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Noted and Quoted, October 2022

Alan Flurry

From tempests in the physical world to the discovery of an ancient canal to the reintroduction of heritage apple crops, expertise from and research by Franklin faculty was present in media around the globe. A same of stories over the past month: 


As moms return to the office, companies need to demonstrate empathy – Malissa A. Clark, associate professor of psychology, quoted at Indeed

Historic storm surge. Record flooding. Ian’s lesson in the rising risk of hurricanes – Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor, quoted by the Tampa Bay Times

The most American flex is a fitness fad – Stephen Mihm, associate professor of history, writes in The Washington Post

50 years of searching — promising treatment for Chagas disease discovered – research by Rick Tarleton,UGA Athletic Association Distinguished Professor, reported at SciTechDaily

Was the forecast for Hurricane Ian bad? Depends on your perspective – Marshall Shepherd writes in Forbes

What does bipolar disorder feel like? Can it explain Kanye’s behavior? Isha Metzger, adjunct assistant professor of psychology, quoted in The Washington Post

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography to assess impact of Ian to Tybee Island – Clark Alexander), professor of marine sciences and director of the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, interviewed on WTOC

A team of UGA researchers is creating a “Noah’s Ark” of forgotten Southern apples – Stephen Mihm featured in Atlanta Magazine

Mercenaries were more common in Greek warfare than ancient historian let on – research led by Laurie Reitsema and Katherine Reinberger of the department of anthropology reported by The New York TimesSmithsonian MagazineGreekReporter

Five ways hurricane messaging and public interpretation must evolve – Marshall Shepherd writes in Forbes

Archaeologists dig up 1,400-year-old Native American canal in Alabama – research by Victor Thompson, Distinguished Research Professor of anthropology, reported in Smithsonian MagazineAll That’s Interesting

UGA professor’s latest book deals with grief through poetry and prose – new book by Ed Pavlić, Distinguished Research Professor of English, featured in the ABH

Anti-inflammatory compound supercharges stem cell stroke treatment – research co-led by Jim Xie, professor of chemistry, reported by Albany HeraldKPVI  

Variable mortgages may never make a comeback – Stephen Mihm writes in The Washington Post

How the pandemic may have altered your personality – Brian Haas, associate professor of psychology, quoted by Tri-City HeraldMedical Xpress

Boy dies from a brain-eating amoeba after exposure at Lake Mead – Dennis Kyle, GRA Eminent Scholar Chair in Antiparasitic Drug Discovery, quoted in a story at Smithsonian Magazine

Image: Stephen Mihm in his apple orchard outside Athens


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