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UCR to see another construction boom

UC Riverside will see a major increase in construction activity in the coming months with several significant projects nearing completion or beginning soon. Those include a new School of Business building, which held its groundbreaking on April 27, and completion of a new School of Medicine building that will open this fall. Preliminary plans are...

By Imran Ghori |

How does photosynthesis work so efficiently?

How do living systems establish themselves and work so well? This is a question UC Riverside physicists Nathaniel M. Gabor and Jed Kistner-Morris, as well as scholarly writing expert Benjamin W. Stewart explore in an article they published in this month’s issue of Physics Today, a magazine of the American Institute of Physics. The trio zero in on...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Update on proposed STEM Education Center

UC Riverside and the Riverside Unified School District expect to release an environment impact report for a proposed STEM Education Center this summer. In advance of the environmental document, UCR has created a Frequently Asked Questions page with information on the proposed project. The FAQ includes details on its anticipated timing, funding, and...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR works to attract international investment

The Gov. Newsom administration selected members of UCR’s Research and Economic Development team to join a California delegation that met with international entrepreneurs, investors, companies, and industry experts at a four-day investment summit in Maryland earlier this month. It was the first time the governor’s Office of Business and Economic...

By David Danelski |

UCR ranked high for experiential learning

UC Riverside ranked No. 27 out of 6,000 schools in a list celebrating top colleges delivering outstanding experiential learning opportunities to students. Forage, an educational technology startup that provides a job simulation platform, released its Experiential Learning Awards on April 27. The award recognizes the top 50 four-year institutions in...

By Imran Ghori |

LA Times top editor delivers first in-person Hays PE lecture in four years

Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Kevin Merida recounted stories from his 44-year career in journalism while illuminating the behind-the-scenes work of journalists as part of the 54th Annual Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture. Merida spoke to students, staff, faculty, and community members Tuesday, May 9 at the University Theater in the first in-person...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR student wins third place in UC Grad Slam 2023

For her first time competing in Grad Slam, UC Riverside student Elissa Monteiro ended up going far. A doctoral student in school psychology, Monteiro last week won third place in UC Grad Slam 2023, an annual contest in which graduate students are judged on how well they communicate their research to a general audience in three minutes or less. The...

By Imran Ghori |

New high-tech greenhouse facility opens to researchers

At the top floor of UC Riverside’s new Plant Research 1 building, geneticist Julia Bailey-Serres is testing how to grow rice to withstand drought and flooding conditions in countries like India. In the laboratory next to her, researcher Bao-Lam Huynh is growing new varieties of cowpea plants that will be sent to Africa. Their work takes advantage...

By Imran Ghori |

Faculty achievements celebrated at dinner

UC Riverside campus leaders honored faculty members for their achievements over the last two years at the Faculty Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 3. The event recognized 57 faculty members for a variety of awards they received in 2021-22 from their departments, colleges, professional societies, national and international funding agencies, and elite...

By UCR News |

A manual for engineering spin dynamics in nanomagnets

Manual can help debug and design nanomagnet devices

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Brain Awareness Day helps shape young minds

More than 300 local elementary, middle, and high school students visited UC Riverside for Brain Awareness Day on Friday, April 28, touring campus labs and joining hands-on experiments to learn neuroscience. Hosted by the Neuroscience Graduate Student Association, the event provided visiting students a chance to learn how brain cells function in a...

By UCR News |

Staff Assembly holds week of events celebrating employees

From free donuts and coffee to cuddles with furry friends, UCR Staff Assembly provided staff members a chance to take a break and enjoy some fun during “Thank Goodness for Staff Week.” A series of in-person and virtual free events were held from Monday, April 24 to Friday, April 27. They included games of Bingo and Pictionary, an opportunity to...

By UCR News |

School of Business celebrates groundbreaking for its new building

UC Riverside celebrated a new chapter for the School of Business with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new instructional and administrative building that will provide increased space and modern facilities to meet growing enrollment demands. Campus and community leaders gathered Thursday, April 27 at former Parking Lot 8, where the four-story, 63,400...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR programs achieve high marks in U.S. News grad school rankings

U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 ranking of graduate programs in the U.S. includes high placements for several UC Riverside programs. UCR’s graduate Earth Sciences program in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, or CNAS, ranked No. 39 out of 156 universities, ahead of standout universities including Dartmouth, Purdue, and UNC Chapel...

By J.D. Warren |

Inaugural CHASS Dean’s Speaker Series created a sense of community

The two-day event was filled with storytelling, history, and music.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Bringing together UCR’s Asian American and Pacific Islander communities

A new campus effort aims to bring together UC Riverside’s Asian American and Pacific Islander communities to tackle the shared challenges they face as students, faculty, and staff members, and to explore new opportunities. In May, which is also Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Awareness Month, UCR’s Asian American and Native American...

By Imran Ghori |

Project increases gender inclusive restrooms on campus

A newly renovated restroom at UC Riverside’s Spieth Hall is part of a pilot project to add more gender inclusive facilities on campus. The project represents a major step towards increased accessibility for members of the transgender, gender-nonconforming, and LGBT community on campus who have advocated for more gender inclusive restrooms in...

By Imran Ghori |

Community chat exposes pandemic-related health disparities

Discussion topics included impact of the disease as well as health misinformation

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Give Day gets a successful start

UC Riverside community members and friends gave back in a big way for the university’s first UCR Give Day. The Office of Annual Giving reported initial results of $462,546 raised with 1,700 gifts, surpassing the $388,000 raised on Giving Tuesday in November 2021, the last major campus fundraiser. Donations are still being processed so a fuller...

By Imran Ghori |

Emerbee’s is buzzing with diners again

Emerbee’s is back in business serving honey-infused drinks and sandwiches to hungry Highlanders. The 600-square-foot café near the center of UC Riverside opened in September of 2019 but had been closed since March 2020 when pandemic-related shutdowns began. Emerbee’s began serving customers again in early April as part of a soft launch that...

By Imran Ghori |