News Articles with Topic: Social Science / Education

To curb sexual assault, help people better understand consent

Research suggests more effort is needed to help college men apply the concept of sexual consent to their everyday lives

How might the coronavirus change the world around us?

Sociologist Richard M. Carpiano weighs in on some of the less obvious ways COVID-19 could restructure life as we know it

The consequences of calling COVID-19 a ‘Chinese virus’

Political scientist Kim Yi Dionne explains why responses to COVID-19 reveal a failure to learn from history

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

It's all about bite-sized pieces

Annie Ditta’s graduate school training was in fixation. As she says, “I got fixated on fixation.” Her familiarity with fixation is useful as instructors at the University of California, Riverside, must reinvent how they teach within the space of two weeks. On March 14, UCR announced instruction for spring quarter...

Alcohol consumption by fathers before conception could negatively impact child development

UC Riverside researchers’ mouse studies also show how a common nutrient can help babies of alcoholic moms

Professor shares tips for surviving ‘Pandemic University’

Juliette Levy has taught online for almost a decade; here’s what she wants professors and students to keep in mind as they navigate the transition to online learning

How policing perpetuates the marginalization of LGBTQ youth

Research pinpoints a major source of de facto discrimination against LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

This UC Riverside professor was ready for the shift to online instruction

Frank Vahid has been using web-based teaching tools and incorporating online instruction into his courses since 2012

Doctors urged to reconsider controversial acne drug

Acne treatment including the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin should be made more readily available despite reports of its association with depression and teen suicide. That’s the implication of a study just published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Isotretinoin has been linked to depression and suicide...

‘Autism Goes to College’ selected to screen at SXSW EDU

Groundbreaking film follows the college experiences of five Southern California students on the spectrum

Research finds support for ‘Trump effect’

Racially inflammatory speech by political elites can embolden members of the public to express their own prejudice

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

$10 million grant will study children's religious views

A $10 million grant to psychology researcher Rebekah Richert will fully implement a network of international researchers who will study how religion impacts children’s world views.

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

AAPI Data releases mapping tool for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Ahead of census, UCR-based research initiative offers resource to better understand fastest-growing racial groups in U.S.

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Want to make college more equitable? Start with the board

University governing boards are severely understudied; here’s why that matters, and what one researcher is doing to fix it

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

How cluster hiring at U.S. research universities has fared

A UC Riverside-led survey of cluster hires at universities across the country reveals the widespread practice could be refined

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Divided GOP and Dems stand, united they worry

Democrats and Republicans will share one important aspect of the 2020 presidential election in common, a UCR psychologist asserts, based on her recently published research. They will experience similar levels of anxiety. A recent Associated Press poll found 53% of voters described themselves as anxious about the 2020 election. In...

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

If dogs could talk

New research suggests our relationships with pit bulls shed light on the ways we reproduce social inequality

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Get over it? When it comes to recycled water, consumers won't

If people are educated on recycled water, they may come to agree it’s perfectly safe and tastes as good — or better — than their drinking water. They may even agree it’s an answer to the critical water imbalance in California, where the northern third of the state holds 75%...

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

What does it really mean to be a land-grant college?

For Margaret Nash, recognizing who “granted” the land is key to acknowledging a history of American Indian dispossession

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Report provides introduction to Inland Empire’s women

“State of Women in the Inland Empire” is the result of collaboration between UC Riverside’s Center for Social Innovation and Women’s Resource Center

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education