China response is less visible, not less dangerous

In wake of a renewed COVID-19 lockdown, Chinese citizens protested openly in the streets the past several days. It's a rare display in China, where civil unrest is historically greeted with harsh government recriminations. We asked UCR professors Perry Link and Rich Carpiano to weigh in. Link co-translated The Tiananmen...

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Coronavirus formation is successfully modeled

UC Riverside study could inform the design of effective drugs to fight SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Addressing the anxiety crisis

UC Riverside mental health professionals answer questions specific to adults, children, and students

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

COVID-19 took serious toll on Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander mental and physical health

Two UC Riverside-led studies found concerning psychological and physical health problems among more than 300 NH/PIs in five US states

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Personal stories on sexual abuse, self-worth, and academia 

Associate Professor Victoria Reyes published her new book, “Academic Outsider: Stories of Exclusion and Hope.”

UCR has money to help students re-enroll

More than $188,000 in HEERF funds are available for students who stopped coming to UCR during the 2020-21 school year for COVID-19 related reasons.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Marginalized communities of color face high COVID-19 risk

UC Riverside study focused on farm-working communities in California’s Eastern Coachella Valley

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

To mask, or not to mask?

To gauge whether scientists agree with popular sentiment around mask wearing, we check in here with three UC Riverside virologists and epidemiologists.

By Jules Bernstein | | Health

A project about Zoom... Zoom... Zoom, on Zoom

A pair of short films were a hit at the April 13 “Filmworks – Original Short Films” held at the University Theatre, drawing attention to a suite of pandemic monologues and songs professor Bella Merlin created along with students, entitled “20:20 Vision.” For the first time this week, the short...

By J.D. Warren | | Students

UCR biomedical scientist joins international SARS-CoV-2 group assembled by NIAID

SAVE focuses on mutations in SARS-CoV-2 and emerging virus variants

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Should you get a second booster shot for COVID-19?

UC Riverside’s Dr. David Lo, a vaccine expert, shares his thoughts

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Susan Straight releases new novel, ‘Mecca’   

Set in the Inland Empire, her tenth novel, weaves together people, history, and scenery.

A potential antiviral for SARS and SARS-like coronaviruses

UC Riverside-led study shows how an effective therapy against SARS-CoV-2 could be developed

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Students receive Bear Bucks for COVID-19 test results

An incentive program aims to increase testing compliance and improve campus health at UC Riverside.

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, Health, University

Using physics to explain the transmission effects of different SARS-CoV-2 mutations

UC Riverside-led team develops new computational method that applies techniques from statistical physics mathematical models in epidemiology

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Researchers develop molecular traps to target SARS-CoV-2

Joint effort by UC Riverside and UCLA scientists aims to stop the COVID-19-spreading virus from attacking immune cells

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

It's back to the classroom on Jan. 31

UC Riverside resumes in-person instruction on Jan. 31. The first four weeks of winter quarter will have been remote, a product of a post-holidays spike in the new and highly transmissible Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. But Provost Elizabeth Watkins said in a Jan. 24 email to campus that...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

Student raises funds on Twitter to buy masks for campus

There's the fear of catching COVID-19, and then there's the anxiety that comes with buying the right mask. UCR experts advise the first pick for face coverings should be the N95 mask, the second the KN95 mask, and the third a combination of the surgical mask worn under a cloth...

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, Health, University

Booster mandate explained; students vaccines available

Emails to students and employees this week stressed the need to comply with booster mandates. This effectively refreshes the mandate requirements students and employees were asked to comply with this past fall, based on UC requirements. That mandate was met with more than a 95% vaccination rate among UCR’s students...

By UCR News | | University, Students

Building robust collaborations to ‘ATTACK’ future pandemics

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the development of antiviral drug treatments has become a critical weapon in our arsenal against the virus. Harnessing the research and scientific brainpower needed to treat and prevent the next pandemic is the University of California - National Labs Antiviral Treatments Targeting All Coronaviruses and...

By UCR News | | Health