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Prof pours cold water on coffee pod controversy
New research from the University of Quebec declares coffee pods are “better for the planet than filtered brew.” Here to weigh in on the matter is UCR's Andrew Gray, who studies the movement of plastic pollutants through the environment.
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Ryan Coogler attends the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever World Premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on October 26, 2022. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Disney)
Black stories, culture, and Hollywood
In this Q&A UCR experts discuss culture, history, and the importance of Black films.
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EVENTS


 

 Extended Transfer Application

Good news, the UCR transfer application deadline has been extended! Transfer students now have until Jan. 31 to submit their application for fall 2023 transfer admission to UCR.

Apply by Jan. 31

The married UCR entomologists fighting to save honey bees — and our future

Meet Barbara Baer-Imhoof and Boris Baer, the sweet married couple who work together, play together, and are quietly saving the world together. The continuous collapse of honey bee colonies, caused by culprits including parasites, pesticides, and environmental changes, is plaguing beekeepers worldwide, threatening global food security. As founders of UCR’s Center for Integrative Bee Research, or CIBER, the Baers are at the forefront of the fight to save honey bees — and our future.

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Grants, scholarships, loans, and work study are offered to UC Riverside students, who receive some of the most generous financial aid packages in the nation. Business Insider ranked UCR No. 2 in the country for financial aid.

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Explore more than 80 undergraduate degree programs at UC Riverside. If you want to go far, come here.

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At UCR, our strength lies in our diversity. You'll be joining a community of faculty and students from over 80 countries and countless cultural identities to exchange knowledge, build social mobility, and shape future leaders.

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