Announcements

Coronavirus advisory

As you all may be aware, there have been reported cases of coronavirus from Wuhan City, China. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) , these are a group of viruses that can cause a range of symptoms including a runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever. Some are mild, such as the common cold, while others are more likely to lead to...
By Dr. Kenneth Han |

Faculty, researchers invited to science communication training event

University Communications will present a workshop with world-leading research communicator Dennis Meredith on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 1-4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. “Communicating Science” is open to faculty, researchers, graduate students, and staff. Meredith will instruct faculty members and grad students on how to effectively explain...
By John Warren |

UCR Associate Vice Chancellor for Development

Following a six-month national search, I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Marie Schultz as Associate Vice Chancellor for Development . This is a critical moment for UCR as we prepare to close our first comprehensive fundraising campaign. Marie’s breadth and depth of experience and knowledge uniquely equip her to lead Living The Promise to...
By Peter Hayashida |

Update on Brand Visual Identity Initiative

Thank you to the students, faculty, and staff who participated in the most recent round of focus groups as part of the UC Riverside Brand Visual Identity Initiative. Hundreds of members of the university community have participated in focus groups or attended presentations since the start of the initiative this summer. The university’s design...
By Johnny Cruz |

Electrical service interruption Dec. 15

Please be advised: In preparation for the construction of the Student Success Center (SSC), it will be necessary to have electrical power work performed. Due to the aging electrical infrastructure on campus, this work will require the following: • Four (4) buildings to have a complete shutdown (list below). • A large number of additional buildings...
By Facilities Services |

Nov. 30 power interruption notification

Please be advised: SCOPE OF WORK Electrical circuit transfer to prepare for the construction of the Student Success Center (SSC). IMPACT On Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, the buildings listed below may experience intermittent interruptions of power as building are transferred to an alternate electrical switch. We anticipate any...
By Facilities Services |

UCPath downtime in December

In December 2019, UC Irvine Campus & Health (UCI) and UC Santa Cruz Campus (UCSC) are planned to become the next UC locations to implement UCPath, which will add 29,198 employees, increasing the total number of employees served by the UCPath center to 164,694. While we don’t expect any major problems if you experience any issues, please do not...
By FOM/UC Path Project Team |

Introducing Project Genesis for Better Data Management

As America’s fastest rising university, UCR takes a pioneering approach to overcoming the complex challenges confronting our world. Innovative research and discovery are at the very core of UCR’s purpose, and must therefore be powered and protected by the most advanced and secure data management technologies available. For this reason, Information...
By David Gracey |

It's Time for Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is now available and ends on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. 2020 Highlights Continued Low Costs: Despite increases in health care costs nationwide, UC’s premium changes for faculty and staff are moderate, with some members even seeing decreases. Changes to Prescription Drug Formulary for UC’s Non-Medicare PPO Plans: To help...
By Human Resources |

Upgrades to Emergency Notification System

To ensure that UCR’s Emergency Notification System (ENS) is effective in keeping all students, faculty, and staff aware of and safe from immediate threats to our campus, we are making upgrades to the system. Please be advised that upon logging into the Central Authentication Service (CAS) on Monday, December 9, 2019, all UCR faculty, staff, and...
By Lisa A. Martin and Mike Lane |

Interim AVC/CIO Appointment

Dear Colleagues, As many of you know, Danna Gianforte, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer (AVC/CIO), will be leaving us in mid-November to join Ellucian as their Vice President for Digital Transformation and the Ellucian Collaboration Hub. Starting Friday, November 1, David Gracey will take up the position of Interim AVC /CIO....
By Thomas Smith |

UCR Healthy Beverage Initiative (HBI)

Spearheaded by UC President Napolitano in 2016, the Healthy Campus Network (HCN) is a robust network of diverse coalitions on all 10 campuses who work together to promote individual campus and systemwide changes to promote a culture of well-being by focusing on upstream public health measures. The HCN promotes innovative reforms in all dimensions...
By Julie Chobdee |

Great California ShakeOut

Dear UCR Community: Tomorrow (10/17) at 10:17 a.m., UCR will take part in the 2019 Great California ShakeOut—a statewide drill aimed at preparing for a major earthquake. All members of the UCR community are encouraged to participate by Dropping, Covering, and Holding On for 60 seconds at 10:17 a.m. Faculty are encouraged to take time from their...
By Lisa Martin |

UCR Campus Not Affected by Power Shutdown

Planned power shutdowns are affecting communities in Northern and Southern California this week, resulting in class cancelations at some university campuses. UC Riverside Facilities staff have been in frequent contact with Riverside Public Utilities, which has confirmed that there are no anticipated power shutdowns at or near the UCR campus. If for...
By Office of the Chancellor |

Notice of Availability: 2019 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

Dear Campus Community: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act , also known as the Clery Act, the University of California, Riverside has published our 2019 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report . The purpose of this report is to provide crime and other safety-related information to...
By Magaly Perez |

Brand Visual Identity Initiative Underway

Last academic year, n early 2,000 UC Riverside stakeholders contributed toward the Brand Messaging Initiative, which assessed the university’s reputation among our core audiences and led to the development of a new suite of messaging assets to enhance the telling of the university’s story. These assets are available on the UC Riverside Brand...
By Johnny Cruz |

Revised BFB-RMP-7, Protection of Administrative Records Containing Personally Identifiable Information Policy

On September 16, 2019, the University of California, Office of the President released the revised BFB-RMP-7, Protection of Administrative Records Containing Personally Identifiable Information policy. The revised BFB-RMP-7 policy consolidates three existing policies into one: RMP-7, Privacy of and Access to Information Responsibilities; RMP-11,...
By Human Resources |

Reminder: 10-minute shift starts this fall quarter

Get ready for the 10-Minute Time Shift! Beginning fall quarter 2019, UCR classes will start and end 10 minutes earlier. This means all classes will start on the hour or half hour and your academic day will start and end 10 minutes earlier too. For example, an 8:10–9:00 class will change to 8:00–8:50. This adjustment may cause temporary disruptions...
By Ken Baerenklau |

2019-20 Winter Holiday Closure

As in previous years, UCR plans to observe a Winter Holiday Closure during the 2019-2020 holiday season. The campus is scheduled to close beginning Monday, December 23, 2019 and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Pursuant to Personnel Policy 2.210: Absence from Work and relevant provisions of our collective bargaining agreements, the campus...
By Human Resources |

Update on Seismic Safety

Dear Colleagues: We write to provide an update on the University of California’s proactive, multi-year efforts to address seismic safety, and to reinforce our commitment to the safety and well-being of individuals and property on all UC campuses, including UC Riverside. Starting last fall, structural engineers have been evaluating existing UCR...
By Kim Wilcox |