Content Authored by: Imran Ghori

How UCR’s Library got one of the world’s largest Japanese hip-hop collections

Journalist and filmmaker Dexter Thomas ’06, who is among the alumni featured in UC Riverside’s 40 Under 40 list in the latest issue of UCR Magazine, achieved success in his field by following his passions, no matter how eclectic. One of those interests is Japanese hip-hop, which led him to acquire hundreds of CDs and magazines while in Japan for a...

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UCR wins CASE award for student marketing efforts

UC Riverside won a top award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, for a student recruitment brochure that showcases the campus’ welcoming and diverse community. In the Circle of Excellence Awards, announced June 22, UCR’s University Communications won a gold award in the student recruitment publications category...

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Lt. governor discusses UCR needs during campus visit

California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis joined UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and other campus leaders Friday, June 17, on a tour of the campus while discussing classroom space needs as the student population continues to grow. “It’s wonderful to be back on campus,” said Kounalakis, who previously visited UCR in 2019 while a candidate. The...

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Improved Eucalyptus Walk reopens

A UC Riverside walking path between the Barn and Rivera Library has reopened to the campus following a repair project. The 350-foot section of the Eucalyptus Walk that connects to Rivera, Watkins Hall, and Olmstead Theatre was closed in January for the construction project, which was completed in late May. The heavily used pathway, near a bus stop...

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Physicist conferred honorary doctorate by Universitat de València

Barry Barish, a distinguished professor of physics at UC Riverside, has been conferred an honorary doctorate by the Universitat de València for his work in experimental physics and discovery of gravitational waves. The recognition is the highest honor given by the university, which is one of the oldest in Spain and considered one of the country’s...

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Education student wins Rutgers internship

Alexis Weatherspoon, a graduate student at UC Riverside’s School of Education, has been accepted as one of three 2022 John Smartt Summer Scholars at the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions. Weatherspoon is working on a master’s degree in diversity and equity and is a TRIO Scholars graduate mentor who participated in the Chancellor’s...

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Two students recognized for excellence in research

Two UC Riverside seniors are the recipients of the 2021-22 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement. Preeti Juturu, a fourth-year public policy and economics major, and Shayan Saeed, a Middle East and Islamic studies major, were selected for the award, given annually by the Academic Senate to two...

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Dining options expand with new North District store and reopening of Bytes

Two new dining facilities have opened on campus as UC Riverside Dining Services continues to expand its offerings. The Market at North District, located in the new student housing complex that opened last fall, launched in April. Bytes café, which had been closed for over two years due to the pandemic, reopened the same month. Dining Services has...

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Education Secretary calls UCR a model for delivering mental health support

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona held a roundtable discussion on mental health support with four UC Riverside students Thursday, May 19, lauding the campus as an example of how to support student needs. During the hour-long Zoom chat, Cardona asked the students about UCR programs supporting student mental health well-being during the...

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Two professors receive Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Cell biologist Manuela Martins-Green and parasitologist Adler Dillman are this year’s recipients of UC Riverside’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement. The award is presented every spring to faculty members with a distinguished record of fostering undergraduate research or creative activity. The...

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Taking the scenic route

Riding a bicycle to work comes naturally to Boris Baer and his wife Barbara Baer-Imhoof, both researchers at UC Riverside’s Center for Integrative Bee Research, or CIBER. The couple are originally from Switzerland where they never owned a car. Later, when they moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, and then Perth, Australia, they commuted regularly by bike...

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May fundraiser celebrates staff and faculty support

As his 40th birthday approached, Dennis McIver decided to use the date to celebrate UC Riverside as well as his own life milestone, encouraging friends and family members to donate to campus programs. “I consider myself lucky in that I’ve been able to reap the benefit of so much here,” he said. “UCR has always been so good to me, and I wanted to...

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New School of Medicine building beginning to take shape

Construction work on a new School of Medicine building is continuing to make progress. A large tower crane has been stationed at the construction site on the east side of campus in the last couple months as crews put up walls, columns, and components of the building structure. “The construction team has been working very hard to get the building...

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UCR among ‘Best Value Colleges’

UC Riverside was named among the top 25 public universities in the Best Value Colleges for 2022 ranking by The Princeton Review. The campus was among 209 institutions included in an unranked list of more than 650 colleges and universities surveyed. The list ranked return on investment for students based on academics, affordability, and career...

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Crowdfunding initiative promotes diversity

UC Riverside is launching a new crowdfunding initiative in support of programs that promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, or DEIB, initiative, which began on April 19, highlights programs focused on those values and shows how the Highlander community can make a philanthropic impact. It...

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Student researcher wins ecological society award

UC Riverside’s Chris Cosma, a doctoral student studying evolution, ecology, and organismal biology, is one of the winners of the 2022 Ecological Society of America awards. The organization recognizes outstanding contributions to ecology in new discoveries, teaching, sustainability, diversity, and lifelong commitment to the profession. Cosma is the...

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Digitized newspaper archives offer a record of UCR history

Taking a trip through UC Riverside’s history has become easier with a new online resource that features the complete archives of the Highlander. The publicly accessible site includes scanned copies of the student-run weekly newspaper going back to its February 1954 start, when it was known as the UCR Cub for its first two years. The archives are...

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How to engage in Earth Month at UCR

UC Riverside is offering a number of events and activities for Earth Month this April, encouraging the campus community to get informed and take action. “This year, the Earth Month theme, `Invest In Our Planet,’ encourages us to consider more attention, efforts and resources towards reversing the course of the climate crisis,” said Francis Mitalo...

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School of Medicine professor honored for humanitarian work

Vien Doan, an assistant clinical professor in the School of Medicine at UC Riverside, is this year’s recipient of the Dr. Carlos E. Cortés Award for Championing Diversity and Inclusivity, presented by the City of Riverside. Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson announced the award in February at the State of the City address, where she called Doan...

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“Lunch for All” at Glasgow

UC Riverside’s largest and most modern dining venue is now open to the entire campus. The Glasgow Residential Restaurant at the north end of campus has become a popular spot for students since it opened in fall 2020. However, until now it had been restricted to student meal-plan holders due to COVID-19 safety precautions. With the start of the...

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