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Resurrecting Prometheus

Limited-edition snow globes commemorate the world’s oldest tree while supporting UCR ARTS
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UCR dance professor receives 2019 Bessie Award

This is the second such honor for Ni’Ja Whitson.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

UC Riverside-led project offers new opportunities to commemorate veterans

Several resources, including a series of documentary vignettes, provides visitors numerous ways to enhance their own Veterans Day celebrations
By Jessica Weber | | University

Will we be benevolent gods?

In his blog-turned-book, Eric Schwitzgebel tackles philosophical questions both big and (seemingly) small

Beyond Brilliant: Born to succeed

Elñora Tena Webb grew up in the foster care system; UCR gave her a clean canvas and after becoming a college president, she is now a success coach .

‘There are scholars working here’

The Center for Ideas and Society celebrates 30 years of bridging interdisciplinary gaps with Oct. 29 anniversary event

Political scientist’s book takes honest look at sanctuary cities

In his new book, Loren Collingwood traces the history of — and attitudes toward — contemporary U.S. sanctuary policies
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Outpost Concert Series: Music that elevates the senses

Running Nov. 6 through April 2020, the series’ five programs will highlight music composed over the past 40 years.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Power play: Manipulation and absurdity in photography

California Museum of Photography exhibition explores how artist Robert Cumming exposed the truth and trickery of photography
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Research suggests the happiest introverts may be extraverts

If you are an introvert, force yourself to be an extravert. You’ll be happier. That’s the suggestion of the first-ever study asking people to act like extraverts for a prolonged period. For one week, the 123 participants were asked to – in some cases – push the boundaries of their...
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Skateboarder’s view: Photo exhibit captures an inside look at California’s skate parks

A photo exhibit and book launch are set for Sept. 19 in Orange County, with the show traveling to UCR’s Culver Center of the Arts in January 2020.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Patricia Cardoso to helm upcoming episodes of Netflix, CBS, ABC, and Freeform shows

The UCR professor will be directing episodes of “Tales of the City,” “All Rise,” “Emergence,” and “Party of Five.”
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Sociologist’s family history inspires her first book

Victoria Reyes’ research explores a place that figures heavily into her heritage: the Philippines’ Subic Bay
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Decoding race, monstrosity, and desire in ‘Candyman’

“Reflection Eternal,” on view at the Culver Center of the Arts Aug. 31-Jan. 19, unpacks the iconic horror film figure
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

New center to address health disparities in inland Southern California

Five-year, $16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help launch Center for Health Disparities Research at UC Riverside

Grant funds study of sexual abuse in religious communities

Supported by $550,000, a team of researchers led by UCR's Amanda Lucia will examine why and how sexual abuse persists across a range of religious traditions

‘In the Country of Women’ celebrates the ‘love of thousands’

Straight’s new memoir, published Aug. 6, extols the strength and resiliency of six generations of women
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

What was behind 'vote switching' in the 2016 election?

Study pinpoints concerns about race and immigration — not economic ones — as likely determinants of vote switching

Teacher incentive programs can improve student achievement

Programs that combine group and individual rewards can have good results and be cost-effective
By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Older adults: Daunted by learning a new task? Learn three

Learning several new things at once increases cognitive abilities in older adults, according to new research from UC Riverside. UCR psychologist Rachel Wu says one important way of staving off cognitive decline is learning new skills as a child would. That is, be a sponge: seek new skills to learn;...