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Historian discusses pre-Christian religion in ancient Rome

Michele Salzman discusses forms of worship in ancient Rome on podcast

By Holly Ober |

UCR employees to lead systemwide group

Two UC Riverside employees will lead the systemwide organization advocating for University of California staff, giving the campus a greater influence on policy decisions. Crystal Petrini, a financial and administrative officer and past president of the UCR Staff Assembly, will begin her term as chair of Council of UC Staff Assemblies, or CUCSA, on...

By Imran Ghori |

How California’s June 15 reopening will affect UCR

The California economy will reopen June 15 with the state lifting many restrictions on restaurants, stores, and other businesses. But at UC Riverside, like many state colleges and universities, the process will be a gradual one with no immediate changes expected. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the reopening of the state due to decreasing coronavirus...

By Imran Ghori |

Measuring how a bottom quark decays

UC Riverside physicists performed the analysis

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Campus to mark Juneteenth with series of events

Celebration, liberation, and education are the themes of UCR’s Second Annual Juneteenth Celebration, a four-day series of events featuring panels focused on history, freedom, and food. The Black Faculty and Staff Association, or BFASA, began the campus celebration last year as a way to bring together students, faculty, and staff members. Organizers...

By Imran Ghori |

Earth-spanning satellite images now available to anyone at UCR 

All UCR students and faculty can now access high-resolution satellite images of the entire planet thanks to a license granted to the Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Agriculture, or AI4SA, project.

By Jules Bernstein |

Recreation Services finds success with virtual programming

When the pandemic shut down in-person activities, UC Riverside’s Recreation Department moved its youth and recreation programming online. In the months since, department leaders say they have hit their stride in virtual programming. The department offers youth camps and programming for pre-teens and teenagers. Shifting those online was challenging...

By Imran Ghori |

Poor air quality and warehouses linked to Inland Empire Covid-19 inequities

UC Riverside professors call for intersectional approach to Covid-19 exposure interventions

By Holly Ober |

Solar panels added to two campus buildings

UC Riverside is expanding its access to on-site renewable energy with the installation of solar panels on two campus buildings. Workers have been installing panels on the Student Recreation Center and Student Services Building roofs over the past month. The Student Recreation Center now houses 741 panels while 346 panels were added to the Student...

By Imran Ghori |

How UCR created a successful COVID-19 testing program

When UC Riverside began discussing the creation of a COVID-19 testing program a year ago, the campus had no lab, no existing system, and no certainty about when students and employees could return safely. Several months after the launch of the program, the campus is planning a fall return and is celebrating a continued drop in positive coronavirus...

By Imran Ghori |

Algorithm helps speed up simulation of vast, complex universes

UC Riverside astrophysicist Simeon Bird explains

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR Life Sciences Incubator welcomes two new tenants

Two new tenants have joined the UC Riverside Life Sciences Incubator as the campus continues to ramp-up research and provide lab and office space for life science entrepreneurs. NeyroblastGX and GattaCo Inc. are the third and fourth tenants to join the state-of-the-art research facility housed in the Multidisciplinary Research Building. Karamedica...

By Imran Ghori |

Speaker series highlights Black voices in higher education

The UC Riverside Black Faculty and Staff Association will wrap up its “To Boldly Go” speaker series on Wednesday, capping off a quarterly program aimed at highlighting Black voices in higher education. The association launched the series last fall following the Black Lives Matter movement’s efforts to highlight racism and racial inequities in...

By Imran Ghori |

Study helps explain how shingles vaccination coverage differs among social groups

Only about 35% of older adults have been vaccinated against shingles

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

FAQ on UC's proposed COVID-19 vaccination policy

The University of California last week shared the details of a proposed policy on COVID-19 vaccination as part of its engagement with its community as it joins the California State University in supporting immunizations as part of an expected return of students, faculty, academic appointees and staff to in-person instruction across the state this...

By University Communications |

Student Success Center nearing completion

UC Riverside’s Student Success Center is continuing to make progress with much of the three-story building complete as it readies for a fall opening. The project, located south of the CHASS Interdisciplinary building and west of the Student Services building, is about 85% complete, said Mihai Gavan, a project manager with UCR’s Office of Planning...

By Imran Ghori |

Return to campus working group briefings begin this week

Each of the Return to Campus working groups will deliver a briefing for the campus community about their planning efforts for the fall. The briefings, which will consist of comments by select working group members followed by answers to pre-submitted questions, will be available for viewing on the UC Riverside YouTube channel. The campus community...

By University Communications |

Jay Farrell named new endowed chair

The KA Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering established through $1 million gift

By Holly Ober |

New School of Medicine training suite offers expanded space and state-of-the-art technology

With exam and specialty rooms featuring state-of-the-art technology, the new UC Riverside School of Medicine Center for Simulated Patient Care could easily be mistaken for a hospital wing. That’s part of the goal of the center — providing medical students with as close to real-world conditions as possible to learn patient and clinical skills. The...

By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside enters collaboration with GALT to advance microbiome research

Five research projects will use the company’s high-throughput microbial isolation and cultivation system

By Holly Ober |