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Middle schoolers get a crash course in sustainability

About 100 Riverside middle school students recently learned about the importance of sustainable food production through hands-on activities with UC Riverside scientists. Students from the Riverside STEM Academy visited the campus May 9 for the first Circular Economy and Sustainable Food Production Day, hosted by Georgios Vidalakis, a professor and...

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Donuts, dogs, stuffed bears and more at staff celebration

UC Riverside Staff Assembly brought together staff members for events including crocheting, building stuffed bears, and a pet adoption fair as part of “Thank Goodness for Staff Week.” A series of in-person and virtual free events were held from Monday, April 22, to Friday, April 26. They included free coffee and donuts with crotchet outside...

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Future Highlanders get a taste of college life

UC Riverside welcomed incoming students and their families for Highlander Day on Saturday, April 13. The event brought more than 2,700 future UCR students and nearly 9,000 people to UCR. Highlander Day is designed for admitted students and their families. Several schools, colleges, and departments held open houses and/or had booths all over campus...

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UCR’s first gala celebration honors leaders

UC Riverside paid tribute to alumni, philanthropic, and humanitarian leaders at UCR Honors: A Gala Celebration on Saturday, April 6. More than 200 guests attended the first-of-its-kind event, held at the Student Recreation Center, which was transformed into a blue carpet, black-tie venue for an evening of music, drinks, dining, and tributes. In...

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Spring bloom at the gardens

After a rainy winter, spring has arrived and plants are blooming at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens. Visitors can enjoy sights like a tree peony flower, California poppies, and turtles perching on logs in a creek. The South Africa Garden is full of color with aloes and ice plants while across the trail blooming lilacs have a strong scent. The...

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Highlanders give back with community projects

More than 200 UC Riverside alumni, students, parents, employees, and community members volunteered for community service projects throughout California and as far away as London and Hawaii. Highlander volunteers participated in 20 projects, completing 673 hours on Highlander Day of Service on March 16. The projects included picking up 65 bags of...

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UCR winner of 2024 CIO 100 Award for IT excellence

Foundry’s CIO has named UC Riverside among the winners of its 2024 CIO 100 Award. For more than 25 years, the CIO 100 Awards have recognized innovative organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of strategic and operational excellence in information technology. “The award-winning teams share a passion for excellence, a customer...

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Changes coming for UCR’s multi-factor authentication tool

UC Riverside’s multi-factor authentication tool, Duo, will have a new look starting March 25. Information Technology Solutions, or ITS, is upgrading to the platform’s new Universal Prompt to enhance user security. What’s changed? New look and feel: When logging into secure UCR resources, the Duo multi-factor authentication window will look...

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University Extension honored for social justice efforts

UC Riverside’s University Extension has won an award from a national educational association for the work by a task force to promote diversity and inclusion. University Extension was one of eight programs and eight individuals announced as winners of the UPCEA Association Awards on Feb. 2. UPCEA, an online and professional education association...

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Looking back at 2023 in photos

UC Riverside experienced an eventful 2023 with the openings of new facilities, large events like Homecoming, and exciting research by faculty members. Take a look at some noteworthy moments captured by Stan Lim, UCR photography manager.

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Pitch competition features Inland startup proposals

Inland Southern California startups competed for grants and mentorship at the SoCal OASIS Pitch Finals, hosted by UC Riverside’s Office of Technology Partnerships on Dec. 6. More than 180 people attended and six startups competed for $100,000 in grants and expert mentorship from the UCR EPIC Small Business Development Center (EPIC SBDC) for product...

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Alumni enjoy music and festivities at Homecoming 2023

UC Riverside’s Homecoming 2023 drew large crowds of Highlanders on Saturday, Nov. 4, for festivities including a performance by R&B superstars TLC. Alumni and their families enjoyed fun activities such as a Ferris wheel, and a 360-degree photo booth. A dedicated Family Zone included games, face painting, caricatures, coloring sheets, and other kid...

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Highlander Farewells

Inside UCR is launching a recurring feature spotlighting faculty and staff members who recently retired. Find out more about the contributions of UCR colleagues with 25 years or more of service in the short profiles that follow. Retirees with less than 25 years are listed below. The list includes employees who filed for retirement in 2023 and...

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Your guide to Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment, UC employees' opportunity to enroll in the right benefits, started on Oct. 26 and extends through Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. Health care costs — and medical plan premiums — are increasing nationwide, including for UC. Monthly premium costs for employees are increasing: For UC Blue & Gold HMO, by around 15% for coverage that includes a...

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Faculty achievements celebrated at dinner

UC Riverside honored faculty members for their achievements at two ceremonies on Oct. 12. The 2023 Distinguished Faculty Luncheon was held at the Alumni and Visitors Center, followed by the Faculty Recognition Dinner at the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa. Faculty members were honored for their awards, promotions, and advancements during the 2022-23...

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UCR welcomes 52 new faculty members

UC Riverside welcomed 52 new permanent faculty members for the 2023-2024 academic year who come from a variety of disciplines and research interests. The new faculty members offer expertise on a wide range of subjects, from American politics to robot artificial intelligence to plant biochemistry. They include researchers from several top...

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Fall quarter kicks off

UC Riverside welcomed 26,000 new and returning students and kicked off the fall quarter with a variety of Welcome Week activities. Students began moving to campus housing on Sept. 24 with the first day of instruction starting Sept. 28. Campus departments and groups hosted a variety of fun and informative events to help them discover new resources...

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Team that includes UCR researcher wins $17.5 million CDC award

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, has awarded $17.5 million to a coalition led by researchers at UC San Diego to develop innovative tools and networks to respond rapidly to emerging disease outbreaks. Richard Carpiano, a professor and public health researcher in UC Riverside’s School of Public Policy, is among the team of...

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Eight UCR professors receive NSF CAREER Awards

Eight UC Riverside faculty members have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Awards to support research in areas ranging from sustainability to mental health outcomes of young Latinas. The awards support early career faculty who demonstrate the potential to serve as academic role models and advance their organization’s...

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Professor’s '2 Hearts' film reaches top 10 on Netflix’ international list

Robin Uriel Russin, professor of screenwriting and playwriting with the Theatre, Film, and Digital Production Department, co-wrote the film.

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