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UC Riverside named to Top 50 Green Colleges list

UC Riverside was recently named among the Top 50 Green Colleges by the Princeton Review; ranking No. 16 among public universities and No. 48 overall in the nation. The Top 50 list is chosen from school-reported data and student opinions collected from online surveys. The survey questions canvass whether students...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Raising the bar through authentic research

Boil the water, add the ingredients, stir. The instructions given in undergraduate science labs can feel a bit like making ramen noodles. “Lab courses that accompany many large science undergraduate lectures often adopt a cookbook-type approach, where students follow a series of instructions in a stepwise process without really understanding...

Political scientists make battleground state predictions

UC Riverside political science professors predict Joe Biden will take the majority of the eight battleground states.

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

More than half of American adults with advanced multiple sclerosis report mistreatment by caregivers

UC Riverside-led study describes first published survey documenting nature and extent of caregiver mistreatment of this population

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Expert on Baby Yoda's cuteness available to media

With the second season of the hit Disney+ program "The Mandalorian" set to premier on October 30, the question of why Baby Yoda's fans want to squeeze him to the point of smothering him can be addressed at last. Katherine Stavropoulos, a UC Riverside professor and expert on "cute aggression,"...

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

Men's, women's basketball teams release schedules

UC Riverside's men's and women's basketball teams have released modified schedules for the 2020-21 season.

By UCR News | | Athletics

Wildfires can cause dangerous debris flows

Wildfires don’t stop being dangerous after the flames go out. Even one modest rainfall after a fire can cause a deadly landslide, according to new UC Riverside research. “When fire moves through a watershed, it creates waxy seals that don’t allow water to penetrate the soil anymore,” explained environmental science...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Anxious about the election? Political Scientists explain why

As American voters wrestle with record-setting anxiety leading up to Nov. 3, forthcoming UCR research says Democratic voters are feeling more angst.

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

Observed COVID-19 variability may have underlying molecular sources

UC Riverside-led study shows how variations in SARS-CoV-2 host gene expression can be linked to variations in COVID-19 susceptibility and symptom severity

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Gender insecurity prompts women MMA fighters to date hypermasculine men

Challenging gender norms in sport can lead to overdoing them in intimate relationships

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

In the eye of the beholder

A new exhibition at the California Museum of Photography explores the iconic work of documentary photographer Bruce Davidson and the evolution of meaning in photographs

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

In-house coronavirus testing draws attention of SoCal media

Two weeks into the fall quarter, frequent testing is running smoothly and expected to serve more shortly

By Madeline Adamo | | Students

Experiencing police violence worsens mental health in distinct ways

Unique effects of police violence create a public health crisis for communities most affected

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

New economic forecast is both upbeat and cautionary

The California labor market is recovering but rate of job growth has slowed

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

IE students disciplined disproportionately, study finds

A report from the UC Riverside Center for Social Innovation finds disproportionately high discipline for Black and Native American students in Inland Empire schools. “These racial disparities persist, even though there have been some notable reductions in overall suspension rates due to changes in state policy and local practices,” reads...

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

Tomás Rivera Conference continues online

Weekly programs surrounding Latino/a literature, identities, race, and more, run through early November.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Same-gender couples have better interactions

Same-gender couples have higher-quality interactions with one another than heterosexual couples in Southern California, a new UC Riverside study finds. The study also holds that couples with two men have the smallest social networks. Researcher Megan Robbins says the recently published study is the first to compare same- and different-sex...

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

Voters and multiracial candidates? It's complicated

There is a whole new dynamic that pundits, campaign managers, and voters will be negotiating in American politics, and the starting gun has already been fired. That is, the complicated — so says the research — dynamic of how voters regard multiracial candidates. On the national stage, it began with...

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

The first human settlers on islands caused extinctions

Though some believe prehistoric humans lived in harmony with nature, a new UC Riverside analysis of fossils shows human arrival in the Bahamas caused some birds to be lost from the islands and other species to be completely wiped out.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Impact of HPV vaccination mandates on social inequalities

Policy has limited impact on vaccine uptake because of individual decision making, study finds

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health