Content Tagged with: College Of Humanities Arts And Social Sciences

‘She Kills Monsters’ will feature ‘old school theatre magic’

COVID-19 has forced the theater team to be more resourceful while producing a virtual show from home.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Writers Week to honor three U.S. poet laureates

Rita Dove, Joy Harjo, and Juan Felipe Herrera will each receive lifetime achievement awards during a special event Feb. 19.

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Scientists solve long-standing mystery by a whisker

UC Riverside mouse study shows where in the brain sensory input is transformed to movement

UC Riverside’s 44th-annual Writers Week goes virtual

California’s longest-running free literary festival is now accessible to audiences worldwide

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Virtual program links students around the globe

UC Riverside’s International Affairs shifted into a nearly 24/7 operation earlier this year, especially in its efforts to recruit new international students. The team spent thousands of hours redesigning programs for virtual platforms — all made accessible to students in the United States and around the world. One such new...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

‘Marvel’s 616’ Disney+ TV show features UCR graphic novelist John Jennings

Jennings discusses the importance of representation in comics in the new documentary series debuting Nov. 20

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

“I just don’t think shelters work”

Institutions, not only family rejection, underlie LGBTQ youth homelessness

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Too much hype, too soon?

The news arrived Monday that the world has been awaiting since spring: a vaccine has been developed that shows a high degree of efficacy in late-stage trials: 90%. That puts it in the company of effective vaccines such as for measles, and well beyond what the medical community hoped for...

‘The Cost of Free Shipping’ lifts curtain on Amazon

A new book alleges worker exploitation at Amazon, and shows how communities are resisting it

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Gender insecurity prompts women MMA fighters to date hypermasculine men

Challenging gender norms in sport can lead to overdoing them in intimate relationships

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Experiencing police violence worsens mental health in distinct ways

Unique effects of police violence create a public health crisis for communities most affected

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education, Health

Grant facilitates research on behavioral development and cognitive aging over lifespan

UC Riverside psychologist Chandra Reynolds will lead the five-year research project

Can ethics classes actually influence students’ moral behavior?

Philosophers and ethicists have never had scientific proof that university ethics classes affect student moral behavior — until now. A research team led by a philosopher at the University of California, Riverside, has conducted the first controlled study aiming to discover whether such a correlation exists using direct observational data...

By Omar Shamout | | Social Science / Education

Queer lessons for straight couples

Book shows how heterosexuals can learn from LGBT people to have better relationships

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Pandemic gun-buying binge crosses party lines

A fear for health and safety has driven a record number of American gun sales

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Diversifying the sciences

UC Riverside’s Khaleel Razak and Frances Sladek receive grants from the University of California-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Want to save shelter animals? Fight for social justice

Humane communities would endorse animal-friendly affordable housing, living wages, and recognize the importance of human-animal bonds

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Faculty member pens book to help researchers work ‘Online, Offline, and In Between’

Work includes field notes and observations of in-person and virtual research.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Genetic background may affect adaptions to aging

UC Riverside-led study evaluated individual differences in DNA methylation across 10 years in two Scandinavian samples of same‐sex aging twins

Good fence libraries make good neighbors

UCR author Susan Straight’s fence library continues to serve a Riverside community disproportionately affected by the coronavirus

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture