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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 |

Algorithm helps speed up simulation of vast, complex universes

UC Riverside astrophysicist Simeon Bird explains

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

UCR celebrates Earth Week with activities and pledges throughout the month

UC Riverside is expanding the ways the campus community can get informed and take action for Earth Day with a series of activities throughout the month. The Office of Sustainability has created an Earth Week page with more than a dozen events from April 19-25 to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day will...

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 |

CNAS lecture series returns with focus on COVID-19 response

An upcoming lecture series will spotlight the role researchers at the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, or CNAS, are playing in response to COVID-19, from testing to vaccine development and more. The college’s annual science lecture series is titled "COVID Conversations: How the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR’s School of Medicine ranked No. 6 for diversity

UC Riverside’s School of Medicine is ranked No. 6 for diversity in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Grad School rankings released Tuesday, March 30. It was among several UCR programs that did well in the rankings, which are separated by discipline into different lists. Education, engineering, and social sciences moved up in their rankings or...

By Imran Ghori |

Education Abroad merges with Strategic Initiatives and International Recruitment

The unit will now be under the leadership of Assistant Provost Jun Wang.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Review paper links air pollution to COVID-19 susceptibility

Coauthors include School of Medicine biomedical scientist Changcheng Zhou

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

The UCR Botanic Gardens sale to feature native and hard-to-find plants

Plant fans have a reason to celebrate. The UCR Botanic Gardens has announced its upcoming spring plant sale will take place on April 10 and 11. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sale will be online. Though vegetables and fruits will not be available, there will be many exciting offerings including shrubs, house plants, climbing vines, cacti and...

By Michaela Miller |

UC Riverside School of Medicine Celebrates Match Day

Fifty-seven UC Riverside School of Medicine students found out where they will be spending the next three-to-seven years of their medical careers at the annual Match Day celebration held Friday, March 19, 2021. Match Day is a nationwide event that marks the culmination of a rigorous, months-long residency interview program. At 9 a.m. in the west...

By Ross French |

UCR creates new COVID cleaning crew

UC Riverside has created a new team of Facilities Services employees specializing in cleaning campus areas that have potentially been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. The team, made up of 15 custodial and housekeeping employees who volunteered for the task, attended training sessions starting in January, completing the last one in early...

By Imran Ghori |

Looking back at a year of the pandemic

A year has passed since the pandemic changed life at UC Riverside. Here is a look at what’s happened on campus. Photos by Stan Lim, UCR photography manager.

By University Communications |

Keeping the campus safe and clean

New equipment, changing schedules, and enhanced cleaning protocols — these are some of the ways the daily routines of UC Riverside Facilities Services staff members have been altered over the past year. The department, which includes custodial, landscaping, and maintenance services, has had many of its employees continuing to work on campus from...

By Imran Ghori |