UCR In the News

Coronavirus shopping list: Your essential quarantine items

UCR School of Medicine Associate Professor Brandon Brown weighs in on the items those quarantined should consider stocking up on — but not hoard — including dry goods, soap, medication, and pet supplies.
Los Angeles Times | March 13, 2020

Why Bees Have One of the Most Important Jobs in America

Boris Baer, a professor of entomology, discusses the importance of bee pollination in agriculture and growing threats to bee populations. 
Spectrum In Focus | March 11, 2020

Trump’s rhetoric does encourage open prejudice and bias. We checked.

In an op-ed, UCR political scientists Benjamin Newman, Jennifer Merolla, Sono Shah, Loren Collingwood, and Karthick Ramakrishnan write about how their research provides evidence of a "Trump effect."
The Washington Post | March 11, 2020

Here’s Why You’re Always Hangry, and How to Avoid It

Elizabeth Davis, an associate professor of psychology, discusses how hunger can amplify feelings — both positive and negative. 
Kitchn | March 9, 2020

AirTalk Live: A Postprimary Election Conversation

Jennifer Merolla, a professor of political science, joins AirTalk host Larry Mantle and four other panelists for a conversation about California's primary results. 
KPCC | March 6, 2020

Riverside startup taking its bug-detector pitch to Paris

The co-founders of FarmSense include Eamonn Keogh, a UCR computer science professor, and Shailendra Singh, who received his doctorate in computer science from UCR.
The Press-Enterprise | March 5, 2020

We Asked an Epidemiologist the Questions People Have Been Googling About Coronavirus

Can you get coronavirus from pets? What about from a package? Brandon Brown, an associate professor in the UCR School of Medicine, answers all your burning questions. 
Mother Jones | February 28, 2020

California ‘Facing Fire’ As A New Way Of Life

KPCC's Airtalk spotlights an exhibition of wildfire photography at UCR's California Museum of Photography. 
KPCC | February 27, 2020

Before ‘American Dirt,’ a 1980s literary hoax tested the limits of authenticity

The Los Angeles Times speaks with Richard T. Rodríguez, an associate professor of media and cultural studies, about the controversial novel by Jeanine Cummins and a 1980s predecessor. 
Los Angeles Times | February 27, 2020

Life on Mars: what climate change tells us about the red planet

Timothy Lyons, a distinguished professor of biogeochemistry, discusses his new research to better understand the history of the atmosphere on Mars.  
Inverse | February 26, 2020

The California Photographer Who Has Shot More Than 100 Wildfires

Wildfire photographer Noah Berger recounts "getting hosed" on the job, and his role in the new UCR Arts exhibition "Facing Fire: Art, Wildfire, and the End of Nature in the New West."
Atlas Obscura | February 26, 2020

Does Anyone Have a Clue About How to Fight Back Against Trump’s Racism?

In his weekly column, New York Times writer Thomas Edsall references UCR political science research on the effects of Donald Trump's racially inflammatory speech. 
The New York Times | February 26, 2020

What's On The Horizon For Nevada's Renewable Energy Sources

NPR affiliate Nevada Public Radio speaks with Hamidreza Nazaripouya, a research professor in UCR's Winston Chung Global Energy Center, about how power needs in the state might be met in the future. 
Nevada Public Radio | February 25, 2020

After more than a century, did the Philippines finally break free from the United States?

In an op-ed, Victoria Reyes, an assistant professor of sociology, writes about the complicated relationship between the two countries. 
The Washington Post | February 21, 2020

Op-Ed: Dropping the SATs could make UC admissions more biased

UCR Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox writes about a recent recommendation by a UC faculty task force to keep the SAT and ACT in UC admissions.
Los Angeles Times | February 18, 2020

In the Noah’s Ark of citrus, caretakers try to stave off a fruit apocalypse

Los Angeles Times writer Gustavo Arellano spotlights the efforts of UCR's 113-year-old Givaudan Citrus Variety Collection in preserving California's citrus industry. 
Los Angeles Times | February 18, 2020

The America We Want to Be

In an op-ed, creative writing professor Laila Lalami discusses new legislation that prohibits immigration to the U.S. from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.
The Nation | February 17, 2020

Sing a new song unto the Lord: the transgender, nonbinary Rev. Kori Pacyniak

The San Diego Union-Tribune profiles Kori Pacyniak, the first transgender, nonbinary priest in the Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement and a UCR doctoral student in religious studies.
The San Diego Union-Tribune | February 16, 2020

Are ‘Near-Death Experiences’ Real?

In an op-ed, John Martin Fischer, a distinguished professor of philosophy, shares his research on near-death experiences and how they could suggest "the possibility of dying well."
The New York Times | February 13, 2020

Will There Be a Super Bloom in 2020? Probably Not

Exequiel Ezcurra, a professor of ecology, discusses the likelihood of a Southern California super bloom in spring 2020. 
Los Angeles Magazine | February 13, 2020