The clock’s ticking. It’s time to start planning your frank pilgrimage.
Join us in Gainesville, February 25 – 27.
The people who come to frank are leading minds who drive change by funding it, studying it, or practicing it. The rabble-rousers and the do-gooders, those who look Goliath in the eye, and say “bring it.”
Think you have what it takes to be a frankster? Join us for frank: amplified.
Here’s where you’ll find a curated collection of headlines and links to great content from the interwebs that we thought you might love, too. Found something great? Send it to us and we’ll feature it.
Rember This And You Won't Forget
To remember the simplest details of an experience, we may have to “turn on” our memories, say psychologists. This finding indicates that memory is far more selective than previously thought. What researchers call “attribute amnesia” occurs when a person uses a piece of information to perform a task, but is then unable to report specifically what that information was as little as one second later.
We're In Debt To These Researchers
Ever since the subprime mortgage crisis broke in 2008, certain corners have clung to a narrative that centers not on reckless risk-taking by big banks or poor regulatory oversight but on, well, poor people, and the policies meant to help them afford homes. This theory has never had much empirical support behind it. But a new paper shreds it.
Wait Until More Get A Whiff Of This
When you inhale the air near an open cattle feedlot, you’re not just getting a blast of ammonia and other noxious fumes. You’re also probably breathing in tiny particles of antibiotics, bacteria from cows’ “fecal matter and gut flora,” and antibiotic-resistant gene sequences. Researchers are concerned that these antibiotic genes, traces of antibiotics, and fecal microbes are also being scattered far and wide.
frank is a community for people who use communications to drive change. Here you’ll find research, thoughtful blog posts, news from the field, jobs, and—of course—everything you need to know about our annual gathering for change makers here in Gainesville.
Here’s where we offer summaries of recent peer-reviewed research from multiple disciplines that offers insight that can improve the practice of the field. On frankology, you’ll find the scholarship that’s most relevant to change agents.
Read about what’s working and why.
We can do better than to fall back on “stakeholder” when speaking of big needs that are the definers of a functioning civilization.
As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we should remember to pay tribute to him as one of the most effective communicators of our time.
In this section, you’ll find videos featuring everyone who’s spoken at frank, the annual gathering for social change communicators in Gainesville, plus more great content from the frank community.
Read about what we’re doing to build the field of public interest communications here at the University of Florida, and read about the dedicated and passionate individuals who work on frank.