The trend seems to be that in uncertain times, times of change or transition, the American populace not only tolerates male anger but finds it reassuring — as proof of sincerity and authenticity. Donald Trump is just one in a long line of angry old men.

Catherine Allgor, distinguished fellow of history, on Donald Trump and his resemblance of earlier American presidents


They're seeing which party seems like a welcoming party, which party seems like an exclusionary party.

Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor of political science and public policy, on how the anti-immigrant rhetoric this campaign season is making Asian American voters reconsider their political identity


It's incorrect to interpret this canonization as a beatification or a statement of approval for all of Serra's policies in the California missions. What is happening here is the pope is trying to say Junipero Serra was a Spanish immigrant who came to California and made an important contribution.

Steven Hackel, professor of history, on Father Junipero Serra, the founder of California's mission system who is being sainted by Pope Francis during his visit to the United States, and on Serra's controversial place in California history


(College rankings) has too little, if any, emphasis on what universities actually should be doing and instead focuses on resources and inputs...They've become the benchmark. That's most unfortunate.

Kim Wilcox, chancellor, on UCR's rank on the recent U.S. News & World Report college rankings and how the list tends to favor elite universities and overlook the accomplishments of public universities


What we’re finding in many cases is that the animals and plants that we think we’re protecting today may need to shift to other areas, may need to move up mountains, may need to move further north.

Cameron Barrows, research ecologist, on how California's drought has put a strain on wildlife, forcing conservationists, park officials and agricultural scientists to pick and choose between which different animals and habitats to focus on saving


Entomology is reliant on trapping. The fact that 3D printing allows us to come up with prototypes very quickly is going to revolutionize how we study invasive species throughout America.

R. Duncan Selby, postdoctoral researcher of entomology, on UCR's innovative use of 3D printers to make traps that will aid in research to stop the spread of invasive pests in California


(Medical students are) so busy trying to master the basics of medicine, the science and the interpersonal skills, that I think it feels sometimes like this is one more issue they're being asked to master, when they have so much on their plate already.

Paul Lyons, professor of medicine and senior associate dean, on how medical schools are trying to teach students to talk with their patients about care costs to help them get the best treatment available


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