Content Authored by: Holly Ober

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

Pandemic gun-buying binge crosses party lines

A fear for health and safety has driven a record number of American gun sales

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Want to save shelter animals? Fight for social justice

Humane communities would endorse animal-friendly affordable housing, living wages, and recognize the importance of human-animal bonds

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Trust the power of markets

People trust decisions made by groups, but information markets are more accurate

By Holly Ober | | Business

UC Riverside-led research predicted the pandemic economic recession

“The reality of 2020 hits us in the face and I have never been so prescient in my academic research as with this line of work.”

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

Improving treatment of spinal cord injuries

Osmotic therapy device reduces swelling to prevent secondary injuries in rats

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Upcycling plastic waste toward sustainable energy storage

Simple process transforms PET plastic into a nanomaterial for energy storage

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Agile organizations should look to knowledge, not tasks

Employees with diverse skills, knowledge, and goals will design their work better from the get-go

By Holly Ober | | Business

UC Riverside joins new NSF center for the preservation of biological systems

The grant is the campus’ first successful bid for an NSF Engineering Research Center

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside computer scientists receive grant to improve security of visual artificial intelligence

Amit Roy-Chowdhury leads project that will develop robust context-aware machine vision for computers

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside research team fuels the hemp revolution

A new hemp pulping method that converts 100% of the plant to useful components moves toward commercialization

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside partners with City of Riverside on Eastside revitalization project

CE-CERT will track greenhouse gas reductions, indicators of public health, and economic impacts from the $31 million dollar project

By Holly Ober | | 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

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

UC Riverside and Eurosemillas partner to bring the next generation of avocados to market

Eurosemillas will test some of UCR’s avocado scion and advanced rootstock selections on other continents

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside receives 15,000 surgical masks from Chinese-American philanthropist group

The Chinese Americans Donation Center also donated 1,000 face shields to the School of Medicine

By Holly Ober | | Health, Business

UC Riverside-led ExCITE incubator graduates first startups

Meet the three companies that have secured funding and expanded operations

By Holly Ober | | Business

Coveting yeast? It's much more than a loaf of bread

While quarantined bakers discover sourdough starters, bioengineers tweak yeast to produce compounds that could fight cancer

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Shrub encroachment on grasslands can increase groundwater recharge

Vegetation changes can outweigh climate change in rangeland water budgets

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

COVID-19 highlights what we have yet to learn about lung mechanics

UC Riverside engineer is working on ways to pre-screen patients with difficulty breathing for earlier intervention

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology