Announcements

Call for funding proposals for mental health initiative –

As part of the UCR Mental Health Equity Funds, we have created the UCR Collective Impact Team (C.I.T.) and piloting a Innovative Collaborative Mental Health Initiative Proposal for funds in the amount of $10,000 -$25,000 max   UCR prevention, promotion and health education programming efforts are dedicated to instill healthy behaviors, and to...

By UCR Collective Impact Team |

Campus update on Monkeypox

Dear UC Riverside Community, Recently, The World Health Organization declared Monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. Governor Newsom has declared a state of emergency for California, in efforts to combat this outbreak. We are writing to provide an update on how our campus is responding and preparing for Monkeypox. While...

By Dr. Kenneth Han |

COVID-19 vaccine verification assistance and testing site updates

Dear Campus Community, Beginning August 1, our on-campus COVID-19 testing sites have augmented their services and resources available to all UC Riverside faculty, staff, and students. Employees who have not yet uploaded their COVID-19 vaccination/booster record into the MyChart system and would prefer to show proof of vaccination in person or...

By Sheila Hedayati |

New brand creative campaign launches

UC Riverside is launching a new brand creative campaign, titled “Bold Hearts. Brilliant Minds.” today to reach both new and familiar audiences with a distinct reminder of the university’s inspiring, unique, and unavoidable story. The campaign, which was first presented and tested at UCR’s first-ever campus marketing and communications conference in...

By Johnny Cruz |

Response to threatening messages

Dear Campus Community, Early this morning, we became aware of online posts with threatening messages directed at our African American student population. UCPD immediately began investigating and their work continues. We not only disavow these vile, racist threats but we will respond quickly and forcefully to combat anti-Black violence and hate...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

New School of Education dean appointed

Dear campus community, I am excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Joi Spencer as Dean of the School of Education. Her first day will be January 1, 2023. Joi joins us from the University of San Diego, where she is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES). During her 16 years at USD, Joi has...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

Chancellor's Update -- July 2022

Dear Campus Community, Last month, I wrote to you after traveling to Washington, D.C. for a series of meeting and events. This month, I’ve continued to represent UCR at meetings that foster collaboration and partnership among university leaders. In early July, I went to Singapore for an Annual Presidents’ Meeting of the Association of Pacific Rim...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Proposed Revisions to UCRs Five-Year Senior Leadership Development Assessment Process

The University of California, Riverside is proposing changes to the University’s Five-Year Senior Leadership Development Assessment Process for Senior Management Group (SMG) members, which are applicable to the Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, University Librarian, University Extension Dean, Campus Counsel, Vice Chancellor/Dean...

By Human Resources |

UCR Education Abroad Academic Integration grants program

In support of campus initiatives to promote UCR undergraduate education abroad activity and integrate education abroad into curricula, the UCR Education Abroad office invites academic departments and units to submit Academic Integration grant proposals. The goal of Academic Integration is to make learning abroad an integral and accessible part of...

By Marko Princevac |

Concur Travel and Expense will deploy campus wide July 25

The Impact23 program is pleased to announce the deployment of the Concur Travel and Expense system in just a few short weeks. Concur is the first system in the campus’ multi-year initiative, Impact23, to update many of our aging administrative systems. This milestone is more than eight months in the making and has involved participation from staff...

By Impact23 Program Steering Committee |

New dean of the UCR School of Public Policy named

Dear campus community, I am excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Mark Long as Dean of the School of Public Policy. His first day will be January 1, 2023. Mark joins us from the University of Washington, where he is a Professor in the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and an Adjunct Professor of Economics. He previously served as...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

Update on Approved California 2022-23 Budget

Dear Campus Community, This week, Governor Newsom and the Legislature finalized the state budget that funds the University of California for the 2022-2023 academic year. I am grateful to both Governor Newsom and our legislators who have endorsed our mission through increased investment in the University and our students. A few of the notable line...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Statement regarding Supreme Court rulings

Dear Campus Community, Today’s action by the Supreme Court to overturn decades-old rulings that protected reproductive healthcare rights is creating concern throughout our community. In a statement, President Drake said the Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization “is antithetical to the University of California’s mission...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Spring update on FY22 Budget

Dear UCR Colleagues, While we await news on the final State budget and our allocation from the UC Office of the President for 2022-23, I thought I’d write to inform you about a number of financial decisions recommended by the Campus Finance Committee (CFC) and approved by the Chancellor and me since I last wrote in November about UCR’s 2021-22...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

Notice of Availability: Revised 2021 Annual Security and 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 a revised 2021 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report. The 2021 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) was issued on September 30...

By Olga Snopok |

Chancellor's Campus Update—June 2022

Dear Campus Community, Wow. What a year! I returned to the office yesterday from Washington D.C. where I met with First Lady Jill Biden after introducing Senator Alex Padilla at a press conference recognizing 10 years of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) alongside U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. and other members of Congress. Both events...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Notice of Federally Prohibited Devices and Campus Compliance Plan

UC Riverside is legally required to adhere to Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA 889), which prohibits the use of equipment made by a limited set of manufacturers. This is a reminder that in compliance with this Federal requirement and resulting UCOP guidance, the Chief Compliance Office (CCO) and Information...

By Information Technology Solutions |

Notice to campus about Josh Bright

Dear campus community, Please join me in congratulating Josh Bright, Senior Program Manager for Information Technology Solutions and former Interim Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer. Josh has just accepted the position of Chief Information Officer at UC Santa Barbara. Josh has been a member of the UC Riverside community for...

By Matthew Gunkel |

Whistleblower and Whistleblower Protection – Local Procedures

The Chief Compliance Officer has approved UCR local procedures for the Whistleblower and Whistleblower Protection Policy effective June 14, 2022. The local procedures underwent an extensive development and consultation process as described below. Background and Goals. The systemwide UC Whistleblower Policy (WP) was issued in 2012 and the systemwide...

By Ian Harazduk |

Dining Services looks ahead to the fall

Campus Community, We have just about made it through our first year of students/faculty/staff returning to campus in closer to pre-pandemic levels. As many of you know, Dining & Hospitality Services never left campus and continued to work in person throughout the pandemic. However, the last two years have been incredibly impactful on our department...

By Dining Services |