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Grad Slam spotlights emerging UCR scholars and scientists

The annual competition returns to UC Riverside’s Culver Center on March 4 and Palm Desert Center on April 4
By Tess Eyrich | | Students

Romantic partners help us see silver linings, study says

We’re often told we are responsible for our own happiness. But in challenging situations, a UC Riverside study not only demonstrates the benefits of positive reframing – finding a “silver lining” – but also suggests our partners can be more adept at finding that silver lining than we are. A UCR psychology researcher says the findings, based on a...
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

New NASA research consortium to tackle life's origins

NASA is uniting experts across multiple disciplines to investigate life's beginnings on our planet -- and to explore if and how life sprung up elsewhere in the universe
By PCE3 Consortium | | Science / Technology

UCR offers media diverse voices on diverse topics

TOPICS CLIMATE CHANGE, AIR QUALITY, GREEN ENERGY, SUSTAINABILITY NATURAL DISASTERS HEALTH PHYSICS LGBT, GENDER AND SEXUALITY MIDDLE EAST AND MUSLIMS IMMIGRATION GUN VIOLENCE TERRORISM INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS/ INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS MEDIA AND CULTURE CLIMATE CHANGE, AIR QUALITY, GREEN ENERGY, SUSTAINABILITY Kawai Tam : Lecturer with security of...
By UCR News | | Science / Technology

R’Career Closet: 'Off the rack' to 'on the job'

The boutique-like space gifts gently used professional attire to UCR students. Clothing donations come from staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Scientists image conducting edges in a promising 2-D material

Experimental study done at UC Riverside and University of Washington on monolayer tungsten ditelluride could lead to more energy-efficient electronic devices
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Does the presence of colleges and hospitals increase home prices?

The institution’s size and the ZIP code’s population can have positive and negative effects
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business

The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf

UC Riverside astronomers develop educational workshop converting astronomical phenomena into vibrations that can be felt rather than heard
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Confronting loss and loneliness in “If You Have to Go”

Loneliness, while inherently isolating, is also a universal experience. This dichotomy lies at the heart of poet Katie Ford’s newest collection, “ If You Have to Go .” Dominated by a crown of 39 sonnets — each linked by the repetition of the last line of a poem as the first line of the next — the book unfolds as a dreamlike narrative loosely...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Genome structure of malaria parasites linked to virulence

UC Riverside-led research could help develop novel therapeutic strategies to combat malaria
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

UC Riverside physicists create exotic electron liquid

The first production of an electron liquid at room temperature opens the way for new optoelectronic devices and basic physics studies
By Dennis Meredith | | Science / Technology

A match made in neural heaven: How a neuron grows an axon

Scientists unlock new molecular secrets to unravel the mystery
By Stacy Kish | | Health, Science / Technology

A warming world increases air pollution

Climate change is warming the ocean, but it’s warming land faster and that’s really bad news for air quality
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Keeping the peace when mom and grandma disagree on feeding the kids

Nutrition education programs for children should incorporate all family members who act as caregivers
By Holly Ober | | Health, Social Science / Education

Training the next generation of special education teachers

A UC Riverside Graduate School of Education program enables students to earn debt-free master’s degrees
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Magnetic teeth hold promise for materials and energy

A mollusk with teeth that can grind down rock may hold the key to making next generation abrasion-resistant materials and nanoscale materials for energy
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Fathers are happier parents than mothers, new study shows

A study of 18,000 people shows that fathers experience more well-being from parenthood than mothers. Past studies have considered whether people with children have greater well-being than people without children. They do. But few have considered the relative happiness of fathers and mothers. UCR psychologists and their colleagues analyzed three...
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

In higher education, the positives outweigh the negatives

A UC Riverside sociologist’s 35-year survey of American universities offers evidence of surprises and successes
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Collective nostalgia makes people prefer domestic products

New study could help countries bolster domestic industries without resorting to tariffs or international trade re-negotiations
By Holly Ober | | Business

'Most women don't use a mic'

Courtney Baugh is planning her vegetable garden. Green beans, beets, definitely cucumbers. And she’d like to plant an orange tree, and an apple tree — the kind that yield fruit the moment they’re planted. She’s also going to install an 8-foot privacy fence in her back yard, to keep out the robbers. Robbers are a serious problem in the world of SIMS...
By J.D. Warren | | Students
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