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Chancellor looks to UCR’s future at town hall meeting

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox urged the campus community to envision what UC Riverside will look like at its centennial birthday in 2054 at a town hall meeting Thursday, Dec. 6 at the HUB. With the campus gearing up for its next strategic plan, Wilcox told about 300 faculty, staff, and students that they should think long term about the university’s...
By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside Office of the Ombuds celebrates 50th anniversary

UC Riverside celebrated 50 years of conflict resolution and advocacy for fairness by the Office of the Ombuds this week with four of the seven people who have served as ombudsperson reflecting on their work over the decades. The campus was one of the first in North America to create such a position. In November 1968, then-Chancellor Ivan Hinderaker...
By Imran Ghori |

Why do campus police send out crime alerts?

The email and text message alerts can sound alarming at first: A robbery near campus. A report of a shooter that turned out to be a hoax. Those are a few of the messages sent to all UC Riverside faculty members, students, and staff employees in recent months by the UC Riverside Police Department. Use of text messaging and email has led some to...
By Imran Ghori |

Two UC Riverside researchers named AAAS Fellows

Professors of anthropology and computer science join this year’s class of 416 fellows
By Tess Eyrich |

Food, the universal language

The smell of turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and pumpkin pie was infused with the laughter and the myriad of languages in the room. On Monday, Nov. 19, UC Riverside students and scholars gathered for the third annual Thanksgiving event sponsored by International Affairs . The event provides a space and an opportunity for them to share a meal,...
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Study deepens understanding of how advanced life may have emerged billions of years ago

Thomas Kuhlman, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy who came to UC Riverside from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in July 2018, is the lead author on a study that attempts to explain how advanced life may have emerged billions of years ago. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Campus explores solutions to influx of scooters

Working group discusses increased education, limits on scooters
By Imran Ghori |

Get to know IIGB’s Metabolomics Core

Operated by the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB), the Metabolomics Core joins the existing Bioinformatics, Genomics, Microscopy, and Proteomics Cores in providing state-of-the art research tools and applications to on-campus and off-campus researchers. The recently established Metabolomics Core Facility (MCF) at the University of...
By University Communications |

Flocks & flocks of Birds: Campus studying electric scooter phenomena

A campus-wide group will meet this week to consider the proliferation of scooters on campus. The group will also factor more staid forms of wheeled devices, including skateboards and bicycles. This past year, campus planners, transportation officials, and police began looking at the future of how pedestrians and wheeled devices will interact on...
By J.D. Warren |

MRB’s gleaming atrium, revealed

Photographs from the atrium of the new Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, indicate the project is nearing completion. Campus architect Jacqueline Norman pronounces the project “on schedule, and on budget” and said MRB recently achieved the “Beneficial Occupancy” threshold, which means the building can be outfitted with fixtures and...
By J.D. Warren |

Recent CEE Ph.D. Graduate Wins CA-NV Section Academic Achievement Award, Moves on to Compete Nationally

Michelle Chebeir, recent Chemical and Environmental Engineering graduate of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, won the California-Nevada American Water Works Association (AWWA) Academic Achievement Award – Doctoral 1 st Place and will move on to compete nationally. The annual award encourages academic excellence by recognizing...
By Katharine Hall |

Inaugural Healthy Campus celebration offers a wellness break

Smoothie recipes, free flu vaccines, gardening tips, and mental health support were among the many resources found at the inaugural Healthy Campus celebration. At least 500 students, staff, and faculty attended the health fair near the bell tower on Thursday, Oct. 11. The two-hour program offered the campus community an opportunity to connect with...
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

New Grant from Schmidt Futures Will Support Science Teachers and Maker-Centered Learning in Underserved California Schools

The California Science Project (CSP), supported by the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UCR, has received a $300,000 grant from Schmidt Futures , a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, that will allow CSP to bolster K-12 science education and maker-centered learning in California. “Every student in California...
By University Communications |

UCR Today Has Become UCR News

Beginning Sept. 12, 2018, news of UC Riverside, its students, and its research, can be found on our new news site, news.ucr.edu . All 2018 stories can also be found on the new site. We hope you will enjoy the vibrant new site, which represents, among many other changes, greater recognition of campus events, student life, and athletics. Along with...
By J.D. Warren |

UC Riverside Receives Diversity Award

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( www.ucr.edu ) – INSIGHT into Diversity magazine has named UC Riverside one of its 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, Award recipients. The 2018 award recognizes 96 U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. UCR and the other honorees will be...
By J.D. Warren |

UCR School of Business Awarded Re-Accreditation by Distinguished AACSB International

The UCR School of Business has been awarded re-accreditation by the distinguished Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB international). The announcement comes after a rigorous review process where the UCR School of Business stood out for its demonstrated focus on excellence in the areas of teaching, research, curricula...
By Holly Ober |

Electronic Nose Startup Gets Whiff of Success

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( www.ucr.edu ) — In the United States alone, more than 15 million people — about 5 percent of the population — suffer from some type of olfactory system dysfunction affecting their sense of smell or taste. These can be life threatening when it comes to dangers usually detected by smell, such as smoke, gas leaks, or rotten food....
By Holly Ober |

Executive Chef Wins Gold Medal in National Culinary Competition

Executive Chef Burke Reeves prepared for this month’s National Association of College and University Food Services ’ Culinary Challenge by committing to a strict training regimen: oyster shucking. Reeves and his five opponents faced off against one another and a ticking clock at the July 11 event to prepare an entrée featuring the mandatory...
By Madeline Adamo |

Jeanette Kohl Receives Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship

Jeanette Kohl , an associate professor and former chair of UC Riverside’s Department of the History of Art, has received a one-year fellowship at the prestigious Institute for Advanced Study based in Princeton, New Jersey. Kohl’s fellowship starts on Sept. 1 and ends on July 1, 2019, within the institute’s School of Historical Studies. She will use...
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

UC Riverside Startup Receives National Science Foundation Grant

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( www.ucr.edu ) — BEAM-CA, LLC has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant for $149,000 to conduct research and development work on a novel type of sensitive, robust magnetometer that operates at room temperature. The company had early support from ExCITE, a startup...
By Holly Ober |
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