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Coronavirus lab and testing in place for fall quarter

As the fall quarter begins, UC Riverside has a new diagnostic lab operating on campus that will rapidly process samples from students and employees as part of an ongoing coronavirus testing program. The lab, located at the Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, tested its first sample in August and opened in early September. The result...

UC Riverside No. 1 in U.S. News social mobility rankings

For the second consecutive year, UC Riverside is the No. 1 university in the country for social mobility in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. UCR rose up the charts in the overall rankings as well, now placing No. 34 among all public universities and No. 88 overall. The social mobility ranking...

New Hellman Fellows Endowment at UC Riverside

UC Riverside has received $5 million for junior faculty research fellowships in three colleges as part of a larger move by the Hellman Fellows Fund to establish permanent endowments across the UC system. Since the 1980s, the Hellman Fellows Program has supported junior faculty in the University of California system with research awards. The new...

Experts on heat waves

UCR NEWS -- Robert Allen, assistant professor of climatology. Allen uses climate models in his research and can talk to reporters about how such models can improve our understanding of climate change. “Several observational studies have shown the frequency of occurrence of extreme warm temperatures has increased,” he says. rjallen@ucr.edu Cameron Barrows: Research ecologist at...

UC Riverside named No. 15 public university

In its 2020 ranking of top national universities, Washington Monthly magazine has named UC Riverside No. 27 among all institutions, and No. 15 among public universities. UCR climbed one spot among publics, from No. 16 in 2019. “The Washington Monthly ranking is significant because it was one of the first ranking systems to reward colleges...

UCR responds to broadening COVID-19 impacts

As COVID-19 coronavirus impacts broaden across the world, UC Riverside is pointing its campus community to a frequently updated website for the latest related news. The site, https://ehs.ucr.edu/coronavirus, includes updates and frequently asked questions. UCR Coronavirus updates On Saturday, March 14, Chancellor Kim Wilcox announced that the campus is closing, with only critical campus operations...

California adds online triage for Coronavirus to help with test shortages

CALMATTERS -- California still does not have enough capacity to test for coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Sunday, despite furious efforts by private, university and government laboratories to scale up to handle thousands of more patients. To help triage the crush of Californians in the Bay Area who want to be tested for the novel...

"Facing Fire" exhibition opens at the California Museum of Photography in Riverside

California residents are acutely familiar with wildfires. Blazes of increasing scale, severity, and destructiveness burn across the state throughout longer and longer fire seasons. Sixteen of the 20 largest fires in California history occurred in the last two decades — six in the 18-month span ending August 2019. Those six fires burned 3.65 million acres...
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