UCR Magazine

Winter 2021

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The campaign that transformed UCR's future.


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‘Jewel in the Crown’

The Givaudan Citrus Variety Collection sits at the forefront of global agricultural innovation.

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Booster Shot

The medical school’s scholarships and pipeline programs give students a chance to serve their communities.

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Celia Miranda ’16 and Riverside Police Detective Mario Dorado


Truth in Numbers

The School of Medicine’s newest endowed chair uses data — lots of data — to aid the fight against cancer.

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Barbara Baer-Imhoof, left, and Boris Baer at UCR’s Center for Integrative Bee Research apiary.


Hive Minders

Robotic veterinarians for honeybees will help keep the insects alive.

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A Jain temple in Ranakpur, India


Passages to India

How UCR became a hub for the study of South Asian religious traditions.

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Rollanda O’Connor, professor of the graduate division.


Sounding it Out

Rollanda O’Connor’s intervention programs have helped schoolchildren learn to read — and understand the U.S. Constitution.

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Evan Oculam ’20


Investing in Youth

How a young Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering alumnus is helping future engineers graduate.

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Living the Promise


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Growing UC Riverside

A visual guide to new buildings and major gifts from the Living the Promise campaign.

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Alyssa Carranza, a defender on the women’s soccer team


Deep Roots

This aspiring dentist has taken after her parents in more ways than one.

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William Grover


A New Tune

William Grover 3D prints musical instruments in his garage — but they do more than play notes.

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James Merino, MBA ’98, a data engineer who has worked at some of the biggest firms in Silicon Valley.


The Problem Solver

Math, science, and business are all part of the equation for James Merino, MBA ’98.

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Samantha Park, 20, is a third-year creative writing and comparative literature major from Fresno.


Here’s the Buzz On: Samantha Park

This third-year student has found a number of ways to channel her passion for writing — and she’s eager to find more.

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