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Campus to get its first major outdoor sculpture

UC Riverside’s first major outdoor sculpture will begin to take shape in the coming weeks with a project by San Diego-based artist Roy McMakin that planners say will serve as a gateway to the campus. While the campus has scenic views of nearby hills and notable building architecture, it has few pieces of outdoor art. That will change with what...
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What to expect during the upcoming campus construction boom

From new residence halls at the north end of campus to the renovation of the Barn, UC Riverside is abuzz with construction activity, and it’s just the beginning. This year will be one of the busiest in campus history with about $400 million worth of projects under construction, including several new or renovated buildings. The construction boom...
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UCR vice chancellor appointed to federal defense advisory board

Michael Pazzani, UC Riverside vice chancellor for Research and Economic Development, has been appointed to the Defense Science Board, a Department of Defense advisory committee. The board provides top federal officials, including the Secretary of Defense, with independent advice and recommendations on science, technology, manufacturing and other...
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Engineering professor wins humanitarian award for environmental technology work

Mihri Ozkan, a UC Riverside professor of electrical and computer engineering, was awarded a 2018 Rotary Humanitarian Star award for her work in developing environmentally friendly technology. Ozkan was presented with the award in the environmental improvement category at a Jan. 31 reception at the University Club of Pasadena. She was recognized for...
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UCR ranked high as a green campus and included among ‘best’ and ‘best value’ colleges

UC Riverside is among the Top 50 green colleges and ranks among those considered a great value in the latest college rankings by the Princeton Review . UCR’s No. 29 ranking in the publication’s greenest-colleges list is the second time in as many months the campus has been lauded for its environmentally friendly policies. UCR came in No. 16 among...
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UCR Healthy Campus project grants for 2019 announced

Convenient distribution of fresh produce, safe-sex vending machines, and stress relief workshops are among six 2019 projects selected as part of UCR Healthy Campus. The projects, which are aimed at improving the health and quality of life on campus, were awarded grants of up to $1,000 by the Healthy Campus Advisory Committee. All faculty, staff,...
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Pazzani set to retire as vice chancellor for Research and Economic Development

Michael Pazzani, UCR’s vice chancellor for Research and Economic Development, plans to retire in April after more than six years in the role. In an email to the campus this month announcing Pazzani’s decision, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox said Pazzani will leave with “an impressive legacy of an expanded research enterprise at UC Riverside.” Under...
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Two UCR grads join Capital Fellows program

Two recent UC Riverside graduates are part of the 2018-2019 class of Capital Fellows serving in the state Legislature in Sacramento. Mina Hakin and Claire Marks, both graduates with degrees in political science, are Senate Fellows in the program administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento. Mina Hakin...
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Photo exhibition surveys seven decades of work in the Inland region

UCR ARTS is shining a spotlight on photography in the Inland Empire with the “In the Sunshine of Neglect” exhibition on display at the California Museum of Photography and the Riverside Art Museum. Opening night on Saturday, Jan. 19, drew a large crowd to downtown Riverside to see 194 pieces by 54 photographers, including Kim Abeles, Ansel Adams,...
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UC Riverside engineering program moves up in national rankings

UC Riverside has risen 18 spots in U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of best online engineering programs in the country. In the 2019 rankings released last week, the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering’s online program was ranked No. 33, compared to No. 51 last year. The college saw the sixth-highest jump of any school in...
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What is Multifactor Authentication and when do you have to enroll?

UC Riverside faculty, staff and students began getting the notices in recent weeks: Multifactor authentication is coming to the campus. So, what exactly is it and what does it mean for you? Multifactor authentication, or MFA, is an enhanced cybersecurity measure that all who access UCR’s computer applications will need to act on by April. “If you...
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UCR’s Small Business Development Center gets $25,000 donation

UC Riverside’s Small Business Development Center has received a $25,000 donation from MUFG Union Bank Foundation in support of its programs aiding technology entrepreneurs. The business center, which opened in downtown Riverside in April, is part of the Entrepreneurial Proof of Concept and Innovation Center, or Riverside EPIC , which provides...
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UC Riverside opens largest research facility on campus with MRB

UC Riverside is celebrating the completion of the $150 million Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, which will provide an innovative and collaborative approach to conducting research. Campus leaders held a dedication ceremony Friday for the five-story, 179,000-square-foot building that now stands as the largest and most sophisticated...
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Vice Chancellor Bomotti to expand role as head of Business and Administrative Services

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced Monday that Gerry Bomotti, chief financial officer and vice chancellor for Planning and Budget, will take on the expanded duties of vice chancellor for Business and Administrative Services. The announcement caps a months-long search to fill the position following the retirement of Ron Coley, who...
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UCR professor receives lifetime achievement award for Latin American studies

David Pion-Berlin, a professor of political science at UCR, is the recipient of the 2019 Alfred Stepan Lifetime Achievement Award in Defense, Public Security and Democracy by the Latin American Studies Association. Pion-Berlin was selected in December based on significant contributions to the study of civil military relations in Latin America. He...
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UCR helps launch Native American college

UC Riverside is looking to formalize its partnership with the Palm Desert-based California Indian Nations College , or CINC, which just completed its first quarter of instruction. The tribal community college launched in the fall with three classes at UCR’s Palm Desert Center offered through UCR Extension. Two classes are planned for the spring....
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UC Riverside ranked No. 16 in list of greenest universities in U.S.

UC Riverside ranked No. 16 among the nation’s most environmentally friendly campuses in an international survey released this week. The campus was No. 145 in the overall GreenMetric World University Rankings 2018, conducted by Universitas Indonesia. UC Riverside was one of 719 universities from 81 countries that took part in the annual rankings,...
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R’Pantry sees strong support in holiday drive

R’Pantry is in better shape as it stocks up for the winter thanks to a successful food donation drive and fundraising effort. The program, which provides food and hygiene products to students in need, completed its first formal donation drive earlier this month with 13 campus departments collecting a variety of goods. The Giving Tuesday campaign in...
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Riverside ranked among best cities for business startups

Riverside was ranked No. 23 in a list of the 50 best cities to start a business due in large part to its partnerships with UC Riverside. Business magazine Inc. credits the Riverside ExCITE Incubator and the EPIC grant program with helping small businesses get off the ground. “Riverside has 92.4 startups for every 1,000 businesses, which is greater...
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Construction beginning on major housing and dining halls

UC Riverside will launch a major student housing expansion Monday, Dec. 17, with construction beginning on the Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow Dining Project. The project will add 820 beds and an 830-seat dining area to meet growing student housing needs. The buildings are scheduled to be completed by fall 2020. Fencing will start to go up around...
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