Content Authored by: J.D. Warren

Screening may miss one-quarter of child sexual abuse cases

Up to one-quarter of people who suffer child sexual abuse might be passed over for treatment because of current screening procedures, according to UC Riverside psychology researchers. Their just-published study also finds that whether survivors of child sexual abuse identify themselves as abuse survivors influences the outcomes they experience in...

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

UC responds to Prop 16 outcome

As California voters again voted down affirmative action, the University of California and UC Riverside affirmed their commitment to building the system’s underrepresented student population. Proposition 16, which failed 56.1% to 43.9%, would have repealed 1996’s Proposition 209, which— among other things—banned the consideration of race, ethnicity, and gender in...

By J.D. Warren | | University

SoCal residents split on vaccine, not on presidency

Southern Californians are on board with masks and willing to sacrifice dollars for health. Those are a couple samplings from the findings of a new survey conducted by UCR’s Center for Social Innovation and the Southern California News Group. The residents polled split on a vaccine, with only 48% saying...

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

UC Riverside named to Top 50 Green Colleges list

UC Riverside was recently named among the Top 50 Green Colleges by the Princeton Review; ranking No. 16 among public universities and No. 48 overall in the nation. The Top 50 list is chosen from school-reported data and student opinions collected from online surveys. The survey questions canvass whether students...

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Political scientists make battleground state predictions

UC Riverside political science professors were polled on their predictions for eight battleground states, and the results carry some optimism for the Joe Biden camp.

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

Expert on Baby Yoda's cuteness available to media

With the second season of the hit Disney+ program "The Mandalorian" set to premier on October 30, the question of why Baby Yoda's fans want to squeeze him to the point of smothering him can be addressed at last. Katherine Stavropoulos, a UC Riverside professor and expert on "cute aggression,"...

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

Anxious about the election? Political Scientists explain why

As American voters wrestle with record-setting anxiety leading up to Nov. 3, forthcoming UCR research says Democratic voters are feeling more angst.

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

IE students disciplined disproportionately, study finds

A report from the UC Riverside Center for Social Innovation finds disproportionately high discipline for Black and Native American students in Inland Empire schools. “These racial disparities persist, even though there have been some notable reductions in overall suspension rates due to changes in state policy and local practices,” reads...

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

Same-gender couples have better interactions

Same-gender couples have higher-quality interactions with one another than heterosexual couples in Southern California, a new UC Riverside study finds. The study also holds that couples with two men have the smallest social networks. Researcher Megan Robbins says the recently published study is the first to compare same- and different-sex...

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

Voters and multiracial candidates? It's complicated

There is a whole new dynamic that pundits, campaign managers, and voters will be negotiating in American politics, and the starting gun has already been fired. That is, the complicated — so says the research — dynamic of how voters regard multiracial candidates. On the national stage, it began with...

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

A quieter campus greets the start of the school year

Classes start Thursday at UC Riverside, in a manner unprecedented in the university’s history. Almost all its students will be participating in remote instruction, a decision announced on June 17. For the UCR community, the decision was reinforced when other universities opened this fall for in-person instruction, with a rampant...

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New Hellman Fellows Endowment at UC Riverside

UC Riverside has received $5 million for junior faculty research fellowships in three colleges as part of a larger move by the Hellman Fellows Fund to establish permanent endowments across the UC system. Since the 1980s, the Hellman Fellows Program has supported junior faculty in the University of California system...

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UC Riverside named No. 15 public university

In its 2020 ranking of top national universities, Washington Monthly magazine has named UC Riverside No. 27 among all institutions, and No. 15 among public universities. UCR climbed one spot among publics, from No. 16 in 2019. “The Washington Monthly ranking is significant because it was one of the first...

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First comprehensive fundraising campaign nears its end

UC Riverside is closing in on the end of its first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. The total raised through August 23 was $298,116,805.

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UCR experts say Harris brings credibility - and baggage

Universally, UC Riverside faculty members noted the historic significance of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate. Many felt the decision was the right one — and some offered qualifiers in their assessment of her selection. In the moments following Biden’s announcement on Aug. 11, UCR political...

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

UCR among national leaders in degrees that 'pay off'

UC Riverside ranked No. 14 among universities nationally in CNBC Make It’s annual “50 Colleges that Pay Off the Most” list. Editors for CNBC Make-It, which is a business-news site, said the ranking carries greater weight due to scrutiny of higher education costs-benefits in the COVID-19 pandemic. “These past several...

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UCR freshmen admissions for fall 2020 up 17%

UCR admissions up 17% for fall 2020, with gains among underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income students.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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