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Batchelor Hall renovation upgrades aging building

A renovation project at UC Riverside’s Batchelor Hall is expected to give the aging building a major upgrade. The project, which began in December, will replace old and outdated mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems at one of the oldest campus buildings. Fire sprinklers will be installed, and the building will get a new roof as part of the...

By Imran Ghori |

The Barn expands indoor dining

The Barn at UC Riverside has opened its main restaurant for indoor dining. It’s the latest step in a gradual reopening of the iconic campus dining and entertainment venue since a renovation and expansion project was completed in April 2020. Over the summer, the main restaurant opened to customers during the same afternoon and evening hours as the...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR earns top spots in sustainability index

UC Riverside has earned three top 10 rankings along with an overall gold award for its sustainability efforts from an organization that tracks the nation’s most sustainable colleges and universities. The campus received a gold rating in the 2022 Sustainable Index, released Sept. 8 by the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s...

By Imran Ghori |

Picnic kicks off fall quarter

UC Riverside kicked off the upcoming fall quarter Thursday, Sept. 8, with the return of the Chancellor’s Staff and Faculty Picnic at Hinderaker Lawn. Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox welcomed staff and faculty members, noting that this was the first time the campus has been able to host the event, which had been held annually before the pandemic, in three...

By Imran Ghori |

Fun and prizes at the Community Partner Fair

The Community Partner Fair is returning to UC Riverside on Sept. 14 for its first in-person event since 2019. Hosted by UCR Staff Assembly, the event will feature around 50 vendors from on and off campus publicizing the services they offer to staff and faculty members. It is one of the year’s biggest fund raisers for Staff Assembly. This year’s...

By Imran Ghori |

Construction progressing on new student health building

UC Riverside’s new Student Health and Counseling Center is beginning to take shape. The project celebrated a milestone with a topping off ceremony in early August as construction crews placed the top beam on the two-story structure. The new building will bring together medical, mental health, and wellbeing services in one convenient location and...

By Imran Ghori |

Grant funds program aimed at diversifying public engagement

A $550,000 grant will allow students at UC Riverside and other nearby minority-serving institutions, or MSIs, to participate in a research training academy and get hands-on experience contributing to a study on publicly engaged research in political science. The project, “Assessing the Effects of a Publicly Engaged Political Science using the MSI...

By University Communications |

Engineering team gathers data on Inland vehicle emissions

A research project by a UC Riverside mechanical engineering team could play an important part in helping to reduce the impact of pollutants from vehicles. The research team deployed weather towers, air samplers, balloons, and even drones to collect air samples in Riverside and Chino Hills in July and August. The researchers will analyze the data...

By Imran Ghori |

Bringing history alive at UCR Library

When Belen Cardenas, 20, a third-year English major, visited the UC Riverside Library Special Collections and University Archives to research Chicano history she had no idea how personal it would become. She and her classmates visited the Tomás Rivera Library as part of a summer class researching Chicano history. She ended up finding a personal...

By Imran Ghori |

A summer of particle physics

Three UC Riverside undergraduates just finished internships at CERN in Switzerland

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Antiferromagnetic hybrids achieve important functionality for spintronic applications

UC Riverside-led study shows robust spin transport at antiferromagnet/ferromagnet interfaces

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR employee to chronicle NASA rocket launch

When NASA launches the Artemis I rocket on Monday, Aug. 29, UC Riverside employee Jessica Estrada will have a rare close-up vantage point — one she will be sharing with the world through social media. Estrada, a program coordinator with the University Eastside Community Collaborative, an AmeriCorps program in the Center for Educational and...

By Imran Ghori |

Researchers report discovery of novel electronic state

Discovery can help understand interactions among electrons in two dimensions for engineering new electronic devices, says UC Riverside physicist

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Generous gift establishes School of Medicine Mission Award Scholarship Endowed Fund

Teresa and Byron Pollitt are longtime donors to UC Riverside

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Highlanders mentor teens aspiring to STEM careers

Approximately 70 high school students who are considering careers in STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math, industries spent three days at the UC Riverside campus engaging with industry experts and other teens from surrounding Riverside and San Bernardino County high schools, many of them from Riverside Unified School District. STEM...

By Malinn Loeung |

UCR employee joins ancient pilgrimage

For more than 2,000 years, pilgrims have walked the 500-mile path in Spain known as Camino de Santiago. Kathy Kim, a senior director of development, education, and policy at UC Riverside's Office of Development, was among thousands to make that journey this summer. Kim used the opportunity to raise funds for the School of Public Policy Student...

By Imran Ghori |

Formation of black holes linked to spatial dimensions

More spatial dimensions can facilitate the collapse of gas, UC Riverside study finds

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR to appear on “The College Tour” television series

UC Riverside will be showcased in an upcoming episode of “The College Tour,” a television series that profiles campuses through student stories and is available on Amazon Prime and many other streaming platforms. A television crew completed a week of filming across multiple campus locations that included interviews with 10 students in late July...

By Imran Ghori |

New UCR travel and expense system launches

UC Riverside is moving to a new travel and expense system with updated technology that makes it easier for travelers to manage payments and receive reimbursements. The campus officially deployed the Concur Travel and Expense System on Monday, July 25 following eight months of planning. It’s the first of several updates to aging financial...

By University Communications |

State funding will help create a degree completion program

$4.85 million in state funds will help UCR University Extension lead the way in helping people reengage with their education.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |