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UCR employees honored by Staff Assembly

UCR Staff Assembly presented awards to eight staff members at a June 12 reception at the chancellor’s residence as part of its annual recognition of exceptional employees. The Outstanding Staff Awards recognize campus staff “for their commitment to the university’s goals of higher education, research and service, and for making UC Riverside and...
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Pierce Hall gets $60 million renovation

One of UC Riverside’s oldest buildings is getting a makeover. Part of Pierce Hall has been fenced off since January as work takes place on a $60 million renovation that will replace old mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, expand restrooms on all floors, and update fire alarm systems. The project will also modernize the more than 114,000...
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A fond farewell to the provost

UC Riverside paid tribute to departing Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Cynthia K. Larive at a farewell reception June 10 at the Alumni and Visitors Center packed with well-wishers. Larive has been appointed as UC Santa Cruz chancellor effective July 1 . At the reception, Larive was honored for her history with UC Riverside that began as a...
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European agriculture innovation company to invest $5 million in research, collaboration, and translation with UCR

Eurosemillas S.A., a global leader in the commercialization of agriculture innovations, has signed a $5 million agreement with UC Riverside to expand a research and licensing partnership that has taken the campus’ citrus varieties to nearly 20 countries. The company, based in Cordoba, Spain, is UCR’s largest international licensee of the Tango...
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Research teams start moving into MRB

From the top floor of UC Riverside’s Multidisciplinary Research Building , Jericho Ortanez can enjoy views of the Student Recreation Center next door, nearby city neighborhoods, and the region’s surrounding hills. The microbiology doctoral student is among approximately 150 faculty members, students, and employees who are the first to move into the...
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UCR websites change to be completed soon

UC Riverside is completing its transition to a new website content management system that will result in campus web pages with a consistent look and are easier to update. By June 30, websites on the Omni Update platform can no longer be edited or updated with new content. Acquia Cloud Site Factory, which uses the Drupal platform, is now the...
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Healthy Campus volunteers recognized

UCR Healthy Campus thanked its faculty, staff, and student volunteers who promote its projects and activities at a May 14 luncheon. 75 committee and subcommittee members were served a healthy lunch and received a choice of a Healthy Campus T-shirt, towel, or bag. Gerry Bomotti, vice chancellor of Planning, Budget and Administration, spoke at the...
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MRB wins design award

UC Riverside’s newest — and largest — research building has won an award for its design from a national construction industry group. The Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB , won the Design Excellence Award from the Design Build Institute of America Western Region. The award was presented at the group’s regional conference last week....
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UCR athletic trainers lauded for life-saving efforts at tennis championship

As athletic trainers at UC Riverside, Tony Ontiveros and Jessika Hunt have long emphasized the importance of teaching CPR and first aid to their coaches. They demonstrated those lessons and years of training when they were suddenly called to provide medical aid to a man who collapsed at a recent tennis conference championship in Indian Wells. Their...
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‘MeToo’ founder speaks at UCR

Tarana Burke didn’t have the words more than 25 years ago to connect with a young girl who, like her, was a survivor of sexual violence. “What I really wanted to tell her was, `This happened to me too,’” said Burke, who was working with local youth at the time. “That’s where the literal words ‘me too’ came from.” Since then, those simple words have...
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Student growth studied in UCR’s Long Range Development Plan

UC Riverside could increase its percentage of graduate students and improve its faculty-student ratios by 2035. Both are among the assumptions that campus planners are considering as they draft the next Long Range Development Plan , or LRDP, a land use plan that looks at broad growth assumptions over the next 15 years and considers their...
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UCR takes a walk around the track

More than 400 UC Riverside staff, faculty, and students walked laps around the outdoor track Wednesday as part of the 10th Annual UC Walks. The event is a UC systemwide effort to promote an active lifestyle with similar events taking place on all campuses between April and June. Participants chose how many laps they wanted to walk around the track...
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More than 800 Inland high school students joined UCR’s College Signing Day celebration

About 860 college-bound high school students attended College Signing Day at UC Riverside on Wednesday, May 1, as part of a simultaneous celebration across all nine University of California undergraduate campuses. The event is part of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, which celebrates the achievements of students...
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‘MeToo’ founder to speak at UCR

The “MeToo” movement gained national prominence over the last two years as the dialogue over sexual harassment took center stage. But it’s a phrase first introduced more than a decade ago by Tarana Burke, a social activist who has worked on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse and assault for more than 25 years. Burke will be speaking at UC...
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UCR among best value colleges, according to Forbes

UC Riverside ranks high in affordability and return on investment according to a recently released 2019 ranking by Forbes. The campus placed No. 27 in Forbes “America’s Best Value Colleges” list , jumping 37 places from last year’s No. 64 ranking. Among public universities, UCR is No. 12. The magazine describes its list as “the definitive guide for...
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College-bound high school students to be celebrated at UCR’s College Signing Day event

Around 1,000 college-bound students from across the Inland Empire will descend on UC Riverside as part of the first College Signing Day on the West Coast. Former First Lady Michelle Obama will be the keynote speaker for the main celebration at UCLA on May 1 while other UC campuses, including Riverside, will hold simultaneous events and livestream...
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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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