UCR In the News
About half of hospital workers in Riverside County, are passing on the vaccine for now, but Richard Carpiano, a public health scientist and medical sociologist, wonders about the context of this statistic, and what it means.
Biologists Sachiko Haga-Yamanaka and Theodore Garland Jr. discover that mice bred to exercise had different senses of smell than mice that didn’t exercise.
Richard Carpiano, professor of public policy and sociology, offers some explanation for local residents' behavior relative to virus prevention measures.
Hidden Brain features an interview with Kate Sweeny, professor of Psychology, and her explanations about the psychology behind the emotions that got us through 2020.
Megan L. Robbins, associate professor of psychology, discusses the deeper meaning and function of gossip.
Feature on ecologist Lynn Sweet's work predicting the demise of Joshua Trees if carbon emissions are not significantly reduced.
Philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel describes the impact of a single class session on its participants' willingness to eat meat.
Epidemiologist Brandon Brown weighs in on who should have priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine, given the limited supply.
Kyla Rankin, who studies uncertainty and well-being, discusses how people who had more pandemic-related distress might have experienced more time distortion this year.
Sexuality and gender researcher Jane Ward researched the history of heterosexuality and concluded that straight relationships are "tragic" because of their inherent inequality.
UC Riverside has received more than $4 million to help save avocados in California from Laurel Wilt, a fungus that has the potential to be devastating to crops in the Golden State and elsewhere.
UC Riverside has received more than $4 million in federal money to help save avocados in California.
Patricia Manosalva, director of UCR's Avocado Rootstock Breeding Program, leads a new effort to protect avocado orchards from infections.
New UC Riverside research explores which tests are most effective at measuring happiness among 15,368 worldwide participants.
Gwen Gardiner, psychology graduate student, lead new research on the meaning of happiness around the world.
According to a new UC Riverside study, tests previously used to measure said happiness are flawed and how happiness is measured has a lot to do with where you live.
Joseph Kahne, professor of education policy, and Erica Hodgin, co-director of the Civic Engagement Research Group, explain the challenge of our increasing inability to solve problems democratically coinciding with crises that demand our collective attention.
Entomologist Hollis Woodard is leading an unprecedented, nationwide consortium of researchers trying to track native bees in order to save them. The group's activities will include training for community scientists as well.
Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Susan Straight recalls the violence inflicted on six generations of Black men in her family.
Mark Alber, math professor, and William Cannon, adjunct UCR math professor and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory computational scientist, learn about aspects of bacteria's metabolism that could lead to species engineered to better convert plants into biofuels.