Content Authored by: J.D. Warren

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...
By J.D. Warren | | University

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...
By J.D. Warren | | University

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...
By J.D. Warren | | University

Demolition makes way for student housing expansion

The first of more than 150 buildings was claimed by a wrecker on Monday, July 22, at a shuttered housing complex that will become the site of a massive student housing expansion at UC Riverside. The razing of the 50-acre, World War II-era housing complex that came to be known...
By J.D. Warren | | University

Alzheimer's gene may impact cognition before adulthood

A gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease may impact cognitive health much sooner than previously realized. The APOE gene creates a protein, apolipoprotein E, which packages cholesterol and other fats to transport them through the bloodstream. There are three versions, or alleles, of APOE. One of those is the APOE4 allele,...

Older adults: Daunted by learning a new task? Learn three

Learning several new things at once increases cognitive abilities in older adults, according to new research from UC Riverside. UCR psychologist Rachel Wu says one important way of staving off cognitive decline is learning new skills as a child would. That is, be a sponge: seek new skills to learn;...

‘You All Look Alike to Me’ is hard-wired in us

You often hear it framed in a comic sense, though it’s a form of stereotyping, and even prejudice. “You all look alike to me.” To one race, the tired adage implies, people in other races are tough to differentiate from each other. Some call it the “other-race effect.” It’s something...

An 'awe-full' state of mind may set you free

An induced feeling of awe, or state of wonder, may be the best strategy yet for alleviating the discomfort that comes from uncertain waiting. Kate Sweeny’s research explores the most excruciating form of waiting: the period during which one awaits uncertain news, the outcome of which is beyond one’s control....

New York Times analysis notes UCR's student success

The New York Times and Urban Institute compared similar colleges in determining which schools are exceeding student success expectations - and which schools aren't meeting them.
By J.D. Warren | | University

'Falling out of love' led to record-breaking tennis career

A shift from soccer to tennis jostled Kyle McCann's Irish footballer-father, but a storied UCR career affirms it was the right move.
By J.D. Warren | | Students

UCR, Riverside schools push back against pollution

A grant recently awarded to the Riverside Unified School District and UC Riverside will provide a high school curriculum that addresses air quality, in a region that is among the worst polluters in the country. The grant is for $1.19 million and is from the National Science Foundation, or NSF....

Campbell family gives $10 million to UC Riverside

The gift from the mother-daughter philanthropists is tied for the largest ever to the university from individual donors
By J.D. Warren | | University

UC Riverside study busts myths about gossip

A first-of-its-kind UC Riverside study asserts that women don’t gossip negatively more often than men, lower income people don’t gossip more than more wealthy people, and younger people are more likely to gossip negatively than their older counterparts.

UC Riverside scores another big win in college rankings

UC Riverside climbed 37 places in the most recent Forbes magazine rankings, from No. 64 to No. 27.
By J.D. Warren | | University

UCR student researcher takes smoking personally

You don’t want Careen Khachatoorian for a sister. Not if you smoke, you don’t. Careen’s older brother is trying to conceive a child with his partner. A typical text to her smoker-brother includes a link to a sins-of-smoking article, and reads like this: “See? Pregnant mothers have a greater chance...
By J.D. Warren | | Students, Science / Technology