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Findings support relationship between thirdhand smoke exposure and fatty liver risk

Mouse study shows oxidative stress is a major cause of thirdhand smoke-induced liver disease

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR vaccinates frontline health care workers for COVID-19

UC Riverside has vaccinated 100 frontline health care workers at Student Health Services for the virus that causes COVID-19 in the first on-campus vaccine distribution. Student Health Services applied through Riverside County six weeks earlier to inoculate its workers and was notified Jan. 7 that it would receive a shipment of 100 doses of the...

By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside Life Sciences Incubator goes live

Drug delivery and genomic sequencing startups are the first tenants

By Holly Ober |

UCR COVID-19 testing site sees strong demand

A drive-thru site on a UC Riverside parking lot offering no-cost testing for the coronavirus has tested more than 6,000 people since opening a few weeks ago. The location at Parking Lot 26 was initially only open on weekdays but has since expanded to weekends. Testing is now available daily from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Testing is...

By Imran Ghori |

A look back at 2020 at UCR

From construction projects to the many impacts of the coronavirus, 2020 was an eventful year for UC Riverside. Stan Lim, UCR photography manager, shares his favorite images showing how the campus community met the year’s challenges and celebrated their achievements.

By University Communications |

COVID-19 drive-thru testing site to open on campus

UC Riverside employees and students will be able to get tested for the coronavirus at no cost to them at a drive-thru site on a campus lot starting Thursday, Dec. 17. The testing program is a result of a partnership between UCR and the city of Riverside, which has opened two other drive-thru locations, a downtown kiosk, and a mobile testing van...

By Imran Ghori |

New Master of Science in Business Analytics at UC Riverside

The program, offered jointly by the School of Business and the Department of Statistics, launches in fall 2021

By Holly Ober |

UCR part of court victory in H-IB visa case

UC Riverside is among a group of college and industry groups celebrating a court victory challenging immigration rules that could have made it harder for international scholars to remain in the U.S. The campus and Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox are members of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, made up of higher education...

By Imran Ghori |

Watkins Hall gets an upgrade

A construction project underway at Watkins Hall will replace the building’s ventilation system and renovate the main lecture hall. The improvements will provide some needed upgrades to the building, one of the oldest on campus, said Tameesha Hayes, a project manager with the Office of Planning, Design, and Construction. A major element of the...

By Imran Ghori |

Poorest Inland Empire communities have highest fine particulate matter exposure

San Bernardino study participants had highest exposure to PM2.5 in their own homes

By Holly Ober |

How UCR is elevating diversity efforts

When Mariam Lam was selected more than four years ago as UC Riverside’s associate vice chancellor and chief diversity officer, she began leading a small team focused on improving inclusivity on the campus. The campus emphasized the importance of that work with the recent elevation of the role to an executive position. In September, Chancellor Kim A...

By Imran Ghori |

Medical simulation suite nearing completion

UC Riverside medical students will soon have expanded space to learn patient and clinical skills and procedures. A new clinical skills and simulation suite is beginning to take shape in the bottom floor of the Orbach Science Library. The School of Medicine project features 16 mock exam rooms, an emergency room, an intensive care unit, operating...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR helps grow massive plant portal

UC Riverside’s herbarium is helping create an unprecedented resource for scientists studying how climate change is affecting California’s plants. The herbarium has joined a consortium of 28 other herbaria, universities, research stations, natural history collections and botanical gardens digitizing their plant collections. By 2022, they will have...

By Jules Bernstein |

New Alianza UCMX director brings rich experience in international relations

Over a 27-year career, Isabel Studer has worked as a researcher, in government, and as the head of environmental advocacy groups. As the new director of Alianza UCMX, she’s in a position where all those worlds intersect. “I realized that it looked like my whole career was meant for me to be prepared to be taking on this role,” said Studer, who...

By Imran Ghori |

History department lecture series explores new research on race

UC Riverside’s Department of History has launched a new lecture series aiming to spotlight new research on African American, African diaspora, and African history. Historians researching race, racism, and anti-racism are also among the upcoming speakers for the Sterling Stuckey Lecture Series, named for a prominent scholar of African American...

By Imran Ghori |

COVID-19 exposure app available to UCR students and employees

A pilot smartphone-based program that provides notification of COVID-19 exposure is now available to UC Riverside students and employees. UCR began participating in the Exposure Notification System app, which is available as a feature on iPhones and an app on Android devices, Monday, Nov. 16. The system allows users to be notified if they have...

By Imran Ghori |

Campus to take part in Giving Tuesday

UC Riverside is finding different ways to support students and employees for Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1. The event is part of the annual International Day of Giving, held the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving Day. This year, donors can choose from more than 40 different programs, scholarships, and initiatives to support during the 24-hour window that...

By Imran Ghori |

Case study illustrates need for researcher-community partnerships throughout research process

Research paper demonstrates ethical perils and harms stemming from research practices exemplified in case study

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Meet UCR’s new faculty members

This fall, UC Riverside welcomed more than 40 faculty members from a variety of disciplines. Learn more about the new faculty below: College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Courtney Baker, an associate professor of English, joined UCR following her tenure as an associate professor of American studies and co-founder of Black studies at...

By University Communications |

Chancellor’s Distinguished lecture to feature Smithsonian director

Anthea Hartig, M.A. ’89, Ph.D. ’01, the Elizabeth McMillan director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, will deliver UC Riverside’s Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture on Nov. 16. An award-winning public historian and cultural heritage expert, Hartig recently received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UCR Alumni...

By Imran Ghori |