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Friday, August 23, 2019

Students collaborate to bring Student of Color Conference to UCR

A group of UC Riverside students have started organizing with the intent of winning the bid to host the UC Student Association (UCSA) Student of Color Conference. The conference, which is the UCSA’s longest-running...

Mosquitoes bit by birth control? Entomologist and team investigate the prospects

Alexander Raikhel, a distinguished professor of entomology at UC Riverside, and his research team, have recently been awarded a five-year $2.8 million grant by The National Institutes of Health to investigate at a molecular...

UCR chosen to host UC-wide service center

The UC Office of the President (UCOP) has selected UC Riverside to host the new UCPath Center, an employee service center that will handle the entire UC’s human resources and payroll services. The announcement...

UCSD student left in DEA cell for 5 days demands $20 million

UC San Diego student Daniel Chong, who nearly died after being left in a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) holding cell for almost five days without food and water, has filed a $20 million claim...

Med School building is first at UCR to achieve LEED Gold Certification

The UC Riverside School of Medicine Research Building (SOMRB) has been awarded the prestigious LEED Gold Certification, the second highest honor given by the United States Green Building Council. Reaching milestones in energy efficiency,...

UCR psychologist awarded $350k to study CA’s foster care system

UC Riverside Psychologist Tuppett Yates has received a $350,000 grant from the William T. Grant Foundation to study the behavior of emancipated youth from foster care. As part of a five-year study, Yates will...

Chancellor commits $210,000 to Native American outreach efforts

A commitment of $210,000 was promised by Chancellor White to support an outreach educational program aimed at inspiring Native American youth to take advantage of a post-secondary education. On April 17, Chancellor White hosted...

Tuition freeze among demands of CSU hunger strike

Over a dozen students from various California State University campuses initiated a hunger strike last Thursday, May 3. As of Sunday, May 6, the hunger strike participants had yet to consume any food, although...

ASUCR considers banning off-campus campaigning

During last week’s ASUCR senate meeting and internal elections, senators discussed an unprecedented ban on off-campus campaigning and voted on the next ASUCR executive cabinet and officers. “There’s going to be no sense of…physical...

Avocado research proves fruitful

UC Riverside scientists have created three varieties of avocado rootstocks that are able to overcome the fatal Phytophthora root rot disease (PRR). “The pathogen infects the feeder roots of the avocado tree so the...