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UC Riverside’s 44th-annual Writers Week goes virtual

California’s longest-running free literary festival is now accessible to audiences worldwide

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

A career forged by life experiences

Jamal J. Myrick, African Student Programs director, discusses his educational journey, parenting, and more.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Biomedical scientist explains how Covid-19 vaccines work

California residents 65 and older now qualify for COVID-19 vaccinations. Questions about the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines still remain. Vaccine expert Dr. David Lo, a distinguished professor of biomedical sciences and senior associate dean for research in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, answers several questions in...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Mellon Foundation awards $2.9 million for ‘Latinx Futures’

The grant will support programs within UCR’s new Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and Research, set to launch February 2021.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UCR campus set to reopen in fall 2021

On Jan. 11, UC President Michael V. Drake announced a fall 2021 systemwide return to in-person instruction.

By J.D. Warren | | University

Astronomers measure enormous planet lurking far from its star

Scientists aren’t usually able to measure the size of gigantic planets, like Jupiter or Saturn, which are far from the stars they orbit. But a UC Riverside-led team has done it.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Are people living with HIV more isolated during the pandemic?

A UC Riverside-led study, funded by Merck, is set to find out

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

‘Super Earth’ discovered near one of our galaxy’s oldest stars

A hot, rocky “super Earth,” near one of the oldest stars in the galaxy has taken a team of planet-hunting scientists by surprise.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Scientists developing new solutions for honeybee colony collapse

The University of California, Riverside, is leading a new effort to stop and reverse a worldwide decline in honeybees, which threatens food security and prices.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Experts on Black Lives Matter

Ayana Omilade Flewellen: assistant professor of anthropology. Flewellen’s research involves Black Feminist Theory, processes of identity formations, and representations of slavery. She is currently writing a book entitled "A Black Feminist Archaeology of Adornment," which explores the sartorial self-making practices of African American tenants, sharecroppers, and landowning farmers in post-emancipation...

By UCR News | | Experts

Delicious and disease-free: scientists attempting new citrus varieties

UC Riverside scientists are betting an ancient solution will solve citrus growers’ biggest problem by breeding new fruits with natural resistance to a deadly tree disease. The hybrid fruits will ideally share the best of their parents’ attributes: the tastiness of the best citrus, and the resistance to Huanglongbing, or...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Researchers explore why some MS patients experience seizures

UC Riverside study examines molecular pathways that may instigate seizures in some multiple sclerosis patients

By Stacy Kish | | Health

Census Legacies looks to perpetuate Census success

This week, more than 200 leaders from across the United States helped launch Census Legacies, a new community-building effort by the Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside with partners in philanthropy, government, and community. The initiative aims to build more inclusive and equitable regions, using the same messengers and...

By UCR News | | Social Science / Education

First-year students: Making ‘the best out of this situation’

Resident advisors are creating ways to remain virtually connected while building a sense of community with first-year students in campus housing.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Sustained economic growth finally in sight

Vaccines to the rescue

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Root bacteria could help defeat fatal citrus disease

A UC Riverside-led team is looking at tiny underground microorganisms for a way to prevent a huge problem — Huanglongbing, a disease with no cure that has decimated citrus orchards worldwide. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded the team $10 million to investigate the role of soil...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Graduate student’s BADASS code has astronomical benefits

Open-source code developed at UC Riverside is free, versatile, and easy to use

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

A different type of holiday party for Guardian Scholars

The program works to make the holidays special for foster youth, despite the pandemic’s challenges.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

School of Medicine to serve as lead site for clinical trial on stuttering

Phase 2 study investigates efficacy of the drug ecopipam developed by Emalex Biosciences Inc.

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Proteins enable crop-infecting fungi to ‘smell’ food

New UC Riverside research shows the same proteins that enable human senses such as smell also allow certain fungi to sense something they can eat. The study offers new avenues for protecting people from starvation due to pathogenic fungus-induced food shortages. Understanding how fungi sense and digest plants can also...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology