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Healthy Campus celebration promotes wellness

From flu shots to free swag, UC Riverside students, faculty, and staff members explored a variety of healthy living resources at the UCR Healthy Campus 2nd Annual Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 10. The two-hour event next to the bell tower included more than 40 booths representing groups and projects associated with Healthy Campus. Many offered...
By Imran Ghori |

Emerbee’s opens with ‘buzzy’ event

Emerbee’s, UCR’s newest dining café , celebrated its grand opening Oct. 3 with music, giveaways, and a whole lot about bees. A long line of customers joined the noontime event, which included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks by Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox. The 600-square-foot café, located next to the Multidisciplinary Research Building,...
By Imran Ghori |

Napolitano’s jam-packed campus visit

UC President Janet Napolitano helped usher in a new student housing project, toured several buildings, and met with students, staff, and faculty members during an Oct. 4 visit to UC Riverside. Her packed schedule included classroom visits, a tour of campus facilities such as the School of Medicine and Multidisciplinary Research Building, a...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR gets ready for the Great California ShakeOut

UC Riverside will join more than 10 million Californians in testing earthquake preparedness as part of the annual Great California ShakeOut on Oct. 17. Students, staff, and faculty members will be asked to “drop, cover, and hold on” for 1 minute during the earthquake drill that will start at 10:17 a.m. The campus will test its emergency...
By Imran Ghori |

North District breaks ground with UC President in attendance

Providing a college home for students isn’t a new function for the 50-acre site on the north side of the UC Riverside campus. It’s been home for UCR students throughout the campus’s history: the North District project is simply the newest chapter. That was the message repeated in remarks at the groundbreaking for the largest-ever building project...
By J.D. Warren |

Dance: corporeal expressions

A quarter-long Department of Dance course includes research presentations, demonstrations, and free workshops that are open to the campus community.
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Campus construction in October

UC Riverside will mark the start of a major new project this month with an Oct. 4 groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the North District. The first phase mixed-use community will provide 1,500 apartment-style beds for students. Future phases will include new dining facilities, mixed-use residential and athletic facilities, and additional...
By Imran Ghori |

New lab is California’s best defense against deadly citrus disease

California citrus growers and UC Riverside joined forces to combat Huanglongbing
By Holly Ober |

Parking permit fee increase will pay for 1,200-space parking structure

A $30 million multilevel parking structure that is expected to begin construction early next year will be funded by a parking rate increase that went into effect for 2019-20. The project is planned for the east side of Parking Lot 13 and will provide a net increase of 800 spaces. The project is expected to take a year to complete and open in early...
By Imran Ghori |

Bigger data, better materials

UC Riverside-led project combines physics-based modeling and machine learning to discover new materials for more efficient chemical separation and better lithium ion batteries
By Holly Ober |

Recovery from dinosaur-killing asteroid has message for present

New research finds that it is not how many species you have, it is what they ‘do’ in an ecosystem that matters
By Jules Bernstein |

Depression and social isolation threaten successful aging of people living with HIV

UC Riverside-led study calls for giving more patient-centered care to this population
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Emerbee’s, UCR’s newest café, opens for business

Emerbee’s, a 600-square-foot café near the center of campus, will be open with fulltime hours Sept. 23 following a soft opening earlier this month and in June. A grand opening celebration is planned for Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. The name is a play on the neighboring Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, which was completed in January, as well as the...
By Imran Ghori |

Welcome back – here’s what you missed

With the start of the fall quarter, UC Riverside is once again bustling with activity. But the summer was not an idle one with the campus seeing some new faces, improvement projects, and achievements over the last couple months. In July, Thomas Smith moved up from his position as dean of the Graduate School of Education to become the interim...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR police to wear body cameras

UC Riverside joins a growing number of police agencies, including those at universities and colleges across the country, that are equipping their officers with body-worn and in-car cameras. The department plans to put the cameras into use during the fall quarter. As with any new technology, unanticipated delays may occur. Here’s what to know about...
By University Communications |

Cooperative Extension’s value to California agriculture

The University of California Cooperative Extension has provided the state’s farmers and ranchers with agricultural know-how for over a century — but how well does it work?
By Tess Eyrich |

Chancellor kicks off fall quarter with picnic

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox kicked off the start of the fall quarter Thursday, Sept. 12, with the annual Chancellor’s Staff and Faculty Picnic on Hinderaker Lawn. Wilcox said the university is blessed to be able to mark the start of each academic year. “Every year’s a new beginning,” he said. “It’s a time to stop and think about all we’ve...
By Imran Ghori |

Study sheds light on human neural crest cell development

School of Medicine’s Martin Garcia-Castro led the research project
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

National Science Foundation renews support of AsterixDB

The ongoing collaboration between UC Riverside and UC Irvine has produced a one-of-a-kind open source database system
By Holly Ober |

Changes afoot at UCR’s garden oasis

For decades, the UCR Botanic Gardens have served as a quiet getaway tucked in a corner of campus where one can explore and enjoy nature. The 40-acre living plant museum still stands as an oasis from the bustle of campus, but some changes have been implemented in the past three years to modernize and improve the experience for visitors. They include...
By Imran Ghori |