Announcements

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Notification 2024

The purpose of this notice is to inform UC Riverside campus employees, building owners, lessees, and operators about the availability of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) within the campus buildings. AEDs are crucial medical devices designed to provide emergency assistance to those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. Click here for complete...

By Environmental Health & Safety |

Student with weapon on campus in police custody

The UC Riverside Police Department on Monday night secured an arrest warrant for a UCR student in connection with the recent discovery of an assault rifle in a campus residential building. The student was arrested in Los Angeles County and brought to the Riverside County Jail. The arrest comes after UC police executed a search warrant in a campus...

By University Relations |

Student suspended for possessing a weapon on campus

The UC Riverside Police Department executed a search warrant on May 3, 2024, in a campus residence hall after evidence of a weapon was found on campus. A search of a room in the North District residential apartments revealed an assault rifle registered to a student, ammunition, five high-capacity magazines, and hand-drawn images in a journal...

By University Relations |

Agreement to peacefully end encampment on campus

Dear Campus Community, Since Wednesday, several UC Riverside campus leaders have been meeting with the leaders of the student encampment on campus. These meetings have been productive, civil, and representative of multiple points of view on how to reach a resolution. I am pleased to share that we have reached an agreement that will result in the...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

FAQs on encampment agreement

Why are the School of Business Global Programs in Oxford, USA, Cuba, Vietnam, Brazil, China, Egypt, Jordan, and Israel being discontinued as part of the agreement? Through our dialogue, we learned that these study-abroad programs were not offered under the auspices of the UC Riverside Office of International Affairs, nor are they consistent with...

By Office of the Chancellor |

UCR adopts retention policy for content stored in Zoom cloud

Dear Highlanders, As we transitioned to hybrid teaching, learning, and working, UC Riverside’s Zoom adoption rate also increased significantly. Yet despite this development, UCR has yet to join other University of California campuses in establishing a retention policy for content stored in Zoom cloud storage. To proactively mitigate cloud storage...

By Information Technology Solutions and XCITE Center for Teaching and Learning |

Encampment on campus

Dear Campus Community, The suffering in Gaza since the start of this war has been unimaginable – more than 30,000 deaths, millions of people displaced, and hunger that is bordering on famine. The crisis has affected many on our campus in a personal and profound way. Early this morning, student demonstrators set up a tent encampment near the Bell...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

UCR Compliance and Civil Rights 2022-23 annual report available

UC Riverside has released its second annual Compliance and Civil Rights Report for the 2022-2023 fiscal year, highlighting the work of the Chief Compliance Office. Our office coordinates ethics and compliance activities for the campus and has direct responsibility for the campus policy and privacy programs, compliance risk assessments, auditing and...

By Kiersten Boyce |

R'Mail migration allows for common user-friendly platforms

Dear Colleagues, We have come to know over the years that organizations thrive when people are able to communicate effectively and collaborate efficiently. However, when campus groups are using different tools for work, this can be difficult to achieve. To address challenges in interorganizational communication and collaboration and to further...

By Information Technology Solutions |

Addressing bias and bigotry: call for proposals

Dear Campus Community, The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) is providing each campus with one-time funding to address and combat bias, bigotry, and discrimination. UC Riverside is now accepting proposals from faculty, staff, and students for $175,000 in funding. Please review the following website for information on...

By Brian Haynes |

Absence from work proposed policy changes

This communication is to inform you of proposed changes to the University of California’s (UC) PPSM 2.210 Absence from Work policy. This is an opportunity for you to review and provide comments on the proposed changes. Background Over the past few years, UC has made notable strides in supporting work-life balance, including the introduction of the...

By Human Resources |

CNAS Dean Search

Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues, I write to update you on the status of our search for the next Dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. Currently, we are finalizing the appointment of an executive search firm, Isaacson, Miller, to assist with the process of building an excellent pool of candidates. Shortly thereafter, we will...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

Introducing UC Riverside's New Virtual Computer Lab (VLab) Service

Dear Highlander Community, On behalf of Information Technology Solutions (ITS), I write to share exciting news about a new virtual computer lab (VLab) service coming to campus. Since its launch in 2020, UC Riverside’s VLab service has provided the UCR community convenient access to specialty software. To better support the instructional needs of...

By Lily Barger |

Chancellor's Update -- March 2024

Dear Colleagues, This week I had a chance to climb a nearby street to a place where I had an aerial view of campus. I have often ventured there on my bike and enjoy the perspective it provides. In many areas of the country, spring is largely recognized as a season of new growth. But living in a state that produces fruits and vegetables year-round...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

FY25 Budget Planning

Dear UCR Colleagues, We write to provide you with an update on what we know, and what we don’t know, about the upcoming FY25 budget. Most current signs indicate that the University of California will not receive an increase to its allocation from the state this year. According to the latest report from the Legislative Analyst’s Office, the...

By Elizabeth Watkins and Gerry Bomotti |

UC introduces employer-paid identity theft protection for faculty, staff and retirees

As part of UC’s commitment to the well-being and security of our community, a University-paid Identity Theft Protection Program through Experian will be provided for all benefit-eligible faculty, staff, and retirees beginning April 1, 2024. Key features of the Experian Identity Theft Protection Program include: Credit monitoring, reports, and...

By UCnet |

Nominations for the 2024-2025 Systemwide UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development

Dear Colleagues, Each year UC collaborates with Coro, a prestigious national non-profit leadership development organization, to provide two distinct systemwide development programs for UC faculty and staff – the UC Executive Leadership Collaborative, designed for direct reports to a Dean or Vice Chancellor, and the UC Women’s Initiative (UC WI)...

By Elizabeth Watkins, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, and Alex Nájera, Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief Human Resources Officer |

Chancellor’s Update – February 2024

Dear Colleagues, At this time nearly four years ago, all of us were learning the importance of social distancing. Fear that any person we encountered might lead to severe consequence limited new connections. We work in an institution and industry where change is the norm. From discovery that births the latest fields of study to the new students who...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

February Impact23 Faculty update

Dear Faculty Colleagues, As we continue the Impact23 transition, we want to ensure that you are well informed of status updates, resolutions to known issues, updated timelines, and faculty resources. You can expect email updates every couple of weeks on how any challenging issues are being addressed. These updates will supplement additional...

By Gerry Bomotti |

Impact23 and SB 27

In recent years, changes in University of California policy and California law have impacted our processes at UC Riverside. Because these changes will alter ways of working for most faculty and staff in addition to those directly responsible for financial transactions, I want to call your attention to the work of Impact23 and SB 27, a California...

By Kim A. Wilcox |