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UCR athletic trainers lauded for life-saving efforts at tennis championship

As athletic trainers at UC Riverside, Tony Ontiveros and Jessika Hunt have long emphasized the importance of teaching CPR and first aid to their coaches. They demonstrated those lessons and years of training when they were suddenly called to provide medical aid to a man who collapsed at a recent tennis conference championship in Indian Wells. Their...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR provost is named chancellor at UC Santa Cruz

UCR Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Cynthia K. Larive has been appointed the 11th Chancellor of UC Santa Cruz, effective July 1. "It is a wonderful opportunity for Cindy and a wise selection by President Napolitano, but a bittersweet moment for UCR," UCR Chancellor Kim Wilcox wrote in an email to the UCR campus on Thursday. "Cindy’s...
By J.D. Warren |

‘MeToo’ founder speaks at UCR

Tarana Burke didn’t have the words more than 25 years ago to connect with a young girl who, like her, was a survivor of sexual violence. “What I really wanted to tell her was, `This happened to me too,’” said Burke, who was working with local youth at the time. “That’s where the literal words ‘me too’ came from.” Since then, those simple words have...
By Imran Ghori |

Student growth studied in UCR’s Long Range Development Plan

UC Riverside could increase its percentage of graduate students and improve its faculty-student ratios by 2035. Both are among the assumptions that campus planners are considering as they draft the next Long Range Development Plan , or LRDP, a land use plan that looks at broad growth assumptions over the next 15 years and considers their...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR staff and faculty donate during May fundraiser

UC Riverside staff and faculty are showing support for their favorite programs and departments as part of “Together,” a month-long fundraising effort. May has been designated Faculty and Staff Giving Month as part of UCR’s first comprehensive campaign, “Living the Promise: The Campaign for UC Riverside.” The university is approaching 80% of its...
By University Communications |

UCR takes a walk around the track

More than 400 UC Riverside staff, faculty, and students walked laps around the outdoor track Wednesday as part of the 10th Annual UC Walks. The event is a UC systemwide effort to promote an active lifestyle with similar events taking place on all campuses between April and June. Participants chose how many laps they wanted to walk around the track...
By Imran Ghori |

Bus ridership increasing among campus community

During the last academic year, 43% of faculty, staff, and students rode the bus at least once.
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

More than 800 Inland high school students joined UCR’s College Signing Day celebration

About 860 college-bound high school students attended College Signing Day at UC Riverside on Wednesday, May 1, as part of a simultaneous celebration across all nine University of California undergraduate campuses. The event is part of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, which celebrates the achievements of students...
By Imran Ghori |

Lectures by John Martin Fischer explore near-death experiences

Presentations by the leading philosopher seek to answer questions about immortality
By Tess Eyrich |

‘MeToo’ founder to speak at UCR

The “MeToo” movement gained national prominence over the last two years as the dialogue over sexual harassment took center stage. But it’s a phrase first introduced more than a decade ago by Tarana Burke, a social activist who has worked on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse and assault for more than 25 years. Burke will be speaking at UC...
By Imran Ghori |

Bug show takes over downtown Riverside

More than 12,000 people attended the Fifth Annual Riverside Insect Fair in downtown Riverside on Saturday, April 27 to learn about bugs from the crawly to the colorful. The fair was hosted by the UC Riverside Entomology Graduate Student Association and city of Riverside. “The Insect Fair is a fantastic opportunity to expose the public to insects...
By University Communications |

UCR among best value colleges, according to Forbes

UC Riverside ranks high in affordability and return on investment according to a recently released 2019 ranking by Forbes. The campus placed No. 27 in Forbes “America’s Best Value Colleges” list , jumping 37 places from last year’s No. 64 ranking. Among public universities, UCR is No. 12. The magazine describes its list as “the definitive guide for...
By Imran Ghori |

College-bound high school students to be celebrated at UCR’s College Signing Day event

Around 1,000 college-bound students from across the Inland Empire will descend on UC Riverside as part of the first College Signing Day on the West Coast. Former First Lady Michelle Obama will be the keynote speaker for the main celebration at UCLA on May 1 while other UC campuses, including Riverside, will hold simultaneous events and livestream...
By Imran Ghori |

EPA funds student research projects promoting sustainability

A wood stove that burns cleaner and costs less. Construction material made from hemp fibers that are processed with greener material. Both products are being developed by UC Riverside student research teams with grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, for projects that use sustainable technology to address environmental and...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR welcomed Los Angeles Chinese Consul General to campus

Consul General Zhang Ping foresees future academic partnerships between UCR and China.
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Fulbright sends UCR soil scientist to dam disaster site

UCR soil scientist Samantha Ying has won a Fulbright Award to understand the environmental effects of the 2015 Fundão dam disaster, widely considered the worst in Brazilian history. UCR soil scientist Samantha Ying The dam break killed 19 people and sent more than 14.5 billion gallons of toxic metals rushing toward the Atlantic Ocean. With soil...
By Jules Bernstein |

Participate in UCR's Earth Week activities

Students, staff, and faculty at UC Riverside are invited to learn about the Earth, its environment, and what we can do to protect it during the annual Earth Week celebrations. Earth Week is centered around the internationally recognized Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22. At UCR, events run through Friday, April 26. All events are open to...
By Samantha Stanfill |

Thursday Nights Live back at the HUB

Thursday Nights Live is returning for another spring season April 18, offering UC Riverside staff and faculty a weekly opportunity to unwind with cocktails and music after work. Every Thursday evening, from April 18 to May 30, the campus community can enjoy live music, food, and drinks in the center lower court area of HUB plaza. Each event will...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR joins launch of Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – UC Riverside is among 43 colleges, universities, and research institutions to join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine launch of an Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. The collaborative facilitates efforts to move beyond basic legal compliance to enacting policies...
By J.D. Warren |

Chancellor launches strategic plan process

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox used his spring town hall meeting to begin the conversation on what the campus should look like when it celebrates its 100 th birthday in 2054. The April 11 meeting at the HUB served as the formal kick-off for what is expected to be a more than year-long process to create UC Riverside’s next strategic plan. That plan will...
By Imran Ghori |