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Impact of HPV vaccination mandates on social inequalities

Policy has limited impact on vaccine uptake because of individual decision making, study finds

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Student services – virtual style

UCR welcomes students with an assortment of digital programming and support services.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

UC Riverside receives $7.5 million to improve large-scale networked systems

New Department of Defense Center of Excellence will help develop secure, fully networked command, control, and communications infrastructures

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Carb-eating bacteria under viral threat

Strictly speaking, humans cannot digest complex carbohydrates — that’s the job of bacteria in our large intestines. UC Riverside scientists have just discovered a new group of viruses that attack these bacteria.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

A quieter campus greets the start of the school year

Classes start Thursday at UC Riverside, in a manner unprecedented in the university’s history. Almost all its students will be participating in remote instruction, a decision announced on June 17. For the UCR community, the decision was reinforced when other universities opened this fall for in-person instruction, with a rampant...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Venus might be habitable today, if not for Jupiter

Venus might not be a sweltering, waterless hellscape today if Jupiter hadn’t altered its orbit around the sun, according to new UC Riverside research.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Drug found to correct gene defect that causes immune-driven gut leakiness

UC Riverside-led study is the first to show how tofacitinib rescues gut barrier function from overactive immune cells

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Experts on brain-eating amoeba

For fast access to experts, email news@ucr.edu Haizhou Liu, associate professor of chemical and environmental engineering. Professor Liu works to discover new and improved methods of removing impurities from drinking water and ensuring the safety of our water supply. Liu can speak to the difference between chloramine and chlorine, and...

By UCR News | | Experts

Entomologist gains ignoble distinction

People who research insects for a living are just like us — totally creeped out by spiders. This is the finding of a paper that earned retired UC Riverside spider expert Richard Vetter a 2020 Ig Nobel Award.

By Jules Bernstein | | University

Developing a COVID-19 vaccine at warp speed

Dr. Paul Offit, an international expert on vaccines, will give the 2020 Thomas and Salma Haider Biomedical Breakthrough Lecture at UC Riverside

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Scientists precisely measure total amount of matter in the universe

UC Riverside-led team’s technique relied on determining the mass of galaxy clusters

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Grant facilitates research on behavioral development and cognitive aging over lifespan

UC Riverside psychologist Chandra Reynolds will lead the five-year research project

Let them eat rocks

UC Riverside is leading an effort that could help ensure food security and improve the worst effects of climate change — by studying rock-eating bacteria and fungi.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Making mezcal is an art; science shows us why

Experiments show how bubbles indicate alcohol value

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UCR continues to build a robust remote learning environment for students and faculty

Richard Edwards, director of XCITE, shares how UCR has met the challenges of remote learning and the new technologies adopted over the last six months

By Jessica Weber | | University

Coronavirus lab and testing in place for fall quarter

As the fall quarter begins, UC Riverside has a new diagnostic lab operating on campus that will rapidly process samples from students and employees as part of an ongoing coronavirus testing program. The lab, located at the Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, tested its first sample in August and opened...

By Imran Ghori | | University

Can ethics classes actually influence students’ moral behavior?

Philosophers and ethicists have never had scientific proof that university ethics classes affect student moral behavior — until now. A research team led by a philosopher at the University of California, Riverside, has conducted the first controlled study aiming to discover whether such a correlation exists using direct observational data...

By Omar Shamout | | Social Science / Education

Queer lessons for straight couples

Book shows how heterosexuals can learn from LGBT people to have better relationships

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

UCR offers the first Cahuilla language course in UC system

Students in the four-class series also study Cahuilla society and culture.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Newly discovered planet survived the death of its star

Astronomers report what may be the first example of an intact planet closely orbiting a white dwarf

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology