September 29, 2023
Help create UCR’s new mural with ‘smog-eating’ paint
In honor of Clean Air Day, students, staff, faculty, and community members are invited to join the painting festivities on Tuesday, Oct. 3.
September 22, 2023
Sow good: UC Riverside Botanic Gardens turn 60
This week, UC Riverside’s Botanic Gardens celebrates a major milestone — its 60th anniversary.
September 19, 2023
Electrons take flight at the nanoscale
Visualizing electron flow motivates new devices inspired by airplane wings
September 13, 2023
Scientists uncover COVID’s weakness
New UC Riverside research has revealed COVID’s Achilles heel — its dependence on key human proteins for its replication — which can be used to prevent the virus from making people sick.
September 01, 2023
Are we right to be frightened of brain worms?
Has the news about an Australian woman with a living, wriggling roundworm in her brain got you spooked? After experiencing abdominal pain and night sweats that developed into forgetfulness and depression, the 64-year-old woman was sent to a hospital. An MRI scan did reveal something unusual in her brain, but the roundworm was not discovered until the surgeon peered into her skull.
August 28, 2023
New approach to fighting malaria
UC Riverside-led study zeroes in on special RNA molecules in the human malaria parasite
August 28, 2023
Native nations and UC scientists join together in climate fight
Indigenous land-management strategies have been largely missing from modern attempts to combat the effects of worsening climate change in California. A new $7 million grant aims to change that.
August 17, 2023
Microchip manufacturing fellowship’s decade of success
To some Inland Empire undergraduates, getting paid to learn microchip manufacturing, resume writing, and professional networking sounds like a dream. This year, UC Riverside is celebrating a decade of making this dream a reality.
August 14, 2023
A report from the groves:
Mary Lu Arpaia and Eric Focht have bred avocado trees in association with the University of California, Riverside, for decades. In the video below, they describe their quest for a better avocado that resulted in the release this year of the Luna UCR™, a new variety that is the great-grandchild of the Hass. Speaking from experimental UC groves in Irvine, Arpaia and Focht describe the benefits of the Luna and the challenges of creating this new fruit of their labor.
August 10, 2023
Study ties fracking to another type of shaking
New UC Riverside research confirms fracking causes slow, small earthquakes or tremors, whose origin was previously a mystery to scientists.
August 07, 2023
The trilobites’ guide to surviving environmental change
UC Riverside scientists have worked out how one unusual species of trilobite — an ancient, sea-dwelling relative of spiders and lobsters — was able to defend itself against predators and survive a bumpy ride as Earth’s oxygen levels fluctuated.
August 03, 2023
A path to defeating crop-killing gray mold without toxins
It’s a mold that causes billions in crop losses every year, infecting berries, tomatoes and most other fruits and vegetables. Now, researchers have found a way to defeat the mold without showering toxic chemicals on the crops.
July 26, 2023
Ray of hope for mitochondrial diseases: protein’s surprising second role
A protein that packs massive DNA strands into tiny cells also moonlights as a cleaner of damaged genetic material. This discovery could help detect mitochondrial diseases, which can cause brain damage and organ failure.
July 24, 2023
Study improves understanding of how bacteria benefit plant growth
UC Riverside-led research aims to improve sustainable agricultural practices
July 10, 2023
UCR releases a new avocado tree to the world marketplace
The newly release Luna UCR™ avocado offers consumers great flavor, a rind that turns a tell-tale black when ripe, while growers will benefit from a smaller tree size, allowing denser plantings for more efficient and safer harvesting.
July 05, 2023
Q&A: What does the end of affirmative action mean for UCR?
Emily D. Engelschall, associate vice chancellor of enrollment services, offers insight.