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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;...

UCR alumna’s story on rapper Nipsey Hussle results in Emmy nomination

The Fox 11 reporter’s profile ran four months before the artist’s murder.

Two grad students win nearly $100,000 in fellowship awards

First-generation college students in sociology and education received the Ford Foundation awards to support their research

The trip of an after-lifetime?

UCR's John Martin Fischer examines near-death experiences through a philosophical lens

Agreement propels anthropological opportunities for UCR researchers, students in Mexico

Memorandum of understanding strengthens the relationship between UCR’s anthropology department and Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History

Pushing back against poverty

Mark Sebarrotin said UCR was his shot at the California dream; now, he wants to help others achieve their dream, too.
By Tess Eyrich | | Students

Dual exhibitions from photographer John Divola examine social identity and the sublime

“STRATUM” and “Clive Wearing’s Dilemma” are on view at the California Museum of Photography May 11-Sept. 8
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Meet the women who battled tuberculosis in Indian country

In his latest book, a scholar of Native American history explores a little-known collaboration that made big impacts

The enduring power of art as activism in “Emory Douglas: Bold Visual Language”

Although the Black Panther Party dissolved nearly 40 years ago, the movement’s legacy endures — largely through the iconic imagery created by former party member Emory Douglas. As the minister of culture for the Black Panther Party and graphic artist for the organization’s newspaper, Douglas was charged with establishing the...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

This UCR historian once trained horses; now she studies them

Doctoral student Katrin Boniface turns a lifelong passion into research for a growing field: equine history
By Tess Eyrich | | Students
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