Q&A: What can be done about the proliferation of deepfakes?
Q&A forum: UC Riverside computer science and public policy experts discuss the proliferation of malicious deepfake content in public discourse.
Method identified to double computer processing speeds
UCR computer scientists identify method identified to double computer processing speed using existing hardware
UCR School of Education secures $1 million grant
UCR receives a $1 million grant from an Inland Empire collaborative group to further its efforts to address the California teacher shortage and diversify the teacher workforce.
Legendary actor, alumni, and philanthropic leaders to be honored at first UCR Gala
Cheech Marin, the popular actor, cultural icon, and arts advocate, will receive UC Riverside’s highest honor at the university’s new annual gala event. Marin will receive the UCR Medallion in recognition of his contributions that led to the creation of The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in...
Inexpensive, carbon-neutral biofuels are finally possible
When it comes to making fuel from plants, the first step has always been the hardest — breaking down the plant matter. A new study finds that introducing a simple, renewable chemical to the pretreatment step can finally make next-generation biofuel production both cost-effective and carbon neutral.
Writers Week to honor Dave Eggers, Rigoberto González, and Quincy Troupe
Free literary festival is set for Feb. 10 and Feb. 12-16.
Got advice? Here's how to get teens to listen
A new study may hold a secret for getting your teenager to listen to appreciate your unsolicited advice. The study, which included “emerging adults” — those in their late teens and early 20s — found teens will appreciate parents’ unsolicited advice, but only if the parent is supportive of their...
First-ever sighting of a live newborn great white
Great whites, the largest predatory sharks in the world with the most fatal attacks on humans, are tough to imagine as newborn babies. That is partially because no one has seen one in the wild, it seems, until now.
The Megalodon was less mega than previously believed
A new study shows the Megalodon, a gigantic shark that went extinct 3.6 million years ago, was significantly more slender than earlier studies suggested.
Host of 'The Daily' podcast to deliver Hays P-E Lecture
Michael Barbaro, host of the popular New York Times podcast “The Daily,” will be the speaker at the 55th Annual Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture. The event is free and open to the public, and will be Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m. in the University Theatre on the UC Riverside campus...
Designation acknowledges UCR's community engagement
UC Riverside has received the 2024 Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement. The announcement was made Jan. 8 by the American Council on Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The designation recognizes UCR’s strong community-engaged research, as well as collaborations with area schools, non-profit organizations, businesses...
UCR outs security flaw in AI query models
UC Riverside computer scientists have identified a security flaw in vision language artificial intelligence (AI) models that can allow bad actors to use AI for nefarious purposes, such as obtaining instructions on how to make bomb. When integrated with models like Google Bard and Chat GPT, vision language models allow...
UC Riverside helps attract high tech companies to the Inland Empire
Since its establishment, UC Riverside’s OASIS initiative has been developing public-private partnerships to drive economic growth in the Inland Empire region. Those efforts are paying off, with a recent announcement that the New Zealand company Ohmio, an all-electric autonomous shuttle company, will establish its international headquarters in Riverside and manufacture...
New reasons eating less fat should be one of your resolutions
A UC Riverside study to motivate your new year’s resolutions: high-fat diets may impair genes linked not only to obesity, colon cancer and irritable bowels, but also to the immune system, brain function, and potentially COVID-19 risk.
Supercomputer enables illustration of large-scale structure of universe
UC Riverside physicist helped develop PRIYA, a new cosmological simulation model
UCR wages $11+ million war against citrus greening disease
With three new grants totaling more than $11 million, UC Riverside is helping lead the fight against citrus greening or Huanglongbing, a disease threatening citrus industries in the U.S. and worldwide.
A look back at UCR's top stories in 2023
UC Riverside joined the Big Leagues of United States research universities – the Association of American Universities — in 2023 and, out of the gate, the headlines on UCR’s news pages affirmed why it was invited to join. As we draw the curtain on the calendar year, here’s a “Top...
47th Writers Week coming to UC Riverside in February
The event includes 52 authors and will honor literary giants Dave Eggers, Quincy Troupe, and Rigoberto González.
Bringing virtual reality to nuclear and particle physics
VR tool developed by UC Riverside graduate student promises to serve an important purpose in education and research