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  • Professionals are trending in a left and liberal direction; on most issues blue collar workers are not
    (January 14, 2022) american flag

    Both groups still agree on some important issues and race has little effect

  • Should Congress treat insurrectionists as the Romans did?
    (January 13, 2022) insurrection header by Victor Perry

    The political divide that led to the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection on the Capitol building has been perpetuated in discourse over how to properly address the role  of legislators who may have been involved. On the Jan. 6 anniversary of the insurrection, Michele Salzman, a UC Riverside history professor, published an opinion article in Zocalo urging lawmakers to look to the Roman response to another famous attack on another capital — the fifth century sack of the city of Rome by the Visigoths.

  • Unusual team finds gigantic planet hidden in plain sight
    (January 13, 2022) TESS

    A UC Riverside astronomer and a group of eagle-eyed citizen scientists have discovered a giant gas planet hidden from view by typical stargazing tools. 

  • UCR ARTS awarded National Endowment for the Arts grant
    (January 11, 2022) Christina Fernandez,

    The grant will support “Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures,” an exhibition opening in fall 2022.

  • How the Webb telescope could ultimately help protect Earth
    (January 11, 2022) JWST mirrors

    UC Riverside astrophysicist Stephen Kane breaks down some unique aspects of the James Webb Space Telescope, explains how separate Venus projects intersect, and how both might benefit Earth. 

  • Is it time to wear a highly efficient medical grade facemask?
    (January 11, 2022)

    UC Riverside experts weigh in

  • Joan Didion's 'lost' commencement address, revealed
    (January 10, 2022) Joan Didion at UCR, 1975

    California-rooted author and new journalism maven Joan Didion, who died Dec. 23, 2021, delivered a commencement address at UC Riverside in 1975. In subsequent decades, excerpts have frequently been quoted in major media, including in a New York Times review of her book “The Year of Magical Thinking” and again in a Times story on the day of her passing.

  • For start of winter quarter, an almost-empty campus
    (January 5, 2022) empty campus COVID-19

    The omicron variant of COVID-19 has shuttered UC Riverside's classrooms, if only for a short time. 

    Like most University of California campuses, UCR opted to postpone in-person instruction, owing to the emergence of the highly transmissible variant. The week of Jan. 17 was identified for returning to the classroom. While classrooms are closed, campus remains open. Residence halls, dining facilities, libraries, the bookstore, the Highlander Union Building, and the Student Recreation Center remain open, but with some reduced occupancy and hours. 

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