurricane - Marshall Shepherd writing in Forbes

How photosynthesis captures light and powers life on earth - professor emeritus of plant biology Gregory Schmidt quoted by HowStuffWorks

UGA professor works with Sapelo Island’s Gullah Geechee community – podcast interview with professor of geography Nik Heynen featured on WUGA

Friends with an ex? When to forgive and when to move on – professor of psychology Keith Campbell quoted by Today

The Puritans had two shots at building a Godly society - new book by Michael P. Winship, E. Merton Coulter Professor of History, reviewed in Christianity Today

This bizarre primate has a newly discovered digit – professor emerita of psychology Dorothy Fragaszy quoted by National GeographicMSN

Plant physiology will be major contributor to future river flooding, study finds – research by assistant professor of geography Gabriel Kooperman reported at EurekAlert!

Trending maps reveal what makes viral content catch on - research by assistant professor of geography Jerry Shannon reported by UGA TodayScience Blog

Study provides framework for green plant evolution  - research by professor of plant biology James Leebens-Mack reported widely by UGA TodayEurekAlert!Seed TodaySciTech DailyTechnology

Humility makes you a better parent - Keith Campbell quoted at Medium

Questions raised after Dallas TV station airs NFL game instead of breaking tornado coverage - Marshall Shepherd quoted by NY Daily News

Parental depression forecasts kids’ later physical health – research by assistant professor psychology Katherine Ehrlich reported by UGA Today

Climate report spurs call to farmer action - Marshall Shepherd quoted by Ag/Update

Wealth tax could deliver happiness dividend – column by Stephen Mihm at Korea Herald

 

Image: Getty, via Christianity Today