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Inland Empire Growth Contrasts with National Decline

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...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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U.S. News names UCR No. 1 public for social mobility

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has named UC Riverside the top public university in the nation for social mobility. UCR has been the top public university every year since U.S. News began a separate ranking for social mobility four years ago. U.S. News released its 2022-2023 Best Colleges list on...
By J.D. Warren | UCR News |
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Forbes Magazine Ranks UC Riverside No. 33 Public University

UC Riverside is the No. 33 public university in a college ranking from Forbes magazine. UCR was among several UC campuses and 17 public universities in the top 50. The methodology for the Forbes list relies on data from two federal databases, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS, and the College Scorecard, as...
By J.D. Warren | UCR News |
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Magazine Ranks UCR No. 4 for Pell Grant Performance

Washington Monthly magazine has ranked UC Riverside No. 4 among 444 universities nationwide in terms of its Pell Grant student performance. The accolade, released Monday as part of Washington Monthly’s 2022 college rankings, represents UCR’s excellence in several Pell performance categories that were factored. Those include: UCR is among the top 20 universities in the...
By John Warren | UCR News |
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Demographic Dilemma: Slowing Population Growth, not Pandemic, at the Root of U.S. Worker Shortage

Ability to Meet Current, Future Demand Challenged; Problem Magnified in California Due to Housing Scarcity. Supply chain struggles have been widely blamed for the inability to meet consumer and business demand throughout the pandemic. While fixing the supply chain should be a top priority, it is worker scarcity, driven by the lack of basic, long-term...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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Regents Approve Plans for New School of Business Building

The Regents of the University of California have approved construction plans for a new UC Riverside School of Business building that will provide more instructional and administrative space to meet growing enrollment demand. The vote, which took place July 20, allows the campus to move forward with construction this fall. The new building is expected...
By Imran Ghori | UCR News |
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Fewer Than One-third of Inland Empire Households Can Afford to Buy a Home in One of Southern California’s 'Most Affordable' Housing Markets

Throughout the pandemic the Inland Empire’s relatively affordable housing market has been a bright spot in the local economy and home price growth has outpaced more expensive neighboring areas. That affordability, however, has diminished in the face of today’s higher mortgage rates and in the context of elevated demand and extraordinarily high-priced markets across the...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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CA Does Not Need to Choose Between Post-pandemic Economic Growth and Reducing Carbon Emissions

Surprisingly, environmental leader California has a smaller ‘green economy’ than the average U.S. state and would need to add many thousands of environmentally friendly jobs to catch up. The good news is it’s on track to do just that, according to a new analysis released today by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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How Company Leaders Talk About Creativity Can Hurt Investor Confidence

Creativity is often touted as a positive activity for organizations, but it is inherently risky. Research led by management professors at UC Riverside has found that when company leaders discuss creativity and innovation, investors react negatively to the perception of risk, displaying a creativity bias. However, the research also shows that this reaction may not...
By Holly Ober | UCR News |
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UCR Among Top 1.3% of World Institutions

UC Riverside ranked in the top 1.3% of universities worldwide in the 2022-23 Center for World University Rankings, released Monday, April 25. The campus ranked No. 249 out of 19,788 institutions. Nationally, UCR landed at No. 81. The rankings are published by the Center for World University Rankings, a consultancy based in the United Arab...
By Imran Ghori | UCR News |