Giant planets cast a deadly pall
New studies show that in some planetary systems, giant gas planets can kick their Earth-like neighbors out of orbit and wreak havoc on their climates.
Tod Goldberg’s fictional crime world feels so real
On Sunday, Nov. 5 the author of “Gangsters Don’t Die” will be in conversation with authors Lee Goldberg and Susan Straight at UCR ARTS in downtown Riverside.
Palm Desert’s first Poet Laureate is a UCR alumna
Lori Davis became the city’s inaugural Poet Laureate and will help celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary.
Luna UCR avocado is one of TIME's '2023 best inventions'
The Luna UCR avocado is named by TIME as one of the best inventions of the year. Therecognition comes just months after UCR released the variety to commercial growers worldwide.
UCR physicist awarded National Medal of Science
Barry Barish received nation’s highest honor for science during a ceremony at the White House
Partnership between UCR and City of Hope aims to increase diversity in cancer research
$13.7M grant from National Cancer Institute will support several projects on breast and pancreatic cancers
Plants transformed into detectors of dangerous chemicals
What if your house plant could tell you your water isn’t safe? Scientists are closer to realizing this vision, having engineered a plant to turn beet red in the presence of a banned, toxic pesticide.
Diversity statements in UC faculty hirings is questioned
Use of diversity statements in faculty hiring can come into conflict with academic freedom protections, say the authors of a new paper published by the UC Berkeley Center for Studies in Higher Education.
Charles Young, a University of California icon, dies at 91
Charles E. “Chuck” Young, who was for 29 years a UCLA chancellor, began his ascent to a legendary, lifelong career in leadership as class president for UC Riverside’s first cohort of students, “The Pioneer Class,” in the 1950s. Young, recalled as a decisive, impactful leader who helped steer the University...
Halloween: Black horror films at UCR ARTS
All films are free and open to the public. Screenings run through Oct. 28.
Communities of color experienced fear and mistrust of institutions during COVID-19 pandemic
UC Riverside-led study calls for culturally sensitive health interventions to address trauma
In a minute: Videos explore the world's vexing problems
The video team for UC Riverside's University Relations group recently started a new series of videos - all about one minute in duration - in which the university's researchers offer an explanation of their research in topics of worldwide impact that cross academic disciplines. Follow the links below to learn...
UCR ARTS preps for ‘PST ART: Art & Science Collide’
Getty and Thoma foundation grants are supporting this exhibition. The Center for Ideas and Society will host art scholar Jussi Parikka.
How to help save plants from extinction
Now is the time to identify the conditions that cause plants to die. Doing so will allow us to better protect plants by choosing conservation targets more strategically, UC Riverside botanists argue in a new paper.
Exhibition on environmental justice is a rally for change
A two-week pop-up exhibition opens on Saturday, Oct. 14. It aims to offer resources to teachers and inform the community at large.
Rivers may not recover from drought for years
Lack of rainfall is not the only measure of drought. New UC Riverside research shows that despite a series of storms, the impact of drought can persist in streams and rivers for up to 3.5 years. There are two measures of drought in streams. One measure is the total water...
How video games could unlock new treatments for Parkinson’s
A $5 million NIH grant is adding an ‘extra life’ to Parkinson’s research, with patients playing video games during brain surgery to help researchers understand better how the brain regulates movement.
Two-dimensional compounds can capture carbon from the air
Some of the thinnest materials known to mankind can be engineered to capture carbon dioxide from the air.
Expert on how the death of a senator impacts government
Research by Nicholas G. Napolio, UC Riverside assistant professor of political science, indicates that national policies, and even the course of history, can change.