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University sets new enrollment record for fall 2021

UC Riverside has released its enrollment numbers for fall 2021, showing a record student population of 26,847. That represent a 1.6% increase from fall 2020, when 26,434 total undergraduate and graduate students were enrolled. The student population includes 40.8% low-income students and 54.7% first-generation students. Forty-one percent of students are...

By UCR News | | University

New School of Medicine building begins construction

UC Riverside began construction Friday, Oct. 22 of a new School of Medicine building that will allow for growing class sizes and increasing the number of physicians trained in the underserved Inland Southern California. Campus and community leaders celebrated the start of the project at a groundbreaking ceremony at the...

By UCR News | | Health, University

Extension offers first-of-its-kind ethnic studies certificate program

University Extension is the first continuing education program in California to offer teachers a professional development certificate for a newly state-mandated course.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

$1.6 million grant helps high school students get to college

The federal grant supports UCR’s work in San Bernardino area schools.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Extraterrestrial objects likely delayed complex life on Earth

Bombardment of Earth’s surface by asteroids six or more miles long likely delayed the accumulation of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere. This, in turn, likely delayed the development of complex life on the planet, according to new research that included UC Riverside scientists.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Experts on earthquakes

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Earthquakes Nicolas Barth: Assistant professor of geology. Barth is an expert on the surface expression of active faults and related landscape hazards like landslides and sedimentation. He has particular expertise on fault systems in...

By UCR News | | Experts

Downtowns are still the biggest job centers in most regions

Renewed spending on leisure, entertainment bodes well for downtown businesses

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

These inclusive practices help general education teachers foster positive relationships with children with autism

Teachers make time to find students’ interests, celebrate talents, and have one-on-one time to form stronger relationships with students with autism, finds study

By Holly Ober | | Social Science / Education

UCR is among top 25 'best value' public universities

UC Riverside was named among the top 25 public universities in a college rankings system from The Princeton Review . The Princeton Review rankings are based on “return on investment,” or ROI, that factors low tuition and/or generous financial aid, combined with “strong career prospects for graduates.” "The schools we...

By UCR News | | University

Science communication competition — it’s on!

Graduate and undergraduate students in STEM fields are encouraged to participate in this inaugural multimedia event.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Winter quarter will bring full return to classrooms

Provost Elizabeth Watkins announced Wednesday that winter quarter will signal a full return to in-person classes. Winter quarter begins Jan. 3, 2022. Watkins said the Faculty Senate will approve 2-3% of winter quarter classes for online instruction, with another 2-3% of classes expected to be approved for instructors living with...

By UCR News | | University

Revisiting the tragic tale of Willie Boy and Carlota 

More than a century ago, a Romeo and Juliet-esque tragedy unfolded in the desert southwest. The antagonist, Willie Boy, shot and killed the shaman, William Mike, and eloped with William Mike’s daughter, Carlota, who met her demise at the hands of the pursuing posse. The story has been framed and...

By Stacy Kish | | Social Science / Education

Meet UCR’s paleontology power pair

Paleontologist Nigel Hughes has earned one of the highest honors in his field, an achievement made even more remarkable because last year’s winner was another UCR paleontologist — Mary Droser, his wife.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

UCR ARTS features work by UCR faculty and alumni in four new exhibitions

An opening reception featuring the artists will be held Oct. 16

By UCR News | | Arts / Culture

Inland Empire business activity growth outpaces U.S. GDP in latest numbers

‘Hot’ IE housing market still has room to grow

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

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

Scientists can switch on plants’ response to light

Scientists have figured out how plants respond to light and can flip this genetic switch to encourage food growth - even in the dark. The discovery could help increase food supply for an expanding population with shrinking opportunities for farming.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Newsom appoints UCR Highlander to Student Aid Commission

Angel Rodriguez, an alumnus and current grad student, urges students to apply for Cal Grants

UC Riverside receives $5M CIRM grant to train scientists in stem cell research

Training program spans broad range of research areas from basic stem cell biology to translational medicine

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology