Robot sleeves for kids with cerebral palsy

UC Riverside engineers are developing low-cost, robotic “clothing” to help children with cerebral palsy gain control over their arm movements.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

The no-tech way to preserve California’s state grass

Though it is disappearing, California’s official state grass has the ability to live for 100 years or more. New research demonstrates that sheep and cattle can help it achieve that longevity.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Inland Empire business activity 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...

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Ukraine advances don't equal Russian retreat

The past week has been one of alternately hopeful and discouraging news in the 7-months-long invasion of Ukraine by Russia. We asked Ukraine expert Paul D'Anieri for guidance on whether the developments signal a winddown in Russian aggression or if they foretell a next, more perilous chapter. D'Anieri wrote the...

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Chemical cocktail in skin summons disease-spreading mosquitoes

A UC Riverside-led team discovered the exact chemical combination that causes Zika, dengue and yellow fever-spreading mosquitoes to locate and land on their victims.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

A new look at ‘The Chicano Experience’

Professor Alfredo Mirandé’s 1985 foundational sociology book has a completely revised second edition.

COVID-19 took serious toll on Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander mental and physical health

Two UC Riverside-led studies found concerning psychological and physical health problems among more than 300 NH/PIs in five US states

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Mexican mangroves have been capturing carbon for 5,000 years

Researchers have identified a new reason to protect mangrove forests: they’ve been quietly keeping carbon out of Earth’s atmosphere for the past 5,000 years.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Back to School: UCR Welcome Week 2022

All UCR Highlanders are invited to celebrate the start of our 2022-23 academic year with a bunch of fun and informative events hosted by various campus partners. This is a great time to discover new departments, reconnect with familiar programs, and add friends to your list of followers and followees...

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, University

Latinos, British post-punk music, and growing up in Southern California

New book by UC Riverside’s Richard Rodríguez offers personal stories as he explores musical connections between Latino fans and British bands.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

U.S. News names UCR No. 1 public for social mobility

UC Riverside is the top public university in the U.S. for social mobility, according to the just-released 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.

By J.D. Warren | | University

The queen is dead. Will the monarchy survive? Should it?

Sept. 8, Queen Elizabeth II died at 96 after a 70-year reign, the longest of any British monarch in history. We asked a UC Riverside British history expert, Jonathan Eacott, and a British-born UCR political scientist, Shaun Bowler, to assess the future of the monarchy. Q: At the queen’s passing...

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Could more of Earth’s surface host life?

Of all known planets, Earth is as friendly to life as any planet could possibly be — or is it? If Jupiter’s orbit changes, a new study shows Earth could be more hospitable than it is today. When a planet has a perfectly circular orbit around its star, the distance...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Unraveling a mystery surrounding cosmic matter

UC Riverside physicist and colleague invoke the cosmological collider to explain why matter, and not antimatter, dominates the universe

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

A shot in the arm

UC Riverside experts answer questions on Americans needing just one COVID-19 booster vaccine each year

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UCR, Inland Empire receive $18 million grant

UC Riverside and the Inland Empire have received $18 million from a statewide investment of $250 million that will establish K-16 Education Collaboratives to address equity gaps and improve education-to-career pipelines in each region of the state. The Inland Empire award was announced Aug. 25 by California Gov. Gavin Newsom...

By UCR News | | University

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...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Researchers devise tunable conducting edge

Technology reported in UC Riverside-led study has nanoelectronic applications

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

The scent that could save California’s avocados

UC Riverside scientists are on the hunt for a chemical that disrupts “evil” weevils’ mating and could prevent them from destroying California’s supply of avocados.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology