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

Student raises funds on Twitter to buy masks for campus

There's the fear of catching COVID-19, and then there's the anxiety that comes with buying the right mask. UCR experts advise the first pick for face coverings should be the N95 mask, the second the KN95 mask, and the third a combination of the surgical mask worn under a cloth...

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, Health

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

Is it time to wear a highly efficient medical grade facemask?

UC Riverside experts weigh in

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

O my, here’s Omicron

UC Riverside experts share their thoughts on the new COVID-19 variant

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

New model links cultural trauma with health inequalities

UC Riverside researchers offer new interpretation of cultural trauma

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Dena Plemmons: Research ethics are top of mind

UCR is the first of two UC campuses to have a fully funded research ethics program.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Street-based sex workers perform emotional labor to build customer loyalty

Study finds it is an ordinary service business and more like other types of sex work than previously documented

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Connecting Classrooms to Congress

New social studies curriculum aims to boost civic education in a polarized nation

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Meet the 2021 Goldwater, Fulbright scholars 

Goldwater scholars Shayan Saeed and Ryan Gates; and U.S. Fulbright scholars Jacqueline Aguirre de la O and Zehra Qazi are recipients of two of the nation’s most prestigious awards. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is one of the country’s most competitive honors in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

2021 voices: Grads share pivotal moments of their educational journeys

More than 7,100 students are eligible to graduate; Commencement events kick off on June 3 with the School of Medicine.

Her mother grew up with no shoes. She's about to become a master’s scholar

Growing up in South Central L.A. meant ditching school, becoming a teen mom, and wrestling with her identity as an Afro-Latina — experiences that made this UCR student want to major in public policy.

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

Census Legacies looks to perpetuate Census success

This week, more than 200 leaders from across the United States helped launch Census Legacies, a new community-building effort by the Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside with partners in philanthropy, government, and community. The initiative aims to build more inclusive and equitable regions, using the same messengers and...

By UCR News | | 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...

Experiencing police violence worsens mental health in distinct ways

Unique effects of police violence create a public health crisis for communities most affected

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education, Health

IE students disciplined disproportionately, study finds

A report from the UC Riverside Center for Social Innovation finds disproportionately high discipline for Black and Native American students in Inland Empire schools. “These racial disparities persist, even though there have been some notable reductions in overall suspension rates due to changes in state policy and local practices,” reads...

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

How to solve California’s digital divide

A quarter of Californians lack meaningful access to the internet at home; here’s why that matters, and how to fix it

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