Earth might be experiencing 7th mass extinction, not 6th

New research suggests environmental changes caused the first mass extinction event in history, which occurred millions of years earlier than scientists previously realized.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Tiniest Ever Ancient Seawater Pockets Revealed

The surprising discovery of seawater sealed in what is now North America for 390 million years opens up a new avenue for understanding how oceans change and adapt with changing climate.

By UCR News | | Science / Technology

Experts in Black Friday, holiday season shopping impacts

Christopher Thornberg, director of the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development The founder of Beacon Economics LLC and an adjunct professor, Thornberg is an expert in economic and revenue forecasting, regional economics, economic policy, and labor and real estate markets. Thornberg has consulted for private...

By UCR News | | Experts

Author revisits lessons of prison yoga

The narrative surrounding the virtues of yoga instruction inside prisons is incomplete, according to a UC Riverside professor who taught yoga in prisons for several years and has written a book about the experience. “There is a false narrative, which is ‘if you improve yourself, you won’t get incarcerated,’” said...

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Black Friday & Cyber Monday: UCR experts discuss the annual shopping binge ritual

As the nation’s retailers prepare for upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, they expect their holiday revenues to grow moderately over last year. The National Retail Federation has forecast a 6% to 8% increase to $942.6-$960.4 billion in sales. This growth would follow last year’s surge of 13.5% that...

By David Danelski | | Business

1,700-year-old spider monkey remains discovered in Teotihuacán, Mexico

The complete skeletal remains of a spider monkey — seen as an exotic curiosity in pre-Hispanic Mexico — grants researchers new evidence regarding social-political ties between two ancient powerhouses: Teotihuacán and Maya Indigenous rulers. The discovery was made by Nawa Sugiyama, a UC Riverside anthropological archaeologist, and a team of...

Highlanders men’s soccer starts NCAA Tournament play Thursday

The UC Riverside Highlanders, the 2022 Big West regular season and conference tournament champions, will face Portland this Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament. The match kicks off at 7 p.m. (Pacific Time) from Merlo Field in Portland and will be broadcast on ESPN+. With...

By UCR News | | Athletics

Creating a diverse educational pipeline in microelectronics

Scientists at UC Riverside and UC Irvine have received funding of $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, to team up with Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in building a diverse educational pipeline in the field of microelectronics — a priority for industry and government...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Injections for diabetes, cancer could become unnecessary

Researchers at UC Riverside are paving the way for diabetes and cancer patients to forget needles and injections, and instead take pills to manage their conditions.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

The Colorado River is imperiled; why it matters to you

UC Riverside experts discuss the decline of this major water source for nearly 40 million people in seven states.

By David Danelski | | Science / Technology

Highlanders get a cooler, off-campus commencement

UC Riverside will hold most of its 2023 Commencement Ceremonies inside the air-conditioned Toyota Arena in Ontario. The new location is less than 20 miles from campus, and UCR Vice Chancellor Brian Haynes said the venue will provide a more well-rounded experience for all attendees. Designed for concerts, sports, and...

By Malinn Loeung | | University, Students

Everyone is invited to UCR Homecoming 2022

UC Riverside is celebrating Homecoming 2022 with two days of in-person, on-campus events and there is something to fit everyone’s type of fun. Although some of the Nov. 18 & 19 events are exclusively for alumni and their guests, most are open to the rest of the Highlander community and...

By Malinn Loeung | | Arts / Culture, University, Students

Highlanders one win away from Men's Soccer Championship bid

The UC Riverside Highlanders will host the Big West Championship final on Saturday against UC Santa Barbara, with the opportunity to win their second conference title in four years. One more win for the top-seeded Highlanders and they will earn an automatic bid into the 2022 NCAA Division I Men's...

By UCR News | | Athletics

Apple TV+ series features UCR professor as 'gratitude expert'

The lessons in today’s preschool animated series are a moonshot from the anvil-dropping antics of their parents’-parents’ generation. Case in point: UC Riverside psychology researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky is the “gratitude expert” for a new preschool animated series from Apple TV+, “Sago Mini Friends.” The concept of gratitude is writ large...

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

The unintended consequences of using a ventilator

Breakthrough research addresses a long-standing question in pulmonary medicine about whether modern ventilators overstretch lung tissue. They do.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Remembering Mike Davis, an agent for social change

The author and distinguished professor emeritus with UCR’s Department of Creative Writing died on October 25

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Unwritten history: Seattle, a city built by immigrants and Indigenous people

‘Seattle from the Margins,’ a new book by assistant professor Megan Asaka points to the overseen contributions of the Duwamish, Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, and other immigrant communities.

Student research gear closet lowers barriers to field experiences

Enjoying time in nature is much more comfortable with the right stuff. Gear such as hiking boots and a warm sleeping bag can spell the difference between a transformative experience and an utterly miserable outing. But buying outdoor basics can take considerable financial means. For cash-strapped college students, gear can...

By UCR News | | Students

UCR pundits predict Democrats will take the Senate

Most political scientists and prognosticators predict a GOP win in the U.S. House of Representativeson Nov. 8, and so much of the media’s focus has turned to a tighter suite of contests – those for U.S. Senate seats. UC Riverside political scientists and other social scientists were polled recently on...

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

UCR No. 9 among public universities for sustainability

UC Riverside is ranked No. 9 among public universities in the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges. The campus was No. 27 on the overall list of Top 50 Green Colleges, released Oct. 25. The annual list recognizes institutions for superb sustainability practices, strong foundations in sustainability education, and healthy...

By Imran Ghori | | University