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FAQ on UC's proposed COVID-19 vaccination policy

The University of California last week shared the details of a proposed policy on COVID-19 vaccination as part of its engagement with its community as it joins the California State University in supporting immunizations as part of an expected return of students, faculty, academic appointees and staff to in-person instruction across the state this...

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Return to campus working group briefings begin this week

Each of the Return to Campus working groups will deliver a briefing for the campus community about their planning efforts for the fall. The briefings, which will consist of comments by select working group members followed by answers to pre-submitted questions, will be available for viewing on the UC Riverside YouTube channel. The campus community...

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Looking back at a year of the pandemic

A year has passed since the pandemic changed life at UC Riverside. Here is a look at what’s happened on campus. Photos by Stan Lim, UCR photography manager.

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Campus celebrates close of Living the Promise campaign

UC Riverside celebrated the successful completion of the Living the Promise campaign March 18-20 with a weekend full of activities including a variety of informative panels and a bell tower light show. The campaign began in October 2016 with the goal of raising $300 million by December 2020. During the Living the Promise celebration, campus leaders...

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UCR is a winner in student voter registration

UC Riverside is a winner in the 2020 Ballot Bowl, registering the highest percentage of students to vote among University of California campuses. The campus registered 1,294 students to vote, or about 5% of the student body, during the competition period from Aug. 17 to Nov. 3. The competition is part of the California Students Vote project...

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UCR researchers receive systemwide awards

The projects are part of the UC 2021 Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives award.

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A look back at 2020 at UCR

From construction projects to the many impacts of the coronavirus, 2020 was an eventful year for UC Riverside. Stan Lim, UCR photography manager, shares his favorite images showing how the campus community met the year’s challenges and celebrated their achievements.

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Meet UCR’s new faculty members

This fall, UC Riverside welcomed more than 40 faculty members from a variety of disciplines. Learn more about the new faculty below: College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Courtney Baker, an associate professor of English, joined UCR following her tenure as an associate professor of American studies and co-founder of Black studies at...

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UCR honors three graduates with 2020 Alumni Awards of Distinction

Three UC Riverside graduates were presented with the 2020 Alumni Awards of Distinction in an online ceremony Saturday, Oct. 17. Anthea Hartig M.A. ’89, Ph.D. ’01, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award; Dr. Pedram Salimpour ’90, CEO and co-founder of Pierce Health Solutions...

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Eight recognized with Outstanding Staff Awards

Eight UC Riverside staff members have been honored by UCR Staff Assembly as part of its annual Outstanding Staff Awards. The awards are meant to recognize staff members for excellence in their work, commitment to the university’s mission, and making UC Riverside and their communities a better place for all. The university community including staff...

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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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