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

Free speech, meet Elon Musk's Twitter

This week, billionaire Elon Musk struck a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion. His statements before and since have led many to believe he intends to ease or eliminate content moderation. “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters...

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

Special education staff felt lower well-being and effectiveness during pandemic

Study finds certain services transitioned to technological platforms more effectively than others

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

What is your moral responsibility in Ukraine?

Letters to the editor populate the pages of media outlets, speaking to America's and Americans' moral authority to act, or not to act, in Ukraine. You and I didn't cause this. Then why do we feel we should be doing something more - and what do we do with that...

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

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

Families of children with autism can get free help from UC Riverside’s SEARCH Center

Inland Empire families don’t have to wade through school and service systems alone

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

China-Russia: Any alliance is conditional, temporary

Related to Russia's ongoing war with Ukraine, China is fielding as many requests for aid from Russia as it's receiving threats from the West about what will happen if it provides that aid. We asked two UC Riverside China experts to provide perspective about the likelihood of all-in Chinese aid...

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

UCR experts: Newsom's CARE courts an 'oxymoron'

Experts on the plight of the unhoused contend the plan would criminalize being poor and mentally ill

Study highlights need to address race and racism in teacher education programs

UCR research shows race evasiveness harms teacher educators and charts a path toward identifying and disrupting racism

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Boyle Heights: Cemented in history

Capturing the essence of a place requires more than time. It requires confianza. Trust. That’s why for more than a year a team co-led by a UC Riverside cultural and urban historian interviewed, researched, and documented the lives of Boyle Heights residents — all in the midst of the COVID-19...

Can Putin accept peace but also save face?

Wednesday, we asked UC Riverside Professor and leading Ukraine-Russia expert Paul D'Anieri to weigh in on breaking developments related to a 15-point peace plan being discussed that could end the month-long war between Ukraine and Russia. The conditions would surround Ukrainian neutrality — with a peace plan's fate dependent on...

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

UC Riverside’s FIERCE Scholars are diversifying the Inland Empire teacher workforce

A gift from SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union to UC Riverside School of Education is funding a program to get local education students into graduate or credential programs

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

The missing piece about Putin and Ukraine

The public dialogue about the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been dominated by 20th-century historians and political scientists, according to UC Riverside Department of History Professor Georg Michels. Michels, who specializes in early Russian, Ukrainian, and Hungarian history, acknowledges the relevance of 20th century history, including World War II analogies...

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

Will economic sanctions make Putin blink?

UCR economist and former EU official considers Switzerland's importance in Russian recriminations

‘Vicious, ruthless aggression, Adolf-Hitler style’

Who’s next? Polish native, Eastern Europe history expert assesses region’s mindset and prospects

A guide to understanding the Ukrainian conflict

UCR experts discuss topics surrounding Russia's invasion in Ukraine

Putin’s dark designs: Restore the pre-1917 Russian empire

Leading Ukraine-Russia historian weighs in on why Putin moved against Ukraine, and NATO's best posture

In blue & gold, maps reveal bias in the United States

A series of maps created by a UCR professor highlights hot spots for intergroup bias across the nation. The researchers aggregated data to determine the regions where implicit and explicit bias are greatest related to race, weight, and sexual preference. The maps range from deep blue, which represents places in...

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