UCR In the News

After more than a century, did the Philippines finally break free from the United States?

In an op-ed, Victoria Reyes, an assistant professor of sociology, writes about the complicated relationship between the two countries. 
The Washington Post | February 21, 2020

Op-Ed: Dropping the SATs could make UC admissions more biased

UCR Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox writes about a recent recommendation by a UC faculty task force to keep the SAT and ACT in UC admissions.
Los Angeles Times | February 18, 2020

In the Noah’s Ark of citrus, caretakers try to stave off a fruit apocalypse

Los Angeles Times writer Gustavo Arellano spotlights the efforts of UCR's 113-year-old Givaudan Citrus Variety Collection in preserving California's citrus industry. 
Los Angeles Times | February 18, 2020

The America We Want to Be

In an op-ed, creative writing professor Laila Lalami discusses new legislation that prohibits immigration to the U.S. from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.
The Nation | February 17, 2020

Sing a new song unto the Lord: the transgender, nonbinary Rev. Kori Pacyniak

The San Diego Union-Tribune profiles Kori Pacyniak, the first transgender, nonbinary priest in the Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement and a UCR doctoral student in religious studies.
The San Diego Union-Tribune | February 16, 2020

Are ‘Near-Death Experiences’ Real?

In an op-ed, John Martin Fischer, a distinguished professor of philosophy, shares his research on near-death experiences and how they could suggest "the possibility of dying well."
The New York Times | February 13, 2020

Will There Be a Super Bloom in 2020? Probably Not

Exequiel Ezcurra, a professor of ecology, discusses the likelihood of a Southern California super bloom in spring 2020. 
Los Angeles Magazine | February 13, 2020

Locust swarms as big as cities are causing a crisis in Africa as experts warn they could get 400 times bigger

Doug Yanega, senior museum scientist at UCR’s Entomology Research Museum, comments on the effects of severe infestations of desert locusts in parts of Africa. 
Newsweek | February 13, 2020

A Growing Passion: Beneficial Insects

Mark Hoddle, director of UCR's Center for Invasive Species Research, appears in a KPBS TV segment about the "good bugs" that prey on insects that carry deadly citrus greening disease.
KPBS | February 11, 2020

Study: Toxic Elements Around Salton Sea Could Adversely Affect Nearby Residents

Overuse of selenium-heavy fertilizers in agriculture could have negative impacts on human health, according to UCR researchers. 
KPBS | February 10, 2020

Tom Lutz fights for L.A. publishing, this time as a novelist

The Los Angeles Times profiles Tom Lutz, a UCR professor of creative writing and director of the university's annual Writers Week. 
Los Angeles Times | February 9, 2020

Side effect of long commutes: Car seat carcinogens

UC Riverside researchers assert that cancerous chemicals in automobile seats are a greater risk the more time you spend in your car. 
CBS News | February 7, 2020

What you should really be worried about with the coronavirus

The UCR School of Medicine's Brandon Brown discusses responses to the outbreak.
ABC News | February 6, 2020

What You Need to Know About Measles

Richard Carpiano, a professor of public policy and sociology, shares insights into why parents choose not to vaccinate their children. 
Elemental | February 5, 2020

What you should really be worried about with the coronavirus

UC Riverside epidemiologist Brandon Brown offers perspective on worry associated with coronavirus in a live interview with ABC News.
ABC News | February 5, 2020

Lift Every Voice

John Jennings, a professor of media and cultural studies, writes about representation in comic books in an essay for Marvel. 
Marvel | February 5, 2020

Dead monster galaxy found lurking in the distant universe

CNN shares UCR astronomers' discovery of a now-dead galaxy that existed as early as 12 billion years ago. 
CNN | February 5, 2020

UC should keep SAT and ACT as admission requirements, faculty report says

Eddie Comeaux, an associate professor of higher education, discusses his experience as co-chair of the University of California's standardized testing task force.
Los Angeles Times | February 3, 2020

Can Disease-Sniffing Dogs Save the World’s Citrus?

Entomologist and citrus pest expert Monique Rivera comments on a new study that found dogs can be trained to detect the scent of the deadly huanglongbing infection in citrus trees. 
Smithsonian Magazine | February 3, 2020

Why Iowa and New Hampshire shouldn’t go first in the primaries anymore

Karthick Ramakrishnan, a professor of public policy and political science, discusses how early election-cycle events in Iowa and New Hampshire disproportionately impede candidates of color. 
Vox | February 3, 2020