UCR In the News

Meat-eating vulture bees have evolved special gut bacteria to feast on flesh

Entomologists Quinn McFrederick and Jessica Maccaro examined the microbiomes of unusual meat-eating bees, and found their guts look like those belonging to hyenas and other carrion feeders.
CNN | November 24, 2021

'Vulture bees' have quit pollen to feed their babies rotting meat — a mystery to scientists

Entomologists Quinn McFrederick and Jessica Maccaro discover that unusual meat-eating bees have microbiomes that are very different from the average vegetarian bee.
Business Insider | November 24, 2021

Social media use linked to depression in adults

UCR psychology researcher Rachel Wu weighed in on an outside study that ties social media to anxiety and depression in adults. 
NBC News | November 23, 2021

Bizarre Biting Bee With Gut Like A Vulture Loves Eating Chicken

New research from entomologists Quinn McFrederick, Jessica Maccaro and Doug Yangea shows remarkable changes in the microbiome of an unusual meat-eating bee species.
IFL Science! | November 23, 2021

UCR Exhibit Shares History of Riverside's Long Unknown Koreatown

Edward Chang, professor of ethnic studies, discovered Pachappa Camp, the first known Korean American settlement in the mainland U.S.
KVCR | November 22, 2021

Eddie Redmayne reflects on playing trans woman in 'Danish Girl': 'It was a mistake'

Gender and sexuality studies professor Jane Ward says it would be nice if there were enough LGBT roles that any actor could play them, but that isn't the case. 
USA Today | November 22, 2021

“We are going to make you beg for mercy”: America’s public servants face a wave of threats

Joseph Kahne, a professor of education policy, says threats of violence at school board meetings are up markedly, but hard data on this is lacking because it is a new phenomenon.
Vox | November 18, 2021

The Magnificent Orchards That Protect the World’s Fruit

Tracy Kahn, curator of the Givaudan Citrus Variety Collection, talks to Gastro Obscura about the importance of preserving genetic diversity in agricultural crops, particularly citrus.
Atlas Obscura | November 17, 2021

After viral video of teacher, Native Americans offer to help California schools

Ethic Studies Professor Gerald L. Clarke, Jr. spoke during a Riverside Unified School District board meeting on the importance of teaching Native American history and culture in order to prevent another classroom incident like the one at a Riverside high school that produced a viral video and sparked widespread outrage.
East Bay Times | November 16, 2021

Astroworld tragedy offers lessons in crowd safety for Sacramento’s growing live music scene

Rengin Firat, assistant professor of sociology, believes Travis Scott himself bears some of the blame for the tragedy that took place at his concert.
The Sacramento Bee | November 11, 2021

Over The Hump Or Overstimulated? Annual Economic Forecast Conference Finds Near Term Outlook Strong But Long Run Risks Loom Large

The U.S. economy has completely recovered from the pandemic recession, according to a new forecast released at the 12th annual Inland Empire Economic Forecast Conference, hosted by the UC Riverside School of Business.
Yahoo Finance | November 11, 2021

TikTok #CouplePranks and the Disappointments of Heterosexuality

An “exceedingly popular response” to heterosexual discontent and division in popular culture has been “simply to normalize it," said Jane Ward, gender and sexuality studies professor.
Jezebel | November 9, 2021

More ‘Megafires' Burning California Now Than Ever Before

Fire ecologist Rich Minnich believes California may be doing more harm than good by battling fires. Allowing more vegetation to grow provides fuel for future fires, but if we let vegetation burn naturally, he predicts we will see a future with smaller, less destructive fires. 
NBC Bay Area | November 5, 2021

The Big Question This Thanksgiving: Are You Vaccinated?

UCR public-health scientist Richard M. Carpiano studies vaccine hesitancy and believes this year, the holidays are providing an opportunity for people to set parameters around who they'll allow into their home. 
The New York Times | November 3, 2021

As Villanueva blasts vaccine mandate, Sheriff’s Department falls further behind LAPD in shots

Public policy professor Rich Carpiano believes Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is taking a counterproductive stance on requiring vaccinations for deputies.
The Los Angeles Times | November 3, 2021

5 California colleges recognized for boosting Latino college completion

Excelencia in Education named UC Riverside as one of 10 institutions nationwide whose mentoring, financial, academic and internship programs are helping Hispanic students succeed.
NBC News | November 2, 2021

VOA TEK bees

Entomologists Boris and Barbara Baer, and UCR's Center for Integrated Bee Research, are featured in this special on the importance of bees, and how to save them. 
VOA | November 2, 2021

Corporate Headquarters Will Still Gravitate to Big Cities

Research from Patrick Adler at the School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development, shows that access to talent, airport connections and metropolitan-area size are the best determinants of where large companies locate their headquarters.
Washington Post | October 21, 2021

How Rage Can Battle Racism

Myisha Cherry, assistant professor of philosophy and author of the forthcoming book The Case for Rage: Why Anger Is Essential to Anti-racist Struggle, explains how anger channeled into action can help fight injustice. 
The Atlantic | October 17, 2021

Op-Ed: Attacks on school board meetings are threatening democracy. Will educators help save it?

Joseph Kahne, professor of education and co-director of the Civic Engagement Research Group, worries that vitriolic political rhetoric and threatening behavior at  school board meetings across the country are posing a serious threat to democracy.
The Los Angeles Times | October 15, 2021