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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

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

Elizabeth Watkins to be appointed UCR provost and EVC

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced the appointment of Elizabeth Watkins as provost and executive vice chancellor effective May 1, 2021, pending approval by University of California President Michael Drake. Watkins has extensive experience as a University of California administrator, faculty member, and leader in the Academic Senate. As...

By UCR News | | University

New study finds California civics education falls short

In the wake of a national election that signaled heightened interest in politics as well as deep fissures that threaten our democracy, a new study by researchers at UC Riverside and UCLA raises concerns about the democratic mission of schools and a lack of support for civic learning across California...

By UCR News | | Social Science / Education

Men's, women's basketball teams release schedules

UC Riverside's men's and women's basketball teams have released modified schedules for the 2020-21 season.

By UCR News | | Athletics

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

Living the Promise campaign hits $300 million goal

UC Riverside surpassed its $300 million goal on Sept. 10 for its first comprehensive fundraising campaign, “Living the Promise: The Campaign for UC Riverside.” Although the overall dollar goal has been reached, the campaign isn’t yet over. The effort, which was publicly launched on October 15, 2016, will close on...

By UCR News | | University

Experts on heat waves

Heat Waves For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Robert Allen, assistant professor of climatology. Allen uses climate models in his research and can talk to reporters about how such models can improve our understanding of climate change. “Several observational studies...

By UCR News | | Experts

'A Happy Homecoming' for Michael Drake

In a crisp blue suit, new UC President Michael Drake addressed the challenges facing the UC system in terms of the pandemic and budget shortfalls, and announced the advent of his personal “looking and listening tour.”

By UCR News | | University

Graphic Novelist John Jennings reflects on relevance of X-Men story ‘God Loves, Man Kills’ in an essay for Marvel

In an essay for Marvel, John Jennings, a professor of media and cultural studies, reflects on the 1982 graphic novel “X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills” by Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson, which is being re-released this year in a two-part extended cut. “Solving for X: ‘God Loves, Man Kills’ Through...

By UCR News | | Arts / Culture

Men's Basketball names associate coach to top job

Associate men's basketball head coach Mike Magpayo will lead the Highlanders following the announcement that head coach David Patrick accepted the associate head Men's Basketball coaching position at the University of Arkansas, a move that provides Patrick with a return to the SEC and the opportunity to be closer to...

By UCR News | | Athletics

First person: Sandra Ayllón on life as a DACA student

The Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA in a 5-to-4 decision on Thursday, June 18.

By UCR News | | Students

UC officials applaud Supreme Court's DACA decision

University of California officials applauded on Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Trump administration’s attempt to end a program that allowed 650,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, recipients to live and work in the country. “Justice and the rule of law won the day,”...

By UCR News | | University

UC Riverside announces plan for fall 2020 instruction

Plan calls for default to remote instruction with limited in-person classes

By UCR News | | University, Students

Resources to better understand race, racism, and policing

Read, watch, and listen to these 60-plus recommendations from UCR faculty and staff members

By UCR News | | University

Delays in Lockdown Spike Total Cases, New Study Finds

Delay in lockdowns increase cases by a 15% to 25% per week late; failure to lockdown increases cases 45% to 128%

By UCR News | | Business

Friends remember lifelong UC Riverside advocate Bill DeWolfe

William “Bill” DeWolfe, 84, a prominent Riverside attorney and philanthropist who was one of UC Riverside’s earliest graduates and an ardent advocate of the university for the rest of his life, died April 16, 2020. After graduating from Poly High School, DeWolfe joined UCR’s pioneer class in 1954 and graduated...

By UCR News | | University

What's driving governors' lockdown decisions?

As debate and protests about lockdowns and opening up flare up across the nation, experts are considering why governors decided to lockdown states in the first place. A team of researchers from the USC Marshall School of Business, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and University of California, Riverside...

By UCR News | | Business

First sighting of mysterious Majorana fermion on a common metal

Physicists’ discovery could lead to a new family of materials for robust qubits in quantum computing

By UCR News | | Science / Technology

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...

By UCR News | | Athletics