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Noted and Quoted, November 2021

Alan Flurry

From the "Great Resignation" to cryptocurrency, La Nina, zoom fatigue, and fungal blooms, Franklin College faculty offered expertise, scholarship, and opinion in media platforms across the world. A sample of recent reporting and stories from the month of November and early December:

Cameras off can lessen fatigue – Kristen Shockley, associate professor of psychology, quoted by Sales and Marketing

Why it’s time for the term “minority” to disappear in STEM disciplines – Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor, Director, Atmospheric Sciences Program, writing in his regular column at Forbes

Pre-crypto currency clashes always favored governments – Stephen Mihm, associate professor of history, writing in The Washington Post

Raise the Wage is circulating petition to increase minimum pay in Nebraska to $15 per hour – James Cobb, B. Phinizy Spalding Professor Emeritus of history, writing at The Grand Island Independent

Depression-era program left some New England communities more vulnerable to sea-level rise – Amanda Spivak, associate professor of marine sciences, quoted by Yale Climate Connections

Beating burnout: Use exercise, other routines to overcome your daily stress – Malissa Clark, associate professor of psychology, quoted CBS46, WGCL-TV

U.S. teens brimming with self-esteem – Keith Campbell, professor of psychology, quoted at MedicineNet

Breaking down fungal biofilm defenses provides potential path to treating sticky infections – Aaron Mitchell, professor and head of the department of microbiology, quoted by – ScienceDaily, Florida News Times

"Risk" is a scary word. “Uncertainty” is terrifying – Stephen Mihm writing in The Washington Post

Container ships, air pollution and bizarre attacks on Ginger Zee – Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes

New NIST references help manufacturers better assess biopharmaceuticals – Geert-Jan Boons, Franklin Professor of Chemistry, quoted by Funtitech

Breaching the “psychological contract”? Working on holidays can damage mental health – Malissa Clark quoted by USA Today, Lovebylife

Chris Cuomo , women’s studies and philosophy professor, was recently quoted in a Vox article about why humans care about the intelligence of animals

A cold start to Thanksgiving week will spawn climate change illiteracy – Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes

Giving thanks during a pandemic: “We learn to appreciate things when we lose them” – Stephen Mihm writing in USA Today

The friendship checkup: How to reevaluate relationships and take steps to repair them – Richard Slatcher, Gail M. Williamson Distinguished Professor of psychology, quoted by The Washington Post , The Sydney Morning News

“Double-dip” La Niña means Georgia is likely in for a warm winter – Marshall Shepherd quoted by the AJC

Can movies change the world? New research by James Dowd, Emeritus Professor of sociology, reported by UGA Today

Resignations are just part of the story. The pandemic reshaped attitudes – Malissa Clark quoted by the AJC

Three questions about climate change that need to disappear in 2022 – Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes

Image: Container ships remain anchored outside of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA. Getty Images, via Forbes.

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