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  • Latino census data points to college-graduation disparity
    (September 26, 2022) CIELO

    Sept. 25, the Center for Social Innovation released a report based on census data that asserts only 11% of Latinos in the Inland Empire have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared with 35% overall in California and 33% nationally. Latinos comprise 51 percent of the 4.65 million people who live in the Inland Empire. 

  • Massive Mexican earthquakes warn Southern Californians 
    (September 26, 2022) crack in the road

    A pair of massive earthquakes in Mexico has some in Southern California on edge, wondering whether the Golden State is next. UC Riverside seismologist Abhijit Ghosh weighs in on the likelihood of more shakers, and how to prepare for them.

  • Robot sleeves for kids with cerebral palsy
    (September 23, 2022) CP patient

    UC Riverside engineers are developing low-cost, robotic “clothing” to help children with cerebral palsy gain control over their arm movements. 

  • Inland Empire business activity growth contrasts with national decline
    (September 22, 2022) Business street crowd

    Business activity in the Inland Empire continued to rise in the latest numbers, standing in stark contrast to the decline in GDP at the national level, according to the new Inland Empire Business Activity Index released today by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. The increase in the region’s business activity in the second quarter of 2022 (the latest data available) does, however, represent a significant decline in growth from recent quarters. 

  • The no-tech way to preserve California’s state grass
    (September 22, 2022) grazing

    Though it is disappearing, California’s official state grass has the ability to live for 100 years or more. New research demonstrates that sheep and cattle can help it achieve that longevity.

  • Ukraine advances don't equal Russian retreat
    (September 21, 2022) Ukraine

    The past week has been one of alternately hopeful and discouraging news in the 7-months-long invasion of Ukraine by Russia. We asked Ukraine expert Paul D'Anieri for guidance on whether the developments signal a winddown in Russian aggression or if they foretell a next, more perilous chapter. D'Anieri wrote the 2019 book “Ukraine and Russia" and a 2007 book, “Understanding Ukrainian Politics: Power, Politics and Institutional Design.” For the 2017-18 academic year, he served as a fellow in the Harvard University Ukrainian Research Institution.

  • A new look at ‘The Chicano Experience’
    (September 21, 2022) Alfredo Mirandé, a UC Riverside distinguished professor of sociology and ethnic studies, on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. (UCR/Stan Lim)

    Professor Alfredo Mirandé’s 1985 foundational sociology book has a completely revised second edition.

  • Chemical cocktail in skin summons disease-spreading mosquitoes
    (September 21, 2022) Aedes aegyptii

    A UC Riverside-led team discovered the exact chemical combination that causes Zika, dengue and yellow fever-spreading mosquitoes to locate and land on their victims.

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