COVID-19 Latest News

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

Creating Through Crises

Fifteen UCR faculty members and staff offer tips on keeping a creative spirit in the age of COVID-19

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

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

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

Professor’s own body becomes physiology lab during pandemic

Just call him Professor Guinea Pig. Adapting to remote learning this quarter, Professor Rich Cardullo is performing all the experiments for his human physiology laboratory course — on himself. Picture a video in which your professor puts electrodes on his thighs and has a teaching assistant hit his knees, so...

By Jules Bernstein | | University

COVID-19: Some faculty-student teams figured out how to continue their research

In the midst of the pandemic, faculty mentored research projects are being supported through CAMP.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

How the coronavirus could be prevented from invading a host cell

UC Riverside-led study shows inhibiting two host cell proteases can accomplish the task

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UCR team develops homegrown solution to online proctoring

Richard Edwards and Nathaniel Wildes of XCITE discuss preparing UCR for remote exams while students continue to shelter in place

By Jessica Weber | | University

UCR ARTS goes virtual

Experience 360-degree exhibition tours, artist interviews, hands-on activities, and more from the comfort of home

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Policymakers are short shrifting the creative economy

COVID-19 health mandates disproportionally affect arts and culture businesses

By Victoria Pike Bond | | 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

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

From UCR’s garden to students’ tables

UCR’s community garden delivers fresh fruit and vegetables to students who remain on campus.

Inland Empire business activity blown off its years-long growth run

Healthcare under pressure as pandemic exposes critical industry shortcomings

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

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

Safeguarding against ‘Zoom bombing’

XCITE director Richard Edwards explains UCR’s response to the phenomena and offers guidance on how to tighten Zoom security

By Jessica Weber | | University

Pandemic brings brisk business to UC Riverside alumna’s soap company

One of humanity’s oldest creations is the most powerful weapon against the coronavirus

How does soap kill the coronavirus?

UC Riverside biomedical scientist Marcus Kaul explains

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Sterilizing surgical masks for safer reuse

UC Riverside engineers are developing low-temperature plasma technology to sterilize masks

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology