Content Authored by: Imran Ghori

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

UCR Citrus Gifts expands online with citrus and honey-infused marmalades, soaps, and more

The fruits of UC Riverside’s research are even easier to enjoy with the Citrus Gifts collection expanding its line of products and making them available online. The collection, featuring marmalades and olive oils from citrus and bee research, have been sold in campus stores for about six years. In June...

By Imran Ghori | | University

UCR offering webinars with campus tour guides

Every spring, hundreds of prospective college students flock to UC Riverside for a tour of the campus to help them decide where to go that fall. With on-campus tours no longer possible, UCR is offering an online alternative. Last month, its team of student tour guides began offering Zoom meetings...

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How COVID-19 is affecting the global supply chain

One of the most visible impacts of the coronavirus pandemic has been the strain on the global supply chain, with consumers noticing certain goods are harder to find at their local store. Danko Turcic, an associate professor of operations and supply chain management at UC Riverside’s School of Business, said...

By Imran Ghori | | Business

Study: Aggressive lockdowns need to last more than six weeks to contain COVID-19

People around the world are wondering how long COVID-restrictions have to last in order to curtail the pandemic. A research study on 36 countries and 50 U.S. states has found that aggressive intervention to contain COVID-19 must be maintained for at least 44 days. The study is co-authored by Professor...

By Imran Ghori | | Business

Calling all Highlanders

UC Riverside is encouraging its estimated 120,000 graduates to take part in the campus’ first-ever Alumni Roll Call. Starting Feb. 1, all alumni are being asked to fill out an online form that takes about 10 minutes to complete. The Roll Call is UCR’s version of a census, seeking updated...

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A winding road to studying autism

Yasamin Bolourian pursued a doctorate in special education due to a passion for helping families.

By Imran Ghori | | Students

UCR student housing part of major expansion

On a sunny morning at the north end of UC Riverside, bulldozers and dump trucks are busily grading dirt while construction crews put together a frame foundation for the campus’ newest housing and dining complex. The Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow Dining Project, which began construction in December on Linden...

By Imran Ghori | | University

UC President Napolitano meets with Moreno Valley students

University of California President Janet Napolitano met with a few hundred students at Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley on Friday, Nov. 2 to explain how a college education is within their reach. UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox joined her for a morning rally at the school gymnasium, where...

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Celebrating a decade of support for UCR Guardian Scholars

A decade ago, Tuppett Yates, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, launched the Guardian Scholars Program in the hopes of creating a support system for students who grew up in foster care. Beginning with four students who were provided $500 scholarships during the 2008-2009 academic year...

By Imran Ghori | | Students