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Professor honored for Academic Senate service

Manuela Martins-Green, chair of the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology at UC Riverside, has received the 2020 Oliver Johnson Award for Distinguished Leadership in the Academic Senate. The award is the highest honor given out by the University of California, bestowed biennially to a member of the UC faculty who has performed outstanding...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | Inside UCR |

UCR Botanic Gardens reopens with new safety precautions

The UCR Botanic Gardens reopened to the public Monday (9 am - 12 pm) after more than three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 40-acre living plant museum, which has more than 3,500 plant species, is the first major area of the campus to reopen. The Botanic Gardens is following state guidelines...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |

Four professors honored with Senate Faculty Awards

Four UC Riverside faculty members were honored by the Graduate Division and Academic Senate with 2019-20 Senate Faculty Awards (three of them CNAS faculty), announced in a letter on June 16. Kate Sweeny, a professor of psychology; and Flip Tanedo, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy; both received the Commitment to Graduate Diversity Award...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |

Summer Physics Academy moves online due to pandemic

The popular Summer Physics Academy held each year by the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy for high school teachers has a different format this year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, all lectures of the 13th Summer Physics Academy are being delivered to the 25 participating high school teachers via Zoom. Hai-Bo Yu, an associate...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | Inside UCR |

UCR grads form ‘mutual aid’ network in response to COVID-19

As the number of COVID-19 cases began rising in March, recent UC Riverside graduates Aram Ayra ’18 and John Stefan '20 knew they wanted to do their part to help. They decided to take a community approach that emphasized neighbors helping neighbors, creating the Riverside Mutual Aid Network. “We saw the cases were becoming more...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |

Call for Proposals: "Being Human" — Interdisciplinary Mini-Labs

Applications are invited for interdisciplinary mini-labs on topics related to the theme ‘Being Human’, to be investigated at both conceptual and problem-solving levels. The labs are intended to spark cross-campus collaborations and to seed larger grant initiatives. Conducted in any quarter of 2020/21, each mini-lab will consist of 3 to 5 faculty investigators from colleges...
By UCR Center for Ideas and Society |

Citrus Gifts Delivered To Your Door!

Just in time to celebrate your new grad, Citrus Gifts are now available for online ordering at citrusgifts.ucr.edu! Citrus Gifts are made with produce from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) Citrus Variety Collection, one of the world’s most diverse living collections of citrus species, and the bee hives managed by UCR Entomology's Center for...
By UCR Dining staff | Inside UCR |

Why some drugs work and others don’t in treating neurological disorders

Neuromodulatory systems in the brain heavily influence behavioral and cognitive processes. Understanding how these systems modulate perceptual behavior is a crucial steppingstone toward unraveling their roles in brain functions. One particular neuromodulatory system is the noradrenergic system. Dysfunction of this system is linked to several neurological disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and post-traumatic...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | Inside UCR |

Research plan announced as working groups discuss campus return procedures

Several working groups have begun discussing guidelines for how and when UC Riverside will start allowing more students, staff, and faculty members to return to campus. A new website provides more details on the ideas under discussion. Research is the first area where on-campus activity can resume, under certain conditions, starting Monday, June 8. Rodolfo...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR |

Student Life awards 15 organizations for their contributions to UCR and beyond

Each year, UC Riverside’s Student Life office selects 15 exemplary organizations — of the more than 500 student groups that exist — to include in its annual Student Organization Awards celebration. This week, Student Life announced the winners via a virtual Student Organization Awards ceremony. Among the most coveted awards is the Organization of the...
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez | Inside UCR |
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