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Denise Verret '88

Denise is the CEO and zoo director of the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. She is the first African American woman to lead a major U.S. zoo.

Latest News

Medical school led the way for safe return to classrooms
Some students and faculty at UC Riverside, fearful about returning to campus this fall, are wondering if in-person classes will be safe — fearing a COVID-19 outbreak. These fears are challenged by no documented COVID-19 transmission among students in the UCR School of Medicine, where classes began in early August with nearly 100% attendance.
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Grow and eat your own vaccines?
The future of vaccines may look more like eating a salad than getting a shot in the arm. UC Riverside scientists are studying whether they can turn edible plants like lettuce into mRNA vaccine factories.
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UCR campus establishes remote learning hubs for fall quarter
Several spaces have been outfitted to serve students with hybrid class schedules.
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Campus housing has changed - a lot - while you were away
As students show up for move-in day at UC Riverside, they are arriving to a campus that –from a housing perspective – is reinvented from the pre-pandemic campus of two Septembers ago. Two residential communities – Dundee Residence Hall and the North District Apartments – are open for students, significantly alleviating the space crunch UC Riverside has faced since its student population began rocketing in the 2000s. UCR has more than doubled its population of 20 years ago, and is projected to have 35,000 students by 2035.
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