Capturing heavier rains in an era of drought
UC Riverside public policy professor Kurt Schwabe was just awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Fellowship to collaborate with Australian scientists to better capture and store runoff water as the planet warms.
UCR environmental engineers to referee California’s big rig truck emission regulation
They won’t be wearing vivid black and white striped shirts, but they could. University of California, Riverside, environmental engineers will soon serve as referees in California’s drive for big rig trucks to meet the state’s tailpipe emission standards. The referee program will provide testing services for vehicles potentially operating with...
Women on corporate boards increase company buyout value
The presence of women board members increased the value of companies targeted for acquisition by as much as 5%, study found.
Confronting anti-vaccine activism with life-saving narratives
Health officials, public policymakers and community leaders should team up to disseminate accurate narratives about the life-saving benefits of vaccines.
Grants to assess the needs of California’s Asian American and Pacific Islander populations
The AAPI Data program at the University of California, Riverside, announced on Feb. 28 the awarding of $1.1 million in grants to research teams at five University of California campuses to probe the needs of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in California, and to provide a set of...
UCR-led analysis seeks online advertising protocols for data transparency, consumer privacy, and brand safety
Several Internet business experts see a technology that has made cryptocurrencies possible as a panacea to today’s online advertising accountability woes that stem from ad-tech giants hoarding the ad engagement data in their walled gardens. These experts now call for “Blockchain” technology to provide transparency to level the playing field...
Gun violence pressures elected officials to make reforms
With three mass shooting within a week leaving 24 Californians dead, public policy makers are searching for answers. • Six people on Jan. 16 were found fatally shot inside a home in the Central Valley community of Goshen, Calif., in a case police believe could be tied to organized crime...
Turning plastic waste into a valuable soil additive
University of California, Riverside, scientists have moved a step closer to finding a use for the hundreds of millions of tons of plastic waste produced every year that often winds up clogging streams and rivers and polluting our oceans. In a recent study, Kandis Leslie Abdul-Aziz, a UCR assistant professor...
Culturally-informed mental health screenings improve student, school and community successes
As concerns about youth mental health, school shootings, and other forms of violence prompt more school systems to conduct mental health screenings, a UC Riverside-led analysis is urging school officials to proceed with deference to student family, cultural, and community backgrounds. Mental health screenings that focus solely on identifying at-risk...
UCR's founding School of Public Policy dean to step down after a groundbreaking run
As Anil Deolalikar prepared to step down this week as the founding dean of UCR’s School of Public Policy, he reflected on a groundbreaking career marked by repeatedly choosing a more challenging path. Consider when he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics at Harvard University in 1977 with...
Pollution cleanup method destroys toxic “forever chemicals”
An insidious category of carcinogenic pollutants known as “forever chemicals” may not be so permanent after all. University of California, Riverside, chemical engineering and environmental scientists recently published new methods to chemically break up these harmful substances found in drinking water into smaller compounds that are essentially harmless. The patent-pending...
Culture war battles at schools harm public education, UC report finds
Educators have sought to avoid controversy by pulling back on teaching lessons in civics, politics, and the history and experiences of America’s minority communities.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday: UCR experts discuss the annual shopping binge ritual
As the nation’s retailers prepare for upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, they expect their holiday revenues to grow moderately over last year. The National Retail Federation has forecast a 6% to 8% increase to $942.6-$960.4 billion in sales. This growth would follow last year’s surge of 13.5% that...
The Colorado River is imperiled; why it matters to you
UC Riverside experts discuss the decline of this major water source for nearly 40 million people in seven states.
Upward ventilation offers better protection from indoor coronavirus transmission
A simple change in the direction of the air forced through indoor gathering spaces by heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems, could reduce the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19.
UCR ecologists work toward post-fire rebirth of healthy landscapes
The worst fire impacts this year are predicted to hit Northern California’s higher elevation forests and Southern California’s chaparral-clad mountainous National Forest lands. To aid recovery, UC Riverside ecologists are collaborating with the US Forest Service to target these spots with new post-fire ecological restoration strategies.