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Research finds support for ‘Trump effect’

Racially inflammatory speech by political elites can embolden members of the public to express their own prejudice
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Highlander Venture Fund invests in Basilard BioTech

The UC Riverside-based startup will use the investment to develop next-generation prototypes
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business

Connecting the world through images and sound

UCR professor’s research weaves together a visual and auditory presentation of Riverside, Brazil, India, Russia, and Germany.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Out of the ashes and into the fire

‘Facing Fire’ explores the beauty, threat, and devastation of California’s growing wildfires
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

$10 million grant will study children's religious views

A $10 million grant to psychology researcher Rebekah Richert will fully implement a network of international researchers who will study how religion impacts children’s world views.
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Chancellor's L.A. Times op-ed broaches fever to abolish SATs

In an L.A. Times op-ed UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox weighs in on the debate whether to keep standardized tests as part of the UC admissions process.
By UCR News | | University

L.A. Times spotlights move to protect ‘Noah’s Ark of citrus’

Citrus greening has made its way to Riverside and is spreading. The L.A. Times features UCR researchers fighting to protect the 22-acre Citrus Variety Collection
By Madeline Adamo | | Science / Technology

‘Rocky’ in Riverside?

UCR alums and students deliver a one-two punch to help at-risk youth through Raincross Boxing Academy.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

‘Empty Vessel’ offers a rare insider’s view of California skate parks

Photographer Amir Zaki highlights the unique architectural spaces and their place in California culture
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Q&A with Eddie Comeaux

UC Riverside Graduate School of Education professor Eddie Comeaux served as co-chair of a University of California-wide task force deciding the fate of SATs in the UC system.
By UCR News | | University

Graphic Novelist John Jennings pens essay for Marvel’s forthcoming “Marvel’s Voices” anthology

In an essay for Marvel, Jennings lends his voice to discuss the forthcoming “Marvel’s Voices,” a new one-shot anthology series.
By UCR News | | Arts / Culture

New research shows how the malaria parasite grows and multiplies

Study co-led by UC Riverside scientist could help develop strategies to combat the disease
By UCR News | | Science / Technology, Health

UCR faculty weigh in on 'American Dirt'

"American Dirt" is the No. 1 New York Times bestseller, has been called this generation’s "Grapes of Wrath" and received strong reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus. It has received support from prominent Mexican American and Latina authors, including Sandra Cisneros, Erika Sánchez, Reyna Grande, and Julia Alvarez, who predicted...
By UCR News | | Arts / Culture

New commuter concern: cancerous chemical in car seats

A new UC Riverside study concludes the longer your commute, the more you're exposed to a chemical flame retardant that is a known carcinogen, phased out of furniture use because it required a Proposition 65 warning label in California.
By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Astronomers discover unusual monster galaxy in the very early universe

XMM-2599 lived fast and died young, says UC Riverside-led international team
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Agricultural area residents in danger of inhaling toxic aerosols

Excess selenium from fertilizers and other natural sources can create air pollution that could lead to lung cancer, asthma, and Type 2 diabetes, according to new UC Riverside research.
By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Experts on the Academy Awards

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu The Academy Awards The 92nd Oscars will allow the entertainment community and fans from around the world to witness the night’s glamour and glory on Sunday, February 9. Experts from the University of California,...
By UCR News | | Experts

Graduate students create mental health support network

R’Grad Peer Support Group meets weekly and is designed to be a nonclinical outlet.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Calling all Highlanders

UC Riverside is encouraging its estimated 120,000 graduates to take part in the campus’ first-ever Alumni Roll Call. Starting Feb. 1, all alumni are being asked to fill out an online form that takes about 10 minutes to complete. The Roll Call is UCR’s version of a census, seeking updated...
By Imran Ghori | | University