UCR In the News
UCR psychologist Brent Hughes weighs in on the scientific reasons that help explain why people identify faces from their own race better.
California's economic recovery is being held back by the inability of restaurants and retailers to hire enough workers, according to Chris Thornberg, director of UCR’s Center for Economic Forecasting and Development.
Karthick Ramakrishnan, a professor of public policy, says between the 2016 and 2020 U.S. presidential elections, voter turnout among Asian Americans jumped 11 percentage points and 14 points among Pacific Islander Americans.
Virologist Rong Hai is racing against the clock to create a vaccine for the Zika virus.
Julia Bailey-Serres, a professor of genetics, helped identify new genes responsible for root growth in tomato and rice plants. The discovery, described in the journal Cell, could help scientists develop more drought-resistant crop varieties.
Doug Yanega, senior scientist at UCR’s Entomology Research Museum, says the spectacle of cicadas emerging after 17 years underground is one of nature’s unsolved mysteries. There are thousands of cicada species, but only seven species from the Eastern U.S. display this behavior.
UCR arts will welcome visitors again after the long pandemic closure. For more information: https://ucrarts.ucr.edu/Exhibition/List
Edward T. Chang, a professor of ethnic studies and founding director of the Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies, featured about his new book, “Pachappa Camp: The First Koreatown in the United States.”
Doug Yanega, senior scientist at UCR's Entomology Research Museum, discusses one of North America's most awe-inspiring entomological events: the septdecennial (meaning once every 17 years) emergence of a swarms of cicadas known as Brood X.
Two bobcat kittens and their mother have been exploring the grounds at UC Riverside’s Botanic Gardens this week. Jodie Holt, director of the gardens, said adult bobcats usually go about their business and hardly interact with people.
Medical sociologist Andrea Polonijo says parental hesitancy to allow teens to get vaccinated could slow the country’s progress toward herd immunity.
The downtown Riverside arts center and photography museum operated by UC Riverside are poised to reopen Thursday, May 13, after a 14-month closure because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Juliann Emmons Allison, who studies the harms from warehouses, said some developers are hoping to pre-empt criticism of their warehouses by installing amenities such as air filtration systems in nearby San Bernardino County homes.
UCR's Karthick Ramakrishnan weighs in on a story about the wide-reaching term "Asian American," and allegations that it "flattens and erases entire cultures."
UCR faculty and students discuss Jainism, a little-known, millenniums-old Indian religious and philosophical tradition, as American Jain donors seeks to expand U.S. awareness of this ancient belief system through academia.
UCR faculty member and author-illustrator John Jennings discusses indie comics by Black artists, written for Black families about Black people, with a focus on tales of Africa before slavery.
Engineers in the laboratory of Kandis Leslie Abdul-Aziz found a way to incorporate the waste from corn production and use it to filter and treat water.
Electrical engineer Mihri Ozkan and geologist Michael McKibben discuss lithium, which is in such high demand globally that it’s now being called “white gold," and causing groundwater problems for farmers in some countries where it's being mined.
Brigham C. Willis, senior associate dean for medical education, is pleased by the results of a UC Irvine study showing the new mRNA vaccines are even better at protecting people from COVID-19 than having been previously infected.
Ricky Rodriguez, associate professor of media and cultural studies, on the trend of pop stars collaborating with fast food chains on special meals.