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A 50th anniversary celebration for Tomás Rivera’s seminal book: ‘Y no se lo tragó la tierra’

The free, virtual events will culminate with an inaugural Tomás Rivera Book Prize.

Monuments that matter

Paper urges archaeologists and historians to work closely with people who are grappling with racism in public monuments

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Poetry and music collaborations from Katie Ford strike a chord with audiences

The poet looks back on her collaborations with composers and the debut of her newest project through Brooklyn Art Song Society on April 10.

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

‘United States of Al’ explores toll of war with humor and heart

The new sitcom, executive produced by UC Riverside Professor Reza Aslan, premieres April 1 on CBS

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

An ancient Maya ambassador’s bones show a life of privilege and hardship

Ajpach’ Waal forged an alliance between two dynasties but died in obscurity

What UC Riverside scientists have to say about vaccines, variants, and antibodies

Immunity generated by vaccination is better than immunity from an actual infection, says an expert

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UC systemwide survey reveals disparities among undocumented students

Findings include greater instances of depression, financial instability, and lower grade point averages.

‘She Kills Monsters’ will feature ‘old school theatre magic’

COVID-19 has forced the theater team to be more resourceful while producing a virtual show from home.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Experts weigh in on whether COVID-19 is here to stay

COVID-19 is far from beaten. Vaccines may not be the ultimate panacea to haul us out of the pandemic crisis. In the future, will outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, arrive in waves every winter? Might COVID-19 never go away? Experts at the University of California, Riverside, weigh...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Study: acne treatment only addresses half of the problem

Severe acne often leaves deep psychological scars, disproportionately affecting women and people with darker skin. Researchers say dermatological treatment isn't enough.

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

Writers Week to honor three U.S. poet laureates

Rita Dove, Joy Harjo, and Juan Felipe Herrera will each receive lifetime achievement awards during a special event Feb. 19.

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Scientists solve long-standing mystery by a whisker

UC Riverside mouse study shows where in the brain sensory input is transformed to movement

UC Riverside’s 44th-annual Writers Week goes virtual

California’s longest-running free literary festival is now accessible to audiences worldwide

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Mellon Foundation awards $2.9 million for ‘Latinx Futures’

The grant will support programs within UCR’s new Latino and Latin American Studies Research Center, set to launch February 2021.

‘Art in the Plague Year’ exhibition seeks art imagining a world beyond 2020

The open call marks the first time the California Museum of Photography has solicited art from the public at this scale

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

‘Marvel’s 616’ Disney+ TV show features UCR graphic novelist John Jennings

Jennings discusses the importance of representation in comics in the new documentary series debuting Nov. 20

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

“I just don’t think shelters work”

Institutions, not only family rejection, underlie LGBTQ youth homelessness

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Too much hype, too soon?

The news arrived Monday that the world has been awaiting since spring: a vaccine has been developed that shows a high degree of efficacy in late-stage trials: 90%. That puts it in the company of effective vaccines such as for measles, and well beyond what the medical community hoped for...

‘The Cost of Free Shipping’ lifts curtain on Amazon

A new book alleges worker exploitation at Amazon, and shows how communities are resisting it

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Gender insecurity prompts women MMA fighters to date hypermasculine men

Challenging gender norms in sport can lead to overdoing them in intimate relationships

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education