When you do this type of behavioral training in older adults, their brain structure actually changes. It's almost like the brain is rewiring itself.

John Andersen, professor of psychology, on his lab's finding that a week of behavioral intervention can improve the vision of older adults affected by an age-related decline in contrast sensitivity


With this appropriate task structure, the procrastinator becomes a useful citizen. Indeed, the procrastinator can even acquire, as I have, a reputation for getting a lot done.

John Perry, distinguished professor of philosophy, on the ways in which purposeful procrastination can sometimes help productivity


(The right kind of grass is) as good or better than the quote unquote California water-friendly plants being touted as water-saving.

Jim Baird, turf grass extension specialist in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, on how water companies are offering rebates for customers to replace their lawns with artificial turf


What we're trying to do right now is create a baseline of animals and plants that will enable us to look in the future years to say, 'These are changing, the numbers are either increasing or decreasing.

Cameron Barrows, research ecologist at UCR Palm Desert campus, highlighting volunteer efforts by UCR scientists and ecologists to help study climate change in Joshua Tree National ParK


It's a bit like a play where these (majors) have their moment onstage and then they depart and new fields become strong.

Steven Brint, vice provost for undergraduate education, on the subtraction of certain majors due to its unpopularity


The anger, the hatred, that many older Iranians have toward the regime tends to overshadow the hope for their country getting back to a full, prosperous life.

Reza Aslan, professor of creative writing, on the recent preliminary nuclear deal between Tehran and Washington and reactions to the deal from California’s Iranian community


We spent a lot of money and got extremely little in return.

Jose Wudka, professor of physics and astronomy, on massive online open courses (MOOCs) and how they have actually cost universities more than they have brought in.


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