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Artificial intelligence is bringing the dead back to ‘life’ — but should it?

UCR experts discuss the technological and ethical implications of using AI to deepfake the deceased.

By UCR News | | Science / Technology

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.

Study shows common insecticide is harmful in any amount

A new UC Riverside study shows that a type of insecticide made for commercial plant nurseries is harmful to a typical bee even when applied well below the label rate.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

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...

Managing earthquakes triggered by oil production

A team of scientists has developed an approach to disposing wastewater that reduces the danger of triggering an earthquake.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Vaccine exemption process detailed

This past week, UCR announced an Aug. 16 deadline for UC Riverside employees and students to upload vaccination records for fall 2021. The message was a follow-up to the UC system’s announcement of a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Program that would require vaccinations for employees and students to be on campus for...

By UCR News | | University

Connecting Classrooms to Congress

New social studies curriculum aims to boost civic education in a polarized nation

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Street-based sex workers perform emotional labor to build customer loyalty

Study finds it is an ordinary service business and more like other types of sex work than previously documented

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Fruit fly offers lessons in good taste

UC Riverside study shows food choice decisions require taste input

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

When restricting capital movement, don’t go it alone

When it comes to avoiding reputational costs of economic policy controls, there is safety in numbers. That’s the finding of a recent study of capital controls, or government restrictions on the cross-border movement of money and capital. The researchers assert it’s one of the most systematic studies yet of the...

Leader effectiveness may depend on emotional expression

When they don’t express negative emotions, women are seen as more effective leaders than men

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Meet the 2021 Goldwater, Fulbright scholars 

Goldwater scholars Shayan Saeed and Ryan Gates; and U.S. Fulbright scholars Jacqueline Aguirre de la O and Zehra Qazi are recipients of two of the nation’s most prestigious awards. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is one of the country’s most competitive honors in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Why weren’t New World rabbits domesticated?

Archaeologists find the answer in rabbit social behavior

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Classroom technology on the RISE

UC Riverside is getting ready for new modes of instruction this fall as it unveils classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art video and audio technology. The program, called Rooms for Increasing Student Engagement, or RISE, will feature classrooms that allow for both in-person and remote options for the same class. The campus...

By Imran Ghori | | University

Deadline to provide vaccination proof is Aug. 16

Aug. 16 is the deadline for UC Riverside employees and students to upload vaccination records for fall 2021. The announcement was made in a July 16 message from Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox to the campus community. Previously, the UC system announced its SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program requiring vaccinations in order...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students, Health

UCR admits most California freshmen among UCs

UC Riverside has admitted a record number of freshmen for fall 2021 with a total of 34,671 admits — an increase of 1,964 students from the year before, according to data released by the University of California on July 19. Among the nine UC undergraduate campuses, UCR admitted the most...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Using light to control materials

Supercomputers and machine learning will help scientists optimize light-driven electron transfer

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Making freshman calculus add up for more students

UC Riverside is leading a new, $1.26 million project to bring calculus classes to life for students who are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math subjects.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Air-powered computer memory helps soft robot control movements

“Airhead” robot uses pneumatic RAM to play piano

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Mrs. Panda conquers online

The innovative Rule of 3 English-learning program completes its shift to an online portal.