Help create UCR’s new mural with ‘smog-eating’ paint
In honor of Clean Air Day, students, staff, faculty, and community members are invited to join the painting festivities on Tuesday, Oct. 3.
A CAMP that’s designed for everyone
What happens when you mix an undergrad, grad, and faculty mentor into one research program? You get UCR CAMP Scholars. UC Riverside’s California Alliance for Minority Participation, or CAMP, is funded by the National Science Foundation, or NSF, and serves underrepresented students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or...
Scientists unveil fire-safe fuel
UC Riverside chemical engineers have designed a fuel that ignites only with the application of electric current. Since it doesn’t react to flames and cannot start accidental fires during storage or transport, it is a “safe” liquid fuel.
Report urges public schools to do more to address racism
Educators and policymakers urged to positively address racism and its impact on learning and opportunity
Sow good: UC Riverside Botanic Gardens turn 60
This week, UC Riverside’s Botanic Gardens celebrates a major milestone — its 60th anniversary.
Back to School: UCR Welcome Week 2023
All UC Riverside Highlanders are invited to celebrate the start of our 2023-24 academic year with a ton of fun and informative events hosted by various campus partners. This is a great time to discover new resources, explore the campus, and make new friends. To add to the excitement, University...
Electrons take flight at the nanoscale
Visualizing electron flow motivates new devices inspired by airplane wings
Grant supports research on extreme risk of alcohol abuse among Pacific Islander young adults
To address the crisis, UC Riverside-led team will design a culturally tailored group-based intervention
U.S. News 2023 college rankings are out, and UCR surges
Once again, U.S. News & World Report has named UC Riverside the No. 2 university in the nation for social mobility. UCR also climbed 13 spots in the overall rankings, to No. 76 among the top 435 private and public universities. This is the second consecutive year that UCR has...
Grant will fund study of link between LGBTQ youth homelessness and extended family support
A National Science Foundation grant helps researchers track 83 participants in the Inland Empire and South Texas.
Scientists uncover COVID’s weakness
New UC Riverside research has revealed COVID’s Achilles heel — its dependence on key human proteins for its replication — which can be used to prevent the virus from making people sick.
Updated COVID-19 vaccines explained
Vaccine expert David Lo at UC Riverside says there are no contraindications to taking the flu and COVID vaccines together
Elite university admissions for athletes benefit white students
Special admissions for athletes, legacy students, and the children of faculty and dean’s choices greatly benefits white applicants, a UCR-led analysis shows.
Study reports discovery of new cell type in thymus
UC Riverside biomedical scientists say the cells are like M cells in the gut and airways
How 25 first-gen students got a 4-year scholarship
Members of UC Riverside’s first cohort of Undergraduate Education’s Kessler Scholars will start their higher education journey, like other first-years, this fall. But what sets them apart from most students is they will have some of their UC tuition covered by the Kessler Scholar Collaborative, which is funded by the...
Are we right to be frightened of brain worms?
Has the news about an Australian woman with a living, wriggling roundworm in her brain got you spooked? After experiencing abdominal pain and night sweats that developed into forgetfulness and depression, the 64-year-old woman was sent to a hospital. An MRI scan did reveal something unusual in her brain, but...
Forbes names UCR No. 31 public university in the U.S.
UC Riverside is the No. 31 public university in the 2023 Forbes “America’s Top Colleges” rankings. The ranking is an improvement of two positions from the 2022 Forbes rankings. The methodology for the Forbes list relies on data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, as well as databases...
Washington Monthly names UCR No. 7 in Pell Grant measure
Washington Monthly magazine has ranked UC Riverside No. 7 among 442 universities nationwide in its Pell Grant student performance. The accolade, released this week as part of Washington Monthly’s 2023 college rankings, notes UCR’s performance in several categories. Those include: • UCR is among the top 20 universities in the...
Native nations and UC scientists join together in climate fight
Indigenous land-management strategies have been largely missing from modern attempts to combat the effects of worsening climate change in California. A new $7 million grant aims to change that.