UCR In the News

Photon-Boosted Lasers Could Carve Out Cancer Like a Scalpel

Materials scientists from UC Riverside and the University of Texas at Austin have made a significant advance on the path to developing more minimally invasive cancer treatments.
Popular Mechanics | December 3, 2019

How to be a happy introvert in a world that rewards extroverts

Research by Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology, suggests introverts can gain happiness by acting like extraverts. 
Fast Company | December 2, 2019

An Alarmingly Deep Dive Into the Science of Baby Yoda

David Reznick, a distinguished professor of biology, comments on the "Mandalorian" character's physical development. 
Popular Mechanics | December 2, 2019

The Year’s Best Books About Higher Education

A 2019 book by Steven Brint, a distinguished professor of sociology and public policy, is hailed as "an upbeat assessment of major research universities."
Forbes | December 1, 2019

Home sweet home inside Joshua Tree National Park? A look at private residences of yore

Three UC Riverside historians are leading the charge to catalog privately owned "inholdings" in Joshua Tree National Park. 
Desert Sun | November 29, 2019

A History of Sanctuary Cities in the United States

In a co-written op-ed, Associate Professor of Political Science Loren Collingwood traces how sanctuary cities became a political flashpoint. 
Teen Vogue | November 27, 2019

Med school free rides and loan repayments — California tries to boost its dwindling doctor supply

UC Riverside's School of Medicine is one of several California medical schools that have adopted models to encourage new doctors to practice in areas experiencing physician shortages. 
CalMatters | November 26, 2019

Mission Inn’s Festival of Lights: 5 ways to beat the holiday crowds

New to the festival this year: a walk-in 28-foot-tall snow globe provided by UC Riverside, featuring a 14-foot-tall replica of UCR’s bell tower.
Los Angeles Times | November 21, 2019

Science explains: This is why you're willing to 'die for' Baby Yoda

Katherine Stavropoulos, an assistant professor of special education, explains how the creature's extra-cute features trigger a "care-taking response."
Inverse | November 21, 2019

A Closer Look at Fresno’s Hmong Community

Karthick Ramakrishnan, a professor of public policy and political science, discusses the Hmong community in the wake of a shooting that killed four Hmong men in Fresno. 
The New York Times | November 20, 2019

UC Riverside shows off The Barn as work progresses on the iconic hangout

Renovations of the 102-year-old Barn are scheduled to be completed in early 2020. 
The Press-Enterprise | November 19, 2019

Designing New Ways to Tell America’s Story

Anthea M. Hartig, a third-generation Californian and graduate of UC Riverside's public history doctoral program, is the first woman to serve as director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
HistoryNet | November 19, 2019

My grandpa was a ‘Dreamer’ who crossed the Rio Grande

Jennifer Nájera, an associate professor of ethnic studies, traces her family's immigration story in an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times. 
Los Angeles Times | November 18, 2019

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