Content Tagged with: COVID-19

UCR campus set to reopen in fall 2021

On Jan. 11, UC President Michael V. Drake announced a fall 2021 systemwide return to in-person instruction.

By J.D. Warren | | University

Biomedical scientist explains how Covid-19 vaccines work

California residents 65 and older now qualify for COVID-19 vaccinations. Questions about the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines still remain. Vaccine expert Dr. David Lo, a distinguished professor of biomedical sciences and senior associate dean for research in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, answers several questions in...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Are people living with HIV more isolated during the pandemic?

A UC Riverside-led study, funded by Merck, is set to find out

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

First-year students: Making ‘the best out of this situation’

Resident advisors are creating ways to remain virtually connected while building a sense of community with first-year students in campus housing.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

A different type of holiday party for Guardian Scholars

The program works to make the holidays special for foster youth, despite the pandemic’s challenges.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

How UCR Library’s contact-free curbside delivery works

Students, faculty, and staff can still access books and materials.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Tips for celebrating the holiday season during a pandemic

Meeting virtually with people outside your household is safest, says UC Riverside epidemiologist

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

New multicampus consortium to study assembly of coronaviruses

Host campus UC Riverside will be joined by UC Davis and UC Merced

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology, Health

Capturing daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic

UCR community’s photos, letters, and event information to be included in new library collection.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

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

‘Art in the Plague Year’ exhibition seeks art imagining a world beyond 2020

The open call marks the first time the California Museum of Photography has solicited art from the public at this scale

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Too much hype, too soon?

The news arrived Monday that the world has been awaiting since spring: a vaccine has been developed that shows a high degree of efficacy in late-stage trials: 90%. That puts it in the company of effective vaccines such as for measles, and well beyond what the medical community hoped for...

UC Riverside joins campuses to pilot a smartphone app that aims to limit spread of COVID-19

A program to test a smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure notification system will expand to an additional five University of California campus locations, including UC Riverside, as a result of success from an initial deployment earlier this fall at two UC campuses. The program is a joint effort between the UCs and...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Observed COVID-19 variability may have underlying molecular sources

UC Riverside-led study shows how variations in SARS-CoV-2 host gene expression can be linked to variations in COVID-19 susceptibility and symptom severity

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Tomás Rivera Conference continues online

Weekly programs surrounding Latino/a literature, identities, race, and more, run through early November.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Student services – virtual style

UCR welcomes students with an assortment of digital programming and support services.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

A quieter campus greets the start of the school year

Classes start Thursday at UC Riverside, in a manner unprecedented in the university’s history. Almost all its students will be participating in remote instruction, a decision announced on June 17. For the UCR community, the decision was reinforced when other universities opened this fall for in-person instruction, with a rampant...

By J.D. Warren | | University

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

Summer internships — from home

These UCR students aren’t letting a pandemic stop their personal and professional development.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Pandemic gun-buying binge crosses party lines

A fear for health and safety has driven a record number of American gun sales

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education