Structured procrastination means you don’t waste your time. When you’re avoiding another task, you do something else instead. ... You’re embracing your love of procrastination, but remaining productive.

John Perry, distinguished professor of philosophy, on how procrastinating can be used productively


Showing that emotion can foster self-control and discovering a way to reduce impatience with a simple gratitude exercise opens up tremendous possibilities for reducing a wide range of societal ills from impulse buying and insufficient saving to obesity and smoking.

Ye Li, assistant professor of management and marketing, on how feeling grateful improves decision-making


Insects pollinate half of the food that we eat. Understanding insects are important to food safety.

Eamonn Keogh, professor of computer science and engineering, on the importance of his team's development of sensors that accurately classify insects


We all have our own moral and religious convictions and we exercise those convictions within the scope of our families.

Amalia Cabezas, associate professor of ethnic studies, on the U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing family-owned companies to deny contraceptive insurance coverage if it violates the companies' religious beliefs


The discovery will drive researchers who study ancient reef-builders to look back beyond 540 million years ago for other signs of skeletal reef ecology.

Mary Droser, professor of geology, on the finding of fossils that indicates that reefs date to as far back as 548 million years ago


The liquid crystals we developed are essentially a liquid dispersion, a simple aqueous dispersion of magnetic nanorods.

Yadong Yin, professor of chemistry, on UCR's discovery of magnetically responsive liquid crystals, which has applications in writing tablets, billboards, and anticounterfeit technology


You have to deal with what life throws at you – sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s not. ... It’s like an old acting exercise – you deal with what you’re given.

Eric Barr, professor emeritus of theater, on his battle with strokes that left him temporarily without speech and the full use of his left side and impaired his memory


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