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Outstanding staff recognized at awards ceremony

A dozen UC Riverside staff members were honored by UCR Staff Assembly as part of its annual Outstanding Staff Awards recognizing those who go above and beyond their duties. The awards were presented at a Monday, June 3 ceremony at the Barn Stable. The awards recognize staff members for excellence in their work, commitment to the university’s...

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UCR Library archives inspire literary and arts magazine

The UC Riverside Library’s vast collection of rare manuscripts, photographs, books, and other material in its Special Collections and University Archives has long been a valuable resource for scholars researching history. A new arts and literary magazine published by the library showcases writers and artists who used it as inspiration to create new...

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Keeping the campus in bloom

Bright blooms can be spotted around the UC Riverside campus with new spring flower plantings. In May, Facilities Services planted over 800 flowers in key areas of campus that are expected to bloom all summer long. It’s part of a regular rotation to provide variety and vibrant colors timed to different seasons by the Landscape Services team. At the...

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Psychology researcher named AAAS Fellow

UC Riverside psychology researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky has been named a 2023 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS. As part of the organization’s 150th anniversary class, she joins one of the world’s largest general scientific societies. Election as a fellow honors members “whose efforts on behalf of the...

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Batchelor Hall renovation nearing completion

A major renovation of UC Riverside’s Batchelor Hall is nearing completion after almost two years of construction. The work, which includes significant upgrades to the building’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, will be finished by the end of June. Work began in fall 2022. Old and outdated pipes, wiring, and mechanical equipment across...

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History professor wins Emory Elliott award for book on Native women

Historian Alejandra Dubcovsky is the winner of the 2023 Emory Elliott Book Award for outstanding publications authored by faculty members in UC Riverside’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, or CHASS. Dubcovsky, a professor of history, was honored for her second book, “Talking Back: Native Women and the Making of the Early South,”...

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New parking dispensers installed in campus lots

UC Riverside Transportation Services has installed new self-service parking permit dispensers at eight lots and the two campus entrance kiosks. The new permit dispensers, installed in March, provide an additional way to pay for short-term parking along with the ParkMobile app. The machines accept most credit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Wallet but...

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UCR joins international health promotion initiative

UC Riverside has joined an international group of universities and colleges in adopting the Okanagan Charter, pledging to incorporate health and well-being into all aspects of campus policies and practices. The campus marked UCR’s adoption of the principles in the document in a symbolic signing ceremony Tuesday, April 30 at Hinderaker Lawn...

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UCR getting ready to launch a new kind of research center

UC Riverside aims to offer researchers a chance to collaborate and pursue ambitious projects with centralized funding and administrative support through the first Campus Interdisciplinary Research Center. Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Watkins and Rodolfo Torres, vice chancellor for Research and Economic Development, announced the...

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Undergraduate Education to offer student success-focused courses

UC Riverside’s Division of Undergraduate Education is putting together plans to expand the types of courses offered to students now that it has academic status. The department became an academic division following the Feb. 27 approval by the UCR Academic Senate of its bylaws. The new status represents a significant achievement for the division...

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What UCR is doing to reduce waste

As UC Riverside marks Earth Month with a number of activities, the campus is taking more steps to meet its zero-waste goal. Facilities Services now diverts over half of the material previously sent to landfills to recycling and composting streams. A recent change in waste haulers has allowed the campus to recycle and compost even more material...

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Campus celebrates Native American Garden

UC Riverside’s Native American community celebrated the new Native American Garden on campus with music and dance in the first large gathering in the space since the project opened. The grand opening celebration on Tuesday, April 9, featured the Mountain Cahuilla Bird Singers, who danced and sang in the sand circle at the center of the garden to a...

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UCR chef wins gold medal in cooking challenge

A chef with UC Riverside Dining Services took first place in a cooking competition hosted by the National Association of College & University Food Services. Tye Nielsen, a culinary manager for Dining Services’ catering division, took the gold medal in the association’s Pacific Regional 2024 Culinary Challenge at its convention in Tacoma, Washington...

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Student photographer wins R’Card contest for sunset campus overview

UC Riverside student Aronne Chan is the winner of this year’s R’Card contest for his photograph showing an overview of the campus with a sunset glow. The photo will appear as the background image for the 2024-25 R’Card, the interactive ID card used by students and employees. The new card with Chan’s image is expected to be seen by about 8,000...

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New garden enhances UCR’s bee-friendly status

A garden has been planted near UC Riverside’s westside entrance, providing a new look to the strip of land while creating a more sustainable and bee-friendly environment. Facilities Services removed grass turf from the 3,200-square-foot area in front of Parking Lot 1, across from Hinderaker Hall, and replaced it with plants, trees, and cobblestone...

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Campus to hold second UCR Give Day

As UC Riverside reaches out to donors for its second annual UCR Give Day on April 3 and 4, it is highlighting the stories of students like Alexis Carmona. A first-generation student and cancer survivor whose family immigrated from Mexico, Carmona knows first-hand the need for more physicians to serve her community. She’s been able to pursue her...

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NOODS offers a late-night campus dining choice

UC Riverside students will have a new dining spot to satisfy late-night cravings with NOODS: The Noodle Bar. The restaurant will open to the public April 1 at the Market at Glen Mor at the dining station formally occupied by the Sizzle burger and sandwich counter. It features an assortment of noodles and sauces in different Asian styles. Customers...

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New campus map provides directions and other features

A new UC Riverside campus map makes it easier to get around campus with features such as step-by-step directions and a category menu for different types of resources. The revamped UCR map website, which launched in late February, offers more interactive tools including wayfinding that provides walking or driving directions to any location at the 1...

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Students offered a forum to improve campus dining

UC Riverside students can now help shape the menus at campus dining venues as part of a new student dining committee. Dining Services launched the Dining Advisory Committee last fall, inviting students to meet with department leaders and offer their opinions on what they like and suggestions on what they’d like to see at venues like the Glasgow and...

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Marketing data manager named a “Rising Star”

Stephanie Nguyen, marketing data manager in UC Riverside’s University Relations, is the 2024 recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, for District VII. As a member of the digital marketing and analytics team, Nguyen develops comprehensive data analysis, reporting, and research strategies...

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