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UCR ITS Bests UCSB and SDSU to Win Google Cloud Hero Cup

UC Riverside Information Technology Solutions, or ITS –campus’ central information technology organization–won the inaugural Google Cloud Hero Cup against competitors from UC Santa Barbara and San Diego State University. The gamified Google Cloud training took place over the course of three hours on Friday, June 24. Each University was represented...

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Highlander Class of 2022 celebrates commencement

UC Riverside held 12 commencement ceremonies over the past week, attracting thousands of graduates and their families in the biggest in-person graduation celebration on campus since before the pandemic. The ceremonies began Friday, June 3, and concluded Monday, June 13. A total of 7,272 students were eligible to graduate. That included 1,117...

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Temporary indoor mask mandate expires

The temporary mandate for the use of face coverings indoors on the UC Riverside campus expired on Tuesday. In place between May 30 and June 13, the temporary mandate was designed to decrease the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission during the end of the spring quarter. Face covering guidelines have returned to what was in place prior to the...

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Spring quarter COVID-19 reminders

Face Covering Requirements From May 30 through June 13, face coverings will be required in indoor spaces on the UC Riverside campus and in university owned or operated venues. For more information see the announcement issued on May 27. Notifications About Potential Workplace Exposures on Campus Visit the UCR COVID-19 dashboard for the latest...

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Graduates celebrated at 2022 Alumni Awards of Distinction

UC Riverside honored three of its graduates with 2022 Alumni Awards of Distinction in a ceremony Saturday, April 9 at the Mission Inn in downtown Riverside. Assemblymember Jose Medina ’74, M.A. ’84 received the Distinguished Alumni Award; newspaper publisher Paulette Brown-Hinds, M.A. ’92, Ph.D. ’98, received the Alumni Service Award; and Larry...

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COVID-19 digest for the week of April 11

New Signs In light of the recent creation of the COVID Screening Check and changes to indoor masking guidelines, new signs are appearing across campus and replacing the signs that have been previously in place for many months. The following signs are now available for download: • Face Covering Guidelines • COVID Screening Check • Keep Yourself...

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COVID-19 digest for the week of March 28

Screening Check Beginning today the Daily Wellness Check has changed to the COVID Screening Check. Moving forward UC Riverside students, employees, and visitors are required to fill out the COVID Screening Check to report: • A positive COVID-19 test result • COVID-19 symptoms (symptoms from a known or chronic condition such as allergies, asthma...

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COVID-19 digest for the week of March 14

Changes to Face Covering Requirements Beginning Monday, April 11, the use of face coverings indoors will be strongly recommended for those who are up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and required for anyone who is not up to date. More details about this change are available in the recent campus announcement by Provost Elizabeth Watkins and Vice...

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UC President Michael Drake joins UC Riverside faculty

UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., has accepted a faculty appointment at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Drake will serve as distinguished professor in the Department of Internal Medicine within the Division of Clinical Sciences in the School of Medicine. Under the terms of his appointment, Dr. Drake will provide an annual seminar...

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COVID-19 digest for the week of Feb. 21

Booster submission deadline this Friday The deadline to upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including booster dose, to your MyChart account is February 25, 2022. Please make sure to upload information about all doses including boosters. Notifications About Potential Workplace Exposures on Campus Visit the dashboard on the Campus Return website...

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COVID-19 digest for week of Feb. 14

In-person Commencement For the first time since 2019, a full slate of Commencement ceremonies will take place on campus. A schedule of the 2022 ceremonies is now online on the Commencement website. Notifications About Potential Workplace Exposures on Campus Visit the dashboard on the Campus Return website for the latest information about locations...

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Promoted faculty members honored at luncheon

UC Riverside held its first Faculty Promotion and Advancement luncheon in two years Monday, Feb. 7, at the Alumni and Visitors Center. The event recognized 148 faculty members promoted during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years. The 2021 luncheon was canceled due to the pandemic. About 80 people attended including 51 promoted faculty members...

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Professor appointed to state arts council

UC Riverside Professor Gerald Clarke has been appointed to the California Arts Council by Gov. Gavin Newsom, the governor’s office announced Friday, Feb. 4. Clarke has served as an assistant professor of ethnic studies at UCR since 2016. Previously, he held several positions at Idyllwild Arts Academy from 1998 to 2016, including Visual Arts...

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COVID-19 digest for week of Feb. 7

Events Guidance After a pause on in-person events in January, events are once again permitted on the UC Riverside campus. Event organizers should still consider the need for gathering in person before proceeding with plans, and comply will all campus and state event guidelines. Events and gatherings guidance can be found on the Campus Return...

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Back to campus

After a month of remote instruction, in-person classes resumed at UC Riverside on Jan. 31 due to improving conditions on campus and increased health and safety precautions. Here are some images from the day taken by Stan Lim, our campus photographer.

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UCR joins IRIS as consortium’s first minority-serving institution

UC Riverside recently became a member of the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science or IRIS, a consortium of America’s leading higher educational institutions focused on using administrative data to demonstrate the public value of research and higher education. With more than $300 million in grants and contracts — a number that has nearly...

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COVID-19 digest for week of Jan. 31

Notifications About Potential Workplace Exposures on Campus Visit the dashboard on the Campus Return website for the latest information about locations on campus where COVID-19 positive individuals were present in the past 14 days. This dashboard is updated daily. Updated testing protocols for fully vaccinated individuals The UC Riverside Public...

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Where to get N95 masks on campus

UC Riverside employees and students can get free N95 and surgical masks on campus. With the spread of the omicron variant, the California Department of Public Health is recommending using surgical masks or tight-fitting respirators such as N95s or KN95s. Health experts, including those at UCR, say they provide a greater level of protection...

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UCR returns to Festival of Lights

UC Riverside is a sponsor of the 2021 Riverside Festival of Lights, generating awareness about the university to the hundreds of thousands of people who visit the event from across Southern California. The primary feature of the sponsorship is a series of UCR-branded displays featuring holiday lights in the shape of gift boxes and stars in high...

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A look back at 2021 on campus

UC Riverside began the return to normalcy in 2021 as the campus returned to mostly in-person instruction. Students were happy to see their friends again, families celebrated commencement, and instructors continued to be recognized for their achievements. Stan Lim, UCR photography manager, shares his favorite images from the past year and the...

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