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  • UC Riverside is No. 1 for retaining Pell Grant freshmen
    (March 18, 2023)

    A report from The Chronicle of Higher Education gives UC Riverside a No. 1 ranking in freshmen retention rates. UCR is ranked alongside 24 other campuses nationwide that lead the charge in serving low-income students.  

  • Researcher-community partnership uses collaborative process to yield novel insights
    (March 17, 2023) Kalina Michalska and community members

    Until recently, psychologist Kalina Michalska had never used community-based participatory research, or CBPR, in her work, but now she can’t imagine not using it.

    CBPR, which dates to the early 1930s, is an intensive research approach that involves partnerships between researchers and community members throughout the research process, giving communities a voice in how the research proceeds and allowing them to make use of the findings more effectually.

  • Capturing heavier rains in an era of drought
    (March 16, 2023) Murray-Darling basin

    UC Riverside public policy professor Kurt Schwabe was just awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Fellowship to collaborate with Australian scientists to better capture and store runoff water as the planet warms.

  • Humans bite back by deactivating mosquito sperm
    (March 16, 2023) Culex biting

    New UC Riverside research makes it likely that proteins responsible for activating mosquito sperm can be shut down, preventing them from swimming to or fertilizing eggs.

  • UCR environmental engineers to referee California’s big rig truck emission regulation
    (March 15, 2023) Big rig truck

    They won’t be wearing vivid black and white striped shirts, but they could.

    University of California, Riverside, environmental engineers will soon serve as referees in California’s drive for big rig trucks to meet the state’s tailpipe emission standards.

  • California study finds that growing political conflict hinders learning and increases hostility
    (March 13, 2023)

    A new analysis by researchers at UC Riverside and UCLA shows that even in blue state California, political attacks on public schools are pervasive and growing, hindering learning and the role schools play in a diverse democracy. 

    Political division and community-level conflict is negatively impacting student interactions, and many California students are experiencing hostility and intolerance in school. Troublingly, the research finds high levels of hostile comments toward LGBTQ students, and racist remarks targeting Latino, and in particular, African American students.

  • California Museum of Photography turns 50
    (March 13, 2023) Kathryn Poindexter-Akers looks at the wall layout at the California Museum of Photography on March 7, 2023. (UCR/Sandra Baltazar Martínez)

    The California Museum of Photography has been documenting history, art, and community for 50 years.

    Its collection of cameras, photographs, and art will be on display at “CMP at 50,” a five-month celebration that kicks off Saturday, March 18, 2023. The anniversary reception is set for April 15, 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public. 

  • UCR professor launches Emotion and Society Lab
    (March 9, 2023) Myisha Cherry, assistant professor of philosophy at UC Riverside.

    New lab is a multi-disciplinary effort that involves faculty from around the world.

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