On mistaking the sound of bullfrogs in Windham, Connecticut, for an enemy invasion in 1754:

“Apparently, it was pretty embarrassing for the colonists back then.”

Susan Herrick, herpetology professor, “PBS Newshour,” Aug. 3, 2023

On her forecast model for predicting potential ocean heat waves:

“No one wants to pull up a crab trap full of dead crabs.”

Samantha Siedlecki, marine sciences professor, Science, Aug. 23, 2023

On the dangers of heatstroke:

“Climate change has taken this into the everyday world for the everyday American citizen. You don’t have to be a laborer working for twelve hours, you don’t have to be a soldier in training. This is making it affect so many people even just during daily living.”

Douglas Casa ’97 Ph.D., kinesiology professor and director of UConn’s Korey Stringer Institute, The New Yorker, Aug. 28, 2023

On what people don’t know about him:

“I’m a theater buff. I’m on the O’Neill Theater board, on the Bushnell board. I love theater. I could go to theater almost every day.”

Jim Calhoun, former UConn MBB coach, News 8, Sept. 15, 2023

On wildfires in Canada killing crops in the U.S.:

“All the native pollinators — they don’t go out when there is smoke … Pollination didn’t happen, and the blossom dropped.”

Shuresh Ghimire, UConn Extension horticulture educator, CT Mirror, Aug. 3, 2023

On the speed and efficiency with which AI discovers drugs like halicin:

“Not only can halicin kill many species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, it is also structurally distinct from prior antibiotics. This discovery is groundbreaking because antibiotic-resistant superbugs are a major public health issue that traditional methods have largely failed to address.”

Bowen Lou, business professor, Vox, Aug. 25, 2023


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