Content Tagged with: COVID-19

Scientists are using AI originally developed for producing deepfake videos to stop future pandemics

Generative adversarial networks are being used to predict the structure of antibodies that could neutralize a previously unknown virus

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Still life in shades of gray

How Toni Morrison helped an economics professor turn grief into art

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

How sepsis need not be fatal

UC Riverside-led team identifies molecular driver and protector of this life-threatening medical emergency

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UC Riverside surpasses ambitious vaccination goal

Almost 95% of the students who have returned to campus this fall are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. UCR earlier this month passed its campus-wide goal of 90% vaccination, representing a journey that gathered significant momentum in the past few weeks. The path to a fully vaccinated campus started with a...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students, Health

Why is it taking so long to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for kids?

UC Riverside vaccine expert David Lo explains

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Medical school led the way for safe return to classrooms

The School of Medicine has lessons to share after several months of in-person classes with no documented cases of COVID-19 transmission

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

Campus housing has changed - a lot - while you were away

As students show up for move-in day at UC Riverside, they are arriving to a campus that –from a housing perspective – is reinvented from the pre-pandemic campus of two Septembers ago. Two residential communities – Dundee Residence Hall and the North District Apartments – are open for students, significantly...

By J.D. Warren | | Students, University

When COVID-19 darkens your door

The Villanueva twins graduated from UCR a month after their father, Manuel, died from COVID-19.

By J.D. Warren | | Students

Why is 90% the magic number?

With a month until fall quarter begins, the number of verified vaccinations at UCR reached about 65% for students, and just over 75% for employees. The numbers were updated Aug. 20. In late July, the University of California system moved the goal line for what constitutes a fully vaccinated campus...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Health, Students

Study gauges social responsibility in slowing COVID-19 spread

Researchers conducted focus groups of UC Riverside faculty, staff, and students

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

Data mining tools combat COVID-19 misinformation and identify symptoms

Computer scientists use Google Trends and a government dataset to track symptoms and sift through misinformation

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Vaccine deadline comes and goes, and reporting surges

The deadline to verify one’s vaccination status or file for an exemption passed Aug. 16, with a late surge in reporting by students and employees. In only one week, there was a 13-point spike — from 51% to 64% — in students who verified having received a vaccination, according to...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Fallout 'serious' for noncompliance to UC vaccination policy

As the Aug. 16 deadline looms for compliance with the UC vaccination policy, the fallout for those who fail to comply is being made clear. In a campus announcement this week, Human Resources delineated protocols for employees who haven’t provided proof of full vaccination or requested an exemption or deferral...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students, Health

Eleven students awarded study-abroad scholarships  

Eleven UC Riverside students have been selected for two prestigious national scholarships to study or intern outside of the United States. With financial support from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program and the Freeman Asia Scholarship, students will be participating in Education Abroad programs in South Korea, Taiwan, France...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Vaccine exemption process detailed

This past week, UCR announced an Aug. 16 deadline for UC Riverside employees and students to upload vaccination records for fall 2021. The message was a follow-up to the UC system’s announcement of a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Program that would require vaccinations for employees and students to be on campus for...

By UCR News | | University

Deadline to provide vaccination proof is Aug. 16

Aug. 16 is the deadline for UC Riverside employees and students to upload vaccination records for fall 2021. The announcement was made in a July 16 message from Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox to the campus community. Previously, the UC system announced its SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program requiring vaccinations in order...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students, Health

Media's framing of disease may lead to AAPI discrimination

Describing diseases as originating from animals foreign to the Western diet serves to boost stereotypes of Asian culture and increase discrimination, according to new research from UC Riverside, Texas Tech, and Texas A&M. Early in the COVID-19 outbreak, media reports identified its origin as meat and seafood markets in Wuhan...

How concerned should we be about the Delta variant?

UC Riverside experts share their thoughts

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

In the space of a day, restrictions go away

The promised return-to-normal set by Gov. Gavin Newsom came with the promised easing of restrictions, and then some. In April, Newsom announced that the familiar color tiers of the pandemic and their mandates would go away on June 15. The heads up gave UCR and the rest of the state...

By J.D. Warren | | University

‘Closure’ for 2020 and 2021 graduates

Nearly 4,500 students participated in modified in-person commencement ceremonies.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students