“The history of humanity is really a refugee narrative. And the perpetrators may vary, but these stories have been repeated since Adam and Eve being expelled from the garden.” — Harriet Levin Millan, MFA, associate teaching professor of English, on her book “How Fast Can You Run,” based on the true story of South Sudanese refugee Michael Majok Kuch, Aspen Public Radio.
“They were doing this because they felt that these things had meaning — they weren’t just random natural phenomena.” — Jonathan Seitz, PhD, associate teaching professor of history, on how Mesopotamians tracked solar eclipses as far back as 700 BC, Popular Science.
“How we view ourselves affects our ability to have an impact on the world.” — Art Nezu, PhD, DHL, ABPP, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, on changing negative views of oneself and the world at large through psychotherapy, US News & World Report.
“Because the climate is changing and ecology is changing, people who have lived with asthma their whole lives may be unprepared for new environmental conditions.” — Alison Kenner, PhD, assistant professor of politics and of science, technology and society, on communicating the health implications of climate change to local senior citizens, Plan Philly.
“Catch-22 in paleontology: How do you know to go there if no one has ever been there before or found anything significant?” — Ted Daeschler, PhD, associate professor of biodiversity, earth and environmental science, on his 2016-2017 Antarctic expedition in search of fossils from the Devonian period, WHYY’s “The Pulse.”