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News Articles with Topic: Social Science / Education

$4 million grant will study factors that lead to success for UC minority students in STEM disciplines

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $4 million grant to fund a program for minority students across nine University of California campuses. This NSF grant allows the Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance: California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, or CAMP, to continue supporting underrepresented...

Perceiving support helps people cope with waiting

'Worry and waiting' researcher's latest findings chart perceived support throughout periods of waiting
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

For children with autism, strong bonds with teachers are key to success

UC Riverside's Jan Blacher is leading the charge to improve relationships between kids with autism and their teachers
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Study explores why children remember the same things, differently

Children less able to manage their emotions don't remember details of frightful events
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Information Overload Has Been Around Since the 1800s

New book finds similarities between 19th and 21st century mass media consumption habits and their effects on society

Psychologist receives high honor from NAACP

Carolyn Murray is a professor of psychology at UC Riverside. (I. Pittalwala/UCR) RIVERSIDE, Calif.( www.ucr.edu ) – Carolyn B. Murray , a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the 2018 Dr. William Montague Cobb Award for special achievements in public health at the local level, presented annually by...

How private prison companies are influencing immigration policy

Groundbreaking study finds increased support for punitive immigration legislation in districts with privately owned or managed ICE detention facilities

Will kids’ religious training save – or doom – the world?

Children's Views of Environment, Politics Are Sculpted by Religion; UC Riverside Researcher's Worldwide Network Will Study the Impacts

Meet the educator building bridges between teachers of color

A UCR professor’s annual institute seeks to turn isolation — a fact of life for teachers of color across the country — into action

Louie Rodríguez named GSOE’s newest endowed chair

Rodríguez is UCR’s Bank of America Chair in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Practice

Book co-authored by GSOE dean tackles need to improve math education

If you think you're not a "math person," you might want to consider why

Anthropologist plots new use for motion-capture technology

UCR bioarchaeologist Sara Becker plans to use the cutting-edge technique to document traditional labors of indigenous Andean people

UCR to host California attorney general debate

Primary candidates Xavier Becerra, Steven Bailey, Eric Early, and Dave Jones will convene at UCR's Culver Center on May 15

How an order of queer nuns puts a new face on activism

A book from UC Riverside professor Melissa Wilcox is the first comprehensive history of the global Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Report offers snapshot of Inland Empire’s immigrant population

UCR-led project looks closely at the nearly 1 million immigrants who call Riverside and San Bernardino counties home

Creative writing faculty and alumni to appear at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( www.ucr.edu ) — The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is right around the corner and a number of faculty and alumni from UCR’s Department of Creative Writing and the UCR Palm Desert Center’s Low-Residency MFA program will be participating in a host of conversations and readings. The largest of its kind in the United States —...

What are the costs of a shrinking local media landscape?

David Lesher, editor and CEO of CALmatters, will visit UCR for a conversation about the challenges of maintaining government transparency
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Exhibit reveals hidden histories behind California's citrus industry

A new exhibit at Riverside's California Citrus State Historic Park spotlights the overlooked architects of the region's citrus boom
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Study sheds new light on how bilinguals process language

Research led by a psychologist at the University of California, Riverside, shows that bilinguals regulate, or suppress, their native language when reading in a second language. Many in media and in science often assume that reading or speaking in a second language — one that has been learned later in life than the native or first language — is...

Research links anti-immigrant prejudice to mortality risk

When it comes to mortality, U.S.-born individuals of immigrant descent fare much worse than their foreign-born counterparts — but why?
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