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Medical simulation suite nearing completion

UC Riverside medical students will soon have expanded space to learn patient and clinical skills and procedures. A new clinical skills and simulation suite is beginning to take shape in the bottom floor of the Orbach Science Library. The School of Medicine project features 16 mock exam rooms, an emergency room, an intensive care unit, operating...

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UCR recognized by American Heart Association

UC Riverside has been recognized for its healthy workplace environment for the fifth straight year. The campus met the American Heart Association’s criteria for Gold recognition in its Workplace Health Achievement Index, the top level for employers who build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. Gold level is awarded for...

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New Alianza UCMX director brings rich experience in international relations

Over a 27-year career, Isabel Studer has worked as a researcher, in government, and as the head of environmental advocacy groups. As the new director of Alianza UCMX, she’s in a position where all those worlds intersect. “I realized that it looked like my whole career was meant for me to be prepared to be taking on this role,” said Studer, who...

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COVID-19 exposure app available to UCR students and employees

A pilot smartphone-based program that provides notification of COVID-19 exposure is now available to UC Riverside students and employees. UCR began participating in the Exposure Notification System app, which is available as a feature on iPhones and an app on Android devices, Monday, Nov. 16. The system allows users to be notified if they have...

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Campus to take part in Giving Tuesday

UC Riverside is finding different ways to support students and employees for Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1. The event is part of the annual International Day of Giving, held the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving Day. This year, donors can choose from more than 40 different programs, scholarships, and initiatives to support during the 24-hour window that...

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History department lecture series explores new research on race

UC Riverside’s Department of History has launched a new lecture series aiming to spotlight new research on African American, African diaspora, and African history. Historians researching race, racism, and anti-racism are also among the upcoming speakers for the Sterling Stuckey Lecture Series, named for a prominent scholar of African American...

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Chancellor’s Distinguished lecture to feature Smithsonian director

Anthea Hartig, M.A. ’89, Ph.D. ’01, the Elizabeth McMillan director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, will deliver UC Riverside’s Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture on Nov. 16. An award-winning public historian and cultural heritage expert, Hartig recently received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UCR Alumni...

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Reaching new heights with the Student Success Center

UC Riverside’s Student Success Center reached an important milestone Friday, Nov. 6 as construction crews placed the top beam on the new building that is less than a year from completion. A small ceremony was held to mark the occasion with construction workers and a few campus community members signing their names to the steel beam before a crane...

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Campus COVID-19 lab expands capacity

UC Riverside’s COVID-19 laboratory has added more space and staff as testing on campus continues to ramp up. About two months after opening, the diagnostic lab has increased its capacity as part of the campus’s regular coronavirus testing of students in residence halls. “We’re always trying to streamline and make the process faster,” said Kathy...

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The Barn reopens for service

The Barn reopened to customers Monday, Nov. 2, following a temporary closure, a cautionary measure taken after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus last month. During the two-week shutdown, the employee and other staff members who had been in contact with the individual remained in quarantine. Staff members immediately conducted an...

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Amplifying Black voices at UCR

As a UC Riverside admissions recruiter, Dominique Beale has been a point person for Black students considering whether or not to enroll at the university. Beale is now taking that perspective to a larger audience with a podcast that shines a spotlight on Black voices on campus. Launched in September, “Blue, Gold & Black” features Beale engaging in...

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UCR Alumni Association launches online student mentorship program

The UC Riverside Alumni Association is offering a new way for students to connect with alumni and receive career advice. The UCR Career Network, launched this fall, is an online platform where students and alumni can search for profiles and network with those holding common career interests. The platform is powered by PeopleGrove, a software...

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UCR among top global universities for plant and animal science in U.S. News list

UC Riverside has been ranked the No. 26 university in the world for plant and animal science by U.S. News and World Report in its 2020 Best Global Universities list. The rankings, released Oct. 19, focused on academic research and reputation in evaluating nearly 1,500 top institutions across 86 countries. UCR placed No. 158 in the overall rankings...

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Ten campus groups recognized for healthy standards

UCR Healthy Campus has recognized 10 groups that have achieved high levels of health and well-being standards as part of its new certification program. Bronze level certification was awarded in late August to the Well, Athletics, Environmental Health & Safety, Harvest Shared Services Center at the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and...

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UCR Staff Assembly reimagines its role during the pandemic

Since the UCR Staff Assembly first formed over 35 years ago, it has brought together campus employees through its general meetings, fairs, and holiday events. The switch to remote work due to the pandemic has resulted in a reimagining of how the volunteer organization connects with the campus, said Dennis McIver, a University Honors counselor and...

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Professor receives grant to study computer science education access

Cassandra Guarino, a professor of education and public policy at UC Riverside’s Graduate School of Education, has received a nearly $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study access to computer science education. The three-year grant, announced in August, provides Guarino with $498,086 from December through November 2023...

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UCR ARTS named best Inland Empire arts experience

UCR ARTS was voted Best Arts and Entertainment Experience in the Press-Enterprise’s Best of the Inland Empire 2020 readership poll. The program was lauded for its virtual programming which include exhibitions from the California Museum of Photography and Culver Center of the Arts, which offered 360-degree tours; along with visual artist interviews...

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Major housing and dining complex opens to students

After nearly two years of construction, UC Riverside has opened a major new student housing and dining complex at the north end of campus. The Dundee Residence Hall is the first new student housing project completed in six years. Together with the nearby North District housing project under construction, the project will help UCR meet its...

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Education researchers create anti-racism guide

Racism is not an easy topic for teachers to tackle, especially when it comes to younger children. But it is important to begin that conversation at an early age, according to education researchers at UC Riverside. A new anti-racism teaching guide titled “Addressing Race and Racism in the Early School Years,” released in September, provides teachers...

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Vice provost named to national consortium board

Jennifer Brown, vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Education, has been elected to the Reinvention Collaborative board, a national consortium dedicated to reinventing undergraduate education at research universities. Brown began serving a three-year term on the board, which includes representatives from public and private research universities...

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