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  • Virtual village can empower vulnerable groups of people
    (May 24, 2023) Virtual village

    UC Riverside-led study focused on older people living with HIV during the pandemic

  • Prescribed burns encourage foul-smelling invaders
    (May 23, 2023)

    Though prescribed burns reduce wildfire threats and even improve habitat for some animals, new research shows these fires also spread stinknet, an aptly named weed currently invading superblooms across the Southwestern U.S. 

  • Countdown to Commencement 2023
    (May 17, 2023) Student celebrating commencement

    For the first time ever, the University of California, Riverside’s class of 2023 will commence at one of two locations. Graduates will either walk across an on-campus stage at the Student Recreation Center or an off-campus stage at Toyota Arena. The latter was announced during the fall in response to graduates’ needs for air conditioning, more guest tickets, and better viewpoints of the ceremony, among other enhancements.

  • Bringing the debt ceiling down to our level
    (May 17, 2023) debt ceiling

    Much ado about the debt ceiling the past couple months. As the issue plays on (and on and on) in the news cycle, a reset is in order. Let's get to the nuts and bolts of an issue that — believe it or don't — can be understood even by the numbers-averse among us. In the following Q&A, UCR News addresses the basics and calls on two UCR experts — economist Marcelle Chauvet and political scientist Indridi Indridason— for the more nuanced stuff. 

  • Are Earth and Venus the only volcanic planets? Not anymore.
    (May 17, 2023) Volcanic planet

    Imagine an Earth-sized planet that’s not at all Earth-like. Half this world is locked in permanent daytime, the other half in permanent night, and it’s carpeted with active volcanoes. Astronomers have discovered that planet. 

  • Classical repertoire celebrates Spanish, Latin American music
    (May 16, 2023) UCR Orchestra will perform this weekend with soprano Patricia Caicedo. The concerts feature Spanish and Latin American music. (UCR)

    UC Riverside’s Orchestra has weekend performances focusing on Spanish and Latin American music, featuring soprano Patricia Caicedo.

    The May 20-21 concerts called “Canción con todos” (“A Song With Everyone”) are open to the public. General entrance tickets are $10; $8 for seniors and students; and $6 for children. Performances will be at UCR’s University Theatre on campus. 

  • UCR in top 1.3% of world universities
    (May 15, 2023) aerial shot of campus

    UC Riverside ranked in the top 1.3% of universities worldwide in the 2023 Center for World University Rankings, released Monday, May 15.

    The campus ranked No. 252 out of 20,531 institutions. Nationally, UCR landed at No. 82 and for the U.S. and Canada it was No. 92.

    The rankings are published by the Center for World University Rankings, a consultancy based in the United Arab Emirates. Institutions are evaluated on four key factors: education, employability, faculty, and research. 

  • UC Riverside secures Athletics program partnership, with BSN Sports, Nike
    (May 11, 2023) UCR and Nike Logos

    UC Riverside Athletics has entered into a new five-year agreement with Nike and BSN SPORTS, Director of Athletics, Wesley Mallette, announced today, Thursday, May 11, 2023. As part of the partnership agreement, BSN SPORTS will be UC Riverside Athletics’ official provider of apparel, footwear and other equipment needs. The partnership will officially begin on July 1, 2023.

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