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University of California names Michael Drake its president

The University of California Board of Regents unanimously named Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake, M.D., as the next president of the 10-campus UC system. Drake, 69, is the 21st UC president, succeeding the retiring Janet Napolitano. When he assumes the helm in August, he will be the first...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Hispanic enrollment report names UCR No. 1

UC Riverside stands alone among the nation’s 428 more selective public universities by exceeding its potential for the number of Hispanic students it enrolls, according to new report from the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute. UCR enrolls 2% more Hispanic students than are in its college market, the report finds. That...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Buckley was invited; the pig who peed wasn't

Considered by itself, William F. Buckley Jr. having offered the commencement address to the UC Riverside Class of 1970 might lead one to infer this was a time of greater kumbaya among conservatives and liberals. One would be dissuaded by a retelling of the day’s events, including the on-stage introduction...

By J.D. Warren | | University

The world is much more alike than different

The cornerstone of discrimination is the belief that other people, including people of other races from other countries, are different. They experience life differently; they react differently. What if research could demonstrate that’s not true? A new study from UC Riverside asserts the world population may have much more in...

UCR 'EARS' students won't let pandemic stop the music

To a voyeur at this May 1 virtual songwriting session, it was straight-up fun; a valve release for pent-up pandemic creativity. But the undercurrent of the music production session among members of the UCR EARS music group was something more intentional. Once upon a musical ambition, hitting it big meant...

By J.D. Warren | | Students

Gordon Watkins: The man who willed a university into being

Most things, including universities, start with a whisper, a tremor. UC Riverside bolted from the starting gate, founded as the University of California system’s answer to the esteemed private liberal arts colleges of the East. The chief architect was its first provost, Gordon Watkins, who died 50 years ago, on...

By J.D. Warren | | University

How can you beat the COVID-19 blues? Find your flow

Finding the right activity could mean you experience the same well-being during the long quarantine as you would when not in quarantine, UCR research finds.

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

University lends a hand by lending doctors a bed

The top floor of the UC Riverside Extension building has a new and esteemed set of occupants: doctors and other health care workers on the front lines of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. About two weeks ago, the university received two requests to provide healthcare workers with alternative housing...

By J.D. Warren | | University

It's all about bite-sized pieces

Annie Ditta’s graduate school training was in fixation. As she says, “I got fixated on fixation.” Her familiarity with fixation is useful as instructors at the University of California, Riverside, must reinvent how they teach within the space of two weeks. On March 14, UCR announced instruction for spring quarter...

Doctors urged to reconsider controversial acne drug

Acne treatment including the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin should be made more readily available despite reports of its association with depression and teen suicide. That’s the implication of a study just published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Isotretinoin has been linked to depression and suicide...

The day the ‘60s protest movement came to UCR

Fifty years ago, Gov. Ronald Reagan visited UCR, and the campus’s largest-ever student protest erupted

By J.D. Warren | | University

$10 million grant will study children's religious views

A $10 million grant to psychology researcher Rebekah Richert will fully implement a network of international researchers who will study how religion impacts children’s world views.

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

David Leonhardt presents Feb. 27 Hays P-E Lecture

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt will offer the Feb. 27 Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture, which will take place between 4-6 p.m. at the UC Riverside Extension Center.

By J.D. Warren | | University

UC Riverside crests 76% for six-year graduation rate

In the past six years, UC Riverside's six-year graduation rate has improved by 10 percentage points

By J.D. Warren | | University

For UCR, a decade of student success and accolades

It’s likely the phrase “coming of age” has been used to frame previous decades in UC Riverside’s history. But it’s hard to imagine UCR has experienced greater forward momentum than during the 2010s. It’s a decade during which UCR has become acknowledged as a national leader for innovation in student...

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Divided GOP and Dems stand, united they worry

Democrats and Republicans will share one important aspect of the 2020 presidential election in common, a UCR psychologist asserts, based on her recently published research. They will experience similar levels of anxiety. A recent Associated Press poll found 53% of voters described themselves as anxious about the 2020 election. In...

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

Get over it? When it comes to recycled water, consumers won't

If people are educated on recycled water, they may come to agree it’s perfectly safe and tastes as good — or better — than their drinking water. They may even agree it’s an answer to the critical water imbalance in California, where the northern third of the state holds 75%...

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

Research suggests the happiest introverts may be extraverts

If you are an introvert, force yourself to be an extravert. You’ll be happier. That’s the suggestion of the first-ever study asking people to act like extraverts for a prolonged period. For one week, the 123 participants were asked to – in some cases – push the boundaries of their...

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

UC Riverside climbs in Washington Monthly rankings

In its 2019 ranking of top national universities, Washington Monthly magazine has named UC Riverside No. 27 among all institutions, and No. 16 among public universities. UCR was No. 28 in 2018. Washington Monthly also ranked UCR second best in the nation in how well its low-income students perform. UCR’s...

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Latest rankings place UCR at No. 12 among U.S. colleges

UC Riverside jumped 20 places — to No. 12 in the U.S. and No. 9 among public universities — in a prestigious college ranking list published annually by Money magazine. As the trend of shifting formulas among the top rankings lists continues, Chancellor Kim Wilcox said UCR’s stature as a...

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