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Physics undergraduate student headed to CERN

Sergio Garcia will do research during the winter quarter on a particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Students, Science / Technology

Natural mosquito repellent startup wins seed funding

If you love the outdoors but hate mosquitoes, there is hope. A natural mosquito repellent that is as effective as stinky, solvent-based formulas is on the horizon. Sensorygen , a startup founded by UC Riverside molecular, cell and systems biology professor Anandasankar Ray based on his discovery of natural mosquito repellent compounds, won $50,000...
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Business

UCR Palm Desert’s MFA celebrates 10th anniversary

What has made this low residency, self-sustaining program successful, can be attributed to three factors: it embraces fiction genre writing, it teaches students the business aspect of writing, and is driven by student success, boasting a publication/production rate of more than 75 percent within two years of graduating.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

When the world took notice

The course is named “Seminar in Social Psychology,” but it could be “Wednesdays with Bob.” At 85, Robert Rosenthal is in his last year teaching at UC Riverside. Distinguished Professor David Funder — who first worked with Rosenthal at Harvard University in the early 1980s — urged Rosenthal to host a semester-long brain dump. Funder is the emcee,...
By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Two ECE faculty on most highly cited list

Two electrical and computer engineering (ECE) faculty at the University of California, Riverside have been named to the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics, which was previously part of the Thomson Reuters. The list includes frequently cited researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, and recognizes...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

4 UCR graduate students win grants to do research in the natural reserves

Projects include the study of aquatic insect communities, bumble bees, and the impact of climate change on plants
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside receives $4.5 million for engineering graduate education

Five GAANN Awards from the U.S. Department of Education will support 90 engineering graduate students
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

A UCR sociologist is part of a $1.5 million effort to better understand skepticism toward childhood vaccines
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Women's Basketball Signs Three Recruits

UC Riverside Highlanders Women's Basketball team has announced the signing of future student-athletes Yohana Ewodo, Georgia Ohiaeri, and Fapou Semebene. "This is one of the best recruiting classes in my time here and we are very excited," said John Margaritis, who is in his 15th season as head coach. Ewodo, a 5' 11'' forward and the sister of...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

CE-CERT Director appointed to U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Committee

Matthew J. Barth, UC Riverside College of Engineering - Center for Environmental Research and Technology Director and Yeager Families Chair, was recently appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC). This powerful subcommittee provides...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Men's Basketball Announces the Signing of Three Recruits

The UC Riverside men's basketball team has announced that three phenomenal student-athletes will join its 2019 recruiting class. Daniel Mading, Oliver Hayes-Brown, and Akol Mawein have signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Highlander family. Daniel Mading Mading is a former four-star recruit that comes to Riverside from Neosho City...
By Daniel Moebus-Bowles | | Athletics

Bioengineering to host an open house of its new Pediatric Rehabilitation Technology Lab showcasing advancements in pediatric assistive devices

The ability to move independently permits us to examine the world around us. Children born with motor impairments face unique challenges to learn about their environment and develop cognitively and socially through locomotion. Innovative research in pediatric rehabilitative technologies allow children with these disabilities to interact with and...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Malou De Kergret Takes on Leadership Role

Forward Malou De Kergret is one-of-a-kind on the UC Riverside women's basketball team this season. She's the only senior. "Something is different about your senior year," De Kergret said. "All seniors from all sports feel it. You know it is your last year and you want to make a difference." Through seven games this season, De Kergret is averaging...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

Bioengineering-led Neuroengineering Symposium brings more than 80 academic experts to share their advancement and build partnerships

UCR’s Department of Bioengineering led the campus’ first Computational Neuroimaging and Neuroengineering Symposium (CNNS) in November. The symposium brought together more than 80 cognitive neuroscientists, computational psychologists, bioengineers and neuroengineers, electrical and computer engineers, and computer scientists to discuss new advances...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering welcomes 17 new faculty

This year, UC Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) welcomed 17 new faculty members, bringing its total faculty cohort to 129. Among the additions are the new engineering dean, a distinguished engineering professor, three provost diversity fellows, a Fulbright Scholar, a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER...
By Katharine Hall | | Science / Technology

So cute you could crush it?

A UC Riverside professor’s first-of-its-kind study explores the neural underpinnings of cute aggression
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

UCR School of Medicine and Eisenhower Health establish training affiliation

Partnership addresses long-term healthcare needs of Coachella Valley
By UCR News | | Health

Report paints portrait of Inland Empire’s growing workforce

The region’s job growth exceeds the statewide average, and efforts are underway to ensure more good jobs that allow families to make ends meet
By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Hip-hop diaspora: Life, culture and academia

When Imani Kai Johnson was in graduate school, she began thinking about what hip-hop is – and where it’s going. Several years later, Johnson created her own space to showcase and discuss the future of hip-hop studies. On Dec. 7-9, the University of California, Riverside’s Department of Dance will host the fourth biennial Show & Prove Hip Hop...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Grant will help engineer human-like nerve tissue

The tissue will be used to study neurological diseases
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology
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