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Building the future for UCR's School of Business

Beverly Bailey knows a thing or two about building things. As a student at Riverside City College, she helped her boyfriend Scott hang patio covers on the weekends. When she turned 20, she bought and ran a small café in Chino, putting her entrepreneurial spirit to the test as she...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University, Business

2021 voices: Grads share pivotal moments of their educational journeys

More than 7,100 students are eligible to graduate; Commencement events kick off on June 3 with the School of Medicine.

$3 million grant aims to prolong life for dialysis patients

The five-year survival rate for people on dialysis is under 50 percent. University of California researchers are hoping to improve that prognosis. When kidneys fail, the body is unable to rid itself of toxins, waste products, and excessive fluids. Dialysis or transplants are the only treatments for the 786,000 people...

Jewish Studies expert discusses rise in antisemitic attacks

The Associated Press reported this week that preliminary data compiled by the Anti-Defamation League shows an increase in violent attacks, vandalism and harassment of Jews in the U.S., around the world, and online, since fighting broke out between Israel and Gaza’s militant rulers Hamas earlier this month. While hatred toward...

By Omar Shamout | | Arts / Culture

Brain injury research to focus on moderate concussion

Viji Santhakumar, an associate professor of molecular, cell and systems biology at the University of California, Riverside, has received funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disaster and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health to further pursue research on moderate concussive brain injury, which results from car accidents or...

Project illuminates where giant exoplanets reside 

Astronomers have long wondered whether the configuration of planets in our solar system is common elsewhere in the universe. New results from the longest-running survey of exoplanets helps answer this question.

Grants support programming for Underground Scholars Initiative

The money comes from UC Berkeley’s Underground Scholars, via grants from the Andrew Mellon and Crankstart foundations to support the expansion of the Underground Scholars model UC-wide.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

UC Riverside offers UC system's first master's degree in robotics

Algorithmic bias is one problem the program will tackle

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Veteran and community college transfer student heads to UCLA for graduate studies

When he joined the U.S. Navy in 2010, Mychal Valle didn’t think he would ever return to school. After all, he got to work on new radar technologies in the navy and got recognized for writing technical manuals. But by the time he left the navy in 2016, Valle’s service...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Students

Experts on Cicadas

Cicadas For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu. Doug Yanega, senior museum scientist Yanega is an entomologist in the Entomology Research Museum at UCR. His current position in the Department of Entomology involves the curation of approximately 4 million specimens. Yanega’s...

By Michaela Miller | | Experts

Tiny tomatoes could mean big profits for urban agriculture

Grants support continued development of tomatoes for vertical farming

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Mike Magpayo extended as head men’s basketball coach

UC Riverside Athletics announced today that Mike Magpayo, the 2021 Joe B. Hall Award winner, has been tabbed to lead the UC Riverside men’s basketball program forward on a permanent basis and has officially signed to a five-year contract. Magpayo led the Highlanders to a 14-8 overall record during the...

By UCR News | | Athletics

Implantable piezoelectric polymer improves controlled release of drugs

Repeated tests showed a similar amount of drug release per activation, confirming robust control of release rate

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Discovery increases likelihood of growing food despite drought 

University of California scientists have discovered genetic data that will help food crops like tomatoes and rice survive longer, more intense periods of drought on our warming planet.

Campus sees drop in COVID-19 cases while vaccination rates rise

Since mid-April, UC Riverside has had only a handful of positive COVID-19 cases, continuing a rapid decline that began in January. Campus leaders involved in COVID-19 prevention efforts credit the low positivity rate to proactive efforts including the creation of a homegrown diagnostic lab, regular testing of students, and continuous...

By Imran Ghori | | University

New Livestreaming and Virtual Reality Lab is bringing VR to the masses

The lab aims to democratize virtual reality while also providing students new opportunities in the burgeoning digital media industry.

By Jessica Weber | | University, Arts / Culture

Nanofiber filter captures almost 100% of coronavirus aerosols

The filter could help curb airborne spread of COVID-19 virus

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Inland Empire business activity poised for strong growth in 2021

Pandemic underscores essential quality of life need for arts, entertainment

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Cicada explosion mystifies insect experts

Doug Yanega, senior scientist at UC Riverside’s Entomology Research Museum, discusses one of nature's unsolved mysteries: the 17-year life cycle of cicadas in the Eastern U.S.

Commencement now allows two guests; ceremonies listed

2020 and 2021 grads may join the in-person recognition; all events will be live-streamed for families to enjoy at home.