Content Authored by: Imran Ghori

New housing project offers chance to honor indigenous history

Since 1959, UC Riverside has named many of its building after geographical locations in Scotland. But the university will look to the Inland region’s Native American roots for inspiration when it comes to naming student housing buildings and other facilities that are part of the North District project. The project, located on a 50-acre site on the...
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UCR ranked No. 15 public university in the west by Wall Street Journal

UC Riverside has been named among the top 15 public universities in the West in the 2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings released Jan. 22. UCR placed No. 15 among public universities in the region and No. 189 overall for public and private universities out of 800 surveyed. The campus placed No. 216 last year. Seven out...
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Regents hold UCR town hall on presidential search

UC Riverside faculty, students, staff, and community members outlined their hopes for the next University of California president at a Jan. 16 town hall forum. The meeting of a select committee of UC Regents, appointed to lead the search for UC President Janet Napolitano’s replacement, is one of a series being held on UC campuses. Regent Sherry...
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UCR promoting healthier drinking choices

UC Riverside is joining a UC-systemwide initiative to promote drinking water instead of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages on campus.
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Two professors win Emory Elliott book award

Steven Brint and Jade Sasser are this year’s recipients of the Emory Elliott book award for outstanding publications authored by faculty members in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, or CHASS. Sasser, an associate professor of gender and sexuality studies, is being honored for her book “On Infertile Ground: Population Control and...
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Search for new UCR provost progressing

The search for UC Riverside’s next provost and executive vice chancellor is nearing a crucial point with candidates expected to visit the campus in late February and early March. The search advisory committee provided an update on the process at an open forum Tuesday, Jan. 7, in HUB 260. The meeting drew a packed room of faculty and staff members...
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Student Success Center begins construction

UC Riverside has taken an important step toward providing much-needed classroom and student activity space with the start of construction of the Student Success Center. The three-story, 60,000-square-foot building will feature a mix of classrooms, small- to large-sized lecture halls, multipurpose rooms, student study areas, meeting rooms, and a...
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New greenhouse facility allows for expanded research space

A project underway on the east side of the UC Riverside campus will offer high-tech greenhouse space where researchers from different disciplines can work together in a climate-controlled environment. The Plant Growth Environments Facility is the first new greenhouse research building built on campus in close to 40 years, said Rowan Reid, project...
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New parking structure to begin construction in winter quarter

Parking relief is coming soon to UC Riverside, but the campus will experience some growing pains first. Construction will begin in late January or early February on a $30 million, 1,079-space parking structure that will provide four levels of parking for students, staff, faculty, and visitors. The project will include an additional parking area...
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UCR’s Giving Tuesday racks up record donations

UC Riverside saw an outpouring of support Dec. 3, breaking the previous year’s Giving Tuesday records in the amount of money raised and number of donors contributing to a wide variety of causes and programs. During the 24-hour event, part of the International Day of Giving, 2,048 donors contributed $227,663, according to preliminary figures. That’s...
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UCR adds snow globe experience to Festival of Lights

One of UC Riverside’s most iconic landmarks is now part of the City of Riverside’s biggest holiday celebration. An inflatable snow globe with a replica of the bell tower was unveiled last week as one of the attractions at the Riverside Festival of Lights, which kicked off Nov. 28. UCR wanted to have a bigger presence at the annual event, which...
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UCR biologist receives Humboldt Research Award

David Reznick, a distinguished professor of biology at UC Riverside, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. The foundation recognizes top scientists and scholars from around the world at different stages in their careers. Award winners are invited to conduct research of their choice in...
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December construction update

The first signs of UC Riverside’s latest construction project have arrived with fencing placed around much of the main lawn area last month. Site preparation work for the Student Success Center is scheduled for later this month with major construction to follow early next year. Although the three-story building will occupy only a 0.8-acre lawn area...
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Chancellor outlines budget discussions during campus update

UC Riverside’s funding levels relative to other campuses will be a key point in upcoming budget discussions, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox said during his fall campus update Thursday, Nov. 21. The campus budget was one of several topics Wilcox touched on during an hour-long address to students, staff, and faculty members in HUB 302. UC Riverside has a...
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Dining program provides a leadership path

UC Riverside senior Jennifer Thompson began working in Dining Services before her first day of class four years ago, and she soon climbed up the ranks to management positions. While her work ethic took her far, Thompson said she lacked some of the professional and leadership skills that would be useful in supervising employees. She’s now among...
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Campus construction in November

UC Riverside will begin work this month on a major student instructional facility in the heart of the campus. The Student Success Center will help address a shortfall in classroom space with seating for 1,100. It will include medium to large-sized lecture halls, multi-purpose rooms, study space, and a student lounge. Located on the lawn area south...
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Website allows commuters to plan ahead for campus parking

UCR commuters have a new resource to help navigate the campus as it sees increased construction and traffic activity. Transportation Services this fall launched a “My Commute” feature on its website that allows travelers to check for traffic conditions, road closures, parking, and construction activity. A tool expected to be particularly helpful to...
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UCR researcher recognized by international computing society

Manu Sridharan, a UC Riverside associate professor of computer science and engineering, has been named a distinguished member by the Association for Computing Machinery. Sridharan is one of 62 computing professionals being inducted this year for outstanding contributions to the field, the association announced Oct. 29. The group is an international...
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Potential STEM high school site under consideration

UC Riverside and the Riverside Unified School District are in the process of evaluating a potential site for a proposed STEM high school. The campus and school district agreed in 2015 to work together on plans to expand Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math, or STEM, opportunities with a partnership that builds on the success of the district’s...
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New vice chancellor discusses his passion for research

Rodolfo Torres studied to be a mathematician, but he’s long been curious about different disciplines, finding ways to explore mathematical theories in other areas such as biology and engineering. “At some point, you think, `There are so many different things to research,’” said Torres, who took over as UC Riverside’s vice chancellor of Research and...
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