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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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Campus celebrates Homecoming 2021

Highlander spirit was back in force for UC Riverside’s Homecoming 2021, the largest in-person celebration since the beginning of the pandemic and the return to campus this fall. The festivities included a men’s basketball game, Scotty’s birthday celebration, presentations, networking events, fireworks, a concert, and a bonfire. Several virtual...

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Homecoming 2021: Basketball, fireworks, a bonfire, and more

Virtual activities, along with in-person festivities, allow everyone to rejoice in Highlander spirit.

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UCR ARTS curator receives Fulbright Specialist award

Joanna Szupinska, senior curator at the California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTS, has been named a Fulbright Specialist working with curators and collection staff at Muzeum Sztuki (Museum of Art) in Łódź, Poland. As part of the project funded by the Fulbright Commission in Poland, Szupinska will collaborate directly with museum staff as well as...

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New School of Medicine building begins construction

UC Riverside began construction Friday, Oct. 22 of a new School of Medicine building that will allow for growing class sizes and increasing the number of physicians trained in the underserved Inland Southern California. Campus and community leaders celebrated the start of the project at a groundbreaking ceremony at the project site south of the...

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Students return to campus as classes start

UC Riverside was bustling with activity again on Sept, 24, the first day of the fall quarter, as the campus returned to mostly in-person instruction. It was the first time many students and employees had been back on campus since the pandemic began 18 months ago. Here are some images from throughout the day taken by our campus photographer, Stan...

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Guide to campus parking

As students and employees begin returning to campus this fall, UC Riverside’s Transportation and Parking Services is offering a guide to parking. The campus community will see some changes, such as a new parking structure and a switch from hang-tag parking permits to digital license plate recognition. The department is also offering permit options...

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Fall return to campus briefings scheduled

As UC Riverside approaches the start of the fall quarter, representatives from several of the return to campus working groups will deliver briefings for the campus community and respond to questions. Members of the campus community can attend and participate in the briefings via Zoom (registration is required) or can watch live or recorded versions...

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What’s open on campus now

UC Riverside is planning for a return to in-person instruction and operations this fall. Find out below what services are available and what to expect as the campus gradually reopens. Dining All dining venues are closed for the summer. A gradual reopening of campus food operations is planned for late August, starting with venues in the HUB and...

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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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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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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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