Model to illustrate scenarios for Colorado River water use
UC Riverside public policy scholars are bringing clarity to a fraught debate over how to use Colorado River water as flows decline with climate change. They have created a hydro-economic model that can illuminate the future impacts of major water use changes by answering prompts and clicking a mouse.
Diversity statements in UC faculty hirings is questioned
Use of diversity statements in faculty hiring can come into conflict with academic freedom protections, say the authors of a new paper published by the UC Berkeley Center for Studies in Higher Education.
Q&A: What does the end of affirmative action mean for UCR?
Emily D. Engelschall, associate vice chancellor of enrollment services, offers insight.
Forced water-use cuts made California more waterwise
Water use ticked up in California after the state lifted mandatory water-use cuts, but not levels before 2013 because of increased water efficiencies.
Poverty is the 4th greatest cause of U.S. deaths
Poverty has long been linked to shorter lives. But just how many deaths in the United States are associated with poverty? The number has been elusive – until now. A University of California, Riverside, (UCR) paper published Monday, April 17, in the Journal of the American Medical Association associated poverty...
From drought to deluge: What’s next for California?
UCR faculty expert on municipal water helps readers make sense of seemingly conflicting headlines about California's drought status and water supplies.
Capturing heavier rains in an era of drought
UC Riverside public policy professor Kurt Schwabe was just awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Fellowship to collaborate with Australian scientists to better capture and store runoff water as the planet warms.
Confronting anti-vaccine activism with life-saving narratives
Health officials, public policymakers and community leaders should team up to disseminate accurate narratives about the life-saving benefits of vaccines.
Grants to assess the needs of California’s Asian American and Pacific Islander populations
The AAPI Data program at the University of California, Riverside, announced on Feb. 28 the awarding of $1.1 million in grants to research teams at five University of California campuses to probe the needs of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in California, and to provide a set of...
UCR report explores consequences of high cost housing in the Inland Empire
A report released by the University of California, Riverside, probes Inland Southern California's high rates for cost-burdened households and details the consequences. Entitled “Housing and Sustainability in the Inland Region: Affordability, Equity, and Changing Demographics,” the report cites research that found 41.5% of the households in the region are cost-burdened...
Gun violence pressures elected officials to make reforms
With three mass shooting within a week leaving 24 Californians dead, public policy makers are searching for answers. • Six people on Jan. 16 were found fatally shot inside a home in the Central Valley community of Goshen, Calif., in a case police believe could be tied to organized crime...
UCR's founding School of Public Policy dean to step down after a groundbreaking run
As Anil Deolalikar prepared to step down this week as the founding dean of UCR’s School of Public Policy, he reflected on a groundbreaking career marked by repeatedly choosing a more challenging path. Consider when he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics at Harvard University in 1977 with...
The Colorado River is imperiled; why it matters to you
UC Riverside experts discuss the decline of this major water source for nearly 40 million people in seven states.
UCR pundits predict Democrats will take the Senate
Most political scientists and prognosticators predict a GOP win in the U.S. House of Representativeson Nov. 8, and so much of the media’s focus has turned to a tighter suite of contests – those for U.S. Senate seats. UC Riverside political scientists and other social scientists were polled recently on...
Study examines ‘black boxing’ in breast cancer survivorship care
UC Riverside researcher argues important post-treatment information is concealed
New report highlights key findings on the health, mental health, and social service needs of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California
Data from the California Health Interview Survey and the American Community Survey highlight diversity and needs of California’s fastest growing population groups.
A drunk driver killed her parents. Now she’s graduating to honor them
Azalea Corral has a family photo that shows her three younger siblings and parents smiling together against a Santa Barbara countryside backdrop. It was taken on February 8, 2020 — the last time they would pose together for a photo. The following day, both her parents succumbed to bodily injuries...
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...