UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-RIVERSIDE NEWS



UC Riverside and Chile Boost Entrepreneurship Efforts through Partnership
Business
UCR and Know Hub Chile will collaborate in entrepreneurial education, evaluation of portfolio technologies, startup residency at UCR, and academic research.


Anthropologist Plots New Use for Motion-Capture Technology
Arts/Culture
UCR bioarchaeologist Sara Becker plans to use the cutting-edge technique to document traditional labors of indigenous Andean people.


UC Riverside Enters Next Phase of U.S. Army Research Laboratory Collaboration
Inside UCR
Army electronics engineer Mahesh Neupane has begun conducting research with UCR’s Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering on a project called “Theoretical and Experimental Characterizations of Novel Functional Materials and Devices,” which aims to develop and characterize nanomaterials that can make advanced electronic equipment ultrafast and energy efficient.


Distant Moons May Harbor Life
Science/Technology
We’ve all heard about the search for life on other planets, but what about looking on other moons? In a paper forthcoming in The Astrophysical Journal, researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Southern Queensland have identified more than 100 giant planets that potentially host moons capable of supporting life.


Chemical Compound Produces Beneficial Inflammation and Remyelination That Could Help Treat Multiple Sclerosis
Health
UCR biomedical scientists report that a chemical compound could reverse the effects of multiple sclerosis.


Winston Chung Global Energy Center Holds Inaugural Energy Storage Technologies Conference
Science/Technology
The Winston Chung Global Energy Center at UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering hosted its first annual “Energy Storage Technologies and Applications Conference” on Friday, April 13, 2018. The theme of the conference focused on two pillars of energy storage technologies as well as system integration, operation, and business models for energy storage across a variety of applications.


Historian Invited to Spend Summer 2018 at Bancroft, Huntington Libraries
Inside UCR
UC Riverside's Andrew Shaler studies violence against indigenous communities during California's Gold Rush period.


How Do Insects Survive on a Sugary Diet?
Science/Technology
UCR researchers are the first to show that DNA methylation patterns in symbiotic insect cells are related to host plant diet.


Campus Departments Seek New Ways to Improve Business and Research
Inside UCR
The event’s purpose was to showcase the efforts of campus units in improving their business processes.


Physicist to Discuss Dark Matter on Facebook Live
Inside UCR
Particle physicist Flip Tanedo will participate in a Space.com “Facebook Live” interview on Wednesday, May 30. The topic is dark matter.


UCR Leads Major U.S. Universities in Pell Grant Student Success
Inside UCR
In a recent analysis, UCR enrolled and graduated more Pell Grant students than any other research university in the nation.


How Greener Grids Can Stay Lit
Science/Technology
Without careful management, distributed energy resources have the potential to cause unreliable power delivery, or even outages, and lead utility companies to overcharge customers.


Asian Heroine Tackles Gender Bullying and Air Pollution in New Musical
Inside UCR
Shows are Friday, May 25, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, May 26, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s matinee is followed by a free workshop. All shows are free and open to the public.


Hearing Amplifies Need for Funding to Support Student Growth
Inside UCR
Panelists made the point for increased state support during a May 4 hearing hosted by the Assembly Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California.


New Elementary School to be Named After UCR Creative Writing Professor Emeritus
Inside UCR
Juan Felipe Herrera Elementary School, slated to open in August 2020, will be erected in southeast Fresno.


Research Offers New Insights Into Malaria Parasite
Health
UCR's Karine Le Roch has received a new NIH grant of $3.2 million to continue work on the malaria parasite.


Will 2018 Be a ‘Sweet Spot’ in the Inland Empire’s Housing Market Cycle?
Business
According to a new analysis by the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development there are there no signs of a bubble in sight and 2018 may be the best opportunity in a long time for first-time buyers and others to become homeowners


Battling Bubbles: How Plants Protect Themselves from Killer Fungus
Science/Technology
In a paper published Thursday (May 17) in the journal Science, UCR researchers report how plants package and deliver the small RNAs they use to fight back against plant pathogens. The study focused on Botrytis cinerea, a fungus that causes a grey mold disease in strawberries, tomatoes, and almost all fruits, vegetables, and many flowers.


Search for Life Beyond the Solar System Topic of Faculty Research Lecture
Inside UCR
Timothy Lyons, a distinguished professor of biogeochemistry in the Department of Earth Sciences and director of the Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center, will deliver the 66th annual Faculty Research Lecture at UC Riverside.


Oregon State leader with passion for student success to lead Undergraduate Education
Politics/Society
Jennifer Brown will join UCR on August 1 as vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Education. She comes to UCR from Oregon State University, where she has been vice provost and dean of the Graduate School since April 2016.


11 UCR Students Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship
Inside UCR
Eleven University of California, Riverside students received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research fellowship, the preeminent award program recognizing NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students pursuing research-based graduate and doctoral degrees at accredited institutions in the United States.


Near-Death Experiences: The Stories They Tell
Inside UCR
John Fischer led a discussion on near-death experiences and the stories they tell at UCR’s Alumni and Visitors Center on April 16.


Business Activity in the Inland Empire Growing at a Steady Clip
Business
Business activity in the Inland Empire continued on its growth trajectory in the first quarter of 2018 and is expected to expand further throughout the rest of the year.


UCR to Host California Attorney General Debate
Politics/Society
Primary candidates Xavier Becerra, Steven Bailey, Eric Early, and Dave Jones will convene at UCR's Culver Center on May 15.


Science Fair Aimed at Spanish-Speaking Families Set for May 19
Inside UCR
UCR is hosting a free, science fair on Saturday, May 19, aimed at the Spanish-speaking community.