Franklin faculty continue to be reliable sources of expertise and explication on the most pressing issues of the day. A sampling of quotes and reports on UGA research:
Professor comments on plagiarism charge – If author Rick Perlstein is guilty of plagiarism, “it was a minor transgression,” said Peter Charles Hoffer, Distinguished Research Professor of History. Perlstein is being accused of the charge after the release of his new book, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.
African nations’ “cordon sanitaire” is a medieval move in the fight against Ebola – Bloomberg column by associate professor of history Stephen Mihm, carried in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and elsewhere, discusses the use of military force to isolate infected areas.
“Of Myself I Sing” – A New York Times column on narcissistic posts on Facebook quotes psychology professor W. Keith Campbell that those who are narcissistic offline also narcissistically overshare online.
Study finds thunderstorms worsen asthma, allergy symptoms – R&B article quotes professor of geography Andrew Grundstein
Canola genome sequence reveals evolutionary 'love triangle' – Biodiesel Magazine article mentions Andrew Paterson, Regents Professor and director of UGA’s Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory)
Audubon Society to host presentation on use of drones for mapping – ABH (article mentions Thomas R. Jordan, associate director of UGA’s Center for Geospatial Research)
Artists' Guild to host juried show – Spartanburg Herald article mentions Scot Belville, a professor in the Lamar Dodd School of Art
UGA researchers are part of a team that has grown the first fully functional organ, reports WXIA-TV regarding work by UGA genetics professor Nancy Manley.
“Growing science: UGA scientists part of team that grew new organ in mouse” – Front-page feature in today’s Athens Banner-Herald focuses on research by a team that includes genetics professor Nancy Manley.
“World is on the brink of an unprecedented wave of extinction,” says Mark Farmer, professor and director of the division of biological sciences in the opening lecture of a campus series on impacts humans are having on the world. Article in the ABH.
Local students learn about civil rights – ABH column mentions sociology professor Keith Parker traveled with high school students to Mississippi for the Fourth National Civil Rights Conference
Incredible shrinking airline seats – The recent controversy over tightly-packed, reclining airline seats is examined in light of history. The same problems occurred a century ago on America’s trains, writes associate professor of history Stephen Mihm in Bloomberg.
Is the ice bucket challenge narcissistic? – “What harm does a selfie or Youtube video do if millions of dollars are raised for medical research,” asks the BBC. Psychology professor Keith Campbell says this is where narcissism is met with reward and there can be negative aspects.
Guest column: Tracking science behind Ebola drug – ABH colum written by Mark Farmer, professor of cellular biology
Why use of Native American nicknames is an obvious affront – ESPN/ABC News article mentions research conducted by Claudio Saunt, UGA’s Richard B. Russell professor in American History
Robot Dramas: Autonomous Machines in the Limelight on Stage and in Society – Huffington Post article quotes David Saltz, department head and professor in Theatre and Film Studies
“Trust in others and confidence in societal institutions are at their lowest point in over three decades,” says a report running nationally via Associated Press about research by a team including psychology professor Keith Campbell and assistant professor Nathan Carter.
Experienced leader takes helm of fast-growing School of Computing – Powdersville (SC) Post article mentions Eileen Kraemer, the new Tycho Howle Director of the School of Computing at Clemson Univ., former associate dean in the Franklin College