Announcements

Discounted employee tickets available for UCR Gala

A limited number of discounted tickets are available for UC Riverside faculty and staff to UCR Honors: A Gala Celebration, taking place on April 6 at 6 p.m. at the SRC Arena. The first-of-its-kind gala event will benefit student support initiatives at UCR and will recognize several alumni, donors, and friends. Faculty and staff looking to purchase...

By University Advancement |

Interim guidance in addressing discrimination and offering support

Dear Campus Community, The University of California and UC Riverside are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community free from discrimination. This includes protecting all members of our community, regardless of their religion, ancestry, national origin, or any other protected characteristic, and this commitment extends to Arab...

By Elizabeth Watkins, Kiersten Boyce, and Alex Nájera |

Export Control Virtual Office Hours

Starting February 12, the Export Control Office will resume Virtual Office Hours on a monthly basis from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Open to all UCR researchers and staff, UCR’s Export Control Virtual Office Hours are set in a forum-like atmosphere, allowing individuals to Q&A specific export control topics directly with the Export Control Officer. Please...

By Roberto Galvan Ramos, Jr |

Provost's winter campus update

Dear Campus Community, I write this quarter with an update on investments being made to support our research mission at UCR. The campus will make two significant investments in 2024: 1) recurring central funding for a new campus interdisciplinary research center and 2) the purchase of a web-based platform that displays publicly available...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

Chancellor's Update -- January 2024

Dear Colleagues, A few years ago, a friend introduced me to the concept of choosing a word for the year. As opposed to setting New Year’s resolutions, which often involves changing habit, a word of the year sets intention that can be carried forward in many aspects of life. As I think about out institution and the next 12 months, “engagement” may...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

UC student regent applications open

I am pleased to announce that the application for the UC Student Regent representative is now live! This is an exciting opportunity for all students to participate at the UC Regent level and serve as an advocate for student needs. The Student Regent serves a one-year term as a full voting member of the Board of Regents, preceded by a one-year, non...

By Brian Haynes |

Scooter and Wheeled Device Safety

Hello Highlanders, Happy winter quarter! As I walk throughout campus, I am excited to feel the energy and life you all bring to UCR. I also have witnessed the use of many scooters and skateboards throughout campus. Scooters and skateboards play a critical role in assisting you to move throughout campus. Unfortunately, there have also been near...

By Christine Mata |

Commencement 2024 dates, location announcement

I am pleased to announce that the dates and locations for each of the 2024 Commencement ceremonies are now confirmed. The ceremonies for the master’s and bachelor’s degree candidates will take place June 17 and 18 at Toyota Arena in Ontario. The School of Medicine Hippocratic Oath Ceremony for M.D. degree recipients and the Graduate Division...

By Brian Haynes |

Friendly reminder re: Principles of Community and freedom of speech

To all Highlanders, With the stress of a new quarter beginning, as well as the various conflicts around the globe, we wanted to share some resources that may be valuable to you in these next few weeks. We want to remind all students of the values that make us Highlanders. We as a campus believe in equal educational opportunities for all students...

By Brian Haynes and Christine Mata |

Cookie consent on Drupal websites

We are writing to inform you about an important update regarding our Drupal websites. In order to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), we will be implementing a cookie consent pop-up on all our Drupal sites in the new year. This change is crucial to align with the legal...

By Information Technology Solutions |

Chancellor's Update -- December 2023

Dear Colleagues, In December, I bump into a list every time I turn around. Critics, experts, and celebrities weigh in on the best books, songs, movies, or TV of 2023. The Los Angeles Times has a comprehensive curation of those as well as a list of best albums and museum exhibits. Other lists offer just one “best of” in a large category of options...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Event planning guide now online

The UC Riverside University Events department has developed a new resource for those creating and hosting on-campus events. The “Event in a Box” Event Planning Guide provides a step-by-step checklist for planning an event. Each item on the checklist is supplemented with detailed guidance, best practices, and vendor contacts. Topics covered in the...

By Johnny Cruz |

War in the Middle East and UCR: Community Update

Dear UCR Community, As the Israel-Hamas War rages in Gaza, we recognize that this is an extremely difficult time for many members of the UC Riverside community. The violence in the Middle East combined with the ongoing humanitarian crisis has been felt around the world, while impacting many UCR students, faculty, and staff. Today we write to...

By Elizabeth Watkins, Brian Haynes, and Alex Nájera |

Chancellor's Update -- November 2023

Dear Colleagues, In the first week of November, we celebrated the groundbreaking of a collaborative housing project between UC Riverside and Riverside Community College District, hosted the U.S. Department of Energy for the first ever DOE to the People event, and held a Homecoming weekend for alumni. These events symbolize our work to support...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Proposed policy on use of university vehicles

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy BFB-BUS-46 Use of University Vehicles. The policy is proposed to be revised and includes the following key issues: • The inclusion of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Negligent Operator Treatment System (NOTS) as a standard for...

By Ingrid Fahr (Risk Management) and Sheila Hedayati (Environmental Health & Safety) |

Deadline reminder for COVID-19 and flu vaccine requirements

Dear Faculty, Students, and Staff, As a reminder, the deadline to indicate your decision regarding the COVID-19 vaccine/booster and the Flu vaccine requirement is swiftly approaching on December 1, 2023. We kindly urge you to take action in line with the communicated UCOP policy requirements. As per the message outlined on September 27th, all...

By Kenneth Han, Sheila Hedayati and Karla Hill |

Update on artificial intelligence use for students

With the emergence of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools, like ChatGPT, Google Bard, and OpenAI’s DALL-E many of you may be eager to explore their use within the university context. Generative AI is being rapidly adopted throughout our economy and society, including in educational settings, while developers and users are still...

By Brian Haynes |

Denise Woods named vice chancellor for Health, Well-being, and Safety

Dear Colleagues, The focus on creating a culture that supports holistic health has become increasingly imperative to campuses across the country. Here, at UCR, we’ve taken on that task by creating a more robust support ecosystem to help give students a boost to meet their personal and scholarly goals. Under the direction of Denise Woods, UC...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Vandalism on campus

Dear Campus Community, Multiple incidents of vandalism have occurred recently on our campus that included antisemitic images and language spray painted on campus property. This incident continues the disturbing trend of public expressions of antisemitism on college campuses nationwide. Let me be clear: we will not tolerate antisemitism at UCR. As I...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

UCR Budget Update for Fiscal Year 2023-24

Dear UCR Colleagues, We are writing to give you an update on the final outcome of the fiscal year 2023-24 UC Riverside operating budget. As usual, we have a lot of information to share, which makes for a long email! For those of you who are interested in learning more about the overall campus budget process and operations , Stephanie Flores...

By Elizabeth Watkins and Gerry Bomotti |