UCR professor is historical consultant to Jason Momoa’s new film ‘The Last Manhunt’

Saban Films just secured worldwide distribution rights to the movie shot in Banning and Joshua Tree.

‘I am the product of rape. Here’s why I support abortion rights’

Victoria Reyes, an assistant professor of gender and sexuality studies at UCR, speaks from personal experience in this Q&A.

Creating dance opportunities and careers for Inland Empire youth

Inaugural “Celebrating our Constellation: UCR + RCC + AB Miller” event brought together UCR, Riverside City College, and AB Miller High School students.

Who benefits from brain training and why?

If you are skilled at playing puzzles on your smartphone or tablet, what does it say about how fast you learn new puzzles, or, more broadly, how well you can focus, say, in school or at work? Or, in the language of psychologists, does “near transfer” predict “far transfer”? A...

A drunk driver killed her parents. Now she’s graduating to honor them

Azalea Corral has a family photo that shows her three younger siblings and parents smiling together against a Santa Barbara countryside backdrop. It was taken on February 8, 2020 — the last time they would pose together for a photo. The following day, both her parents succumbed to bodily injuries...

Gun control legislation is popular; why won't it pass?

The routine has been too familiar for too many years. A school shooting or mass shooting event occurs and stirs the American consciousness for a moment. But a week or two passes and talk of gun-control legislation fades. The issue goes into hibernation until the next mass shooting event. In...

‘Forbidden City’ shines light on Mao Zedong’s dancing girls

Vanessa Hua’s latest novel "Forbidden City" explores the little-known history and influence of the teenage revolutionaries in Chairman Mao’s inner circle

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

NEH grant helps research Pueblo, Colorado’s music history 

Xóchitl C. Chávez, assistant professor of music at UCR, is a co-principal investigator.

‘The Anxiety of Laughing’ will be screened at Dances With Films festival in June

The film was directed by UCR Professor Robin Uriel Russin and written by UCR alum Andrew Justvig.

Different parental messages about race and ethnicity have different effects on teens’ drug use

Study finds promoting appreciation of ethnic-racial heritage has the potential to bolster youth’s internal resources against substance use

Amir Zaki publishes 23 years of photography in new monograph, ‘Building+Becoming’ 

The book weaves stories that capture both nature and architecture. It goes on sale on April 26

UCR faculty, staff, and alumni will be at the LA Times Festival of Books

This year’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books includes a UC Riverside star-studded lineup. Nineteen UCR faculty, staff, and alumni will be participating in this annual literary event that takes place at the University of Southern California. More than 550 authors, poets, artists, chefs, celebrities, and musicians will gather on...

Smoking reduces wealth’s tendency to increase life expectancy

Smoking dominates other factors, including amount of wealth, in shortening lifespan

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Gay migration happens but not always to gay-friendly places, reports new study

Study also shows that straight people prefer to live in places that match their attitudes toward sexuality

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

New book by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, ‘Look at This Blue,’ is a tough love letter to California 

Poetry collection captures the author's own life, as well as many of the golden state’s overlooked truths: genocide, environmental degradation, and climate change.

UCR experts: Newsom's CARE courts an 'oxymoron'

Experts on the plight of the unhoused contend the plan would criminalize being poor and mentally ill

Boyle Heights: Cemented in history

Capturing the essence of a place requires more than time. It requires confianza. Trust. That’s why for more than a year a team co-led by a UC Riverside cultural and urban historian interviewed, researched, and documented the lives of Boyle Heights residents — all in the midst of the COVID-19...

Susan Straight releases new novel, ‘Mecca’   

Set in the Inland Empire, her tenth novel, weaves together people, history, and scenery.

Fruit fungus for the win at Grad Slam

UC Riverside’s winner, Claire Whitaker, moves onto the UC-level competition in May.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

UCR Arts receives American Alliance of Museums accreditation

AAM is the fields’ gold standard for museum excellence.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University