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UC Riverside names head women's basketball coach

The University of California, Riverside, today, March 30, 2020, announced that Nicole Powell, head coach at Grand Canyon University, has been named head women’s basketball coach for the Highlanders. Powell, a WNBA All-Star and Championship winning player, three-time All-American and two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year, and stellar recruiter, joins...

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UCR responds to broadening COVID-19 impacts

As COVID-19 coronavirus impacts broaden across the world, UC Riverside is pointing its campus community to a frequently updated website for the latest related news. The site, https://ehs.ucr.edu/coronavirus, includes updates and frequently asked questions. On Wednesday, March 18, Chancellor Kim Wilcox announced the campus will be closed until April 30...

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New drug target found for COVID-19

Scientists discover critical protein complex that lets virus hide from immune system

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Experts on coronavirus

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Coronavirus John Barton: Assistant professor of physics. A computational biophysicist, he has extensive experience studying viral evolution and uses various methods to predict how different mutations affect viral replication. john.barton@ucr.edu Brandon Brown: Associate professor...

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New coronavirus protein reveals drug target

Drugs previously in development for SARS could be effective for COVID-19

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Chancellor's L.A. Times op-ed broaches fever to abolish SATs

In an L.A. Times op-ed UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox weighs in on the debate whether to keep standardized tests as part of the UC admissions process.

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Q&A with Eddie Comeaux

UC Riverside Graduate School of Education professor Eddie Comeaux served as co-chair of a University of California-wide task force deciding the fate of SATs in the UC system.

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Graphic Novelist John Jennings pens essay for Marvel’s forthcoming “Marvel’s Voices” anthology

In an essay for Marvel, Jennings lends his voice to discuss the forthcoming “Marvel’s Voices,” a new one-shot anthology series.

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New research shows how the malaria parasite grows and multiplies

Study co-led by UC Riverside scientist could help develop strategies to combat the disease

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UCR faculty weigh in on 'American Dirt'

"American Dirt" is the No. 1 New York Times bestseller, has been called this generation’s "Grapes of Wrath" and received strong reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus. It has received support from prominent Mexican American and Latina authors, including Sandra Cisneros, Erika Sánchez, Reyna Grande, and Julia Alvarez, who predicted...

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Experts on the Academy Awards

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu The Academy Awards The 92nd Oscars will allow the entertainment community and fans from around the world to witness the night’s glamour and glory on Sunday, February 9. Experts from the University of California...

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LA Times examines link between SAT scores, success at UCR

An L.A. Times feature by higher education writer Teresa Watanabe describes UCR as a "living laboratory" in which to study how well students with high grades but low SAT scores fare in college. UCR has the second-lowest SAT scores in the UC system for its entering freshmen. But Times research...

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UC Riverside alumna named associate vice chancellor

Marie Schultz will oversee the university's development program

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Experts on SATs/standardized tests

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu SATs/standardized tests Stephen Brint: Distinguished professor of Sociology. Brint has written articles and books on standardized testing and its role in higher education. He is especially interested in solving education inequalities associated with racial...

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Men's Basketball tramples Cornhuskers in season opener

LINCOLN, NEB.- For the second time in three years, the UC Riverside Men's Basketball Team (1-0) opened its season on the road with a big win over a power five conference team. Tuesday night, the Highlanders roasted the Cornhuskers (0-1) from Nebraska 66-47, marking the program's largest margin of victory...

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Experts on aging

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Aging Ilana Bennett: Assistant professor of psychology. Effects of healthy aging and dementia on the brain and cognition; learning and memory in aging; neuroimaging markers of aging. Ilana.bennett@ucr.edu Brandon Brown: Associate professor, Center for...

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Experts on wildfires

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Wildfires Nicolas Barth: assistant professor, geology. Landscape response after a fire, slides and debris flows/mudflows following fires. nic.barth@ucr.edu Kelley Barsanti: assistant professor, chemical and environmental engineering. Modelling of atmospheric particulate matter, especially from biomass...

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Experts on the Salton Sea

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Salton Sea Emma Aronson: Associate professor of microbiology and plant pathology. Microbiome of the Salton Sea; microbial ecology of dust; wind- transported microorganisms; environmental microbiology; soil microbial ecology. emma.aronson@ucr.edu Roya Bahreini: Associate professor of...

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Highlanders men's basketball releases 2019-20 schedule

The UC Riverside Men's Basketball Team has released its 2019-20 . This season's campaign under second-year head coach David Patrick features a 16-game non-conference slate for the Highlanders with eight of those contests scheduled to be played in front of a home crowd in the Highlanders' SRC Arena. The eight...

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UCR breaks ground on largest-ever expansion

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (news.ucr.edu) - The University of California, Riverside and American Campus Communities held an official groundbreaking ceremony today for the first phase of the North District, a new living-learning, mixed-use community. The North District is a multiphase redevelopment project of the former Canyon Crest Family Housing site that will...

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