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Optical pre-processing makes computer vision more robust and energy efficient

Hybrid neural network can reconstruct Arabic or Japanese characters that it hasn’t seen before

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

$6.3 million will help UC Riverside save America’s avocado orchards

New grants totaling $6.3 million will help UC Riverside solve problems facing American avocado orchards, including a lethal fungal disease called Laurel Wilt. The disease can destroy an entire avocado orchard in a couple of weeks once symptoms develop. It is already present in Florida. Without effective treatments, it will...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Inland Empire business activity rebounds

Regional employment recovered more than 54,000 jobs

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Tips for celebrating the holiday season during a pandemic

Meeting virtually with people outside your household is safest, says UC Riverside epidemiologist

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

How you measure happiness depends where you live

The meaning of happiness varies depending where in the world a person lives and so benefits from using different measures, new UC Riverside research finds. Happiness studies historically have focused on the Western ideal of happiness, which is relatively self-centered and big on thrills. “Accordingly, the prevailing conceptualization of happiness...

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Another opportunity for DACA students

On Dec. 4, a federal judge restored the rights afforded undocumented immigrants eligible for the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program. The program was established within the Department of Homeland Security in 2012 to grant work permits and protection from deportation to young people brought to the...

New multicampus consortium to study assembly of coronaviruses

Host campus UC Riverside will be joined by UC Davis and UC Merced

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

How UCR Library’s contact-free curbside delivery works

Students, faculty, and staff can still access books and materials.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Cruise buyers’ counterintuitive response to prices could help the industry rebound post-pandemic

The post-pandemic cruise industry should plan ticket sales to attract loyalists, who book early in advance and are less price sensitive

By Holly Ober | | Business

UCR again named a top social mobility university

UCR was named the No. 4 university in the country in terms of social mobility, which gauges a school's success in elevating its graduates to higher income brackets.

By J.D. Warren | | University

Using Earth’s history to inform the search for life on exoplanets

UC Riverside is leading one of the NASA Astrobiology Program’s eight new research teams tackling questions about the evolution and origins of life on Earth and the possibility of life beyond our solar system.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Experts on DACA

On Dec. 4, a federal judge restored the rights afforded undocumented immigrants eligible for the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program. The program had been in a state of suspension throughout the Trump presidency. U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis ordered the Department of Homeland Security to...

By UCR News | | Experts

Understanding bacteria’s metabolism could improve biofuel production

A new study reveals how bacteria control the chemicals produced from consuming ‘food.’ The insight could lead to organisms that are more efficient at converting plants into biofuels. The study, authored by scientists at UC Riverside and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has been published in the Journal of the Royal...

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Capturing daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic

UCR community’s photos, letters, and event information to be included in new library collection.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Common pipe alloy can form cancer-causing chemical in drinking water

Water disinfectant reacts with chromium in iron pipes to form hexavalent chromium

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Virtual program links students around the globe

UC Riverside’s International Affairs shifted into a nearly 24/7 operation earlier this year, especially in its efforts to recruit new international students. The team spent thousands of hours redesigning programs for virtual platforms — all made accessible to students in the United States and around the world. One such new...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Winter quarter will be mostly remote again

In communications sent Oct. 23 and Nov. 30, UCR laid out instructional plans for its winter quarter, which will look much like fall quarter. Fifty courses have been approved for in-class instruction in winter quarter. All will offer students the option of remote instruction. “This represents only 2-to-3 % of...

By UCR News | | University

New method identifies adaptive mutations in complex evolving populations

UC Riverside study focused on how HIV mutates to escape the immune system

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Sniffing your way to the gym

Exercise motivation could be linked to certain smells, UC Riverside mouse study finds

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Simple new testing method aims to improve time-release drugs

Glass tuning-fork-shaped tubing gives accurate, continuous measurements of drug dissolution

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology