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Noted and Quoted, September 2020

Alan Flurry

Elections and hurricanes led the media coverage featuring Franklin faculty expertise during September. A sample of the many recent stories in print, on the air and screen:

Mathematicians open a new front on an ancient number problem – mathematics professor Paul Pollack quoted by Quanta MagazineWired

Flooding, blackouts in the wake of Laura – Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in the department of geography, quoted at

Markets aren’t great at handling contested elections – article by associate professor of history Stephen Mihm at Yahoo! Finance

Unpopular teens could be at higher risk of heart conditions later in life, study suggests – research by Katherine Ehrlich, assistant professor of psychology, reported by 997WPRO,CNN Health

The National Hurricane center’s messaging likely saved lives during Hurricane Laura – Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes

What constitutes a narcissist and how to deal with them – Keith Campbell, professor of psychology, interviewed by Player FM

Yeast doesn’t fly and your sourdough probably isn’t that special – Douda Bensasson, assistant professor of plant biology, quoted in an article on Medium

Florida storms: What we know now as we enter the busiest time of hurricane season – Marshall Shepherd quoted by Palm Beach Post

The how, what and why of bioplastics – Jason Locklin, professor of chemistry, quoted by GreenBiz

What did we learn from the Deepwater Horizon disaster? Samantha Joye, Athletic Assoc. Professor of Arts & Sciences and

Regents' Professor, quoted at  Chemical & Engineering News

The new science of narcissism – Keith Campbell interviewed by Blog Talk Radio

Climate is not weather – Marshall Shepherd quoted by Erie News Now,The Atlanta Voice

UGA Skidaway scientists measure hurricanes with ocean gliders – research by assistant professor of marine sciences Catherine Edwards reported by Fox28 Media,WJCLCoastal Courier

The QAnon party? It’s not a conspiracy theory – column by Stephen Mihm at Yahoo! Finance

Hurricane Sally hit Gulf Shores, Ala., with 25 inches of rain – Marshall Shepherd quoted by KEDM,NPR

Separating weather forecasts from pain – research by Geography/Atmospheric Sciences Lecturer Christopher Elcik reported by UGA Today

Hurricane Sally’s stall was calamitous for Gulf Coast; will slow-moving storms be a trend? Marshall Shepherd)quoted by Palm Beach Post

How to handle a narcissist (including, maybe...yourself) – Keith Campbell interviewed on Player FM 

Dual disasters: How is climate change worsening wildfires and hurricanes? Marshall Shepherd quoted by USA Today

Clark Alexander, professor of marine sciences and director of UGA’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, quoted in WABE story, How Georgia Protected Its Salt Marsh 50 Years Ago, And Why That’s Important For The Future


Image: The Iron Course, appropriately masked. September 1, 2020 photo by UGA photographer Nancy Evelyn.



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