UCR In the News
Entomologist Richard Vetter won an Ig Noble Prize for showing that many entomologists are actually afraid of spiders.
Dr. Dennis Alters, a psychiatrist, professor and co-founder of the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine discusses the emotions people are likely to feel once the pandemic ends.
Astrobiologist Stephen Kane explains that biology in the atmosphere could be the last surviving members of a prior Venusian biosphere.
Astrobiologist Stephen Kane discusses new research that suggests potential signs of life on Venus.
Cesunica Ivey, an assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering, tells the Los Angeles Times that climate change-fueled heat waves are contributing to worse local ozone levels.
Francesca Hopkins, assistant professor of climate change and sustainability, and her former student Cindy Yañez publish research on a projected 150% increase in days above 85 degrees that will occur by the end of this century.
Cesunica Ivey, assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering, tells the LA Times that her research into air quality found that during March and April, levels of ozone increased slightly in areas of Southern California with typically cleaner air, such as Pasadena, while dropping slightly in smoggier areas such as the Inland Empire.
Atmospheric scientist Roya Bahreini explains why wildfire smoke might not affect surface-level measures of air quality, even while it blots out the sun.
The death of small talk is a bad thing. Here are some tips for talking to strangers without being awkward in this new normal
UC Riverside psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky comments on how quickly new social habits can be learned.
David Lo, a professor of biomedical sciences, tells Agence France-Presse that the pause in a COVID-19 vaccine trial may not necessarily be a major setback.
Cindy Yañez, a graduate student researcher in earth system science, talks about the climate change study she led that predicts up to 150% increase in days above 85 degrees by end of century.
A UC Riverside study finds climate change may upend "snowbird" tourism in the Coachella Valley, as vacationers will likely not participate in outdoor activities during days with a predicted heat increase.
Psychiatrist Gerald Maguire's research on and treatment for stuttering are featured.
Ilya Brookwell, assistant professor of media and cultural studies, writes about a digital renaissance for the ancient game of chess.
Ellen Reese, chair of labor studies, talks about the pressure that workers may feel to stay on the job despite the risks presented by the novel coronavirus.
Andrea Polonijo, a postdoctoral fellow at UC Riverside's School of Medicine, talks about why more Black and Latinx people know someone who has died from COVID-19.
Article features School of Medicine psychiatrist Gerald Maguire's research into the role of dopamine in stuttering.
Epidemiologist Brandon Brown explains this year's flu could expose racial and economic disparities in the same way that COVID-19 has done.
Zhiyun Qian, an associate professor of computer science and engineering, talks about the digital vulnerabilities that accompanies the increase in distance learning.