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Confronting loss and loneliness in “If You Have to Go”

Loneliness, while inherently isolating, is also a universal experience. This dichotomy lies at the heart of poet Katie Ford’s newest collection, “ If You Have to Go .” Dominated by a crown of 39 sonnets — each linked by the repetition of the last line of a poem as the first line of the next — the book unfolds as a dreamlike narrative loosely...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Keeping the peace when mom and grandma disagree on feeding the kids

Nutrition education programs for children should incorporate all family members who act as caregivers
By Holly Ober | | Health, Social Science / Education

In higher education, the positives outweigh the negatives

A UC Riverside sociologist’s 35-year survey of American universities offers evidence of surprises and successes
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

UC Riverside to host 42nd-annual Writers Week

Writers Week , California’s longest-running free literary event, will return to the University of California, Riverside, for its 42nd installment Feb. 4-5 and Feb. 11-16, 2019, featuring 22 writers across the two-week span. The conference will open with a reading and Q&A with renowned novelist Margaret Atwood. Atwood, whose prolific career has...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UCR celebrates 25 years of dance and scholarship

A Feb. 9 event commemorates the Department of Dance’s critical dance studies program. The day-long celebration will feature performances, talks, and roundtable discussions.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

$1 million grant advances study of California’s missions

Funding will connect UC scholars across campuses to launch an entirely new field: Critical Mission Studies
By Tess Eyrich | | Arts / Culture

Villa-Lobos: An evening of cello and piano in Riverside

The festival was born from a partnership between Paulo C. Chagas, professor with the University of California, Riverside’ Department of Music, and internationally renowned cellist Lars Hoefs.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

UCR Palm Desert’s MFA celebrates 10th anniversary

What has made this low residency, self-sustaining program successful, can be attributed to three factors: it embraces fiction genre writing, it teaches students the business aspect of writing, and is driven by student success, boasting a publication/production rate of more than 75 percent within two years of graduating.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

A UCR sociologist is part of a $1.5 million effort to better understand skepticism toward childhood vaccines
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Approaching the Vietnam War from another angle

An environmental historian’s book highlights the roles landscapes play in military conflicts
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

This former cop wants to build trust between communities and police

Fulbright Scholar Roberto Rivera looks to Jamaica as a model of restorative justice
By Tess Eyrich | | Students

UCR poet wins 2018 American Book Award

There was a time when Rachelle Cruz, M.F.A. ’12, had all but given up on getting her poetry collection published. A 10-year labor of love, she recalled sending out “ God’s Will for Monsters ” 20-25 times before taking a two-year break from her attempts. As a last-ditch effort, Cruz submitted her collection to Inlandia Institute’s second annual...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UC psychologists devise free test for measuring intelligence

Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices, or APM, is a widely used standardized test to measure reasoning ability, often administered to undergraduate students. One drawback, however, is that the test, which has been in use for about 80 years, takes 40 to 60 minutes to complete. Another is that the test kit and answer sheets can cost hundreds of...

Study explores infant body position and learning

UC Riverside psychologist’s research provides strong evidence that infants’ motor skills directly impact the physical context of their everyday experiences

A Ph.D. in punk? Only at UC Riverside

Marlen Ríos-Hernández takes a scholarly approach to the mosh pit
By Tess Eyrich | | Students

Rolling out the ‘Red Carpet’

"Yunhee Min & Peter Tolkin: Red Carpet in C" (Nikolay Maslov) Walk into the Culver Center of the Arts, and you’ll immediately find yourself immersed in the new, large-scale exhibition by Yunhee Min and Peter Tolkin. Three gigantic, undulating swathes of red fabric extend toward the entryway, inviting viewers to walk directly onto the massive...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UCR Arts exhibition examines architecture and painting

“Painting Architecture” will open at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts on Sept. 1
By Madeline Adamo | | University

Nalo Hopkinson enters Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman Universe’

Author will pen “House of Whispers,” a new comic series rooted in Afro-Caribbean culture
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Psychologist to explore how brain remembers precise information

A person’s general intelligence and ability to understand language are reliant on the brain’s ability to maintain precise information acquired over a short period of time. To understand how these types of natural vision and cognitive functions are achieved in both healthy populations and individuals at high risk for psychosis, Weiwei Zhang , an...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Historian’s database offers new view of colonial California

Through his Pobladores Project, Steven Hackel spotlights the non-American Indian settlers and soldiers who lived in California between 1769 and 1850
By Tess Eyrich | | Arts / Culture
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