On being named WNBA MVP at age 23:

“We have team goals, and I have individual goals for myself. And being MVP was a goal that I had.”

Breanna Stewart ’16 (CLAS), Seattle Storm forward, Sports Illustrated, Aug. 27, 2018

On times when it may not be a good idea to get creative:

“The last thing I’d want to hear my pilot saying is something like, ‘It’s a routine flight, there’s this body of water here, I thought I could try this creative water landing I’ve been thinking about.’”

Ronald Beghetto, professor of educational psychology and director of Innovation House, Public Radio, Aug. 1, 2018

On preventing findings from the first long-term study of the deep ocean’s “twilight zone” from being put to commercial use without thoughtful regulations:

“New knowledge can lead to unforeseen consequences.”

Peter Auster, professor of marine sciences, Boston Globe, Aug. 4, 2018

On the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that online retailers must collect sales taxes even in states where they have no physical presence:

“I think what we will see is that Amazon will start collecting the sales tax on behalf of third-party vendors and impose a commission for doing so. So this is really going to create another profit center for Amazon.”

Richard Pomp, professor of law, Sirius XM Business Radio, July 9, 2018

On working with scientists at UConn to create “smart” machine components:

“This changes the way we look at manufacturing. We can now integrate functions into components to make them more intelligent. These sensors can detect any kind of wear, even corrosion, and report that information to the end user.”

Sameh Dardona, associate director of research and innovation at United Technologies Research Center, Science News, July 30, 2018

On commercial gyms that provide tanning beds:

“We would be astounded if gyms provided tobacco to patrons.”

Sherry Pagoto, professor of allied health sciences, Salon, July 21, 2018

On the ruling against Roundup-maker Monsanto for $289 million to a plaintiff who alleges his terminal cancer is from using the herbicide:

“This verdict is just the first in what could be a long legal battle over Roundup, and proving causality in such cases is not easy.”

Richard Stevens, professor of medicine, Business Insider, Aug. 16, 2018

On her study showing that in just one week an average American household’s diet generates as much greenhouse gas emissions as a drive from D.C. to Trenton, New Jersey:

“If people reduced their spending on protein foods by 18 percent, they’d see almost a 10-fold reduction in household greenhouse gas emissions.”

Rebecca Boehm, postdoctoral fellow at UConn’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, The Washington Post, June 11, 2018


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