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Team from Costa Rica and UC Riverside Creates Biophotovoltaic Technology

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( ) — Claudia Chaves Villarreal, a Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering in UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, received a 2018 AAAS Pacific Division Alan E. Leviton Student Research Award. The $700 award will support her ongoing collaboration with Ashok Mulchandani, the W. Ruel Johnson Chair...
By Holly Ober |

SOM Researcher Addresses Incentive Disparities in HIV Research

To encourage subjects to participate in clinical and behavioral HIV studies, researchers often offer incentives such as cash or gift cards. But such remuneration could distort the sampling and end up inadvertently hurting the research findings. Lured by the incentives, participants could easily conceal information about themselves to qualify. Or...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Jeff Krynski Becomes Alumni Association President

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( ) – Some of the greatest lessons Jeff Krynski learned in life derive from his college experience at UC Riverside. Krynski was born in Wisconsin and grew up in Upland, Calif. He came to UCR wanting to build a career in the business world and in 1981 earned a bachelor’s in administrative studies. A few decades after...
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

UC Riverside Fall 2018 Admissions Show Surge in Transfer Student Numbers

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( ) – UC Riverside has again registered big strides in meeting California’s transfer student threshold, according to numbers released July 11 by the University of California Office of the President. UCR has admitted a total of 33,218 students for fall 2018, including 24,993 freshmen and 8,225 transfer students. It’s an...
By J.D. Warren |

Graduate Student Community Goes Green With Sustainable Solutions

The California Air Resources Board recognized Riverside as “California’s Coolest City” in 2014 for efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and better manage energy use and vehicle emissions. Four years later, Maïko Le Lay, a doctoral degree candidate in critical dance studies at the University of California, Riverside, has taken the city’s efforts a...
By Brittney Carolina |

Brian Haynes to be Appointed UCR Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( – The head of Student Affairs for California State University, San Bernardino, or CSUSB, has been named to lead the UC Riverside Student Affairs office. Brian Haynes has been vice president for Student Affairs at Cal State San Bernardino since 2013. He becomes vice chancellor for Student Affairs at UCR effective Aug....
By J.D. Warren |

ECS Teacher Mamie White-Carter – ‘Community Treasure’- Retires After 20 Years

When Mamie White-Carter came to UCR’s Early Childhood Services in 1998, her kindergarten curriculum got her the job. That curriculum hasn’t changed since, nor would any parent at UCR let it. “She is not only the best teacher that my kids have ever had, but I’m certain that she’ll be the best teacher they will ever have in their life, including grad...
By Madeline Adamo |

Teaching the Teachers

Kenneth Barish, the chair of the UC Riverside Department of Physics and Astronomy, formally began the Summer Physics Teacher Academy this year with opening remarks that included the following sobering statistics: Nationally, 33 percent of high school students take physics. In California, on average, 22 percent of high school students take physics....
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Louie Rodríguez named GSOE’s newest endowed chair

Rodríguez is UCR’s Bank of America Chair in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Practice
By Tess Eyrich |

Book co-authored by GSOE dean tackles need to improve math education

If you think you're not a "math person," you might want to consider why
By Tess Eyrich |

Researchers Help Legislators Visualize Earthquake Risks

While we can’t predict when a big earthquake will occur in California, we can be prepared. Armed with 3D-printed maps of California’s faults, UCR’s Christos Kyriakopoulos, a researcher in earth sciences, and David Oglesby, professor and chair of the Department of Earth Sciences, recently attended a congressional hearing of the U.S. House of...
By Sarah Nightingale |

UCR Leads Major U.S. Universities in Pell Grant Student Success

According to an analysis of federal data, the University of California, Riverside leads all major universities in enrolling and graduating students who receive Pell Grants. In a report titled, “ The Pell Divide: How Four-Year Institutions are Failing to Graduate Low- and Moderate-Income Students ,” researchers at D.C.-based think tank Third Way...
By John Replogle |

Gearing Up for California's Expansion in Computer Science Education

By Suzanne Hartzell Even though California is a leader in technological innovation, it trails other states when it comes to computer science education in public schools. There is little professional development funding, high schools are not required to offer computer science courses and, until recently, there were no computer science curriculum...
By University Communications |

Historian invited to spend summer 2018 at Bancroft, Huntington libraries

UC Riverside's Andrew Shaler studies violence against indigenous communities during California's Gold Rush period
By Tess Eyrich |

Asian Heroine Tackles Gender Bullying and Air Pollution in New Musical

After a sold-out, two-night showcase in 2017, it was only a matter of time before the theater adaptation of children’s book ‘Princess Ten Ten and the Dark Skies’ returned to UCR. The musical, set for performances on May 25-26, follows Ten Ten, a girl rejected by her father for not conforming to societal gender norms as she finds her voice and...
By Madeline Adamo |

New Elementary School to be Named After UCR Creative Writing Professor Emeritus

Juan Felipe Herrera , acclaimed poet and professor emeritus in the Department of Creative Writing, will soon be able to list an elementary school in his roster of honors. Juan Felipe Herrera Elementary School, slated to open in August 2020, will be erected in southeast Fresno. The decision to honor Herrera, a Fresno County native, was announced May...
By Jessica Weber |

11 UCR Students Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship

Eleven University of California, Riverside students received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research fellowship, the preeminent award program recognizing NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students pursuing research-based graduate and doctoral degrees at accredited institutions in the United...
By Brittney Carolina |

Grassroots Movement, Organizational Excellence, Holds Their Second Showcase

UC Riverside’s Organizational Excellence, or OE, movement held there 2nd annual OE Showcase on April 30th. OE is a grassroots initiative that seeks to create a culture that inspires all members of our campus community to improve the use of available resources so that we operate at maximum efficiency. The events purpose was to showcase the efforts...
By Samantha Stanfill |

UCR Will Become Home to Systemwide Science-Related Program

The University of California, Riverside will be the new headquarters of the Louis Stokes California Alliance for Minority Participation, or CAMP, a program known for supporting minorities in all science-related fields. CAMP is currently transitioning from UC Irvine to UCR. The program focuses on supporting students from underserved communities who...
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Near-Death Experiences: The Stories They Tell

John Fischer , distinguished philosophy professor at the University of California, Riverside, led a discussion on near-death experiences and the stories they tell at UCR’s Alumni and Visitors Center on April 16. Fischer, who joined the UCR faculty in 1988, is widely regarded as a leading philosopher in the world on free will, moral responsibility,...
By Brittney Carolina |