California study finds that growing political conflict hinders learning and increases hostility

A new analysis by researchers at UC Riverside and UCLA shows that even in blue state California, political attacks on public schools are pervasive and growing, hindering learning and the role schools play in a diverse democracy. Political division and community-level conflict is negatively impacting student interactions, and many California...

By UCR News | | Social Science / Education

COVID-19 lockdowns reduced disease spread but with costs

The lockdowns at the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic reduced the spread of infection by an estimated 56%, a recent study has found. If all governors did not issue any lockdowns until April 23, 2020, the number of cases would have been five times higher by April 30, 2020, the study...

By UCR News | | Business, Health

Highlanders set season records, nearly sweep postseason awards

UC Riverside men's basketball earned numerous postseason awards following one of the most historic seasons in program history. Mike Magpayo was named the Big West Coach of the Year, the first time in program history the award has gone to UC Riverside. Lachlan Olbrich was named Big West Freshman of...

By UCR News | | Athletics

Highlanders move into second place after blowout win

High-octane offense was on display on both sides at Premier America Credit Union Arena, but UC Riverside proved too much for CSUN on Monday night with a resounding 96-76 win over the Matadors. Their 19th win, which extended a team record in Division I play, was the Highlanders third straight...

By UCR News | | Athletics

KD Ganaway exhibition coming to the California Museum of Photography

UCR’s California Museum of Photography will showcase the work of King Daniel (KD) Ganaway, one of the earliest Black photographers in the U.S. The exhibition runs Feb. 25 - Aug. 6.

By UCR News | | Arts / Culture

UCR report explores consequences of high cost housing in the Inland Empire

A report released by the University of California, Riverside, probes Inland Southern California's high rates for cost-burdened households and details the consequences. Entitled “Housing and Sustainability in the Inland Region: Affordability, Equity, and Changing Demographics,” the report cites research that found 41.5% of the households in the region are cost-burdened...

By UCR News | | Business, Social Science / Education

Athletics releases spring schedules

UC Riverside’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics this week released schedules for its spring athletic teams. Baseball UC Riverside head baseball coach Justin Johnson has announced the Highlanders’ 2023 schedule. UC Riverside returns more than half of its starting lineup from 2022 and its top three starting pitchers in Tyler Frazier...

By UCR News | | Athletics

Highlanders fend off Cal Poly, move into first place in Big West

UC Riverside welcomed students back to campus on Monday at a packed SRC Arena, treating them to free extra basketball with a thrilling 83-78 overtime win over Cal Poly to move into first place in the Big West. The Highlanders are now 6-1 in conference play, the best start in...

By UCR News | | Athletics

Equipping the Next Generation of Researchers

Endowed fund established by Nora A. Hackett supports students with lab and makerspace equipment in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering.

By UCR News | | University

Does Ticketmaster have a monopoly?

Two UCR experts to weigh in on whether Ticketmaster is a monopoly and should be subjected to antitrust action.

By UCR News | | Social Science / Education, Business

Winter break activities for on the go … or on the couch

Whether you plan to stay indoors or enjoy the outdoors, check out this list of ideas from UCR staff.

By UCR News | | Arts / Culture

Making Connections and Sharing Histories

Distinguished Professor Clifford Trafzer reflects on 15 years as the Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs, the world’s first American Indian chair endowment.

By UCR News | | University

Experts on 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...

By UCR News | | Experts

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.

By UCR News | | Science / Technology

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...

By UCR News | | Athletics

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...

By UCR News | | Athletics

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...

By UCR News | | Students

Investing in What Matters

Longtime support from philanthropists Mark and Pamela Rubin make a difference in our community and on campus at UCR, changing lives for the better.

By UCR News | | University

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...

By UCR News | | Athletics

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.

By UCR News | | University, Students