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UCR ecologist on geoengineering: a new solution to the climate crisis

As many gather for Earth Day 2021, A UC Riverside ecologist urges caution toward solar geoengineering, an increasingly popular solution to the climate crisis.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

California’s worst wildfires are helping improve air quality prediction

New method measures and predicts air quality in areas with insufficient monitoring

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Color tiers will end; UCR revisits fall plans

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement about a full California reopening on June 15 didn’t scramble UC Riverside’s plans for fall 2021, but it threw in some hot sauce. “It made us more progressive in our planning,” UCR Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox said. “If COVID-19 vaccinations continue to trend as they are...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Pandemic led to profound changes in multiple sclerosis clinical practice

UC Riverside-led national survey of MS specialists finds nearly 10% had been redeployed to the front lines of COVID-19 patient care

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Study reveals the workings of nature’s own earthquake blocker

A new UC Riverside study finds a naturally occurring “earthquake gate” that decides which earthquakes are allowed to grow into magnitude 8 or greater.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Experts on Diversity and the Oscars

Diversity and the Oscars The 93rd Academy Awards are scheduled for Sunday, April 25, 2021. Experts from the University of California, Riverside are available to discuss various Academy Awards topics, including diversity, acting, gender, culture, and more. For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049...

By UCR News | | Experts

UCR experts discuss the J&J vaccine 'pause'

Even as vaccinations across the U.S. were ramping up due to the popularity and availability of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the CDC called a timeout due to reports of serious blood clots

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Thirdhand smoke exposure linked to fabric type, heat, and humidity

UC Riverside-led team developed simple, rapid method to assess contaminants in household fabrics

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

$1.9 million award could keep Zika virus at bay

A UC Riverside virologist has won a $1.9 million award to help prevent the re-emergence of Zika virus, which causes microcephaly in newborns and Guillain-Barre syndrome in adults.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Picosecond electron transfer in peptides can help energy technologies

Hydrogen bonds reshape peptides to move electrons a million times faster than previously known

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

A 50th anniversary celebration for Tomás Rivera’s seminal book: ‘Y no se lo tragó la tierra’

The free, virtual events will culminate with an inaugural Tomás Rivera Book Prize.

Experts on Vaccine Passports

UC Riverside has several experts who can comment on certificates of immunity or "vaccine passports."

By UCR News | | Experts

Researchers seek input from Inland Empire parents, caregivers of school-age children

Study by UC Riverside researchers will examine impacts of remote learning on families with children in grades K-12

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Monuments that matter

Paper urges archaeologists and historians to work closely with people who are grappling with racism in public monuments

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Border surge's cause is more complicated than COVID-19

The United States border has seen an increase in families — primarily men with their children — and most recently a surge in unaccompanied minors traveling north from Central America through Mexico. They are fleeing gang violence, high homicide rates, and lack of economic opportunities. In some cases, such as...

Experts on anti-Asian racism and violence

Anti-Asian Racism and Violence For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu. Carol Kwang Park, PhD student in ethnic studies Carol is a researcher at the Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies and Asian American studies doctoral student with UCR’s...

By UCR News | | Experts

Childhood diet and exercise creates healthier, less anxious adults

Exercise and a healthy diet in childhood leads to adults with bigger brains and lower levels of anxiety, according to new UC Riverside research in mice.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

UCR offers commencement compromise

A plan announced by Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox on Wednesday aims to address graduates' urge to walk at commencement, while respecting the caution still required by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Under the plan, graduates can have their photos taken on stage, but no guests will be permitted. A prerecorded 30-minute...

By UCR News | | University

Discovery is key to creating heat-tolerant crops

By 2050 global warming could reduce crop yields by one-third. UC Riverside researchers have identified a gene that could put the genie back in the bottle.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Rise of oxygen on Earth: Initial estimates off by 100 million years

New research shows the permanent rise of oxygen in our atmosphere, which set the stage for life as we know it, happened 100 million years later than previously thought. A team including UC Riverside found that oxygen fluctuated dramatically after its early appearance before becoming a permanent constituent of the...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology