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Students return to campus housing

UC Riverside welcomed about 7,000 students into campus housing this weekend, returning to full capacity for the first time since the pandemic began. Joined by family members, students wheeled blue carts stacked with belongings into their rooms, eager to return to campus life. Ada Unol, a 20-year-old biology major, was only on campus for part of her...

By Imran Ghori |

“A+++”: North District opens to students

Abigail Osunde excitedly took in her new room at UC Riverside’s North District Apartments on Friday, wandering around her bedroom and the shared living room space as she moved in her belongings. The 22-year-old junior’s favorite room was the kitchen, where the Riverside transfer student said she expects to do a lot of cooking. “It’s so beautiful,”...

By Imran Ghori |

Guide to campus parking

As students and employees begin returning to campus this fall, UC Riverside’s Transportation and Parking Services is offering a guide to parking. The campus community will see some changes, such as a new parking structure and a switch from hang-tag parking permits to digital license plate recognition. The department is also offering permit options...

By University Communications |

Use of pure menthol instead of mint oil in e-cigarette fluids may reduce cancer risk

UC Riverside study compared three classes of chemicals in Puff and JUUL e-cigarette fluids

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Fall return to campus briefings scheduled

As UC Riverside approaches the start of the fall quarter, representatives from several of the return to campus working groups will deliver briefings for the campus community and respond to questions. Members of the campus community can attend and participate in the briefings via Zoom (registration is required) or can watch live or recorded versions...

By University Communications |

UCR expands outdoor art with sculptures

UC Riverside is expanding its collection of outdoor art with a new series of sculptures by female artists. The four sculptures, each in different mediums and styles, were installed starting in December with the final piece added last month. Two pieces were created for this project while the other two were previously displayed elsewhere. The project...

By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside receives NSF grant to improve equity and inclusion in engineering

The project will create a network of leaders across the UC system committed to achieving equity for women faculty in engineering

By Holly Ober |

Can this rare type of ultraviolet light destroy PFAS “forever chemicals” in water?

UC Riverside engineers received a $400,000 NSF grant to find out

By Holly Ober |

Campus holds major biosafety drill

UC Riverside held its first biohazard safety drill in four years this summer, partnering with local emergency response agencies to test campus preparedness. The June 29 drill included first responders from the Riverside Fire Department and Hazardous Materials team, who tested the response to an emergency at a biosafety level 3 lab. Also...

By Imran Ghori |

Student Success Center to open in September

UC Riverside’s Student Success Center will be a building unlike any other on campus with high-tech lecture halls, scenic views, and a prominent location on the Carillon Mall. The three-story building is expected to be completed by the end of August and open in September, following almost two years of construction on a nearly 1-acre site south of...

By Imran Ghori |

Multimodal sensing and learning project receives Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant

Salman Asif will develop a new framework to co-design sensing and learning algorithms to capture and efficiently process only the most essential data

By Holly Ober |

Staff employees strongly support flexible work options in survey

UC Riverside staff members indicated strong support for continued remote or hybrid work options in a recent survey of work preferences. About 93% of respondents favored remote/hybrid work options while 74% of supervisors believe that staff members can work well in a remote or hybrid option, according to the results. The survey was sent to 2,830...

By Imran Ghori |

Campus dining venues readying for reopening

Getting a bite to eat at UC Riverside will be easier in the coming weeks as dining venues begin opening on campus. The first to reopen will be venues at the HUB starting with the Scotty’s convenience store on Aug. 23. The store’s offerings include pre-made sandwiches, salads, snacks, and beverages along with other retail grocery items. Others will...

By Imran Ghori |

Work to improve event-based programming receives $1.2 million grant

UC Riverside and New Jersey Institute of Technology split funds to work on the joint project

By Holly Ober |

New parking structure opens

UC Riverside’s new four-level parking structure is now open. Located at the east end of campus, the 1,079-space facility will significantly increase available parking for students, employees, and visitors, and help meet the needs of the growing university, according to Transportation Services. “This facility provides the parking capacity we need to...

By Imran Ghori |

What to expect when buildings reopen

UC Riverside is beginning to open up its core campus again, returning to daytime weekday access for campus buildings. Starting Aug. 16, Facilities Services will begin unlocking and locking buildings at their normal operating hours as the campus prepares for the return of more in-person work and instruction this fall. Campus buildings had been...

By Imran Ghori |

Grant supports development of diesel smoke-scrubbing device for marine vehicles

Marine diesel engines spew excessive particulate matter due to absence of proper control technology and less stringent rules

By Holly Ober |

Psychology professor speaks on Victory Podcast

Thomas Sy discusses leadership and his colorful life experiences

By Holly Ober |

Coffee, pastries — and veggies

Free R’Garden vegetables available at chancellor’s coffee socials.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

North District ready to open

UC Riverside’s largest new student housing development in years is getting ready for a fall grand opening. Construction of the two large buildings that make up the North District project are complete with crews now finishing installation of furniture and going through final inspections, said Osvaldo Diaz, vice president of Jones Lang LaSalle, a...

By Imran Ghori |