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Noted and Quoted, April 2023

Alan Flurry

Weather and climate, baseball, ghosting, and Tupperware were some of the subjects Franklin faculty colleagues discussed and wrote about over the course of April.

A sample of the many news stories and research reporting that appeared in media around the world:


The U.S. leads the world in weather catastrophes. Here’s why – Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor, quoted widely by AP NewsPBSFortuneVoice of AmericaNBC News BostonGulf TodayInsurance JournalMilwaukee IndependentThe Weather Channel 

A collection of collections: The expansive world of the Georgia Natural History Museum – UGA Research 

UGA faculty member Amanda Frossard, assistant professor of chemistry, receives NSF CAREER award – UGA TodayWGAU 

UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art to celebrate seniors with exit show – R&BFlagpole    

Historians should follow C. Vann Woodward: Write for a broad public and show why the discipline matters – professor emeritus James C. Cobb writing at the History News Network 

Two Franklin College juniors named Goldwater Scholars – UGA TodayWGAU 

Ten students, alumni win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships – UGA TodayWGAUAthens CEO  

Season to Bloom: Experts offer relationship spring-cleaning tips for how to foster healthy, long-lasting connections – Richard Slatcher, Gail M. Williamson Distinguished Professor of Psychology, quoted in Industry Magazine 

Has 200 years of science fiction prepared us for AI? Stephen Mihm, professor and head of the department of history writing in The Washington Post 

Two UGA students named 2023 Goldwater Scholars – R&B

Two UGA faculty awarded Guggenheim Fellowships – UGA TodayWGAUWUGAR&B

What to do if a friend ghosts you – research led by Christina Leckfor, graduate student in the department of psychology, reported by The New York Times

Climate linked to record-breaking home runs in MLB, says new study – John Knox, professor of geography and atmospheric sciences, quoted by Fox 5 Atlanta 

A deep analysis of the south Florida floods and four key takeaways – Marshall Shepherd writing in his regular column at Forbes 

A team creates “quantum composites” for various electrical and optical innovations – team included co-authors Nicholas Sesing and Tina Salguero, associate professor in the department of chemistry – ScienceDailyEurekAlert!Newswise  

What Tupperware needs now is another brownie wise analysis – Stephen Mihm writing in his regular column at The Washington Post

What’s next for the global textiles sector – report quoting Sergiy Minko, professor of chemistry in the Cotton Grower 

“Unscheduled disassembly” and 2 other aspects of the SpaceX Starship launch seen by a weather satellite – Marshall Shepherd writing at Forbes

UGA researchers find exoplanet – new research by Jason Terry, doctoral student, and Cassandra Hall, assistant professor of computational astrophysics, reported widely at WGAUUGA TodayEurekAlert!ScienceDailyMirage NewsPhys.orgSpaceDaily.comPhysics WorldDigital TrendsDaily NewsGeo News  

Image: A residential area is covered in floodwaters after heavy rain in Chehalis, Washington. Reuters


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