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Hip-hop diaspora: Life, culture and academia

When Imani Kai Johnson was in graduate school, she began thinking about what hip-hop is – and where it’s going. Several years later, Johnson created her own space to showcase and discuss the future of hip-hop studies. On Dec. 7-9, the University of California, Riverside’s Department of Dance will host the fourth biennial Show & Prove Hip Hop...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Grant will help engineer human-like nerve tissue

The tissue will be used to study neurological diseases
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Inland Empire tech industry should focus on local strengths

Growth efforts should link to logisitics, agriculture, and green tech
By Holly Ober | | Business

Speaking science to policy

The Science to Policy program prepares scientists to become trusted advisors to legislators
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee: 1982 Baseball Team

RIVERSIDE, Calif. —It's a feeling very few people get to experience, but for the 1982 UC Riverside Men's Baseball team, each player is able to call themselves a National Champion. That achievement helped the team become one of the 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees. "Winning the Championship was numbing and so much emotion was involved," said...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

Retailers can manipulate consumer regret to beat competitors

Offering an everyday low price might not be the best strategy for retailers facing the threat of new competitors in their market
By Holly Ober | | Business

Tiny desk, huge accomplishments – and his own bed

The bedroom he shared with his parents and three siblings included a bunk bed, a queen bed, two wardrobes, and a narrow wooden table that served as his desk. That bedroom was where Alejandro Quiñones lived through middle school and high school with his family. Quiñones, 21, now a senior biology and pre-med major at UC Riverside, focused on school –...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Why renting can be better than owning

Purchasing a skill-based product can be self-defeating
By Holly Ober | | Business

2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee: Fred Morawczski

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—It's been nearly 50 years since Fred Morawczski finished playing football at UC Riverside, but his memories are as fresh as ever. "The best thing was the comradery and really having a sense of purpose," Morawczski said. "I had great teammates and really inspiring coaches." Morawczski, who is a 2018 UC Riverside Athletics Hall of...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee: David Finley

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—David Finley has visited and played on his fair share of baseball diamonds. However, the one he played on at UC Riverside is still his favorite. "When I played at Riverside, our field was on campus. I've been on a million fields since then and our field is by far the best one I've ever played on," Finley said. "When I think of UC...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee: Larry Cunningham

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—When Larry Cunningham found out a few months ago via phone that he would be a 2018 UC Riverside Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, his first reaction was an unusual one. "I thought someone was prank calling me," Cunningham said with a laugh. "I had no idea. I wasn't expecting it. As they continued talking, I realized it was the...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

Deconstructing the indestructible ‘Luke Cage’

“How do you show that he’s bulletproof?” asks artist and University of California, Riverside professor John Jennings, while discussing Marvel superhero Luke Cage. “You have to shoot him. You have to have a black man during the Black Lives Matter movement shot every episode to prove that he’s bulletproof. And that’s problematic.” Luke Cage and his...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Inland Empire construction jobs and building activity increase

The latest Inland Empire Business Activity Index shows business activity in the region continuing its upward climb with the local construction industry making key contributions
By Holly Ober | | Business

Men's Soccer Wins First Big West Conference Championship

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—The loud, raucous roars resonated throughout UCR Soccer Stadium Saturday, Nov. 10 as Daniel Castaneda belted the deciding penalty kick past UC Davis goalie Jon Laughlin, giving the Highlanders their first Big West Conference Championship in school history. The second the ball went past Laughlin to give UCR the win after a 4-2...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee: Melissa Sanchez

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—When Melissa Sanchez saw the 951 area code pop up on her phone a few months ago, she had a feeling it was someone from UC Riverside. However, she wasn't expecting the news that awaited her. Sanchez, who graduated from UCR in 2006, would be inducted into the 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame. Sanchez, a standout on the softball team from...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

UC Riverside research could eventually lead to advances in pulmonary healthcare

Scientists are just beginning to understand the mechanics of the lung
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Climate change is worsening, but population control isn't the answer

Jade S. Sasser's new book highlights contemporary population control’s consequences for poor women in the Global South
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

$1.28 million awarded to UCR’s Native American Student Programs

The 10-year grant is a gift from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
By Tess Eyrich | | University

Grant will cover childcare costs for student parents at UCR

The University of California, Riverside’s Early Childhood Services center received a four-year grant from the United States Department of Education to provide low income undergraduate students with childcare assistance. The reauthorized $1.4 million grant will give these student parents a financial breather while they balance parenting and college...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

New attacks on graphics processors endanger user privacy

Hackers can use the graphics processing unit to spy on web activity, steal passwords, and break into cloud-based applications
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology
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