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UCR offers the first Cahuilla language course in UC system

Students in the four-class series also study Cahuilla society and culture.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

How UCR became a national leader in enrolling Chicanx/Latinx students

The population’s growth over the last half century has been driven by students

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Newly discovered planet survived the death of its star

Astronomers report what may be the first example of an intact planet closely orbiting a white dwarf

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Experiments in growing algae without sunlight

Elizabeth Hann, a doctoral student in plant biology at UC Riverside, is using a two-year, $60,000 fellowship from the Link Foundation to test whether she can grow algae for biofuels completely in the dark using solar-generated electricity.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

New Hellman Fellows Endowment at UC Riverside

UC Riverside has received $5 million for junior faculty research fellowships in three colleges as part of a larger move by the Hellman Fellows Fund to establish permanent endowments across the UC system. Since the 1980s, the Hellman Fellows Program has supported junior faculty in the University of California system...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UC Riverside No. 1 in U.S. News social mobility rankings

For the second consecutive year, UC Riverside is the No. 1 university in the country for social mobility in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. UCR rose up the charts in the overall rankings as well, now placing No. 34 among all public universities and No. 88...

By Johnny Cruz | | University, Students

Living the Promise campaign hits $300 million goal

UC Riverside surpassed its $300 million goal on Sept. 10 for its first comprehensive fundraising campaign, “Living the Promise: The Campaign for UC Riverside.” Although the overall dollar goal has been reached, the campaign isn’t yet over. The effort, which was publicly launched on October 15, 2016, will close on...

By UCR News | | University

Inland Empire business activity takes a nosedive

Pandemic highlights strain on households with children

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Physicists explain mysterious dark matter deficiency in galaxy pair

A new theory about the nature of dark matter helps explain why a pair of galaxies about 65 million light-years from Earth contains very little of the mysterious matter, according to a study led by a physicist at the University of California, Riverside. Dark matter is nonluminous and cannot be...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Summer internships — from home

These UCR students aren’t letting a pandemic stop their personal and professional development.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Climate change will decimate Palm Springs, Coachella Valley tourism

A new UC Riverside study finds that climate change will have a devastating effect on the greater Palm Springs area’s dominant industry — tourism. Thousands known as “snowbirds” flock to the region annually from elsewhere in the country to escape freezing winters. However, due to climate change, the number of...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Pandemic gun-buying binge crosses party lines

A fear for health and safety has driven a record number of American gun sales

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Diversifying the sciences

UC Riverside’s Khaleel Razak and Frances Sladek receive grants from the University of California-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Experts on heat waves

Heat Waves For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Robert Allen, assistant professor of climatology. Allen uses climate models in his research and can talk to reporters about how such models can improve our understanding of climate change. “Several observational studies...

By UCR News | | Experts

Brain protein linked to seizures, abnormal social behaviors

UC Riverside mouse study focused on neurons in the hippocampus

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

UC Riverside named No. 15 public university

In its 2020 ranking of top national universities, Washington Monthly magazine has named UC Riverside No. 27 among all institutions, and No. 15 among public universities. UCR climbed one spot among publics, from No. 16 in 2019. “The Washington Monthly ranking is significant because it was one of the first...

By J.D. Warren | | University

New book explains DNA for curious nonscientists

After 50 years of research, UC Riverside geneticist Alan McHughen knows what DNA can and can't do. Now, he's written a book so that the rest of us can understand too. He couldn’t foresee when he wrote the book that the topic would gain additional importance with the outbreak of...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Want to save shelter animals? Fight for social justice

Humane communities would endorse animal-friendly affordable housing, living wages, and recognize the importance of human-animal bonds

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

First comprehensive fundraising campaign nears its end

UC Riverside is closing in on the end of its first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. The total raised through August 23 was $298,116,805.

By J.D. Warren | | University

Faculty member pens book to help researchers work ‘Online, Offline, and In Between’

Work includes field notes and observations of in-person and virtual research.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture