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Study explores ethics surrounding payments to research participants

Findings could help inform future ethical payment practices
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Physicists present results from updated search for new invisible particles

UCR’s Bill Gary and Owen Long completed the analysis
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

School of Business welcomes students for workshop

The UCR School of Business completed its third Accelerated Business Leaders Education , or ABLE, program this month with 200-plus participants from over 30 universities around the world. Attendees included some of the school’s top partners, such as China’s Harbin Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, and Xiamen University; I-Shou University...
By University Communications |

Data-driven discovery of one-dimensional materials

Balandin and Bartels receive $1.12 million grant to discover new van der Waals materials
By Holly Ober |

What’s with the boxes and towers in the campus parking lots?

You’ve probably noticed the antenna-like towers and black tote cases that have appeared around the UC Riverside campus in recent weeks. Not surprisingly, they’ve prompted some questions. “Some people are curious,” said Ranga Rajan Thiruvenkatachari, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, who is part of the research team that set up the...
By Imran Ghori |

Bird and other scooter companies fly out of Riverside

The flock is gone. Months after Bird and Lime dropped hundreds of electric scooters around UC Riverside, the companies have pulled out of the city. Electronic scooters first began appearing around campus — and the city of Riverside — in September with many students using them as a means to get around. At one point, Bird reported to UCR that it had...
By Imran Ghori |

School of Medicine welcomes its largest incoming class

Seventy-seven students make up the UC Riverside School of Medicine’s class of 2023, the school’s largest batch of incoming medical students. On Friday, August 9, 2019, the students received their white coats — a rite of passage for medical students marking the beginning of their careers. For the first time, the school has admitted twin siblings...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

How to get around campus during a construction boom

New construction work is in full swing at UC Riverside, and with it come some growing pains. The campus community can continue to see some road, pathway, and other closures accompanying the work in the coming months. Five major projects are already underway with more, including the Student Success Center, kicking off soon in what is one of the...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR among top 1% of world universities

UC Riverside is among the top 1% of universities in a world ranking that shows the campus continuing to climb in position. The World University Rankings ranked UCR No. 204 in its list of the top 2,000 out of 18,000 total universities worldwide. The campus ranked No. 75 nationally in the 2019-20 list released this week. Both scores were an...
By Imran Ghori |

Interim provost wants to keep UCR moving upward

When Thomas Smith accepted the position of interim provost and executive vice chancellor, he had a simple goal: continue UC Riverside’s upward trajectory. Smith, who began his new role July 1 after five years as dean of the Graduate School of Education, was appointed by Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox to serve until next June or until a permanent provost...
By Imran Ghori |

Remembering Canyon Crest as it makes way for new housing

For decades, the 50-acre, World War II-era housing complex known as Canyon Crest Family Student Housing was home to UCR students with families. The shuttered site is now being razed to make way for a massive student-housing expansion project. About two dozen people, most of whom had worked in some capacity at Canyon Crest through the years,...
By University Communications |

Health and wellness leader joins UCR

A public health practitioner who has worked extensively in education has been appointed as UC Riverside’s assistant vice chancellor for Health, Counseling & Wellness. Denise Woods-Bevly will join the campus Sept. 3. She is currently director of Student Wellness and the Basic Needs Initiative at California State University, Office of the Chancellor....
By Imran Ghori |

Campers get a taste of college life

UC Riverside welcomed Operation Purple Camp to campus this week, giving 94 military-connected kids a chance to experience college life and have some fun. The campers, who came from Southern California and beyond, took part in activities such as archery, rope climbing, and swimming during their week-long stay from July 14-18. UCR Recreation, which...
By Imran Ghori |

New GSOE dean views education as a way to transform communities

Louie Rodríguez likes to draw from a saying by Brazilian philosopher Paulo Freire that it’s not just about “reading the word but reading the world” in his approach to education. “I’m a big champion for promoting education, not just in terms of one’s own human capital growth, but also how we can use our education to transform opportunities for...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR ranked No. 12 for public universities that pay off best

UC Riverside ranks high among public universities where graduates can expect a good return on their investment. CNBC placed the campus No. 12 on its list of the top 50 public universities that pay off the most . The list, released July 16, evaluated average tuition costs in relation to graduates’ future earnings. This is the first time CNBC has...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR Health appoints new CEO

UCR Health has named a 30-year health care veteran as its new CEO. Dr. Donald W. Larsen has most recently been the chief medical officer for Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, and interim executive director of the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica. Don Larsen UCR Health is the fast-expanding clinical arm of the UC...
By J.D. Warren |

Campus celebrates refresh of LGBT Resource Center’s CyberCenter

The David Bohnett CyberCenter, one of more than 50 nationwide, expands tech access for UCR students and visitors
By Tess Eyrich |

Diffusion tensor imaging for multiple sclerosis diagnosis

The technique is more efficient than MRI to examine changes in water flow in the brain in mice
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Celebrating a trip to the moon

About 200 adults and children attended a celebration on campus July 11 of the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon mission. Attendees partook in telescope viewings of the moon, engaged in hands-on activities, and attended a lecture titled “Fifty Years of Discovery — From the Moon to Mars and Beyond.” Children participated in cratering...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Staff Shoutout: Dreaming of summer vacations

In between meetings and completing projects, staff reminisce of warm, sunny days.
By Samantha Stanfill |