Content Authored by: J.D. Warren

'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

It's back to the classroom on Jan. 31

UC Riverside resumes in-person instruction on Jan. 31. The first four weeks of winter quarter will have been remote, a product of a post-holidays spike in the new and highly transmissible Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. But Provost Elizabeth Watkins said in a Jan. 24 email to campus that...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

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

Joan Didion's 'lost' commencement address, revealed

California-rooted author and new journalism maven Joan Didion, who died Dec. 23, 2021, delivered a commencement address at UC Riverside in 1975. In subsequent decades, excerpts have frequently been quoted in major media, including in a New York Times review of her book “The Year of Magical Thinking” and again...

By J.D. Warren | | University

For start of winter quarter, an almost-empty campus

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has shuttered UC Riverside's classrooms, if only for a short time. Like most University of California campuses, UCR opted to postpone in-person instruction, owing to the emergence of the highly transmissible variant. The week of Jan. 17 was identified for returning to the classroom. While...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

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...

Wall Street Journal rankings put UCR in top 50 publics

UCR Riverside moved into the top 50 public universities in a college rankings system from The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. With the 2022 WSJ/THE report, UCR has climbed 184 positions in the overall rankings in the past five years. Even as other college rankings afford greater weight...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UC Riverside surpasses ambitious vaccination goal

Almost 95% of the students who have returned to campus this fall are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. UCR earlier this month passed its campus-wide goal of 90% vaccination, representing a journey that gathered significant momentum in the past few weeks. The path to a fully vaccinated campus started with a...

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

Campus housing has changed - a lot - while you were away

As students show up for move-in day at UC Riverside, they are arriving to a campus that –from a housing perspective – is reinvented from the pre-pandemic campus of two Septembers ago. Two residential communities – Dundee Residence Hall and the North District Apartments – are open for students, significantly...

By J.D. Warren | | Students, University

It's a three-peat: UCR again tops social mobility ranking

For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has named UC Riverside the top university in the nation for social mobility. The social mobility category considers the degree to which a university elevates its low-income graduates to a higher standard of living. As rankings leaders such as U.S...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UC Riverside is No. 1 in Pell Grant performance

A dive into Washington Monthly’s recent ranking of 393 four-year universities reveals an important success: UC Riverside is the No. 1 university in the nation for Pell Grant performance. The measure considers how many low-income students a university serves compared with statewide earnings. The Pell Grant is the largest federal...

By J.D. Warren | | University

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

Washington Monthly ranks UCR No. 28 public university

In its 2021 ranking of top national universities, Washington Monthly magazine has named UC Riverside No. 28 among public universities in the U.S. In the subcategory of social mobility, UCR was No. 29 among the 380 four-year universities ranked in Washington Monthly’s 2021 list. UCR’s social mobility ranking was No...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Dining, library, student services reopenings announced

For 18 months, the most consistent signs of life at the UC Riverside campus have involved spitting nocturnal sprinklers. That’s about to change. The campus is preparing for a full return in fall quarter, for which classes begin on Sept. 23. Long-shuttered dining halls and coffee joints are opening, along...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

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

When COVID-19 darkens your door

The Villanueva twins graduated from UCR a month after their father, Manuel, died from COVID-19.

By J.D. Warren | | Students

Why is 90% the magic number?

With a month until fall quarter begins, the number of verified vaccinations at UCR reached about 65% for students, and just over 75% for employees. The numbers were updated Aug. 20. In late July, the University of California system moved the goal line for what constitutes a fully vaccinated campus...

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

Vaccine deadline comes and goes, and reporting surges

The deadline to verify one’s vaccination status or file for an exemption passed Aug. 16, with a late surge in reporting by students and employees. In only one week, there was a 13-point spike — from 51% to 64% — in students who verified having received a vaccination, according to...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Fallout 'serious' for noncompliance to UC vaccination policy

As the Aug. 16 deadline looms for compliance with the UC vaccination policy, the fallout for those who fail to comply is being made clear. In a campus announcement this week, Human Resources delineated protocols for employees who haven’t provided proof of full vaccination or requested an exemption or deferral...

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

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.