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Tantrums, ‘Toy Story’ marathons, and Zoom mishaps

Last week, UCR’s Healthy Campus group released tips for staying physically and mentally healthy while social distancing and working from home. But for many faculty and staff members with young children, a number of these recommendations might seem difficult — if not impossible — to follow. Being forced indoors with...

By Omar Shamout | | University

1 (p.m.) is not the loneliest number 

The daily 1 p.m. Zoom call has become a lifeline for a team of UC Riverside students and their project scientist. Sometimes the call focuses on data, driven by the greenhouse emissions research they are conducting for Francesca Hopkins, assistant professor of climate change and sustainability. Other times, they talk...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

To curb sexual assault, help people better understand consent

Research suggests more effort is needed to help college men apply the concept of sexual consent to their everyday lives

How UCR’s Low-Residency MFA program uses remote teaching to its advantage

The program’s faculty members and students offer advice for transitioning to online classes due to coronavirus

By Jessica Weber | | University

Epidemiologist answers questions on COVID-19 ranging from grocery store visits to wearing masks and gloves

Brandon Brown is an associate professor in the Center for Healthy Communities in the School of Medicine

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Study identifies new temperature sensing mechanism in plants

Phytochrome foci have different behaviors at different temperatures and types of light

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle

Scientists call for more research to understand whether water treatment methods kill the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Highlander Day — virtual style

Undergraduate Admissions has shifted to an online, weeklong program for prospective, admitted, and transfer students.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Economic Crisis Response Team ensures students receive food and shelter

The interdepartmental group has received dozens of requests for support since campus closure.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

How might the coronavirus change the world around us?

Sociologist Richard M. Carpiano weighs in on some of the less obvious ways COVID-19 could restructure life as we know it

The shutdown brought bluer skies but more nighttime ozone to the Inland Empire

Air quality improvements lead to unique atmospheric chemical behavior

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Study: Aggressive lockdowns need to last more than six weeks to contain COVID-19

People around the world are wondering how long COVID-restrictions have to last in order to curtail the pandemic. A research study on 36 countries and 50 U.S. states has found that aggressive intervention to contain COVID-19 must be maintained for at least 44 days. The study is co-authored by Professor...

By Imran Ghori | | Business

Alcohol consumption by fathers before conception could negatively impact child development

UC Riverside researchers’ mouse studies also show how a common nutrient can help babies of alcoholic moms

UC Riverside names head women's basketball coach

The University of California, Riverside, today, March 30, 2020, announced that Nicole Powell, head coach at Grand Canyon University, has been named head women’s basketball coach for the Highlanders. Powell, a WNBA All-Star and Championship winning player, three-time All-American and two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year, and stellar recruiter, joins...

By UCR News | | Athletics

The consequences of calling COVID-19 a ‘Chinese virus’

Political scientist Kim Yi Dionne explains why responses to COVID-19 reveal a failure to learn from history

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

It's all about bite-sized pieces

Annie Ditta’s graduate school training was in fixation. As she says, “I got fixated on fixation.” Her familiarity with fixation is useful as instructors at the University of California, Riverside, must reinvent how they teach within the space of two weeks. On March 14, UCR announced instruction for spring quarter...

First-gen virtual chats now offered twice a week

Students looking for assistance and resources can connect through Zoom chats every Tuesday and Thursday.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Navigating UCR’s swift transition to remote learning

With directives to suspend in-person classes in response to COVID-19, UCR moves to campus wide online instruction

By Jessica Weber | | University

Bingeing in the time of coronavirus

State and federal officials are asking Americans to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic. So is it possible to find an entertaining activity that provides a small respite from our larger societal worries? Derek Burrill, associate professor of media and cultural studies at UC Riverside, has created a list of...

Ancestor of all animals identified in Australian fossils

A wormlike creature that lived more than 555 million years ago is the earliest bilaterian

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology