UCR In the News
Jade Sasser, associate professor of gender and sexuality studies, and author of On Infertile Ground: Population Control and Women’s Rights in the Era of Climate Change, says it's understandable that the climate crisis can feel overwhelming to many prospective parents.
Parasitologist Adler Dillman led a team that discovered a new species of nematode that kill tarantulas.
Wealthy Residents In Calabasas, Hidden Hills Could Find Their Water At A Trickle If They Won’t Conserve
Mehdi Nemati, who studies issues relating to water resources, says wealthier Californians did not conserve as much as others during the last drought even when the state mandated it. Officials are now threatening to restrict the flow to customers who repeatedly fail to conserve.
UCR parasitologist Adler Dillman has named a new species of tarantula-killing nematode after American actor Jeff Daniels, who portrayed a spider killer in the 1990 film Arachnophobia.
One-third of all UCR classrooms were upgraded before the fall term with new technology, including microphones and cameras, to allow for the possibility of mixing in-person students with remote students. The campus paid for the upgrades using federal Covid relief aid.
Joseph Kahne, a UCR professor of education policy, says a string of walkouts this week are part of a renewed period of student activism sparked by the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, George Floyd's murder and concerns about climate change. He hasn't seen such an upswing in student activism since the 1960s and 1970s.
Rich Carpiano, public health scientist and sociologist, suggests having a few masks on hand so you can rotate between them. That way, after wearing one mask, you can set it aside for a few days before picking it up again, allowing viral particles on the old mask to deactivate.
In 1975, the late New Journalism pioneer and author Joan Didion delivered a commencement address at UCR. While the ending has been frequently quoted, the complete text has been "lost" in the bowels of the UCR library for almost 50 years, until now.
Joseph Kahne, a professor who studies civics education and its impact on civic engagement says, "schools, while not perfect, historically have been a place where young people can learn how to engage in democracy."
Given the ineffectiveness of vaccines against the omicron variant and the number of people worldwide who aren't vaccinated, medical sociologist Richard Carpiano believes the coronavirus isn't likely to become endemic, like the flu, any time soon.
History professor Michele Renee Salzman writes that politicians must publicly acknowledge their responsibility for the Jan. 6 attack on the capital, and that if they cannot acknowledge their guilt they should be removed.
Anthropologist Nawa Sugiyama explains how actions from the past affect decisions in present day Mexico. Thousand-year-old underground sediments made people unconsciously follow the same construction patterns through time, he found.
Archaeologist Scott Fedick and plant physiologist Louis Santiago demonstrate that the Maya had nearly 500 edible plants available to them, many of which are highly drought resistant. These findings cast dought on drought as the reasons for the collapse of ancient Maya civilization.
Chancellor Kim Wilcox says a couple weeks of remote instruction at the start of the quarter is the best way to prevent the virus from spreading after students return from holiday travel.
Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Susan Straight writes about Joan Didion's passing and her perspective on the IE.
Associate Professor of Creative Writing Michael Jayme writes about going to the movies on Christmas day, and the not-so-pleasant memories that evoke from his childhood — the ones that have shaped him into who he is as an adult.
Ellen Reese, professor and chair of labor studies, finds that the nature of Amazon warehouse work makes adhering to social distancing and sanitizing rules nearly impossible.
Researchers Anindya Ganguly, Manali Dey, and Anupama Dahanukar find in a study performed on flies that what you eat influences your taste for what you might want to eat next.
Assistant Professor of Music Xóchitl Chávez talks to Southern California New Group Columnist David Allen regarding Mexican singer Vincente Fernández's death and his "cross-cultural and cross-generational" influence.
Ming Liu and Ruoxue Yan, associate professors in the Bourns College of Engineering, developed a unique imaging technology that will help scientists see nanomaterials in enough detail to make them more useful in electronics and other applications.