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Critical groundwater supplies may never recover from drought

New UC Riverside research shows groundwater takes an average of three years to recover from drought — if it ever recovers at all. In the largest study of its kind, scientists found that this recovery time only applies to aquifers that aren’t touched by human activity, and the recovery time...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside surpasses ambitious vaccination goal

Almost 95% of the students who have returned to campus this fall are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. UCR earlier this month passed its campus-wide goal of 90% vaccination, representing a journey that gathered significant momentum in the past few weeks. The path to a fully vaccinated campus started with a...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students, Health

Investigating the potential for life around the galaxy’s smallest stars

When the world’s most powerful telescope launches into space this year, scientists will learn whether Earth-sized planets in our ‘solar neighborhood’ have a key prerequisite for life — an atmosphere.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Wall Street Journal rankings put UCR in top 50 publics

UCR Riverside moved into the top 50 public universities in a college rankings system from The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. With the 2022 WSJ/THE report, UCR has climbed 184 positions in the overall rankings in the past five years. Even as other college rankings afford greater weight...

By J.D. Warren | | University

How sepsis need not be fatal

UC Riverside-led team identifies molecular driver and protector of this life-threatening medical emergency

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UC Riverside supports equitable recovery of the Inland Empire with $900,000 CARES Act EDA grant

UCR will provide technical assistance to 1,000 small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

By Holly Ober | | Business

UC Riverside receives $2 million to monitor air quality impacts of goods movement in Inland Southern California

The grant comes from the California Attorney General’s Office Automobile Emissions Research and Technology Fund

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UCR police donate bikes to UCR’s family housing unit

Thanks to the donation, Oban Family Housing now has a bike-share program.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Why is it taking so long to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for kids?

UC Riverside vaccine expert David Lo explains

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Public lecture to focus on synthetic genome engineering

Lei Stanley Qi of Stanford University will give the 2021 Thomas and Salma Haider Biomedical Breakthrough Lecture at UC Riverside

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Modern activities follow the contours of ancient Teotihuacan

Lidar mapping study reveals vast landscape modifications that still influence construction and farming

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Inaugural Riverside Angel Summit brings region together to invest in its own startups

The most promising startup as judged by Angel Investors will receive over $100,000 in investment

By UCR News | | Business

Chemical discovery gets reluctant seeds to sprout

Seeds that would otherwise lie dormant will spring to life with the aid of a new chemical discovered by a UC Riverside-led team.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Yeast and bacteria together biosynthesize plant hormones for weed control

Synthetic strigolactones could also improve nutrient uptake in crops

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Graduate School of Education changes name

Effective Monday, Sept. 20, the Graduate School of Education will officially become the School of Education, or SOE. The new name will reflect the scope of the school’s research, community engagement, and academic programs, specifically the undergraduate degree program, which was approved in 2017 and now accounts for 60% of...

Grow and eat your own vaccines?

The future of vaccines may look more like eating a salad than getting a shot in the arm. UC Riverside scientists are studying whether they can turn edible plants like lettuce into mRNA vaccine factories.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Medical school led the way for safe return to classrooms

The School of Medicine has lessons to share after several months of in-person classes with no documented cases of COVID-19 transmission

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

Campus housing has changed - a lot - while you were away

As students show up for move-in day at UC Riverside, they are arriving to a campus that –from a housing perspective – is reinvented from the pre-pandemic campus of two Septembers ago. Two residential communities – Dundee Residence Hall and the North District Apartments – are open for students, significantly...

By J.D. Warren | | Students, University

UCR campus establishes remote learning hubs for fall quarter

Several spaces have been outfitted to serve students with hybrid class schedules.

By Jessica Weber | | Students, University

It's a three-peat: UCR again tops social mobility ranking

For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has named UC Riverside the top university in the nation for social mobility. The social mobility category considers the degree to which a university elevates its low-income graduates to a higher standard of living. As rankings leaders such as U.S...

By J.D. Warren | | University