UCR In the News

A Love Letter to 6 Generations of Strong Women in One Multi-Racial Family

Susan Straight, a professor of creative writing, discusses her latest book — and first memoir — "In the Country of Women."
KQED | August 31, 2019

Monster Hybrid Tumbleweed Species Is Taking Over California, Scientists Warn

Norman Ellstrand, a distinguished professor of genetics, discusses a new invasive species of gigantic tumbleweed capable of growing up to 6 feet tall. 
Newsweek | August 27, 2019

6 Easy Ways to Actually Make Yourself Happier

Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology, offers tips for getting and staying happy. 
Men's Health | August 23, 2019

Helping students manage behavior is no longer just a job for special education, teachers say

Austin Johnson, an assistant professor of school psychology, explains how "multitiered systems of support" can be implemented in classrooms to help students better manage their behavior and mental health. 
Desert Sun | August 22, 2019

Putting Kids on Diets Won’t Solve Anything

Andrew Subica, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine, comments on the controversial launch of a new app intended to track food consumption, physical activity, and weight loss in kids as young as 8.
The Atlantic | August 20, 2019

Want more doctors? Support the institutions that train them

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and School of Medicine Dean Deborah Deas discuss the Inland Empire's doctor shortage — and how to solve it — in an op-ed for The Press-Enterprise.
The Press-Enterprise | August 15, 2019

UCR Studying Previously Unknown Fault Underneath Ridgecrest

Earthquake seismologist Abhijit Ghosh, an associate professor of geophysics, is on a mission to understand the unnamed fault beneath the California town of Ridgecrest. 
KVCR | August 15, 2019

The Lasting Impact of 'Dora the Explorer'

Carlos Cortés, a professor emeritus of history at UCR, discusses his experience as the creative/cultural advisor for the beloved children's program.
NPR | August 10, 2019

NASA’s Planet-Hunting Satellite Discovers ‘Rare’ New World

Stephen Kane, an associate professor of planetary astrophysics and member of UCR’s NASA-funded Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center, comments on three "missing link" planets found by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS.
U.S. News & World Report | July 29, 2019

UC Riverside taste test continues decades-long search for perfect avocado

Students, faculty members, and researchers who participate in UCR's regular avocado tastings are not only tasked with rating the slices they try but also describing what they like best about them.
The Press-Enterprise | July 23, 2019

Joshua trees are being wiped out by climate change

Climate change may kill off most of the trees in Joshua Tree National Park, according to a new UCR study.
Gizmodo | July 17, 2019

Mojave Desert creates ideal climate for Laila Lalami’s story of immigrants

Los Angeles Times Book Club pick "The Other Americans," the latest novel from Laila Lalami, a professor of creative writing, is featured in an article about the book's rural Mojave Desert setting.  
Los Angeles Times | July 17, 2019

Want to keep your brain sharp in old age? Go back to school

New research from Rachel Wu, an assistant professor of psychology at UCR, shows the brain has the ability to function well — and even excel — in old age. The secret? Keep learning.
NBC News | July 17, 2019

What happened when they told me, 'go back to your country'

Professor Karthick Ramakrishnan delves into his personal history in an op-ed about how Americans can improve the national conversation on race and immigration.
CNN | July 16, 2019

Susan Straight’s summer book picks transport readers beyond ‘beach reads’

The distinguished professor of creative writing discusses the summer reading of her past and her forthcoming memoir, "In the Country of Women."
Los Angeles Times | July 12, 2019

Five Scientific Findings That Could Lead to New Inventions

Research by Professor David Kisailus on mantis shrimp's impact-resistant armor is featured in a roundup of findings in the natural world that could inspire new inventions.
Smithsonian Magazine | July 12, 2019

UC Riverside ranks No. 2 among UC schools for first-generation freshmen

Of freshman who enrolled at UCR in fall 2018, nearly 60 percent are trying to become the first in their family to complete a four-year degree. The national average of 36 percent.
The Press-Enterprise | July 9, 2019

Why you should never release exotic pets into the wild

Mark Hoddle, director of UCR's Center for Invasive Species Research, discusses how and why exotic pets are introduced into foreign environments — and why it's a problem.
National Geographic | July 3, 2019

The photographer who showed the world an environmental crisis now wants to give us hope

Chris Jordan's newest exhibition, "Intolerable Beauty," opens at UCR's Culver Center of the Arts on July 6.
Fast Company | July 1, 2019

California’s inland region key to statewide vitality

Why is Inland California worthy of investment? UCR professor Karthick Ramakrishnan weighs in.
The Press-Enterprise | June 21, 2019