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UCR experts say Harris brings credibility - and baggage

Universally, UC Riverside faculty members noted the historic significance of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate. Many felt the decision was the right one — and some offered qualifiers in their assessment of her selection. In the moments following Biden’s announcement on Aug. 11, UCR political...

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

Psychologist to study how motor development changes infants’ learning experiences

John Franchak has long been interested in how learning a new motor skill, such as sitting or walking, changes how infants interact with their surroundings. He has now been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue this research question. The four-year grant of nearly $755,000 will help...

Creating Through Crises

Fifteen UCR faculty members and staff offer tips on keeping a creative spirit in the age of COVID-19

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

This is how we can improve response to the next pandemic

A UC Riverside medical sociologist offers five strategies for combating misinformation and strengthening public health

Graphic Novelist John Jennings reflects on relevance of X-Men story ‘God Loves, Man Kills’ in an essay for Marvel

In an essay for Marvel, John Jennings, a professor of media and cultural studies, reflects on the 1982 graphic novel “X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills” by Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson, which is being re-released this year in a two-part extended cut. “Solving for X: ‘God Loves, Man Kills’ Through...

By UCR News | | Arts / Culture

California Indian scholars to lead conversation on missions

Virtual conference will reexamine mission mythology amid widespread removal of Junipero Serra statues

By Tess Eyrich | | Arts / Culture

A look at graduation celebrations — at home

Photos show how two students commemorated their undergraduate journeys.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Couldn’t socially distance? Blame your working memory

UC Riverside-led study highlights critical role working memory capacity plays in social distancing compliance during early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic

Research advances understanding of how the brain focuses while ignoring distractions

UC Riverside mouse study has implications for treating neuropsychiatric diseases such as ADHD and schizophrenia

First person: Sandra Ayllón on life as a DACA student

The Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA in a 5-to-4 decision on Thursday, June 18.

By UCR News | | Students

Professor creates artist residency for veterans and COVID-19 frontline workers 

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Charles Evered, a professor of playwriting at the University of California, Riverside, began to think about how he could help. He fell back on what he knows: supporting artists. His nonprofit organization, the Evered House, honors his late father, Charles J. Evered, a World War...

Afrofuturist comics and writing ‘in a time of great calamity’

Nalo Hopkinson and John Jennings to discuss their recent graphic novels and the importance of black speculative fiction at June 25 event

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Here are the many ways UCR is helping students right now

A list of available resources during this time of uncertainty.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Class of 2020: Remembered for ‘their flexibility and resilience’

UC Riverside’s 66th commencement will be a virtual celebration on Sunday, June 14. Meet some of the 2020 graduates.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

COVID-19: Some faculty-student teams figured out how to continue their research

In the midst of the pandemic, faculty mentored research projects are being supported through CAMP.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Youth who understand mental illness more likely to ask for help later

Research suggests destigmatizing mental illness in schools could increase the likelihood of treatment-seeking for youth who need it

UCR ARTS goes virtual

Experience 360-degree exhibition tours, artist interviews, hands-on activities, and more from the comfort of home

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Report charts major growth for Inland Empire nonprofits

Still, UC Riverside researchers warn that without action, the sector’s recent gains could be undone by COVID-19

Author Susan Straight featured in Alta Asks Live

Straight joined writer and critic Heather Scott Partington for a live chat about writing, teaching, and calling Riverside home

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

This is how our economy can survive the pandemic

Economist Gloria González-Rivera offers insight on how to limit damage