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The first baker usually arrives at 5 a.m. each morning at UC Riverside’s Glasgow Residential Restaurant, switching on the ovens and preparing pastries, bagels, and other items for breakfast service. It’s only the start of the day for the bakery, which is staffed until 9 p.m., and produces thousands of freshly made baked goods each day ranging from...

By Imran Ghori |

A cappella pop opera about Emily Dickinson explores queerness, feminism, and forbidden love

Dana E. Kaufman, UC Riverside assistant professor of music composition was speaking at Amherst College in 2019 when a former professor suggested she pitch a project for the college’s bicentennial celebration. As a composer who gravitates towards storytelling that highlights marginalized identities and narratives, Kaufman wanted to amplify a story...

By Julia Woock |

Grant provides emergency funds for students

UC Riverside is one of 10 universities to receive a grant that will provide emergency funding to students in need. The Student Freedom Initiative, or SFI, and the Capital One Foundation, in partnership with Capital One, announced on Nov. 30 the expansion of the Helping Everyday Life Problems for Students, or HELPS, program from 20 to 30 public and...

By J.D. Warren |

More than 40 new water stations installed on campus

Finding a chilled and filtered drink of water at UC Riverside is easier than ever. The UCR Healthy Beverage Initiative, part of the larger UC Healthy Beverage Initiative, has completed installation of 47 new hydration stations and water fillers throughout campus. The installations, which were delayed in part due to the pandemic, began last year and...

By Imran Ghori |

Music, cars, and fun, fun, fun at Homecoming 2022

Highlanders celebrated a weekend of music, sports, and scholarship as part of UC Riverside’s Homecoming 2022 held Friday, Nov 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19. The festivities included a concert by the Beach Boys that drew a packed audience at Hinderaker Lawn, a men’s basketball game, a women’s volleyball game, fireworks, a classic car show, and an event...

By University Communications |

OASIS initiative provides $1.7 million for UCR research projects

UCR's Office of Research and Economic Development (RED) has announced over $1.7 million in competitive funding for faculty research projects through its Opportunity to Advance Sustainability Innovation and Social Inclusion initiative, known as OASIS. The projects range from probing the severity of COVID-19 infection in Riverside County, through...

By David Danelski |

UCR’s Market at North District is now serving Lollicup Boba & Tea

Sweet, sticky, and squishy are all synonymous with the boba experience. Wait. Boba the drink or boba the tapioca topping? Both? We’re not here to debate boba’s true definition but we are here to tell you that if you’re looking for a cup of this Taiwanese-originated dessert drink, you can find it at UC Riverside inside Market at North District. The...

By Malinn Loeung |

Flavor chemical use is increasing popularity of tobacco-flavored products

Students and young adults are especially attracted to e-cigarettes with appealing flavors

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR celebrates its global community

International Affairs showcased UC Riverside’s diverse global community as part of International Education Week from Nov. 7-10. Activities included the Worldfest Culture and Conversation on Tuesday, Nov. 8, which attracted more than 200 students to HUB 302. The event featured performances by Ballet Folklorico, a student DJ set, and resources...

By University Communications |

New campus counsel says UCR helped pave her way to college

When Lorena Peñaloza begins her new role as UC Riverside’s chief campus counsel it will be a homecoming of sorts for the Inland Empire native. Peñaloza, who has served as chief campus counsel at UC Santa Cruz since 2017, will join UCR on Jan. 3, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced Friday, Nov. 4. As a high school student growing up in San Bernardino...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR leaders visit South Korea to discuss educational partnerships

A delegation of UC Riverside campus leaders traveled to South Korea last month, meeting with government and educational officials to discuss international partnerships. The trip, from Oct. 20 to 29, included Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Watkins and College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Daryle Williams in their first...

By University Communications |

Parking program waives fees for community events

Event organizers can plan better for parking and save on costs with the return of the rebranded Community Parking Program. Transportation and Parking Services brought back the program, which had been paused at the start of the pandemic, earlier this year. The renewed program is informing event planners of its return. Under the program, campus...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR public policy student meets with Vice President Kamala Harris

Reproductive rights are a central issue that may determine the outcome of the upcoming midterm election. Vice President Kamala Harris met with 75 student leaders from 33 different states on Oct. 14 to review ways to address reproductive rights. Among the students was Catherine Mah, 19, a UC Riverside student and second-year public policy major. Mah...

By Julia Woock |

Pioneering artist’s mural on display at Rivera Library

A leading figure in Southern California’s modernist movement, painter Stanton Macdonald-Wright often incorporated cross-cultural influences in his colorful, abstract murals. One of those paintings has now found a home at UC Riverside at the Tomás Rivera Library. The large mural, painted in 1970 and titled “Diaspora,” is a good fit for the diverse...

By Imran Ghori |

New dining plan opens up restaurants to campus

UC Riverside’s Dining and Hospitality Services is opening its two residential restaurants to the whole campus for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner through its Community Dining Plan. The plan, launched in early October, provides commuter students, faculty, and staff a more convenient option for dining regularly at the Glasgow and Lothian...

By Imran Ghori |

Research at new center to focus on health impact of cannabis use

School of Medicine’s Nicholas DiPatrizio will lead the Center for Cannabinoid Research

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

ScotSurplus reopens at new, larger location

UC Riverside’s ScotSurplus store is back this fall at a new location after a more than two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. ScotSurplus offers an eclectic assortment of used furniture, electronics, office supplies, clothing, books, bikes, lab supplies, and more. The items come from departments across the university. “ScotSurplus is a benefit to the...

By Julia Woock |

The Barn now serving up lunch

The Barn at UC Riverside is now open for lunch. The expanded hours – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday – are another step in the dining and entertainment venue’s return to full operations. The Barn restaurant had a soft opening Oct. 17 and began promoting its lunch options to the campus this week. Much of fall quarter has been spent training...

By Imran Ghori |

ITS offering new campus user experience

Intuitive. Engaging. Integrated. These are the three main factors driving upcoming changes to Information Technology information at UC Riverside. Beginning Sunday, Oct. 30, campus users looking for information technology information, resources, and support can expect a simplified, comprehensive user experience when visiting the Information...

By University Communications |

SOM project marks major milestone

UC Riverside’s new School of Medicine building project recently passed a major milestone with construction more than halfway complete. Construction crews celebrated a topping-off of the new building last month, placing the top steel beam on the five-level structure. Many of the main elements of the concrete structure, including walls, columns, and...

By Imran Ghori |