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Meteor magnets in outer space

Astronomers believe planets like Jupiter shield us from space objects that would otherwise slam into Earth. Now they’re closer to learning whether giant planets act as guardians of solar systems elsewhere in the galaxy. A UCR-led team has discovered two Jupiter-sized planets about 150 light years away from Earth that...

Seeing inside superfog

High humidity and plant moisture combine with cold air and smoke from burning vegetation to form particularly dense fog, but researchers can’t predict when
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

A new approach to targeting cancer cells

UC Riverside researchers develop new drugs that target therapeutically relevant protein surfaces
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Dual exhibitions from photographer John Divola examine social identity and the sublime

“STRATUM” and “Clive Wearing’s Dilemma” are on view at the California Museum of Photography May 11-Sept. 8
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Expanding the vision of queer dance

The two-day Explode! Queer Dance Festival will showcase artists from across the United States and around the world, featuring contemporary dance, improvisation, and drag. Curated by dance scholar Clare Croft , this will mark the festival’s West Coast debut. UCR ARTS and the UCR Department of Dance are co-hosting the...
By UCR News | | Arts / Culture

As bumblebee diets narrow, ours could too

There has been a lot of buzz about honeybees’ failing health because they pollinate our produce. Less well known is how critical bumblebees are for some of our favorite foods. And their numbers are also rapidly declining. A new study from the University of California, Riverside, reveals the loss of...

Conspicuous slowdown in business activity hits Inland Empire

Region’s job growth underperforms state for first time since 2012
By Holly Ober | | Business

UCR, Riverside schools push back against pollution

A grant recently awarded to the Riverside Unified School District and UC Riverside will provide a high school curriculum that addresses air quality, in a region that is among the worst polluters in the country. The grant is for $1.19 million and is from the National Science Foundation, or NSF....

Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age

UC Riverside-led team performs two studies to examine effects of sleep, age, and depressed mood on working memory

Hope on the horizon for treating stroke

UC Riverside biomedical scientist’s decades-long work moves to clinical trials
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Campbell family gives $10 million to UC Riverside

The gift from the mother-daughter philanthropists is tied for the largest ever to the university from individual donors
By J.D. Warren | | University

Meet the women who battled tuberculosis in Indian country

In his latest book, a scholar of Native American history explores a little-known collaboration that made big impacts

UC Riverside gets $2.5 million for Inland Empire’s first entrepreneurial life sciences incubator

Life sciences startups will have local wet lab space and guidance from experts

The enduring power of art as activism in “Emory Douglas: Bold Visual Language”

Although the Black Panther Party dissolved nearly 40 years ago, the movement’s legacy endures — largely through the iconic imagery created by former party member Emory Douglas. As the minister of culture for the Black Panther Party and graphic artist for the organization’s newspaper, Douglas was charged with establishing the...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

This UCR historian once trained horses; now she studies them

Doctoral student Katrin Boniface turns a lifelong passion into research for a growing field: equine history
By Tess Eyrich | | Students

UC Riverside study busts myths about gossip

A first-of-its-kind UC Riverside study asserts that women don’t gossip negatively more often than men, lower income people don’t gossip more than more wealthy people, and younger people are more likely to gossip negatively than their older counterparts.

Petri dishes don’t make good hosts for parasitic nematodes

Some of what scientists know about how parasitic nematodes damage their host’s tissues may be missing the mark
By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Pioneering UC Riverside geoecologist elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Marilyn Fogel, a University of California, Riverside endowed geoecology professor, received one of the highest honors in science this week with her election to the National Academy of Sciences, or NAS. Membership in the NAS is rare. According to the Congressional Research Service, there are 6.9 million scientists in the...

How well do you know the Salton Sea?

What was once a destination for Hollywood's biggest stars is now one of California's gravest environmental threats. Test your knowledge to see how much you know about the Salton Sea. Learn more about the Salton Sea and its history and impacts on our air, water, earth, and fire in the...
By UCR News | | Health

UC Riverside scores another big win in college rankings

UC Riverside climbed 37 places in the most recent Forbes magazine rankings, from No. 64 to No. 27.
By J.D. Warren | | University
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