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UCR ARTS features work by UCR faculty and alumni in four new exhibitions

An opening reception featuring the artists will be held Oct. 16

By UCR News | | Arts / Culture

Meet UCR’s paleontology power pair

Paleontologist Nigel Hughes has earned one of the highest honors in his field, an achievement made even more remarkable because last year’s winner was another UCR paleontologist — Mary Droser, his wife.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Inland Empire business activity growth outpaces U.S. GDP in latest numbers

‘Hot’ IE housing market still has room to grow

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Scientists are using AI originally developed for producing deepfake videos to stop future pandemics

Generative adversarial networks are being used to predict the structure of antibodies that could neutralize a previously unknown virus

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Still life in shades of gray

How Toni Morrison helped an economics professor turn grief into art

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Scientists can switch on plants’ response to light

Scientists have figured out how plants respond to light and can flip this genetic switch to encourage food growth - even in the dark. The discovery could help increase food supply for an expanding population with shrinking opportunities for farming.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside receives $5M CIRM grant to train scientists in stem cell research

Training program spans broad range of research areas from basic stem cell biology to translational medicine

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Newsom appoints UCR Highlander to Student Aid Commission

Angel Rodriguez, an alumnus and current grad student, urges students to apply for Cal Grants

Fundraising effort seeks to aid at-risk Afghan scholars   

Public donations will help scholars fleeing from danger, offer them safety .

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UC Riverside launches student-centered Beyond Brilliant

No student should have to choose between buying books or food. Or pass up an internship opportunity because they can’t afford gas. Or drop out of school to ease the financial burden on their family. But these choices are a reality for many students who attend the University of California...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University, Students

Board of trustees lead Beyond Brilliant by example

There’s more to university life than filling out admissions forms, showing up for classes, and studying for tests. Erik Anderson, an Inland Empire business leader and philanthropist, wants all students at the University of California, Riverside to take advantage of the world-class education they are being offered. And he’s pledging...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University, Students

Critical groundwater supplies may never recover from drought

New UC Riverside research shows groundwater takes an average of three years to recover from drought — if it ever recovers at all. In the largest study of its kind, scientists found that this recovery time only applies to aquifers that aren’t touched by human activity, and the recovery time...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Student workers hired to support faculty in using new technology

UC Riverside hired nearly 100 student workers to provide support to faculty with new technology in 110 classrooms. These student workers, both graduate and undergraduate, will assist professors in the 110 general assignment classrooms. The new technology was installed onsite over the summer as part of the Rooms for Increasing...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Investigating the potential for life around the galaxy’s smallest stars

When the world’s most powerful telescope launches into space this year, scientists will learn whether Earth-sized planets in our ‘solar neighborhood’ have a key prerequisite for life — an atmosphere.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Wall Street Journal rankings put UCR in top 50 publics

UCR Riverside moved into the top 50 public universities in a college rankings system from The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. With the 2022 WSJ/THE report, UCR has climbed 184 positions in the overall rankings in the past five years. Even as other college rankings afford greater weight...

By J.D. Warren | | University

How sepsis need not be fatal

UC Riverside-led team identifies molecular driver and protector of this life-threatening medical emergency

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UC Riverside surpasses ambitious vaccination goal

Almost 95% of the students who have returned to campus this fall are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. UCR earlier this month passed its campus-wide goal of 90% vaccination, representing a journey that gathered significant momentum in the past few weeks. The path to a fully vaccinated campus started with a...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students, Health

UC Riverside supports equitable recovery of the Inland Empire with $900,000 CARES Act EDA grant

UCR will provide technical assistance to 1,000 small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

By Holly Ober | | Business

UC Riverside receives $2 million to monitor air quality impacts of goods movement in Inland Southern California

The grant comes from the California Attorney General’s Office Automobile Emissions Research and Technology Fund

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UCR police donate bikes to UCR’s family housing unit

Thanks to the donation, Oban Family Housing now has a bike-share program.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University