UCR In the News
Jeannie Lochhead, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, and Kate Sweeny, professor of psychology, offer practical tips for staying positive, like looking for silver linings when something upsetting happens.
Robert Jinkerson, assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering, shares the benefits of urban agriculture and how he’s working to meet future global food needs by growing tiny tomatoes.
Andrea Polonijo, assistant professor of sociology, co-authored a piece warning that for 10 million immunocompromised Americans, vaccines may not signal the end of the pandemic.
David Lo, UC Riverside immunologist, says the biggest concern with the Delta variant of COVID-19 is that it will infect the unvaccinated.
Work by citrus pathology specialist Georgios Vidalakis and plant virologist Kiran Gadhave could allow farmers to treat their orchards for diseases and help them fight the insects carrying them.
Entomologist Doug Yanega does not feel the Asian giant hornet is particularly newsworthy, given that there are many invasive insect species present in the U.S., some who have the potential to cause much more harm.
New CHASS Dean Daryle Williams will involve UCR students and faculty in the collection of data about the lives of enslaved people for the online database Enslaved.org.
Earth's example shows there are multiple pathways by which methane can be produced in the complete absence of biology, Timothy Lyons, a distinguished professor of biogeochemistry, explained to Forbes.
Parents who vaccinated themselves might not want the same for their kids, explained Richard Carpiano, a public health scientist and medical sociologist.
Doug Yanega, senior museum scientist at UCR's Entomology Research Museum, says a single roach on set may not indicate an infestation. The roach is able to fly quite well, and is attracted to lights, therefore may have flown solo.
Richard Carpiano, a professor of public policy and sociology, says though trust in celebrities may be misplaced, their influence is undeniable.
Marina Vollin and Tim Higham, in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, find that losing a tail doesn't mean geckos will be unable to capture prey.
New research from biologists Marina Vollin and Tim Higham shows geckos are still able to hunt, albeit awkwardly, after defensively dropping their tails.
Psychology professor Kate Sweeny has found that awe, a transportive mindset brought on by beautiful music, or a deeply affecting film, is the best antidote to anxiety induced by having to wait for information.
Conservation biologist Lynn Sweet notes that the loss of so many plants to climate change has clear ramifications across the food chain.
Richard Carpiano, medical sociologist, says messages that downplay the significance of the pandemic feed into problems with vaccination uptake.
Brandon Brown, associate professor in the School of Medicine, argues that people leading scientific studies should prepare for unexpected death.
Kalina Michalska, assistant professor of psychology, discusses what it means to return to "normalcy" after more than a year of isolation.
Seema K. Tiwari-Woodruff, professor of biomedical sciences, says drugs that protect or regrow myelin are needed to reverse the course of Multiple Sclerosis.
Jinyong Liu, an assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering, and Changxu Ren, a doctoral student, have developed a way to simplify and destroy perchlorate, a dangerous chemical on Earth and Mars.