Celebrating UCR’s Class of 2023
Most of the students from the Class of 2023 started this journey in fall 2019 — the last quarter of pandemic-free existence. Just months after they stepped onto UC Riverside’s campus, they exchanged classroom numbers for Zoom links and ventured through their first year of higher education without traditional support...
Forced water-use cuts made California more waterwise
Water use ticked up in California after the state lifted mandatory water-use cuts, but not levels before 2013 because of increased water efficiencies.
Poverty is the 4th greatest cause of U.S. deaths
Poverty has long been linked to shorter lives. But just how many deaths in the United States are associated with poverty? The number has been elusive – until now. A University of California, Riverside, (UCR) paper published Monday, April 17, in the Journal of the American Medical Association associated poverty...
Capturing heavier rains in an era of drought
UC Riverside public policy professor Kurt Schwabe was just awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Fellowship to collaborate with Australian scientists to better capture and store runoff water as the planet warms.
Confronting anti-vaccine activism with life-saving narratives
Health officials, public policymakers and community leaders should team up to disseminate accurate narratives about the life-saving benefits of vaccines.
Grants to assess the needs of California’s Asian American and Pacific Islander populations
The AAPI Data program at the University of California, Riverside, announced on Feb. 28 the awarding of $1.1 million in grants to research teams at five University of California campuses to probe the needs of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in California, and to provide a set of...
UCR report explores consequences of high cost housing in the Inland Empire
A report released by the University of California, Riverside, probes Inland Southern California's high rates for cost-burdened households and details the consequences. Entitled “Housing and Sustainability in the Inland Region: Affordability, Equity, and Changing Demographics,” the report cites research that found 41.5% of the households in the region are cost-burdened...
Gun violence pressures elected officials to make reforms
With three mass shooting within a week leaving 24 Californians dead, public policy makers are searching for answers. • Six people on Jan. 16 were found fatally shot inside a home in the Central Valley community of Goshen, Calif., in a case police believe could be tied to organized crime...
UCR's founding School of Public Policy dean to step down after a groundbreaking run
As Anil Deolalikar prepared to step down this week as the founding dean of UCR’s School of Public Policy, he reflected on a groundbreaking career marked by repeatedly choosing a more challenging path. Consider when he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics at Harvard University in 1977 with...
The Colorado River is imperiled; why it matters to you
UC Riverside experts discuss the decline of this major water source for nearly 40 million people in seven states.
Study examines ‘black boxing’ in breast cancer survivorship care
UC Riverside researcher argues important post-treatment information is concealed
School of Public Policy names its second dean
Mark Long has been named dean of UC Riverside’s School of Public Policy effective Jan. 1, 2023. Long is a professor in the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and an adjunct professor of economics at the University of Washington. He previously served as the Evans School’s associate dean...
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
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...
Student raises funds on Twitter to buy masks for campus
There's the fear of catching COVID-19, and then there's the anxiety that comes with buying the right mask. UCR experts advise the first pick for face coverings should be the N95 mask, the second the KN95 mask, and the third a combination of the surgical mask worn under a cloth...
Is it time to wear a highly efficient medical grade facemask?
UC Riverside experts weigh in
O my, here’s Omicron
UC Riverside experts share their thoughts on the new COVID-19 variant
New model links cultural trauma with health inequalities
UC Riverside researchers offer new interpretation of cultural trauma
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