UCR advisor helped eliminate “probation” from academic language

The University of California has dropped the word “probation” from academic regulations – a change that a UC Riverside academic advisor helped push forward. The UC Academic Senate voted overwhelmingly on June 21 to remove the term probation and replace it with academic notice to alert students when they are falling behind in their studies. Brett...

By Imran Ghori |

New scooter racks installed on campus

Electric scooter, skateboard, and bicycle riders will have more places on campus to park their rides. Facilities Services installed 18 new racks in several spots around UC Riverside’s Highlander Union Building, or HUB, in late June. The new racks fit both scooters and skateboards, said Manny Sanchez, facilities supervisor for the HUB. The racks...

By Imran Ghori |

Highlights from UCR’s 70th Commencement

UC Riverside concluded its 70th Commencement season on June 18, 2024 — with UCR’s Class of 2024 walking at eight discipline or degree-based ceremonies. Over 6,000 graduates, 40,000 in-person guests, 40,000 online streamers, and about 350 volunteer staff participated in the celebrations, which started in late May. Highlanders belonging to specific...
By Malinn Loeung |

Highlander Farewells

Highlander Farewells is a recurring feature spotlighting faculty and staff members who recently retired or are retiring soon. Find out more about the contributions of UCR colleagues with 25 years or more of service in the short profiles that follow. Retirees with less than 25 years or who did not provide profile information are listed below. The...

By UCR News |

UCR engineering grad school climbs in national rankings

​ UCR’s Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering graduate school was ranked 76th the nation by U.S. News & World Report, seven positions better than last year's ranking. ​

By David Danelski |

North District housing complex walls go up

Three large cranes, more than 10 stories high, tower over UC Riverside’s North District Phase 2 project, lifting wall panels and setting them into place. Construction crews at the project site have been repeating those steps over the last few weeks as the student housing project moves forward with the next phase of construction. West of the first...

By Imran Ghori |

Gravitational waves hint at dark matter and Big Bang mysteries

Study reports very simple forms of matter could generate detectable gravitational wave backgrounds soon after the Big Bang

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

School of Public Policy moves up in national rankings

UCR's School of Public Policy graduate programs achieve the rank of 76th in the nation, an improvement over its ranking of 102 in 2022.

By David Danelski |

Keeping the campus in bloom

Bright blooms can be spotted around the UC Riverside campus with new spring flower plantings. In May, Facilities Services planted over 800 flowers in key areas of campus that are expected to bloom all summer long. It’s part of a regular rotation to provide variety and vibrant colors timed to different seasons by the Landscape Services team. At the...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR joins federal transportation research effort

UCR partners with five universities in a new, federally funded research center based at UC Davis to advance technologies needed to reduce vehicle emissions and improve climate resiliency in transportation.

By David Danelski |

UCR Library archives inspire literary and arts magazine

The UC Riverside Library’s vast collection of rare manuscripts, photographs, books, and other material in its Special Collections and University Archives has long been a valuable resource for scholars researching history. A new arts and literary magazine published by the library showcases writers and artists who used it as inspiration to create new...

By Imran Ghori |

Commencement celebrations begin with Senior Sendoff

Highlanders began their commencement celebrations with a week of festivities including Senior Sendoff at UC Riverside’s Rivera Lawn on Thursday, May 21. More than 700 seniors attended the event, which included free food and swag, photobooths, celebratory stations, a graduation cap decoration station, and music from KUCR. Senior Sendoff was...

By UCR News |

Physicists gain hands-on experience using cyclotron at UC Davis

Team included undergraduate and graduate students

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

New UCR business analytics major responds to marketplace

Responding to industry demands, the UCR School of Business will soon offer an undergraduate degree in business analytics. Those who complete the major will bring to the marketplace their ability to use quantitative methods to extract value from ever-increasing volumes of data to improve business decision-making processes. As analysts, the program’s...

By David Danelski |

Extracurricular: UCR analyst’s art travels to Romania

Maggie Tello Case thought she was being phished when she received an email in January from curator Claire D’Alba representing the Art in Embassies program at the United States Department of State. D’Alba was requesting Tello Case, a senior contracts and grants analyst in UCR’s College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, lend some of her artwork for...

By J.D. Mathes |

Ken Barish is named chair of UCR Academic Senate

Ken Barish has been elected chair of the UC Riverside Academic Senate. His two-year term begins on Sept. 1. Barish succeeds Sang Hee-Lee, who has been chair the past two years. In the role of chair, Barish will preside over the three Academic Senate meetings each year, act as its spokesperson, oversee administrative duties, and act as UCR’s...

By J.D. Warren |

Sonja Lyubomirsky wins top faculty award for 2023-24

Sonja Lyubomirsky has received the highest honor bestowed on faculty by the UCR Academic Senate, the 2023-24 Faculty Research Lecturer Award. Lyubomirsky is a distinguished professor of psychology and a world-renowned researcher on happiness. Lyubomirsky, who was recently named a AAAS fellow, “is considered as perhaps the top researcher in the...

By J.D. Warren |

Middle schoolers get a crash course in sustainability

About 100 Riverside middle school students recently learned about the importance of sustainable food production through hands-on activities with UC Riverside scientists. Students from the Riverside STEM Academy visited the campus May 9 for the first Circular Economy and Sustainable Food Production Day, hosted by Georgios Vidalakis, a professor and...

By UCR News |

Batchelor Hall renovation nearing completion

A major renovation of UC Riverside’s Batchelor Hall is nearing completion after almost two years of construction. The work, which includes significant upgrades to the building’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, will be finished by the end of June. Work began in fall 2022. Old and outdated pipes, wiring, and mechanical equipment across...

By Imran Ghori |

Honoring Barry Barish with a day rich in physics

UC Riverside honors the distinguished professor and Nobel laureate for receiving a National Medal of Science

By Iqbal Pittalwala |