News Articles with Topic: 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

Will we be benevolent gods?

In his blog-turned-book, Eric Schwitzgebel tackles philosophical questions both big and (seemingly) small

Here’s how UC Riverside is preparing for the 2020 census

UCR staffers, students are ramping up efforts to ensure a complete count in the Inland Empire and beyond

‘There are scholars working here’

The Center for Ideas and Society celebrates 30 years of bridging interdisciplinary gaps with Oct. 29 anniversary event

Political scientist’s book takes honest look at sanctuary cities

In his new book, Loren Collingwood traces the history of — and attitudes toward — contemporary U.S. sanctuary policies
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Research suggests the happiest introverts may be extraverts

If you are an introvert, force yourself to be an extravert. You’ll be happier. That’s the suggestion of the first-ever study asking people to act like extraverts for a prolonged period. For one week, the 123 participants were asked to – in some cases – push the boundaries of their...
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Sociologist’s family history inspires her first book

Victoria Reyes’ research explores a place that figures heavily into her heritage: the Philippines’ Subic Bay
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

New center to address health disparities in inland Southern California

Five-year, $16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help launch Center for Health Disparities Research at UC Riverside

Grant addresses needs of students struggling in mathematics

Project led by UCR’s Asha Jitendra is supported by nearly $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Grant funds study of sexual abuse in religious communities

Supported by $550,000, a team of researchers led by UCR's Amanda Lucia will examine why and how sexual abuse persists across a range of religious traditions

Center for Social Innovation launches regional platform for public discourse

The SoCal Policy Forum platform is a collaboration between UCR and Southern California News Group
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

What was behind 'vote switching' in the 2016 election?

Study pinpoints concerns about race and immigration — not economic ones — as likely determinants of vote switching

Teacher incentive programs can improve student achievement

Programs that combine group and individual rewards can have good results and be cost-effective
By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Alzheimer's gene may impact cognition before adulthood

A gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease may impact cognitive health much sooner than previously realized. The APOE gene creates a protein, apolipoprotein E, which packages cholesterol and other fats to transport them through the bloodstream. There are three versions, or alleles, of APOE. One of those is the APOE4 allele,...

Older adults: Daunted by learning a new task? Learn three

Learning several new things at once increases cognitive abilities in older adults, according to new research from UC Riverside. UCR psychologist Rachel Wu says one important way of staving off cognitive decline is learning new skills as a child would. That is, be a sponge: seek new skills to learn;...

‘You All Look Alike to Me’ is hard-wired in us

You often hear it framed in a comic sense, though it’s a form of stereotyping, and even prejudice. “You all look alike to me.” To one race, the tired adage implies, people in other races are tough to differentiate from each other. Some call it the “other-race effect.” It’s something...

Want to see California on the rise? Look inland

A new coalition headed by a UCR professor wants to change the way you think about the regions beyond California’s coast