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What is Multifactor Authentication and when do you have to enroll?

UC Riverside faculty, staff and students began getting the notices in recent weeks: Multifactor authentication is coming to the campus. So, what exactly is it and what does it mean for you? Multifactor authentication, or MFA, is an enhanced cybersecurity measure that all who access UCR’s computer applications will need to act on by April. “If you...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR’s Small Business Development Center gets $25,000 donation

UC Riverside’s Small Business Development Center has received a $25,000 donation from MUFG Union Bank Foundation in support of its programs aiding technology entrepreneurs. The business center, which opened in downtown Riverside in April, is part of the Entrepreneurial Proof of Concept and Innovation Center, or Riverside EPIC , which provides...
By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside opens largest research facility on campus with MRB

UC Riverside is celebrating the completion of the $150 million Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, which will provide an innovative and collaborative approach to conducting research. Campus leaders held a dedication ceremony Friday for the five-story, 179,000-square-foot building that now stands as the largest and most sophisticated...
By Imran Ghori |

Vice Chancellor Bomotti to expand role as head of Business and Administrative Services

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced Monday that Gerry Bomotti, chief financial officer and vice chancellor for Planning and Budget, will take on the expanded duties of vice chancellor for Business and Administrative Services. The announcement caps a months-long search to fill the position following the retirement of Ron Coley, who...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR Health Street Medicine program reaches out to Riverside community in severe need

Faculty, students, and staff in the UCR School of Medicine distributed care packages and hygiene kits on Dec. 19, 2018, to more than 100 people in severe need in the City of Riverside. The kits, assembled earlier that month by more than 40 faculty, students, and staff, included sweatshirts, water bottles, warm socks, and hygiene kits. The effort...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR helps launch Native American college

UC Riverside is looking to formalize its partnership with the Palm Desert-based California Indian Nations College , or CINC, which just completed its first quarter of instruction. The tribal community college launched in the fall with three classes at UCR’s Palm Desert Center offered through UCR Extension. Two classes are planned for the spring....
By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside ranked No. 16 in list of greenest universities in U.S.

UC Riverside ranked No. 16 among the nation’s most environmentally friendly campuses in an international survey released this week. The campus was No. 145 in the overall GreenMetric World University Rankings 2018, conducted by Universitas Indonesia. UC Riverside was one of 719 universities from 81 countries that took part in the annual rankings,...
By Imran Ghori |

R’Pantry sees strong support in holiday drive

R’Pantry is in better shape as it stocks up for the winter thanks to a successful food donation drive and fundraising effort. The program, which provides food and hygiene products to students in need, completed its first formal donation drive earlier this month with 13 campus departments collecting a variety of goods. The Giving Tuesday campaign in...
By Imran Ghori |

Riverside ranked among best cities for business startups

Riverside was ranked No. 23 in a list of the 50 best cities to start a business due in large part to its partnerships with UC Riverside. Business magazine Inc. credits the Riverside ExCITE Incubator and the EPIC grant program with helping small businesses get off the ground. “Riverside has 92.4 startups for every 1,000 businesses, which is greater...
By Imran Ghori |

Construction beginning on major housing and dining halls

UC Riverside will launch a major student housing expansion Monday, Dec. 17, with construction beginning on the Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow Dining Project. The project will add 820 beds and an 830-seat dining area to meet growing student housing needs. The buildings are scheduled to be completed by fall 2020. Fencing will start to go up around...
By Imran Ghori |

How to make the most of UCR’s events calendar

Looking for something to do on campus or do you have an event to promote? UC Riverside’s events calendar is the place to go for both. The online events calendar, which launched in February, is a central hub listing UC Riverside activities of all types, from lectures to concerts to games. As use of the new platform continues to grow, here’s what to...
By Imran Ghori |

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 |

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 |

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 |