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High schoolers get university-level education in particle physics

The students compared their experiment results with those obtained by European students

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR episode of “The College Tour” heading to Amazon Prime

The UC Riverside episode of “The College Tour” will go up on Amazon Prime this week following its debut on YouTube last fall. The series, which highlights colleges and universities, gave a national audience a taste of what life is like on campus through student testimonials. The 30-minute episode – the 70th in the series – was filmed on campus last...

By Imran Ghori |

Staff conference returns with professional development tips

The UC Riverside Staff Conference is returning for its third year, continuing its focus on professional development for staff employees. The free virtual conference, which will take place March 27 and 28, is sponsored by UCR Staff Assembly, Leaders of Excellence and Distinction, or LEAD, and Human Resources Employee and Organizational Development...

By Imran Ghori |

Grad Slam 2023 holds first in-person competition open to public since COVID-19

Executive functioning skills are essential for organization, goal planning, and time management. It is also a major issue for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. Although tools are being developed to help with things like time management, children can go undiagnosed. Elissa Monteiro wants to change that. Monteiro’s...

By Julia Woock |

Treatment needs of unhoused Hawaiians requires more attention, study says

An estimated 326,000 to 580,000 individuals experience sheltered homelessness in the United States each night, putting them at risk for depression, anxiety, serious mental illness, substance use, and physical health problems. Nonetheless, little is known about their treatment needs, particularly of community-dwelling unhoused individuals living...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Google Cloud agreement boosts computing support for researchers

UC Riverside is collaborating with Google Public Sector to modernize the campus’ technology services, which includes increased computing services for researchers. “UCR is making a major strategic investment in secure, agile, and scalable enterprise infrastructure and research computing services to facilitate innovation and opportunity for those who...

By UCR News |

UCR receives $1.5 million to support carbon capture technology research

UC Riverside and climate start-up Pluton Biosciences have partnered to advance the development of technology that increases a plant’s capability to capture CO2 and sequester it in the soil. Commercialization of the technology has the potential to create more sustainable agricultural practices and increase crop yields as an additional outcome of...

By Imran Ghori |

Anthropology professor co-authors study about climate change and the effects on human health

The study uses bioarchaeological data to trace the impact of climate change over the past 5,000 years

By Julia Woock |

Recent changes at UCR have promoted well-being, study finds

A nearly three-year longitudinal study on the culture of campus health at UC Riverside has found that focusing on well-being characterized by programs and services, such as fitness classes, as well as policy and structural-level interventions, such as stairwell beautification and hydration stations, has promoted well-being for the campus community...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UC President Michael Drake visits UC Riverside

UC President Michael V. Drake M.D. spent two days at UC Riverside this week meeting with undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, researchers, and leadership to discuss issues ranging from expanding opportunity and affordability to addressing the health needs of Californians. Drake toured several campus facilities, including the new...

By Imran Ghori |

Stairway to nature

The campus community now has easier access to the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens on a stairway connected to a scenic path. The Office of Planning, Design and Construction recently completed construction of the stairway on a small hill on the east side of campus that provides a shortcut to the gardens. The stairway was built over a steep incline...

By Imran Ghori |

Courtney Baker receives special invite to the White House for screening of ‘Till’

Baker was among academics, politicians, “Till” filmmakers, and families who have experienced racial trauma.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Youth Summit empowers hundreds of Inland area teens

About 350 Inland Empire high school students participated in the SoCal Youth Futures Summit at the University of California, Riverside, where they envisioned what they wanted for their futures and outlined steps to achieve their visions. The event on Feb. 10 featured townhall type talks by elected officials, including California Assembly members...

By David Danelski |

New police chief backs holistic approach to safety

Jeff Talbott has long seen leading UC Riverside’s police department as an ideal job and can’t think of a better time to be campus safety director and police chief. A Riverside native with more than 40 years of public safety experience, Talbott joined UCR in December at a time when the campus is re-envisioning its approach to campus safety. The...

By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside faculty are honored at promotion ceremony

UC Riverside honored promoted faculty members at a luncheon at the Alumni and Visitors Center on Jan. 30. About 40 people attended, including Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox. Supervisors and colleagues joined those who were honored in celebrating their efforts. Promotions occurred across UCR schools, including the College of Humanities, Arts and Social...

By Julia Woock |

Fortune names online data science program among the best

An online program at UC Riverside’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering was ranked No. 12 by Fortune Magazine. The graduate program in data science was named among the Best Online Master’s in Data Science Programs in 2023 by the publication. Fortune ranked 23 data science programs nationally, scoring them on selectivity, student...

By Imran Ghori |

Campus groups encouraged to join UCR Give Day

UC Riverside is giving donors a new way to show their support with the first UCR Give Day in April. Departments and groups interested in participating and raising funds to support students, research, and programs are urged to sign up by February 28 for the April 6 fundraiser. This will be UCR’s first stand-alone campaign that focuses on supporting...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR Library curates Black History Month digital collection

The UC Riverside Library has put together a collection of recommended books for Black History Month, inviting the campus community to delve into Black culture and history. The Black Voices. Black History digital collection includes 50 books from the UCR Library’s collection of e-books and audiobooks available on the OverDrive platform, which is...

By UCR News |

Engineering online programs ranked among best

Two online programs at UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering were categorized as 2023 U.S. News Best Online Programs. The two programs are both graduate-level, in computer information technology, or CIT, and engineering. CIT was named No. 18, and engineering No. 34. For the 2023 edition U.S. News ranked 1,763 online degree programs...

By J.D. Warren |

Regents spotlight UCR’s role in economic growth and public health

The Regents of the University of California met at UC Riverside on Friday, Jan. 27, in a daylong series of meetings that highlighted the campus’s role in spurring economic growth through technology development, agricultural innovation, and public health. The Board of Regents heard from campus leaders, researchers, students, and community leaders...

By Imran Ghori |