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Rooting Out The Problem
Even though millions of acres of rainforest have disappeared around the world over the last decade, there are now more trees and other vegetation on the planet than there were in 2003. One big part of the reason: China’s “Great Green Wall,” a massive project to line the edge of the Gobi Desert in trees.
Close The Gender Gap
Given the growing recognition that race and poverty hinder educational opportunity and outcomes, leaders ranging from policymakers to businesspeople have committed to tackling this crisis. Yet their interventions and solutions are centered on boys of color. This often renders black girls all but invisible.
Why It's Called Trial and Error
From study design to dissemination of research, there are dozens of ways science can go off the rails. Many of the scientific studies that are published each year are poorly designed, redundant, or simply useless. Researchers looking into the problem have found that more than half of studies fail to take steps to reduce biases, such as blinding whether people receive treatment or placebo.
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.
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Change happens when people’s emotional and rational sides are aligned.
Earlier this week, the folks at Prichard Communications convened a group of Oregonians who attended frank 2015 to drink wine, eat coconut macaroons, reconnect and reflect on what they learned.
frank’s advocate-in-chief, Ann Christiano, named University of Florida’s 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year.
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.