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Two UCR professors awarded career enhancement fellowships

Armando García and María Regina Firmino-Castillo are both recipients of 12-month fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation

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Professors honored for their teaching innovation

UCR’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers recognized three professors this year.

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How UCR instructors are handling the shift to online instruction

UC Riverside’s faculty members have had to make a swift transition to online teaching over the last few weeks. As they make the adjustment, several have offered advice and resources for their colleagues on how to navigate this new world. In the video below, a few faculty members describe the challenges they’ve faced. In response to the COVID-19...

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How to stay mentally and physically healthy while social distancing

As the UC Riverside community adjusts to self-quarantining to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s also important to keep physically and mentally healthy, experts say. “Adjusting to a new schedule routine, along with the uncertainties in the world, can be extremely challenging,” said Julie Chobdee, co-chair of UCR Healthy Campus and Wellness...

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How UCR is responding to coronavirus

As the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus continues to change rapidly, UC Riverside is taking proactive measures to limit the risk of COVID-19 to the campus community. Here are some of the latest developments: Campus is closed The campus is closed until April 3 . There are no known cases of COVID-19 on the UC Riverside campus or in the...

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UCR provides coronavirus update

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Thomas A. Smith shared an update Tuesday on how the campus is responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). An FAQ below provides some additional information and links to resources. Dear UCR Community, We write to provide a broad update on UCR’s efforts to...

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GSOE school psychology program receives 10-year reaccreditation

The school psychology program at UC Riverside’s Graduate School of Education, or GSOE, has been reaccredited by the American Psychological Association, or APA. The 10-year accreditation, granted on Nov. 11, represents the highest number of years for which the association designates that status. GSOE offers a five-year doctoral program in the field...

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Campus encouraged to give big for Giving Tuesday

UC Riverside is expanding ways to support a variety of causes on campus for Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3. The event is part of the annual International Day of Giving, held the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving Day. UC Riverside held its first campuswide Giving Tuesday last year with 1,296 donors contributing $189,560. The campus hopes to beat that...

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Highlanders come out for Scot Fest

Almost 2,000 people enjoyed games, music, food, and other festivities Saturday, Nov. 16, as part of UC Riverside’s 12th Annual Highlander Scot Fest. The daylong event attracted students, faculty and staff members, and residents who enjoyed carnival rides, interactive booths, and several kid-friendly activities such as a bounce house and face...

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Campus asked to participate in emergency notification update update

UC Riverside will update its system used to quickly contact the campus community in case of an emergency. Students, staff, and faculty members will be asked to participate in the Emergency Notification System update starting Dec. 9 by verifying UCR has their current cell phone number. Text messaging is one of several tools used to communicate...

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UCR recognized for encouraging student vote

UC Riverside received a Silver Seal from the All in Campus Democracy Challenge for having a campus voting rate between 30-39% in the 2018 midterm election. The campus was among those recognized at the All In Challenge Awards Ceremony in Washington DC on Nov. 12, honoring colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates...

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UCR hosts Mercury transit viewing

More than 200 people came out to the UCR Baseball complex Monday morning, Nov. 11, to watch Mercury pass in front of the sun — a rare occurrence that happens around 13 times every 100 years. The public viewing was organized by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and it took place from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. while the planet was visible as a...

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Chancellor honors promoted faculty members

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox honored over 50 faculty members for their promotions at a ceremony Oct. 7 at the Chancellor’s Residence. Here are the honorees: Emma L. Aronson Microbiology and Plant Pathology Promotion to Associate Professor (Tenure) Kelley C. Barsanti Chemical/Environtal Engineering Promotion to Associate Professor (Tenure)...

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UCR police to wear body cameras

UC Riverside joins a growing number of police agencies, including those at universities and colleges across the country, that are equipping their officers with body-worn and in-car cameras. The department plans to put the cameras into use during the fall quarter. As with any new technology, unanticipated delays may occur. Here’s what to know about...

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UCR Medallion, alumni award winners announced

The innovators behind geographic spatial mapping technology, an expert on animal tissue research, a business CEO with a long history of charitable giving, and a state legislator who has strongly supported educational funding will be honored at the annual Chancellor’s Dinner on Oct. 19. UCR graduates Helen Newman, Jerry Swain, and Sabrina Cervantes...

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Founding director of UCR center named to state board

Angelov Farooq, founding director of the UC Riverside Center for Economic Development & Innovation, has been appointed as the chairman of the California Workforce Development Board, or CWDB, under Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration. As chairman, Farooq will be leading the largest state workforce development system in the country under the...

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School of Business welcomes students for workshop

The UCR School of Business completed its third Accelerated Business Leaders Education, or ABLE, program this month with 200-plus participants from over 30 universities around the world. Attendees included some of the school’s top partners, such as China’s Harbin Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, and Xiamen University; I-Shou University...

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Women’s Tennis and Men’s Cross Country Receive NCAA Public Recognition Award

The UC Riverside Women's Tennis and the Men's Cross Country teams were honored with an NCAA academic award that illustrates the teams dedication to excelling in the classroom. Both teams received the NCAA Public Recognition Award which is bestowed upon teams with an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent of all squads in their...

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Sociology and public policy professor wins CHASS distinguished lecturer award

Steven Brint, a UCR distinguished professor of sociology and public policy, is the recipient of the 2018-19 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Lecturer Award. The award was announced in July and will be presented in spring 2020. The award recognizes Brint’s “outstanding scholarly contributions to our college and university as...

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Remembering Canyon Crest as it makes way for new housing

For decades, the 50-acre, World War II-era housing complex known as Canyon Crest Family Student Housing was home to UCR students with families. The shuttered site is now being razed to make way for a massive student-housing expansion project. About two dozen people, most of whom had worked in some capacity at Canyon Crest through the years...

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