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More than 50% of people with advanced MS report being mistreated

UC Riverside-led study is first to extensively examine caregiver mistreatment of American adults with multiple sclerosis

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Coffee socials offer a return to normalcy on campus

Enjoying coffee and conversation outside Hinderaker Hall has long been a morning tradition at UC Riverside. It’s a scene that has been missing for the past 15 months. But in a sign of the return to in-person operations in the fall, a crowd once again gathered on a recent bright Tuesday morning to sip coffee and eat doughnuts. The coffee socials...

By Imran Ghori |

Will Brillouin spectroscopy become as indispensable for science as Raman spectroscopy?

Review paper identifies new twists and turns in light scattering spectroscopy

By Holly Ober |

Six new trustees appointed to UCR Foundation board

The UCR Foundation Board of Trustees has welcomed six new members who began their two-year terms July 1. The 45-member volunteer Board of Trustees oversees UCR’s affiliated foundation, receiving and managing the investment of a $257.5 million endowment as of May 31 that supports the long-term strength of UCR’s research programs, colleges, and...

By Imran Ghori |

Study evaluates Inland Empire transgender and gender nonconforming patients’ experiences

UC Riverside partnered with the Transgender Health and Wellness Center to conduct focus groups about patient experiences

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Scientists publish perspective on boosting stem cell immunity to viruses

Shou-wei Ding and Shabihah Shahrudin weigh in on research that could improve antiviral siRNA therapeutics

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

What’s open on campus now

UC Riverside is planning for a return to in-person instruction and operations this fall. Find out below what services are available and what to expect as the campus gradually reopens. Dining All dining venues are closed for the summer. A gradual reopening of campus food operations is planned for late August, starting with venues in the HUB and...

By University Communications |

Campus vaccination rates continue to rise

About 46% of UC Riverside employees and 38% of students have submitted proof of COVID-19 vaccinations as of early July. The campus is continuing to encourage students and employees to get vaccinated and submit proof with high vaccination rates considered essential to reducing restrictions on campus and ensuring the health and safety of the campus...

By Imran Ghori |

New state-of-the-art greenhouse facility readies for opening

UC Riverside’s new Plant Research 1 is already starting to stand out on campus, with its gleaming glass frame and the scenic Box Springs Mountains in the background. The two-story building also represents a step forward in high-tech plant research space that researchers expect to use by this fall. Construction of the new 30,000-square-foot concrete...

By Imran Ghori |

Preparing for parking on campus this fall

UC Riverside students, faculty, and staff members will see some changes in campus parking this fall. A new parking structure and a switch from hang-tag parking permits to digital license plate recognition are among the biggest differences. Here’s what to expect related to parking and other transportation issues this fall. Permit options...

By Imran Ghori |

Ultrasound mind reading machine could improve assistive robotics

Less invasive interface maps brain activity to predict movements

By Holly Ober |

New season of philosophy professor's podcast just dropped

Myisha Cherry talks with other philosophers about current topics

By Holly Ober |

Historian discusses pre-Christian religion in ancient Rome

Michele Salzman discusses forms of worship in ancient Rome on podcast

By Holly Ober |

UCR employees to lead systemwide group

Two UC Riverside employees will lead the systemwide organization advocating for University of California staff, giving the campus a greater influence on policy decisions. Crystal Petrini, a financial and administrative officer and past president of the UCR Staff Assembly, will begin her term as chair of Council of UC Staff Assemblies, or CUCSA, on...

By Imran Ghori |

How California’s June 15 reopening will affect UCR

June 23 update: Under the latest state guidelines, most vaccinated employees and students may work indoors without face coverings, physical distancing is no longer required, and all worksites can operate at 100% capacity. Learn more in this announcement. The California economy will reopen June 15 with the state lifting many restrictions on...

By Imran Ghori |

Measuring how a bottom quark decays

UC Riverside physicists performed the analysis

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Campus to mark Juneteenth with series of events

Celebration, liberation, and education are the themes of UCR’s Second Annual Juneteenth Celebration, a four-day series of events featuring panels focused on history, freedom, and food. The Black Faculty and Staff Association, or BFASA, began the campus celebration last year as a way to bring together students, faculty, and staff members. Organizers...

By Imran Ghori |

Earth-spanning satellite images now available to anyone at UCR 

All UCR students and faculty can now access high-resolution satellite images of the entire planet thanks to a license granted to the Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Agriculture, or AI4SA, project.

By Jules Bernstein |

Recreation Services finds success with virtual programming

When the pandemic shut down in-person activities, UC Riverside’s Recreation Department moved its youth and recreation programming online. In the months since, department leaders say they have hit their stride in virtual programming. The department offers youth camps and programming for pre-teens and teenagers. Shifting those online was challenging...

By Imran Ghori |

Poor air quality and warehouses linked to Inland Empire Covid-19 inequities

UC Riverside professors call for intersectional approach to Covid-19 exposure interventions

By Holly Ober |