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...

By UCR News | | Business, Social Science / Education

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...

By David Danelski | | Social Science / Education

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...

By David Danelski | | Social Science / Education

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.

By David Danelski | | Science / Technology

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...

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

Study examines ‘black boxing’ in breast cancer survivorship care

UC Riverside researcher argues important post-treatment information is concealed

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

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.

By UCR News | | Social Science / Education

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...

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, Health, University

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

Connecting Classrooms to Congress

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

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

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

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