Asian American shootings: This is ‘not an exception’ and other issues that need to be discussed

Farm working, mental health, and social and cultural barriers that some Asian American communities face.

Black stories, culture, and Hollywood

In this Q&A UCR experts discuss culture, history, and the importance of Black films.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Kid Kongo Powers: Post-punk, culture, and identity

Richard T. Rodríguez, UC Riverside professor of English and media and cultural studies, will host a joint reading and conversation with Kid Congo Powers, an author and musician widely known for being part of bands such as The Gun Club, The Cramps, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, as...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Writers Week honors authors Percival Everett and Mike Davis

The 46th annual UC Riverside event is scheduled for Feb. 13-17. Writers Week is free and open to the public.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Music and ayahuasca’s role in treating substance use disorders in men

UC Riverside researcher finds the crucial role icaros, traditional Peruvian songs, play during ayahuasca healing ceremonies.

UCR expert: President Biden’s new same-sex marriage law ‘is a reminder that a right won is not a right secured’

The Respect for Marriage Act ‘seems to be an evolution on same-sex marriage support. But I want to caution that we don’t conflate that with LGBTQ support.’

Are you voting for a populist candidate?

Study highlights potential for populist leaders to undermine democracy.

1,700-year-old spider monkey remains discovered in Teotihuacán, Mexico

The complete skeletal remains of a spider monkey — seen as an exotic curiosity in pre-Hispanic Mexico — grants researchers new evidence regarding social-political ties between two ancient powerhouses: Teotihuacán and Maya Indigenous rulers. The discovery was made by Nawa Sugiyama, a UC Riverside anthropological archaeologist, and a team of...

Unwritten history: Seattle, a city built by immigrants and Indigenous people

‘Seattle from the Margins,’ a new book by assistant professor Megan Asaka points to the overseen contributions of the Duwamish, Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, and other immigrant communities.

Remembering Mike Davis, an agent for social change

The author and distinguished professor emeritus with UCR’s Department of Creative Writing died on October 25

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

22 Southern California newspapers will be preserved, digitized, and available to the public

A John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation grant will help preserve 150 years of local journalism at UC Riverside.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UCR ARTS: Christina Fernandez’s photo exhibition captures life

This is Fernandez’s first major solo museum show. The images reflect on various social issues and explores her Mexican American identity.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

A new look at ‘The Chicano Experience’

Professor Alfredo Mirandé’s 1985 foundational sociology book has a completely revised second edition.

Latinos, British post-punk music, and growing up in Southern California

New book by UC Riverside’s Richard Rodríguez offers personal stories as he explores musical connections between Latino fans and British bands.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Family secret inspires new novel by UC Riverside’s Kate Anger

A story about coming-of-age, betrayal, and revenge, ‘The Shinnery’ is inspired by the author’s family history and a trial that shook 1890s Texas.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Girly and a fighter. But are MMA women breaking barriers?

Study finds male-dominated MMA is not friendly to gender equality.

UC Riverside and UC Davis help create program targeted for students who didn’t finish college

More than $4.85 million in state funds will allow these campuses to reengage with former UC students and California residents with some college and no degree attainment.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Personal stories on sexual abuse, self-worth, and academia 

Associate Professor Victoria Reyes published her new book, “Academic Outsider: Stories of Exclusion and Hope.”

UCR has money to help students re-enroll

More than $188,000 in HEERF funds are available for students who stopped coming to UCR during the 2020-21 school year for COVID-19 related reasons.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

New program aims to increase Latinx students conducting environmental research

A $342,000 grant has allowed the expansion of a UC Berkeley program to UCR.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University