UCR In the News

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

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

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

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

This One University Enrolls More Pell Students Than the Whole Ivy League

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox explains how UC Riverside's "secret sauce" — a combination of culture, people, and programs — contributes to its success in serving students. 
Open Campus | September 20, 2019

Why Population Control May Not Help Curb Climate Change

Jade Sasser, an assistant professor of gender and sexuality studies, discusses the effectiveness of strategies for mitigating climate change.
KPBS | September 16, 2019

Acting like an extrovert has a positive effect on happiness, study finds

Today features new research from Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology, on the benefits of acting more talkative, spontaneous, and assertive.
Today | September 13, 2019

EPA says it will eliminate animal testing by 2035

UC Riverside is one of five universities to receive $4.25 million in grant funding from the federal agency to research alternatives to animal testing.
CNN | September 10, 2019

Princeton and Williams top the U.S. News college rankings, yet again

But UC Riverside leads a new list on social mobility for underrepresented students.
The Washington Post | September 9, 2019

Southern California Catholics to unite in Mass for immigrants

The upcoming Mass, which will take place across Southern California, is "a kind of progressive statement," according to Associate Professor of History Jennifer Scheper Hughes. 
Religion News Service | September 5, 2019

For some children born abroad, U.S. citizenship has never been a guarantee

Assistant Professor of Sociology Victoria Reyes explores one of the more complicated legacies of the Vietnam War: the thousands of Amerasian children born to U.S. service members across Southeast Asia.
The Conversation | September 4, 2019