'The Most Important World Leader Since World War II'

Mikhail Gorbachev is the man whose actions inserted the terms perestroika and glasnost into the international vernacular. In 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union, presiding over a remarkable five-year span during which until-then unimaginable democratic reforms were instituted, the Berlin Wall fell, communism was virtually wiped...

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

Magazine ranks UCR No. 4 for Pell Grant performance

Washington Monthly magazine has ranked UC Riverside No. 4 among 444 universities nationwide in terms of its Pell Grant student performance. The accolade, released Monday as part of Washington Monthly’s 2022 college rankings, represents UCR’s excellence in several Pell performance categories that were factored. Those include: UCR is among the...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Family secret inspires new novel by UC Riverside’s Kate Anger

A story about coming-of-age, betrayal, and revenge, ‘The Shinnery’ is inspired by the author’s family history and a trial that shook 1890s Texas.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Girly and a fighter. But are MMA women breaking barriers?

Study finds male-dominated MMA is not friendly to gender equality.

Expert: Student loan forgiveness is a win - but only for some

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced a student loan debt program that would forgive $10,000 in debt for borrowers who earn less than $125,000 and an additional $10,000 for those who received Pell Grants. Many borrowers are celebrating the liberation from debt that — for some — has prevented them...

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

Student Freedom Initiative adds UCR to its next cohort of member institutions

Today, Student Freedom Initiative announced the next round of Minority Serving Institutions, or MSIs, that will participate in its program. UC Riverside, ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for social mobility by U.S. News and World Report, was one of the universities selected. The addition of 14 institutions increases the...

By UCR News | | University, Students

UCR ranked No. 23 among best value colleges in new college guide

UC Riverside is ranked high for financial aid, making an impact, and value in the Princeton Review’s “Best 388 Colleges for 2023.” The lists are based on the Princeton Review’s survey of 160,000 students attending the 388 colleges and universities profiled. They appear in the 2023 edition of the annual...

By Imran Ghori | | University

Sleeping giant could end deep ocean life 

A previously overlooked factor — the position of continents — helps fill Earth’s oceans with life-supporting oxygen. Continental movement could ultimately have the opposite effect, killing most deep ocean creatures. “Continental drift seems so slow, like nothing drastic could come from it, but when the ocean is primed, even a...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside and UC Davis help create program targeted for students who didn’t finish college

More than $4.85 million in state funds will allow these campuses to reengage with former UC students and California residents with some college and no degree attainment.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Personal stories on sexual abuse, self-worth, and academia 

Associate Professor Victoria Reyes published her new book, “Academic Outsider: Stories of Exclusion and Hope.”

The newest California water-worry is the megastorm

Research from UCLA and other sources recently predicted another “big one” to hit the West Coast. This time, it’s not an earthquake, but a “megastorm.” Such a flood typically hits California every 100 to 200 years, but the dynamics and frequency of this storm will be exacerbated by climate change...

By J.D. Warren | | Science / Technology

Would you get bored of eternal life?

John Martin Fischer’s videotaped lectures on near-death experiences and immortality have garnered the most views of any content on UCR’s YouTube site. Fischer, who is a UC Riverside distinguished professor of philosophy, is a world-leading expert on free will and moral responsibility, as well as immortality and near-death experiences. Recently...

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

What guides our attention to faces in videos changes with age

UC Riverside study has implications for children’s television and autism spectrum disorder

Cousin of crop-killing bacteria mutating rapidly

A bacterial species closely related to deadly citrus greening disease is rapidly evolving its ability to infect insect hosts, and possibly plants as well.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Monkeypox explained

UC Riverside experts discuss disease symptoms, vaccines, and anxiety management

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UCR has money to help students re-enroll

More than $188,000 in HEERF funds are available for students who stopped coming to UCR during the 2020-21 school year for COVID-19 related reasons.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UC Riverside admits most California freshmen among UCs

UC Riverside has admitted a record number of freshmen for fall 2022 with a total of 37,262 admits — an increase of 2,591 students from the previous year, according to data released August 10 by the University of California.

By Sarah Nightingale | | University

Drought increases microbe-laden dust landing in Sierras

Dust from all over the world is landing in the Sierra Nevada mountains carrying microbes that are toxic to both plants and humans. Research from UC Riverside shows higher concentrations of the dust are landing at lower elevations, where people are more likely to be hiking.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Demographic dilemma: slowing population growth, not pandemic, at the root of U.S. worker shortage

Supply chain struggles have been widely blamed for the inability to meet consumer and business demand throughout the pandemic. While fixing the supply chain should be a top priority, it is worker scarcity, driven by the lack of basic, long-term population growth that is the true underlying cause—and a critical...

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Coolants in Puff electronic cigarettes present health hazard

UC Riverside-led study highlights need for regulation to protect public health

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health