Content Authored by: J.D. Warren

Third floor of Student Services building foretells space-sharing future

Call it the Campus Space Shuffle. Hybrid work has swept over the campus post-pandemic, an office space dynamic that is compounded by the campus giving up leases in University Village this month, a business park on Chicago Avenue soon, and in the Intellicenter on Meridian Parkway. With the purchase of a new office building on Iowa Avenue and a...

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NSF-funded research aims to combat loneliness

UCR psychology associate professor Brent Hughes and doctoral student Eleanor Collier have received a $642,697 grant from the National Science Foundation to study self-disclosure as it relates to social connection. Self-disclosure refers to revealing one’s thoughts, feelings, and experiences. The aim of the study is to consider strategies for...

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UCR California Digital Newspaper Collection receives grant to archive regional newspapers serving Black communities

UC Riverside’s California Digital Newspaper Collection, or CDNC, has received a $321,282 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, or NEH, to participate in the National Digital Newspaper Program, or NDNP, which is managed by the Library of Congress. The CDNC is one of several digital humanities projects within UCR’s Center for...

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UCR programs achieve high marks in U.S. News grad school rankings

U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 ranking of graduate programs in the U.S. includes high placements for several UC Riverside programs. UCR’s graduate Earth Sciences program in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, or CNAS, ranked No. 39 out of 156 universities, ahead of standout universities including Dartmouth, Purdue, and UNC Chapel...

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New Undergraduate Education dean takes helm of restructured team

Louie Rodríguez started his new role as vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Education, or VPDUE, for UC Riverside on April 1. Rodríguez is a longtime professor in UCR’s Graduate School of Education and served as the school’s interim dean from 2019 to 2022. “As I look ahead, I plan to identify, celebrate, and amplify best practices with our...

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Engineering online programs ranked among best

Two online programs at UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering were categorized as 2023 U.S. News Best Online Programs. The two programs are both graduate-level, in computer information technology, or CIT, and engineering. CIT was named No. 18, and engineering No. 34. For the 2023 edition U.S. News ranked 1,763 online degree programs...

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History professor wins prestigious Rosenberg Prize

Georg Michels, a UC Riverside professor of history, has won the 2021 Hans Rosenberg Prize awarded by the Central European History Society, or CEHS. The prize was announced at the American Historical Association, or AHA, Annual Convention on Jan. 7, 2023, in Philadelphia. The prize is for Michels’ 2021 book “The Habsburg Empire Under Siege: Ottoman...

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UC Riverside names new director, Undergraduate Admissions

UC Riverside has named Veronica Zendejas its new director of Undergraduate Admissions. She will start at UCR on March 1. Zendejas is currently director of evaluation and policy for Undergraduate Admissions at UC Davis, where she oversees application review. She has worked in UC Davis Undergraduate Admissions for the past 10 years. “Undergraduate...

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Grant provides emergency funds for students

UC Riverside is one of 10 universities to receive a grant that will provide emergency funding to students in need. The Student Freedom Initiative, or SFI, and the Capital One Foundation, in partnership with Capital One, announced on Nov. 30 the expansion of the Helping Everyday Life Problems for Students, or HELPS, program from 20 to 30 public and...

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DoD, UCR to host ‘Taking the Pentagon to the People’

UC Riverside, and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Diversity Management Operations Center will present "Taking the Pentagon to the People" on Oct. 7, an opportunity to learn about employment opportunities within the Department of Defense, or DoD. Students will hear from program managers and recruiters about internships, scholarships, and direct...

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UCR psychology researchers among Research.com’s top 1,000 Scientists

Three UC Riverside psychology faculty members are among the Top 1,000 Scientists in Research.com’s ranking of psychology researchers . The ranking is based on criteria including publications in research journals, citations in research journals, publication and citation impact – measured by a metric called the “h index” – and factors including...

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UCR shares in historic preservation grant

UC Riverside is among 90 institutions to share $2.5 million in recently awarded National Trust for Historic Preservation grants. UCR’s share is $25,000, and will fund Professor Steven Hackel’s grant proposal entitled “Reenvisioning Mission San Gabriel Arcángel’s Museum: Towards a Collection-Based and Community-Centered History of Los Angeles’s Most...

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Sonja Lyubomirsky receives honorary doctorate

Distinguished Professor of Psychology Sonja Lyubomirsky was recently awarded an honorary doctorate Nov. 26 by the University of Basel in Switzerland. It was part of the university’s Dies Academicus 2021, an annual faculty ceremony. The ceremony was the 561st held by the university, which was founded in 1460 and is one of the oldest surviving...

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Mellon Grant will fund seminars on archival practices in African and African diaspora studies

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has approved a grant of $225,000 to the University of California, Riverside to support a Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures titled "Unarchiving Blackness: Why the Primacy of African and African Diaspora Studies Necessitates a Creative Reconsideration of Archives.” The Mellon Foundation's Sawyer...

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Psychology professor wins NSF grant

Psychology researcher Jimmy Calanchini has received a grant worth more than $431,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund a study of intergroup recognition. The project title is “A Model of Generalized Ingroup Recognition Advantage,” and the duration of the funding is from Sept. 1, 2021 to Aug. 31, 2024. Calanchini’s study will research the...

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Psychology professor named ‘Rising Star’

UC Riverside assistant professor of psychology Jimmy Calanchini has been named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science, or APS. The Rising Star designation is given to “outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD,” according to APS. Rising Stars have published innovative research that has...

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University Communications research writer sets all-time record for media news site

University Communications research writer Jules Bernstein has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s EurekAlert! news site for posting the most-viewed press release in its 25-year history. The milestone of 987,050 visits, announced by EurekAlert! on Dec. 23 , recognizes Bernstein’s press release about dangers...

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Psychology researcher receives NSF grant

UCR psychology researcher Brent Hughes has received a $495,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to expand upon his study into the phenomena known as “deindividuation” – the tendency for people tend to view members of their own groups as individuals, but members of other racial groups as interchangeable and indistinct. In his research...

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Money magazine ranks UCR among nation’s top 50 universities

UC Riverside ranked No. 48 of 739 U.S. colleges in Money magazine’s Best Colleges for Your Money 2020, published Aug. 25. UCR was No. 32 among public universities. Among universities that accept half of their applicants, Money ranked UCR No. 13 in the country. And on its “Most Transformative Colleges” sublist — which weighs graduation rates...

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UC Riverside acknowledged for growing its low-income student base

The American Talent Initiative, or ATI, recently named UC Riverside as among the nation’s top universities for enrolling low-income students. ATI was formed in December 2016 to encourage American colleges and universities with the highest graduation rates to enroll more students from low- and middle-income backgrounds. A recent report summarizing...

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