UCR In the News

The dark history of land-grant universities

In an op-ed, education professor Margaret Nash explores the painful history of American Indian land dispossession behind land-grant universities, and discusses how universities might better recognize this history too.
The Washington Post | November 8, 2019

The Inland Empire is booming, but not for the women who live there

A new report from the Center for Social Innovation explores some of the obstacles to a level playing field for women in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. 
Desert Sun | November 8, 2019

Inland economy would be better if there was more housing, economist says

A new economic forecast from the Center for Economic Forecasting and Development emphasizes the importance of affordable housing to regional growth. 
The Press-Enterprise | November 6, 2019

UCR ‘wet lab’ opens for startups and local entrepreneurs

UC Riverside celebrates the debut of a 3,000-square-foot facility to foster new developments in the life sciences, agriculture, biotech, and medical technology fields.
The Press-Enterprise | November 4, 2019

How 11 universities are using their 'collective scale' to solve higher ed's problems

UC Riverside is one of 11 public research universities participating in the University Innovation Alliance.
Education Dive | November 4, 2019

My El Monte Halloweens

Michael Jaime-Becerra, an associate professor of creative writing, writes about the unconventional Halloweens of his past and his new understanding of the holiday. 
Los Angeles Times | October 31, 2019

New musical reimagines 'The King And I' as parable of lost American influence after 2016 election

Assistant Professor of Theater History and Theory Donatella Galella talks about playwright David Henry Hwang's "Soft Power," which looks at American democracy through the lens of Chinese cultural influence. 
NPR's Here & Now | October 21, 2019

California finds widespread water contamination of ‘forever chemicals’

Kurt Schwabe, a professor of environmental economics and policy, comments on what's sure to be "one of the defining issues in California, environmentally, for decades."
Los Angeles Times | October 14, 2019

PG&E’s blackouts were ‘not surgical by any stretch.’ Its systems may be to blame

Hamidreza Nazaripouya, an assistant professional researcher at the Winston Chung Global Energy Center, helps explain the blackouts that have left large swaths of California dark.
Los Angeles Times | October 11, 2019

Quiet Disadvantage: Study Finds Extroverts Are Happier — Even When They’re Really Introverts

Scientific American spotlights psychology professor Sonja Lyubomirsky's research on the mood-boosting benefits of extraversion. 
Scientific American | October 9, 2019

This Scientist’s Work Might Be the Future of Energy-Efficient Vehicles

Meet Suveen Mathaudhu, a materials science and engineering professor who takes inspiration from some of his favorite comic book heroes. 
Great Big Story | October 8, 2019

Debate underway whether University of California should require SAT and ACT for admissions

Eddie Comeaux, an associate professor of higher education, is a co-chair of the state task force focused on exploring the value of standardized tests. 
EdSource | October 7, 2019

Riverside’s nascent Innovation District offers a preview of the city’s future

UCR's EPIC Small Business Development Center and Center for Environmental Research and Technology, or CE-CERT, are among the variety of players comprising Riverside's growing Innovation District. 
The Press-Enterprise | October 7, 2019

Women are slowly pursuing more high-paying degrees, but the pay gap remains, says new research

New research from UC Riverside economist Carolyn Sloane suggests women are slowly shifting to higher-paying majors.
CNBC | October 4, 2019

Do Mosquitoes Sleep?

Sam Evans-Brown of "Ask Sam" speaks with entomologist Anandasankar Ray about this perplexing question and how mosquitoes experience "jet lag."
New Hampshire Public Radio | October 4, 2019

‘You don’t want to bring a baby into a world that’s dying’

The Chronicle speaks with Jade Sasser, an assistant professor of gender and sexuality studies, about the motivations underlying young people's decision to hold off on having children.  
San Francisco Chronicle | October 3, 2019

New California lab seeks cure to deadly citrus disease

The $8 million lab is part of the effort to find a solution to the tree-killing disease known as huanglongbing — a major threat to California's citrus industry. 
Associated Press | September 26, 2019

The Science Behind Why People Gossip — And When It Can Be a Good Thing

Research from UC Riverside psychologist Megan Robbins suggests most gossip is actually neutral, among other findings. 
Time | September 25, 2019

What Americans really think about California’s auto emissions waiver — and what could change their minds

Two UC Riverside political scientists — Jennifer Merolla and Karthick Ramakrishnan — explore how arguments that emphasize states' rights could impact public opinion. 
The Washington Post | September 25, 2019

Is meritocracy making everyone miserable?

The New Yorker's Louis Menand references sociologist Steven Brint's book "Two Cheers for Higher Education" in a piece about the educational system in America. 
The New Yorker | September 23, 2019