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Taking the scenic route

Riding a bicycle to work comes naturally to Boris Baer and his wife Barbara Baer-Imhoof, both researchers at UC Riverside’s Center for Integrative Bee Research, or CIBER. The couple are originally from Switzerland where they never owned a car. Later, when they moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, and then Perth, Australia, they commuted regularly by bike...

By Imran Ghori |

May fundraiser celebrates staff and faculty support

As his 40th birthday approached, Dennis McIver decided to use the date to celebrate UC Riverside as well as his own life milestone, encouraging friends and family members to donate to campus programs. “I consider myself lucky in that I’ve been able to reap the benefit of so much here,” he said. “UCR has always been so good to me, and I wanted to...

By Imran Ghori |

New School of Medicine building beginning to take shape

Construction work on a new School of Medicine building is continuing to make progress. A large tower crane has been stationed at the construction site on the east side of campus in the last couple months as crews put up walls, columns, and components of the building structure. “The construction team has been working very hard to get the building...

By Imran Ghori |

New center on campus to focus on RNA’s role in biology and medicine

Ribonucleic acid, or RNA, is present in all living cells. Most often single-stranded, RNA is the lesser known cousin of the double-stranded DNA. It is, however, important to basic cell biology — in coding, decoding, regulating, and expressing genes — and for diagnosing human disease. The body uses RNA to construct cells, respond to immune...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

School of Education launches Black Community Education Promise Program

The program supports incoming School of Education freshman or transfer students who are dedicated to serving the Black community via education upon graduation from UCR

By Holly Ober |

Campus celebrates staff appreciation with goat yoga

UC Riverside’s Wellness Program and Staff Assembly co-sponsored seven “Thank Goodness for Staff Week” events during April 25-29. Activities included Build-a-Scotty, virtual Pictionary and trivia, coffee & donuts outside Hinderaker Hall, bingo and a mixer at The Barn — and goat yoga! Directors, managers, communicators, administrative assistants, and...

By Malinn Loeung |

UCR among ‘Best Value Colleges’

UC Riverside was named among the top 25 public universities in the Best Value Colleges for 2022 ranking by The Princeton Review. The campus was among 209 institutions included in an unranked list of more than 650 colleges and universities surveyed. The list ranked return on investment for students based on academics, affordability, and career...

By Imran Ghori |

Crowdfunding initiative promotes diversity

UC Riverside is launching a new crowdfunding initiative in support of programs that promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, or DEIB, initiative, which began on April 19, highlights programs focused on those values and shows how the Highlander community can make a philanthropic impact. It...

By Imran Ghori |

Digitized newspaper archives offer a record of UCR history

Taking a trip through UC Riverside’s history has become easier with a new online resource that features the complete archives of the Highlander. The publicly accessible site includes scanned copies of the student-run weekly newspaper going back to its February 1954 start, when it was known as the UCR Cub for its first two years. The archives are...

By Imran Ghori |

Student org plants 240 trees at Southern California park

Seven UC Riverside student volunteers from the College of Science and Natural Sciences, or CNAS, joined wildlife experts from the Riverside County Parks (or RivCoParks) in planting 240 native riparian trees at Hidden Valley Wildlife Area in Jurupa Valley, California. The project was led by UCR’s Society for Ecological Restoration (or UCR-SER), a...

By Malinn Loeung |

Study identifies toxic byproduct from vaping of vitamin E acetate

UC Riverside research provides information on chemistry occurring during and post vaping

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

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...

By University Communications |

How to engage in Earth Month at UCR

UC Riverside is offering a number of events and activities for Earth Month this April, encouraging the campus community to get informed and take action. “This year, the Earth Month theme, `Invest In Our Planet,’ encourages us to consider more attention, efforts and resources towards reversing the course of the climate crisis,” said Francis Mitalo...

By Imran Ghori |

Payment shapes research participation decisions

Study used data from a national survey of people living with HIV

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

“Lunch for All” at Glasgow

UC Riverside’s largest and most modern dining venue is now open to the entire campus. The Glasgow Residential Restaurant at the north end of campus has become a popular spot for students since it opened in fall 2020. However, until now it had been restricted to student meal-plan holders due to COVID-19 safety precautions. With the start of the...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR now offers a bachelor’s degree in robotics engineering

The new major complements a robotics master’s degree unveiled in 2021

By Holly Ober |

UCR receives “Military Friendly” status

UC Riverside has once again won recognition for the number of services, programs, and support offered to military veterans and active service members. The campus received a gold ranking in the 2022-23 Military Friendly ranking among participating tier 1 research institutions on a list published by VIQTORY, a Pittsburgh-based marketing firm founded...

By Imran Ghori |

Black Greek Letter Organizations exhibition at Tomás Rivera Library

The exhibition tells the collective story of the Divine Nine, the first Black Greek fraternities and sororities in the U.S. and their impact at UCR and the Inland Empire.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

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...

By University Communications |

Shamrockin’ the Barn

The Barn celebrated its return to live music with a packed house and upbeat performances by two Southern California bands on Thursday. Chola Orange, a funk-electro band, and Kiki Diago, an indie, funk and hip-hop influenced act, played the Barn’s outdoor stage as part of a St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour event that drew a large crowd. It was the first...

By Imran Ghori |