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Campaign crowdfunds over $12,000 for LGBTQIA+ students

The campaign was launched by UCR’s LGBT Resource Center to support students impacted by COVID-19

By Tess Eyrich | | Students, University

California Indian scholars to lead conversation on missions

Virtual conference will reexamine mission mythology amid widespread removal of Junipero Serra statues

By Tess Eyrich | | Arts / Culture

Research advances understanding of how the brain focuses while ignoring distractions

UC Riverside mouse study has implications for treating neuropsychiatric diseases such as ADHD and schizophrenia

A look at graduation celebrations — at home

Photos show how two students commemorated their undergraduate journeys.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

$20M sustainable nanotechnology partnership renewed

The National Science Foundation, or NSF, has renewed funding for a UC Riverside laboratory solving big environmental and agricultural challenges with very small chemical particles called nanomaterials.

UC Riverside discovers first effective treatment for citrus-destroying disease

UC Riverside scientists have found the first substance capable of controlling Citrus Greening Disease, which has devastated citrus farms in Florida and also threatens California. The new treatment effectively kills the bacterium causing the disease with a naturally occurring molecule found in wild citrus relatives. This molecule, an antimicrobial peptide...

University of California names Michael Drake its president

The University of California Board of Regents unanimously named Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake, M.D., as the next president of the 10-campus UC system. Drake, 69, is the 21st UC president, succeeding the retiring Janet Napolitano. When he assumes the helm in August, he will be the first...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Graduation with a global perspective

An international education was key for these UCR students’ futures.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Mobile clinics can help address health care needs of Latino farmworkers

A University of California, Riverside, study that sought to determine barriers to health care among Spanish-speaking Latino farmworkers in rural communities has devised an innovative health care service delivery model that addresses many challenges these communities face. The researchers, led by Ann Cheney, a medical anthropologist and assistant professor in...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Men's Basketball names associate coach to top job

Associate men's basketball head coach Mike Magpayo will lead the Highlanders following the announcement that head coach David Patrick accepted the associate head Men's Basketball coaching position at the University of Arkansas, a move that provides Patrick with a return to the SEC and the opportunity to be closer to...

By UCR News | | Athletics

State OKs $25M to double UCR medical students

Budget allocates ongoing funding to the medical school

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

Microbiome confers resistance to cholera

Many parts of the world are in the midst of a deadly pandemic of cholera, an extreme form of watery diarrhea. UC Riverside scientists have discovered specific gut bacteria make some people resistant to it — a finding that could save lives.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside receives $1.2 million grant to build GPUs for autonomous vehicles

Project will develop energy-efficient, energy-elastic, and real-time-aware graphic-processing units

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Who is and who’s not receiving pandemic-related unemployment aid in Riverside County

Non-Hispanic whites least likely to fall outside of unemployment insurance coverage

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Why are plants green?

UC Riverside-led research team’s model to explain photosynthesis lays out the next challenging phase of research on how green plants transform light energy into chemical energy

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Newly discovered planet zips around baby star in a week

The discovery gives scientists a front seat to the earliest stages of planet formation

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Hispanic enrollment report names UCR No. 1

UC Riverside stands alone among the nation’s 428 more selective public universities by exceeding its potential for the number of Hispanic students it enrolls, according to new report from the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute. UCR enrolls 2% more Hispanic students than are in its college market, the report finds. That...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Professor creates artist residency for veterans and COVID-19 frontline workers 

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Charles Evered, a professor of playwriting at the University of California, Riverside, began to think about how he could help. He fell back on what he knows: supporting artists. His nonprofit organization, the Evered House, honors his late father, Charles J. Evered, a World War...

First person: Sandra Ayllón on life as a DACA student

The Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA in a 5-to-4 decision on Thursday, June 18.

By UCR News | | Students

Biologists unravel tangled mystery of plant cell growth

When cells don’t divide into proper copies of themselves, living things fail to grow as they should. For the first time, scientists now understand how a protein called TANGLED1 can lead to accurate cell division in plants. Inside cells are structures called microtubules, which act like highways for moving proteins...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology