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UCR ranks No. 3 in graduating Hispanic students in STEM majors

A National Science Foundation report found that UC Riverside ranks third in the nation when it comes to graduating the most Hispanic or Latino students in science and engineering fields. The data is included in a 2019 report called “Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering,” which looks at the progress of...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR ranked among 10 best California colleges

UC Riverside has cracked the top 10 of Money magazine’s 10 Best Colleges in California rankings in 2020 . The rankings, released Feb. 18, are based on its 2019 Best Colleges For Your Money list, which scores institutions on affordability, quality of education, and student outcomes. UCR jumped 20 places to No. 12 in that list of national...
By Imran Ghori |

Arts Walk installation opens

UC Riverside’s new outdoor art installation is now open to the public. The campus celebrated the project completion Feb. 11 with a dedication ceremony in the middle of the bright yellow signs, concrete furniture, and garden landscape that make up the 5,000-square-foot circular sculpture outside the Arts building. Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox said the...
By Imran Ghori |

Stand up and be counted in the Alumni Roll Call

UC Riverside’s Alumni Roll Call is off to a strong start with an estimated 5,000 graduates taking part so far. The campus is encouraging staff and faculty members who are alumni to join as well and help spread the word to fellow Highlanders. The campaign began Feb. 1 and will continue through March 15. The Roll Call is UCR’s version of a census,...
By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside love stories

Campus is where it all started for these six alumni couples
By Madeline Adamo |

UCR receives ‘Military Friendly Schools’ designation and earns No. 1 ranking

The distinction recognizes the university’s services and programs to support student-veterans.
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Givaudan brings its Virtual Taste Trek to Riverside

Virtual reality goggles and scent tubes recreate a stroll through UCR’s citrus groves
By Holly Ober |

UC Riverside trustee establishes engineering equipment endowment

Nora Hackett’s gift will fund engineering instructional lab instruments and equipment
By Holly Ober |

Citrus Day didn’t hit a single sour note

Not even forceful Santa Ana winds deterred scientists and growers
By Holly Ober |

An international taste of home

A line of UCR students passed by a display of bowls of colorful South Asian spices like turmeric and garam masala as they picked up plates of Bhutan momos and Indian pakoras. The food was part of a special “Taste of South Asia” dinner at the Aberdeen-Inverness Residential Restaurant on Jan. 30. Flags from eight South Asian countries hung above the...
By Imran Ghori |

February construction update

Construction continues in full swing at UC Riverside in 2020 with new projects starting and others nearing completion. Work began last week on a new parking structure at Lot 13, near Big Springs Road, resulting in the closure of part of the eastern portion of the lot. Some existing permit holders have been diverted to other lots during the year...
By Imran Ghori |

Art sculpture nearing completion

UC Riverside’s first major outdoor art installation will soon be unveiled. The final elements of the steel, concrete, and garden sculpture were added over the last few months to the installation located in the 5,000-square-foot walkway between the Arts and College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary buildings. The area has been...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR convenes hazing prevention conference

The University of California held its inaugural Hazing Prevention Conference at UC Riverside Jan. 29-30, providing a forum for about 150 staff members and leaders to discuss ways to reduce the practice. In his welcome remarks, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox noted university leaders are expected to be great stewards of their budgets and relationships with...
By Imran Ghori |

New housing project offers chance to honor indigenous history

Since 1959, UC Riverside has named many of its building after geographical locations in Scotland. But the university will look to the Inland region’s Native American roots for inspiration when it comes to naming student housing buildings and other facilities that are part of the North District project. The project, located on a 50-acre site on the...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR ranked No. 15 public university in the west by Wall Street Journal

UC Riverside has been named among the top 15 public universities in the West in the 2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings released Jan. 22. UCR placed No. 15 among public universities in the region and No. 189 overall for public and private universities out of 800 surveyed. The campus placed No. 216 last year. Seven out...
By Imran Ghori |

CE-CERT takes eco-driving simulator to CES

CE-CERT’s cooperative merging technology reduces fuel consumption and emissions
By Holly Ober |

Regents hold UCR town hall on presidential search

UC Riverside faculty, students, staff, and community members outlined their hopes for the next University of California president at a Jan. 16 town hall forum. The meeting of a select committee of UC Regents, appointed to lead the search for UC President Janet Napolitano’s replacement, is one of a series being held on UC campuses. Regent Sherry...
By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside physicists to set up experiments at new nuclear physics facility

Kenneth Barish, Richard Seto, and Miguel Arratia will work with a consortium of UC campuses and national labs
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR promoting healthier drinking choices

UC Riverside is joining a UC-systemwide initiative to promote drinking water instead of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages on campus.
By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside’s online engineering MS ranked No. 29

Program has risen 27 spots since 2018
By Holly Ober |