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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 |

Cyber Defense Team takes first place in qualifier round, moves on to Regionals

The team bested a cyber defense scenario designed to test their information technology mettle

By Holly Ober |

Campus celebrates close of Living the Promise campaign

UC Riverside celebrated the successful completion of the Living the Promise campaign March 18-20 with a weekend full of activities including a variety of informative panels and a bell tower light show. The campaign began in October 2016 with the goal of raising $300 million by December 2020. During the Living the Promise celebration, campus leaders...

By University Communications |

UC Riverside student-led startup vies for $25,000 in national pitch competition

Saru Recycling will compete in LaunchPad’s annual competition at Startup Grind’s Global Conference

By Holly Ober |

UCR named a Bicycle Friendly University

UC Riverside has been named a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists in recognition of its promotion of safe, accessible bicycling on campus. The league, a national grassroots organization, announced UCR’s certification Feb. 18 following an application process. The campus is among 38 colleges and universities to join the...

By Imran Ghori |

Research paper turns spotlight on special needs of stroke survivors

UC Riverside medical student Marilyn Corrales Arevalo is a coauthor

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR ahead of schedule in key sustainability goals

UC Riverside is continuing to make progress in reducing its carbon footprint, according to the 2020 Sustainability Annual Report. The campus has met two of the University of California’s sustainability goals five years early with a reduction in both per capita waste generation and water use. Per capita waste is at 0.74 pounds, below the 2025 target...

By Imran Ghori |

Study explores differences in payments between biomedical and sociobehavioral research

Compared to sociobehavioral studies, biomedical studies typically require more time and visits, tend to be more quantitative, more in-person, and of greater risk

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

New parking structure takes shape

UC Riverside’s new four-level parking structure at the east end of campus is nearing completion. The main elements of the project — its concrete levels and frame — are finished though other features still remain to be done, said John Franklin, a project manager with the Office of Planning, Design and Construction. He estimated it will be completed...

By Imran Ghori |

Faculty members share Living the Promise campaign’s impact

As UC Riverside celebrates the successful completion of the Living the Promise campaign with a weekend of events this month, faculty members say its impacts will continue to be felt on the campus for years to come. Launched in October 2016, the campaign came to a successful close on Dec. 31 with the university surpassing the $300 million goal. The...

By Imran Ghori |

Giving Tuesday breaks previous year’s record in gift total and dollars raised

UC Riverside surpassed last year’s totals for the Giving Tuesday campaign, raising more than $300,000 from almost 2,000 donors. During the 24-hour event on Dec. 1, part of the International Day of Giving, 1,985 donors contributed $315,330 to a wide variety of causes and programs on campus, according to the Office of Annual Giving. That beat last...

By Imran Ghori |