New journal will spotlight queer and trans religious studies scholarship

The open access journal will make research freely available to scholars and public and will not charge authors a submission fee

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

'Hypervisibility' for Black girls; 'invisibility' for Black women

Being a Black female might involve navigating two extremes: too little attention when you’re older, and too much of the wrong kind of attention when you’re young. UC Riverside psychology researcher Aerika Loyd affirms that point while examining the effects of racial microaggressions on Black adolescent girls and Black women...

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

Professionals are trending in a left and liberal direction; on most issues blue collar workers are not

Both groups still agree on some important issues and race has little effect

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Should Congress treat insurrectionists as the Romans did?

The political divide that led to the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection on the Capitol building has been perpetuated in discourse over how to properly address the role of legislators who may have been involved. On the Jan. 6 anniversary of the insurrection, Michele Salzman, a UC Riverside history professor, published...

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

Good parent bond = good COVID behavior

Containing the COVID-19 pandemic depends on the degree to which people exhibit prosocial behavior — behavior that benefits others. We wear masks to protect ourselves, but also our neighbors. We get vaccines to stop the spread of the coronavirus, to edge society closer to herd immunity. A new study from...

Study confirms link between spatial and math skills

Improving students’ spatial skills could improve math skills as well

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Creating a healthy racial climate to diversify the teacher workforce

Paper offers a framework for racial literacy in teacher education

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

$2.9 million grant will support literacy programs for English-language learners

The funds continue to help School of Education researcher Linda Ventriglia-Navarrette’s work.

Revisiting the tragic tale of Willie Boy and Carlota 

More than a century ago, a Romeo and Juliet-esque tragedy unfolded in the desert southwest. The antagonist, Willie Boy, shot and killed the shaman, William Mike, and eloped with William Mike’s daughter, Carlota, who met her demise at the hands of the pursuing posse. The story has been framed and...

By Stacy Kish | | Social Science / Education

These inclusive practices help general education teachers foster positive relationships with children with autism

Teachers make time to find students’ interests, celebrate talents, and have one-on-one time to form stronger relationships with students with autism, finds study

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Still life in shades of gray

How Toni Morrison helped an economics professor turn grief into art

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Newsom appoints UCR Highlander to Student Aid Commission

Angel Rodriguez, an alumnus and current grad student, urges students to apply for Cal Grants

Modern activities follow the contours of ancient Teotihuacan

Lidar mapping study reveals vast landscape modifications that still influence construction and farming

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Graduate School of Education changes name

Effective Monday, Sept. 20, the Graduate School of Education will officially become the School of Education, or SOE. The new name will reflect the scope of the school’s research, community engagement, and academic programs, specifically the undergraduate degree program, which was approved in 2017 and now accounts for 60% of...

Silver linings playbook: Think bad news before it's delivered

Psychologists have known there’s value in finding a “silver lining,” in coaxing oneself through bad news. You didn’t get the job? Just as well: That new boss seemed edgy during the interview. Someone outbid you at the last second for that antique something-or-other on eBay? You didn’t really have the...

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

Psychologist to lead research on Alzheimer’s in Riverside

UC Riverside study is part of a larger landmark study tracking older adults

Scholar compares exits in Vietnam, Afghanistan

Vietnam expert David Biggs compares the U.S. exits from Vietnam and Afghanistan, and finds lessons in Vietnam's eventual prosperity.

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

New book explores how plague shaped Christianity in the Americas

During the first century of American colonization, as many as 20 million people in Mexico perished from disease, violence, and exploitation. Jennifer Scheper Hughes, a professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Riverside, examines this period from historical and theological perspectives in her new book, “The...

Study urges reconsidering therapy for Asian, Latino students

A new study sought to discover why Asian and Latino college students are less likely to use campus counseling services.

Like pie, but don't care what kind? You might like RCV

What's ranked-choice voting, how can it (possibly) lead to more centrist candidates, and what's it go to do with pie and ice cream? Read on...