UCR In the News

UC Riverside plans limited in-person graduation — without guests

Both students who graduated in 2020 and those graduating with the Class of 2021 have been invited by Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox to participate in commencement events scheduled to run Saturday, June 12, through Monday, June 14.
The Press Enterprise | April 21, 2021

Shattered Ancient Alliance: New Mysterious Maya Pyramid Could Shed Light on Birth of an Empire

A team led by archaeologist Nawa Sugiyama discovered an elite Maya compound with smashed and buried murals in Teotihuacan. The luxurious nature of the finds suggests that the residents may have been nobility or diplomats. 
Sputnik News | April 20, 2021

Researchers find gene to help crops survive warming

Botany and plant sciences professor Meng Chen led research into the mechanisms that allow plants to sense changes in temperature.
Capital Journal | April 20, 2021

Study Sheds Light on How Earth Regulates Earthquakes

A new study co-authored by geologist Nicolas Barth finds a naturally occurring “earthquake gate” that decides which earthquakes are allowed to grow into magnitude 8 or greater.  
Interesting Engineering | April 20, 2021

Primordial black holes could explain dark matter, galaxy growth and more

Cosmologist Simeon Bird co-authored a paper proposing that strange, massive objects sending signals from space were formed at the dawn of time, before stars existed.
PBS News Hour | April 19, 2021

Is California suffering a decades-long megadrought?

Some researchers believe California is actually more than two decades into an emerging “megadrought," and Hoori Ajami, assistant professor of groundwater hydrology, says stream flow and groundwater could take at least a decade to recover.
The Los Angeles Times | April 18, 2021

Doctor: Pause of J&J vaccine could teach us lessons but hurt vulnerable populations

Richard Carpiano, public health scientist and sociologist, says the pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine authorization should be proof that the system is working to protect patients.
WINK News | April 15, 2021

How Plant 'Vaccines' Could Save Us From a World Without Fruit

UC Riverside research, including work by geneticist Hailing Jin and UCR's Citrus Clonal Protection Program, could be key to making sure citrus continues to thrive.
Discover Magazine | April 15, 2021

Scientists delve into clotting issues associated with J&J vaccine as pause disrupts local distributions

David Lo, distinguished professor of biomedical sciences and Director of the Center for Health Disparities Research, worries the issues surrounding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may make people more hesitant about getting vaccinated, even if the blood clotting is not a direct result of getting the shot. 
The Mercury News | April 14, 2021

UC Riverside students’ art expresses coronavirus fears, struggles

UC Riverside students expressed their feelings about going to college in a pandemic through a winter quarter class project.
The Press Enterprise | April 14, 2021

Study shows how childhood diet, exercise affect adulthood anxiety

A recent study by physiologists Marcell Cadney and Theodore Garland showed that a good diet and ample exercise in childhood leads to less anxiety in adulthood.
Atlanta Journal Constitution | April 14, 2021

Only 30% of L.A. County men got COVID-19 vaccine, compared to 44% of women. Why the disparity?

Medical sociologist Richard Carpiano explains that a lot of men are also socialized to not ask for help, and that manifests itself in healthcare-seeking behaviors.
The Los Angeles Times | April 14, 2021

Diet and exercise when young affects brain size and anxiety when older

Physiologists Marcell Cadney and Theodore Garland find early life habits affect mice into adulthood, and believe the same holds true for humans.
New Atlas | April 11, 2021

New Research Says Regular Exercise, Healthy Diet in Childhood Can Increase Brain Mass

If you exercised regularly and stuck to a healthy diet in childhood, it is possible that you have bigger brains and lower levels of anxiety now, according to new research from UCR physiologists Theodore Garland and Marcell Cadney.
CNN NEWS18 | April 11, 2021

Salton Sea Dust, Air Quality to Get Closer Look in California

South Coast air regulators are working with the UCR School of Medicine to study fugitive dust emissions in the Salton Sea area.
Bloomberg Law | April 9, 2021

Some of UC’s most diverse campuses get the least funding, sparking debate over equity and racism

UCR educates a larger share of needy students — about half are low-income, underrepresented minorities or the first in their families to attend college — than all other campuses except for UC Merced, which is funded at higher levels because of its small size. The disparities are igniting alarm and allegations of de facto racism against the campus. 
The Los Angeles Times | April 8, 2021

Study: New treatments fueled drop in deaths in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Brandon Brown, associate professor of social medicine population and public health, said although the U.S. was unprepared for COVID-19 initially, medical professionals learned ways to treat patients with severe symptoms, which likely helped decrease deaths.
United Press International | April 8, 2021

As Asian Americans Seek Safety From A Rise In Attacks, Some Look To Guns

Edward Chang, professor of ethnic studies, says a U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on rising hate crimes against Asian Americans is a positive step toward a more inclusive conversation about race. 
Wisconsin Public Radio | April 8, 2021

20 Economically Diverse National Universities

UCR is among the top universities universities in the country enrolling students receiving Pell grants. 
Yahoo News | April 7, 2021

Vaccine Rebels: The Teens Defying Their Parents to Get the COVID Vaccine

Andrea Polonijo, a postdoctoral fellow who studies how social factors affect vaccination, says that young adults have to look out for themselves.
Teen Vogue | April 7, 2021