But after 40 years as a mathematics educator, I cannot help but notice that our nation still has too few women with careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. We can't solve the problem if we don't talk about it.

Pamela Clute, assistant vice chancellor, on the lack of women with STEM careers in America

THE SACRAMENTO BEE

You had an absolute rush on guns by ordinary white citizens to arm themselves to the teeth because black people were being put in positions of white power.

Dylan Rodriguez, professor of ethnic studies, on how race factors into America’s gun culture

FOX NEWS CHANNEL

You can't be envious and happy at the same time.

Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor of psychology, on her research finding that the happiest people take pleasure in others' successes

CREATORS SYNDICATE

While the majority of these states continue to operate on a black-white racial dynamic, the growing Latino population may play a decidedly important role here and the candidate best able to cross-racially mobilize effectively will increase their chances of winning. ... We are beginning to see the racial triangulation of electoral politics that has long been present in places like California, Texas, New York, and Florida.

Loren Collingwood, assistant professor of political science, on how the mobilization of Latino voters can determine the control of the U.S. Senate

SCIENCE BLOG

Religious communities must do more to counter extremist interpretations of their faith. But failing to recognize that religion is embedded in culture — and making a blanket judgment about the world's second largest religion — is simply bigotry.

Reza Aslan, professor of creative writing, on the inaccurate depictions of Muslims and Islam in media discussions

THE NEW YORK TIMES

This is roughly the fraction that we think all galaxies in the early universe had to have in order to ionize the hydrogen in the intergalactic medium.

Brian Siana, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, on the recent identification of a galaxy 2.9 billion light-years away that can help scientists deepen their understanding of events following the big bang

TECH TIMES

Opposition to affirmative action is still in the minority in Asian-American communities, and this holds true for not only the Asian-American community in general but also in the Chinese-American community.

Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor of political science, on a study that found that white, Latino, black and Asian-American voters all support affirmative action in higher education

DAILY DEMOCRAT

I think a nice adjective for (water conservation programs) is ‘busy,' and I think that would characterize a lot of water agencies efforts these days in addressing residential water demand and looking for ways to reduce it.

Kurt Schwabe, associate professor of environmental economics and policy, on the effectiveness of the urban conservation programs implemented by water agencies

MAVEN'S NOTEBOOK

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