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EPA funds student research projects promoting sustainability

A wood stove that burns cleaner and costs less. Construction material made from hemp fibers that are processed with greener material. Both products are being developed by UC Riverside student research teams with grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, for projects that use sustainable technology to address environmental and...
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UCR honored for veterans hiring outreach

UC Riverside has been named an employer of the year for its policies and practices encouraging the hiring of veterans. The university will be one of nine honored by the California Employer Advisory Council at a May 2 luncheon in Monterey. The award recognizes “employers who consistently demonstrate positive policies towards U.S. veterans in hiring...
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Thursday Nights Live back at the HUB

Thursday Nights Live is returning for another spring season April 18, offering UC Riverside staff and faculty a weekly opportunity to unwind with cocktails and music after work. Every Thursday evening, from April 18 to May 30, the campus community can enjoy live music, food, and drinks in the center lower court area of HUB plaza. Each event will...
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Chancellor launches strategic plan process

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox used his spring town hall meeting to begin the conversation on what the campus should look like when it celebrates its 100 th birthday in 2054. The April 11 meeting at the HUB served as the formal kick-off for what is expected to be a more than year-long process to create UC Riverside’s next strategic plan. That plan will...
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Lalami wins leading literary prize

Laila Lalami, a creative writing professor at UC Riverside, has won the 2019 Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize, which honors midcareer fiction authors. The Simpson Literary Project announced Lalami’s selection on April 2, describing her as “a world-class writer.” Laila Lalami is the winner of the 2019 Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize...
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UCR named among top 100 public colleges by business publication

UC Riverside is among the top 100 public colleges in the U.S. in an academic ranking published this month by Business First. The campus ranked No. 69 in the list, climbing almost 30 spots from the previous year, when it came in at No. 98. The publication also ranked institutions by region, with UC Riverside placing No. 14 for public colleges in the...
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Campus begins planning for the next phase of growth

How does UC Riverside prepare for what it could look like in 2035? That is the question that campus planners hope to answer as they craft UCR’s next Long Range Development Plan (LRDP). It's one of two vital documents that will shape the university’s future that are in the process of being updated. UC Riverside will also be creating a new strategic...
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Find a deal at the Community Partner Fair

Are you looking for the right banker, a deal on coffee, or office supplies? They’ll all be under one roof for the 2019 Community Partner Fair on April 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm. in HUB 302. Sponsored by the UC Riverside Staff Assembly , the annual event will feature 51 booths where vendors from on and off campus will publicize the services and...
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UCR joins Cool Campus Challenge to promote sustainability

UC Riverside will participate in the four-week Cool Campus Challenge starting April 1 as part of the University of California’s campaign to reduce its carbon footprint. All 10 UC campuses and the Office of the President will take part in the friendly competition to motivate students, faculty, and staff to lower carbon emissions through actions...
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Art sculpture construction underway

Construction of an outdoor art sculpture in front of the Arts Building is now underway with crews fencing off the walkway and beginning excavation work. The sculpture, titled “Arts Mall: Roy McMakin Change Things, Things Change,” faced some delays due to rainy weather in February and March, said Jason Espinoza, a project manager with the Department...
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East campus entrance to be affected by city road paving

UC Riverside faculty, staff, and students who use the Big Springs Road campus entrance can expect some delays in April due to a city public works project. The city began repaving select streets near the east side of campus earlier this month, beginning with concrete repairs to sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. Street paving on Big Springs between...
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UCR researchers awarded grants for education and business studies

Two UC Riverside researchers were awarded grants from the Haynes Foundation for research work on studies examining minority entrepreneurs and students with achievement gaps. The Los Angeles-based Haynes Foundation, established in 1926, provides grants and fellowships for research that advances social, political, and economic issues in Southern...
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Lalami on short list for literary prize

UC Riverside Creative Writing Professor Laila Lalami is one of six finalists for the 2019 Simpson Literary Prize, which honors mid-career fiction authors. Lalami is the author of multiple award-winning novels, including her most recent book, “The Moor’s Account .” Her new novel, “The Other Americans ,” will be published later this month. The $50...
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UCR philanthropic supporter named Woman of the Year by legislator

Concha Rivera, who has been involved in several major UC Riverside programs, has been named Woman of the Year by Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, for his district. Rivera is the wife of the late Tomàs Rivera, former UC Riverside chancellor, and helped established an endowed chair in his name. She founded the annual Tomàs Rivera Symposium...
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Provost discusses student class options and improving campus climate

UC Riverside Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Cynthia K. Larive celebrated recent research successes, promoted ways to improve the campus climate, and outlined how the campus plans to help more students carry a full load of classes during a town hall meeting Wednesday. Encouraging students to take more units each quarter will be a campus...
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State senator names UCR Chicano Student Programs director Woman of the Year

Estella Acuña, UC Riverside’s Chicano Student Programs director, has been named Woman of the Year by state Sen. Richard Roth for his district. Estella Acuña and state Sen. Richard Roth. Acuña has been with the program since 1996, joining as a student assistant and becoming director seven years later. Roth, D-Riverside , described her as a powerful...
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UCR professor selected as Fulbright-Nehru fellow

Nigel Hughes, a professor of geology in UC Riverside's Department of Earth Sciences, will travel to India this fall as a Fulbright-Nehur fellow for 2019-2020. Hughes was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship, which provides U.S. faculty and researchers an opportunity to teach and research at an Indian academic...
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How UCR’s new smart waste bins will increase efficiency, create more open space

UC Riverside is moving toward a smarter way to dispose of waste. In the last few weeks, rectangular-shaped trash bins that resemble R2-D2 have popped up around the bell tower and Lot 30. The Bigbelly bins — named for their manufacturer — come with solar panels on top that power built-in compactors. Facilities Services removed 20 of the traditional...
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Provost to hold campus town hall

UC Riverside Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Cynthia K. Larive will hold her annual town hall meeting on March 6 where she will highlight issues including student success. Larive said she plans to celebrate recent campus successes in research and student advising, and talk about how daily actions can positively affect the campus climate. The...
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Engineering professor named educator of the year

Kawai Tam, a UC Riverside associate professor of teaching of chemical and environmental engineering, has been named the John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year. Kawai Tam was named Educator of the Year by the Engineers' Council. The award was presented to Tam by the Engineers’ Council at a Feb. 23 ceremony in Universal City. The group...
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