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UCR professor creates AI resource group for campus

Navigating the new world of Artificial Intelligence, or AI, can be difficult for the average user. Figuring out how to best use those tools in a university setting poses even more questions. A new Slack workspace offers UC Riverside instructors and staff members a forum to come to together to answer those questions. Rich Yueh, an assistant...

By Imran Ghori |

After dark: Meet the campus crew working the night shift

At night, UC Riverside’s campus looks different as the daytime hustle and bustle gives way to a quiet stillness. But behind the scenes, a busy group of employees is responsible for keeping vital operations running. The overnight shift includes police officers patrolling the campus, custodial crews cleaning buildings, and Dining Services employees...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR is moving to online phones

Just like telephone booths and rotary phones, traditional desk phones will soon be a relic of the past at UC Riverside. The campus is in the process of moving its phone lines to Zoom Phone Services, in which calls can be made or received on a desktop or laptop computer or smartphone. More than half the campus desk phone lines have been switched to...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR joins Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28

UC Riverside will join Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28, encouraging donors to support campus programs, scholarships, and initiatives. This year, 29 different funds will be featured on the Giving Tuesday website as part of International Day of Giving. They include colleges, units, affinity groups, and programs supporting the university. The campaigns...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR celebrates construction start for North District 2

UC Riverside and its community partners celebrated a unique collaboration Wednesday, Nov. 4 as construction begins on a new housing complex that will be home to future university and community college students. The North District Phase 2 project represents a first for both UCR and the Riverside Community College District, or RCCD, creating a...

By Imran Ghori |

Third floor of Student Services building foretells space-sharing future

Call it the Campus Space Shuffle. Hybrid work has swept over the campus post-pandemic, an office space dynamic that is compounded by the campus giving up leases in University Village this month, a business park on Chicago Avenue soon, and in the Intellicenter on Meridian Parkway. With the purchase of a new office building on Iowa Avenue and a...

By J.D. Warren |

Second annual RNA symposium advances research and fosters collaborations

Attendees included National Academy of Sciences members and prominent scientists from UC Riverside, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, Stanford University, University of Toronto SickKids Research Institute, and City of Hope

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Alumni enjoy music and festivities at Homecoming 2023

UC Riverside’s Homecoming 2023 drew large crowds of Highlanders on Saturday, Nov. 4, for festivities including a performance by R&B superstars TLC. Alumni and their families enjoyed fun activities such as a Ferris wheel, and a 360-degree photo booth. A dedicated Family Zone included games, face painting, caricatures, coloring sheets, and other kid...

By UCR News |

Highlander Farewells

Inside UCR is launching a recurring feature spotlighting faculty and staff members who recently retired. 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 are listed below. The list includes employees who filed for retirement in 2023 and...

By UCR News |

Your guide to Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment, UC employees' opportunity to enroll in the right benefits, started on Oct. 26 and extends through Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. Health care costs — and medical plan premiums — are increasing nationwide, including for UC. Monthly premium costs for employees are increasing: For UC Blue & Gold HMO, by around 15% for coverage that includes a...

By UCR News |

UCR once again recognized for Fulbright engagement

UC Riverside is one of 46 Hispanic-Serving Institutions, or HSIs, recognized by the U.S. Department of State as Fulbright HSI Leaders. The recognition, announced Monday, Oct. 30, acknowledges noteworthy support for Fulbright exchange participants and promotion of Fulbright program opportunities on campus in the previous year. The Fulbright program...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR employees can ride Metrolink for free

UC Riverside employees who live in the Inland Empire will be able to ride Metrolink for free as part of a new promotion. IE Commuter is working with UCR Transportation Services to test out the program, which is expected to have a wider launch next year. IE Commuter is funded by the Riverside County Transportation Commission and San Bernardino...

By Imran Ghori |

Identification of new signaling pathway advances cancer research

UC Riverside-led study focuses on the oncoprotein MYC

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Faculty achievements celebrated at dinner

UC Riverside honored faculty members for their achievements at two ceremonies on Oct. 12. The 2023 Distinguished Faculty Luncheon was held at the Alumni and Visitors Center, followed by the Faculty Recognition Dinner at the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa. Faculty members were honored for their awards, promotions, and advancements during the 2022-23...

By UCR News |

DOE to the People brings research funding and job opportunities to campus

UC Riverside and the U.S. Department of Energy will host the inaugural “DOE to the People” on Nov. 7, where researchers and students can meet with government and industry representatives on campus to learn about research funding and job and internship opportunities. The day-long event will feature leaders from the Department of Energy, or DOE, and...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR welcomes 52 new faculty members

UC Riverside welcomed 52 new permanent faculty members for the 2023-2024 academic year who come from a variety of disciplines and research interests. The new faculty members offer expertise on a wide range of subjects, from American politics to robot artificial intelligence to plant biochemistry. They include researchers from several top...

By UCR News |

New mural uses ‘smog-eating’ paint

Colorful illustration promotes the outdoors and sustainable ways to get around campus.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

More campus dining options coming soon

UC Riverside students, staff, and faculty can look forward to more dining options, including a reopening of the Stable and new concepts such as a french fry station, an ice cream parlor, and restaurants specializing in noodles and kosher food. The Stable dining lounge at the Barn, which had been closed over the summer, will open on Oct. 16...

By Imran Ghori |

Campus will participate in the Great ShakeOut on Oct. 19

UC Riverside will join the Great California ShakeOut in testing earthquake preparedness on Thursday, Oct. 19. Students, staff, and faculty members will be asked to “drop, cover, and hold on” for one minute during the earthquake drill that will start at 10:19 a.m. The campus will test its emergency communication systems during the self-led drill...

By Imran Ghori |

Fall quarter kicks off

UC Riverside welcomed 26,000 new and returning students and kicked off the fall quarter with a variety of Welcome Week activities. Students began moving to campus housing on Sept. 24 with the first day of instruction starting Sept. 28. Campus departments and groups hosted a variety of fun and informative events to help them discover new resources...

By UCR News |