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

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

Professionals are trending in a left and liberal direction; on most issues blue collar workers are not

Both groups still agree on some important issues and race has little effect

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

UCR joins Big Brothers Big Sisters in new virtual mentoring program

Born from the pandemic, College Bigs, will count on nearly 150 UCR students to work with local high school mentees.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

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

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

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

A look at graduation celebrations — at home

Photos show how two students commemorated their undergraduate journeys.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students