Content Authored by: Sandra Baltazar Martinez

Student Life awards 15 organizations for their contributions to UCR and beyond

Project Sunshine took the coveted Organization of the Year Award.

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Housing, dining teams still working on campus 

Staff members are essential to keeping a portion of the campus open, safe, and fed,

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Virtual activities include a movie night, webinars, and a TikTok challenge.

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UCR staff: Offering students shelter

Hundreds of students have moved out, but many more are expected to still live on campus and dozens of staff members remain on the clock.

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UCR receives ‘Military Friendly Schools’ designation and earns No. 1 ranking

The distinction recognizes the university’s services and programs to support student-veterans.

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‘Muffins for Marsupials’ fundraiser to help Australia

UCR graduate students want to support recovery efforts with a two-week bake sale.

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UC Riverside became a healthier place in 2019, here’s why

The Healthy Campus group grew its reach and provided more options for improving school and work-life balance.

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‘Citations for Donations’ saves lives and parking tickets

A recent blood drive tallied 210 donations, resulting in $10,000 in forgiven parking citation fines.

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Donatella Galella awarded Best Article of the Year for research on ‘yellowface’

The paper was published in The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

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Dance: corporeal expressions

A quarter-long Department of Dance course includes research presentations, demonstrations, and free workshops that are open to the campus community.

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American Studies Association selects Ricky Rodríguez for mentoring award

The associate professor of media and cultural studies will receive the Richard A. Yarborough Award in November.

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UC Riverside’s Peace Corps volunteers make an impact around the globe

UCR led the charge in implementing a prep course that is now offered throughout the entire UC system.

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Bus ridership increasing among campus community

During the last academic year, 43% of faculty, staff, and students rode the bus at least once.

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UCR welcomed Los Angeles Chinese Consul General to campus

Consul General Zhang Ping foresees future academic partnerships between UCR and China.

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Dining employee wins first place in area Toastmasters competition

Moses Preciado is the operations manager at Lothian Residential Restaurant

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Journalist Maria Hinojosa delivers speech, meets with students

She presented the 50th Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture with powerful messages.

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Business class teaches 85 students about teamwork

A new cross-campus partnership yields hands-on experience for students.

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Two UCR dancemakers receive national award

New York’s Foundation for Contemporary Arts recognized Department of Dance Assistant Professor Taisha Paggett and MFA student Julie Tolentino.

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TAPS officers recognized for agile emergency response

Diana Serrano and Joseph Ray Osborn received the Wayne Dalton Award from the California Public Parking Association.

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Seven students receive fellowships

Seven UC Riverside students received fellowships to work on issues that impact food access and the environment. The fellowships were granted on behalf of two University of California Office of the President programs: UCOP Global Food Initiative and UCOP Carbon Neutrality Initiative. Both fellowships fund student-generated research, related projects...

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