Now people from afar will examine (San Bernardino), as they examined Roseburg, Ore., and Sandy Hook, Conn., and Columbine, Colo. These names are immortalized as battlefields, like Gettysburg, Shiloh, Antietam.

Susan Straight, professor of creative writing, about the shootings in San Bernardino


In a lot of our work, we found that whenever terrorism is salient people are less supportive of immigrants in general.

Jennifer Merolla, professor of political science, on how the Paris Attacks have created an uncertain future for Syrian refugees who want to resettle in the United States


As long as those distinctions (between Islam and ISIS) are blurred, then that is going to create a climate in which Muslims are going to feel very unwelcome in the West and that is precisely what ISIS is counting on.

Laila Lalami, professor of creative writing, from her opinion piece about her experiences as a Muslim woman in America, in the wake of 9-11 and recent ISIS attacks


Immigration to the United States has changed considerably over the last several years, and our policy conversations need to reflect these new realities.

Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor of political science and public policy, from his opinion piece about recent studies that have shown that the Mexican migration boom is coming to an end with more Mexicans leaving the United States than are migrating in


Our findings suggest that the advice to 'just try to distract yourself' or to 'take your mind off it' is not necessarily a recipe for a distress-free waiting period...perhaps a better alternative would be to simply experience and express emotions in a natural way without attempting to suppress them.

Kate Sweeny, associate professor of psychology, on her lab's finding that when a person is awaiting life-altering news, they are able to best handle the results when they embrace and prepare for the worst while still hoping for the best


We are now producing more oil than Saudi Arabia by a good margin...As a result of that, the world is now awash with oil.

Chris Thornberg, director of the Center for Economic Forecasting and Development, about the recent drop in gas prices and speculation that gas prices may continue to drop


I think the fact that 9 percent of the good apps we analyzed interacted with at least one website that distributes malware is very worrisome.

Michalis Faloutsos, professor of computer science, in an article about how popular free apps compromise users’ security and privacy by leaking personal information from a users’ device to other websites


In theory, you could produce a finite length plasma arc that would stop at a certain point, but the energy to do that is beyond our current technological abilities.

Suveen Mathaudhu, professor of mechanical engineering, about scientific explanations for the possibility of lightsabers in real life and other various phenomena in 'Star Wars'


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