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The next big music festival you attend may be inside a video game

The Press-Enterprise |
Derek Burrill, an associate professor of media and cultural studies, discusses the history of shared virtual spaces as they become a popular alternative to in-person gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic. 
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How to Tell if an Avocado Is Bad

Food52 |
Eric Focht, a staff research associate in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, says when it comes to avocados, we often incorrectly associate browning or discolored fruit with being bad, overripe, or even rotten.
UCR in the News

The Defunding Debate

Alisa Bierria, an assistant professor of ethnic studies, discusses the broader legacy behind the movement to "Defund the Police," reaching back to Angela Davis and other Black feminist radicals of the 1970s. 
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Go ahead and watch. Cute or funny animal videos can be good for you.

The Washington Post |
Distinguished Professor of Psychology Sonja Lyubomirsky shares why watching cute or funny content online could be an unlikely wellness tool. 
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Rethinking what research means during a global pandemic

The Conversation |
Ann Cheney, an assistant professor in UCR’s Department of Social Medicine, Population, and Public Health, writes about her experience leading health care outreach efforts in the Coachella Valley during a pandemic. 
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‘No masks. No vaccines.’ Battle is brewing over coronavirus immunizations in California

The Sacramento Bee |
The Sacramento Bee interviews Richard M. Carpiano, a professor of public policy and sociology, about the anti-vaccine and anti-government groups already leading the charge against the coronavirus vaccine. 
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Law Enforcement and Autism: Why Training is Needed

Psychology Today |
Katherine Stavropoulos, an assistant professor of special education, writes about why it's important for individuals with autism and first responders to have the tools and training to interact with each other more successfully.
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Is the economy headed up or down?

CalMatters |
Christopher Thornberg, director of UCR's Center for Economic Forecasting and Development, explains why he has an optimistic outlook when it comes to California's economy.