America differs from Nazi Germany in retaining a fundamental right to confront our own misbehavior. We must act to reestablish our legal and ethical principles, confront violations of them, and restore the health of our own healing communities.

Scott Allen, associate dean and professor of clinical medicine, from a featured opinion piece that he co-authored about the historical use of torture among doctors in different countries and time periods and the similarities between the conduct of Nazi doctors in WWII and contemporary CIA policies.

THE HUFFINGTON POST


We get these conflicting messages out there that we value science but also if you’re a science person, you don’t have all the same positive characteristics as if you’re not. So I think shows that can build that in even adult examples of people who are scientists, but also fun and cool and (who) care about the people around them, can really do a lot of good.

Rebekah Richert, associate professor of psychology, about the recent trend in television shows to portray scientists as smart and cool people and how this trend can positively impact younger generations and encourage them to become scientists themselves

MTV

Animals living in the Arctic get a lot more attention than plants in arid lands, but desert plants like the Joshua tree are also threatened by a changing climate.

Cameron Barrows, research ecologist, about growing threats to the population of Joshua trees in California

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

The difficulty for (Marco Rubio) is that there are still other strong - and stronger - candidates who will be left in the race even if or when Trump, Carson and others drop out. Rubio is doing OK but he doesn't have the resources these other candidates have.

Shaun Bowler, professor of political science, about Marco Rubio and his strategy as a presidential candidate

BBC

(In Los Angeles), a meal can turn into a task. But on that summer afternoon (in Morocco), it seemed to me that with each bite I was returning to a time when food was shared, with family and strangers alike.

Laila Lalami, professor of creative writing, from her featured magazine article about her most memorable experience with food in Morocco

THE NEW YORK TIMES

America differs from Nazi Germany in retaining a fundamental right to confront our own misbehavior. We must act to reestablish our legal and ethical principles, confront violations of them, and restore the health of our own healing communities.

Scott Allen, associate dean and professor of clinical medicine, from a featured opinion piece that he co-authored about the historical use of torture among doctors in different countries and time periods and the similarities between the conduct of Nazi doctors in WWII and contemporary CIA policies.

THE HUFFINGTON POST

(There is) more commonality among Asian-Americans in their politics than in their language, food, religion or culture.

Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor of political science and public policy, on the difficulties many political parties have when trying to recruit Asian American voters

SALON

Xi Jinping … will be looking to bolster his image at home as somebody who can make the rest of the world salute. Ma Ying-jeou in Taiwan has to face the fact that his KMT Party has lost ground to the Democratic Progressive Party and may lose the next presidential election to them; so he needs to look good too.

Perry Link, distinguished professor of comparative literature and foreign language, about the upcoming scheduled talk between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

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