What guides our attention to faces in videos changes with age

UC Riverside study has implications for children’s television and autism spectrum disorder

Who benefits from brain training and why?

If you are skilled at playing puzzles on your smartphone or tablet, what does it say about how fast you learn new puzzles, or, more broadly, how well you can focus, say, in school or at work? Or, in the language of psychologists, does “near transfer” predict “far transfer”? A...

‘Forbidden City’ shines light on Mao Zedong’s dancing girls

Vanessa Hua’s latest novel "Forbidden City" explores the little-known history and influence of the teenage revolutionaries in Chairman Mao’s inner circle

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Different parental messages about race and ethnicity have different effects on teens’ drug use

Study finds promoting appreciation of ethnic-racial heritage has the potential to bolster youth’s internal resources against substance use

Amir Zaki publishes 23 years of photography in new monograph, ‘Building+Becoming’ 

The book weaves stories that capture both nature and architecture. It goes on sale on April 26

Smoking reduces wealth’s tendency to increase life expectancy

Smoking dominates other factors, including amount of wealth, in shortening lifespan

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Gay migration happens but not always to gay-friendly places, reports new study

Study also shows that straight people prefer to live in places that match their attitudes toward sexuality

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

How do non-parental family members affect LGBTQ youth housing stability?

A study set in the Inland Empire and South Texas aims to find out

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Commencement 2022 to be in person and on campus

UC Riverside’s class of 2022 will celebrate the milestone of receiving their bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in person and on campus. In early June, the campus will finally welcome graduating Highlanders to the commencement stage, where their friends, families, and fans can cheer them on as they cross the...

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, University

New journal will spotlight queer and trans religious studies scholarship

The open access journal will make research freely available to scholars and public and will not charge authors a submission fee

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Professionals are trending in a left and liberal direction; on most issues blue collar workers are not

Both groups still agree on some important issues and race has little effect

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Anger as an appropriate power source for social justice

Philosopher Myisha Cherry’s new book makes a strong case for rage

By Holly Ober | | Arts / Culture

Still life in shades of gray

How Toni Morrison helped an economics professor turn grief into art

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Modern activities follow the contours of ancient Teotihuacan

Lidar mapping study reveals vast landscape modifications that still influence construction and farming

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Psychologist to lead research on Alzheimer’s in Riverside

UC Riverside study is part of a larger landmark study tracking older adults

Street-based sex workers perform emotional labor to build customer loyalty

Study finds it is an ordinary service business and more like other types of sex work than previously documented

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Leader effectiveness may depend on emotional expression

When they don’t express negative emotions, women are seen as more effective leaders than men

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Why weren’t New World rabbits domesticated?

Archaeologists find the answer in rabbit social behavior

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Reza Aslan and Rainn Wilson wrestle with life’s biggest questions on new podcast

“Metaphysical Milkshake” sees the scholar and actor discuss weighty topics with contemporary thought leaders, bringing humor and insight to a new subject each week.

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

‘Closure’ for 2020 and 2021 graduates

Nearly 4,500 students participated in modified in-person commencement ceremonies.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students