Experts in Black Friday, holiday season shopping impacts

Christopher Thornberg, director of the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development The founder of Beacon Economics LLC and an adjunct professor, Thornberg is an expert in economic and revenue forecasting, regional economics, economic policy, and labor and real estate markets. Thornberg has consulted for private...

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Tiniest Ever Ancient Seawater Pockets Revealed

The surprising discovery of seawater sealed in what is now North America for 390 million years opens up a new avenue for understanding how oceans change and adapt with changing climate.

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Highlanders men’s soccer starts NCAA Tournament play Thursday

The UC Riverside Highlanders, the 2022 Big West regular season and conference tournament champions, will face Portland this Thursday in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament. The match kicks off at 7 p.m. (Pacific Time) from Merlo Field in Portland and will be broadcast on ESPN+. With...

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Highlanders one win away from Men's Soccer Championship bid

The UC Riverside Highlanders will host the Big West Championship final on Saturday against UC Santa Barbara, with the opportunity to win their second conference title in four years. One more win for the top-seeded Highlanders and they will earn an automatic bid into the 2022 NCAA Division I Men's...

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Student research gear closet lowers barriers to field experiences

Enjoying time in nature is much more comfortable with the right stuff. Gear such as hiking boots and a warm sleeping bag can spell the difference between a transformative experience and an utterly miserable outing. But buying outdoor basics can take considerable financial means. For cash-strapped college students, gear can...

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UC Riverside men’s soccer wins first Big West regular season title

The UC Riverside Highlanders made history on Saturday evening, downing UC Santa Barbara 4-1 for their first Big West regular season championship in program history. The Highlanders earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big West Men’s Soccer Championship. A ruckus and energetic crowd at UC Riverside Soccer Stadium...

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UC Riverside featured in Amazon Prime series

UC Riverside's episode on the Amazon Prime streaming series “The College Tour” is now live and viewable on YouTube.

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Fall campaigns underway; fans look to basketball openings

Schedules are ongoing for many fall sports, with excitement building for the men's and women's basketball seasons, which begin later this fall and come on the heels of impressive 2021-22 campaigns for both. Following are early season reviews and pre-season previews for UC Riverside's fall sports teams. All ticket purchases...

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UCR, Inland Empire receive $18 million grant

UC Riverside and the Inland Empire have received $18 million from a statewide investment of $250 million that will establish K-16 Education Collaboratives to address equity gaps and improve education-to-career pipelines in each region of the state. The Inland Empire award was announced Aug. 25 by California Gov. Gavin Newsom...

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Student Freedom Initiative adds UCR to its next cohort of member institutions

Today, Student Freedom Initiative announced the next round of Minority Serving Institutions, or MSIs, that will participate in its program. UC Riverside, ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for social mobility by U.S. News and World Report, was one of the universities selected. The addition of 14 institutions increases the...

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New report highlights key findings on the health, mental health, and social service needs of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California

Data from the California Health Interview Survey and the American Community Survey highlight diversity and needs of California’s fastest growing population groups.

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UC Riverside part of new Hispanic universities alliance

UC Riverside is among 20 of the nation’s top research universities that have formed the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities. The announcement was made June 9 in Washington, D.C. The 20 universities represent every university that has been both categorized as R1 (very high research activity) by the Carnegie...

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UCR spotlighted in discussion of mental health on campus

The widely circulated publication Inside Higher Ed published a story this past week that features a "virtual roundtable" at UC Riverside with the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. During the Zoom visit on May 19, the secretary, Miguel Cardona, asked four UCR students about programs that offered mental...

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$1 million award supports first generation students

UC Riverside has been selected as one of 10 American Talent Initiative members to participate in the Kessler Scholars Collaborative. As part of the collaborative, UCR will receive a five-year, $1 million grant. First established at the University of Michigan in 2008, Kessler Scholars provides student financial support and academic...

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Experts on Warehouses, Amazon, and Labor

Experts on Warehouses, Amazon, and Labor Ellen Reese, professor of sociology Professor of sociology and chair of Labor Studies at UCR, Reese’s research focuses on gender, race, and class, welfare state development, social movements, poverty, and work. She has published extensively on warehouse and labor economies within the Inland Empire...

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Experts on Ukraine-Russia

The war in Ukraine For fast access to experts, TEXT or call 951-534-8912, or email Paul D’Anieri, professor of political science D'Anieri asserts that the Ukrainian conflict is a product of Vladimir Putin and the Russian elite never having accepted Ukrainian independence in 1991. Putin was further angered by...

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Experts on the Academy Awards

The Oscars For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email The 94th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 27, 2022. The 94th Oscars will allow the entertainment community and fans from around the world to witness the night’s glamour...

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RISE classrooms featured on Spectrum News

UC Riverside's Rooms for Increasing Student Engagement, or RISE, received the star treatment on Spectrum News recently. The rooms are a campuswide initiative spurred by the pandemic to meet instructional needs, including for in-person and remote learning. The segment featured Israel Fletes, the director of academic technology for XCITE at...

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UC Riverside joins UC San Diego, UC Irvine in multidisciplinary research institute Calit2

Calit2 was created by the state of California over 20 years ago to ensure the state remains on the leading edge of information technology, communications

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Booster mandate explained; students vaccines available

Emails to students and employees this week stressed the need to comply with booster mandates. This effectively refreshes the mandate requirements students and employees were asked to comply with this past fall, based on UC requirements. That mandate was met with more than a 95% vaccination rate among UCR’s students...

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