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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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

UC Riverside to host 42nd-annual Writers Week

Writers Week , California’s longest-running free literary event, will return to the University of California, Riverside, for its 42nd installment Feb. 4-5 and Feb. 11-16, 2019, featuring 22 writers across the two-week span. The conference will open with a reading and Q&A with renowned novelist Margaret Atwood. Atwood, whose prolific career has...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Back in Camp: Men's Tennis Aims to Keep Making History

With the 2018-2019 season just one day away, the UC Riverside Men's Tennis Team is poised to continue its tradition of building and growing year by year. Since Head Coach Mattias Johansson's arrival before the 2015-16 season, a year in which he led the team to a DI record 13 wins, the Highlanders have consistently surpassed their previous...
By Daniel Moebus-Bowles | | Athletics

UCR celebrates 25 years of dance and scholarship

A Feb. 9 event commemorates the Department of Dance’s critical dance studies program. The day-long celebration will feature performances, talks, and roundtable discussions.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Back in Camp: Track and Field Excited for Competition to Begin

Whether it's the men or women, indoor or outdoor, UC Riverside Track and Field director Nate Browne is excited for the year ahead. The track and field season officially begins on Friday in the Lumberjack Team Challenge. On the women's side, the team has a lot of fresh, new talent that will try to replace many difference makers who have graduated....
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

The Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy celebrates 50 years

Fifty items from the collection will be showcased in an exhibition that opens Jan. 22 and runs through May 31.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Size matters — To livebearer fish, big fins are a big deal

Females love males with big dorsal fins, but the appendages first evolved for males to fight other males
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Men's Soccer celebrates 2018 season with chancellor

Thursday morning, the UC Riverside Men's Soccer Team took a walk across campus to the office of University's Chancellor, Kim Wilcox, to be honored for a successful and historical 2018 season. The Highlanders piled into Wilcox's conference room with their Big West Tournament trophy in hand as each coach and student-athlete met with the Chancellor...
By Daniel Moebus-Bowles | | Athletics

Scientists identify how plants sense temperature

When it gets hot outside, humans and animals have the luxury of seeking shelter in the shade or cool, air-conditioned buildings. But plants are stuck. While not immune to changing climate, plants respond to the rising mercury in different ways. Temperature affects the distribution of plants around the planet. It also affects the flowering time,...
By Stacy Kish | | Science / Technology

$1 million grant advances study of California’s missions

Funding will connect UC scholars across campuses to launch an entirely new field: Critical Mission Studies
By Tess Eyrich | | Arts / Culture

Awards help faculty commercialize inventions

Proof of concept grants advance new technologies to fight cancer and improve agriculture
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Inland Empire economic gains will continue in 2019

Worker scarcity driving wage increases; Inland Empire affordability advantage will help buffer region from slowdown in Southern California home sales
By Holly Ober | | Business

Bee mite arrival in Hawaii causes pathogen changes in honeybee predators

UC Riverside-led research, done on the Big Island, shows effects of mite introduction have cascaded through entire pathogen communities
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside Research in Brief

How does climate change affect California’s mountain lakes? A team of researchers, including UCR’s James O. Sickman, a professor of hydrology, and Kevin Skeen, a research technician, has published a study in Limnology and Oceanography Letters showing that spring snowpack best predicts summer warming in small Sierra Nevada lakes. Examining more than...
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