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UC Riverside’s Peace Corps volunteers make an impact around the globe

UCR led the charge in implementing a prep course that is now offered throughout the entire UC system.
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Pierce Hall gets $60 million renovation

One of UC Riverside’s oldest buildings is getting a makeover. Part of Pierce Hall has been fenced off since January as work takes place on a $60 million renovation that will replace old mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, expand restrooms on all floors, and update fire alarm systems. The project will also modernize the more than 114,000...
By Imran Ghori |

A fond farewell to the provost

UC Riverside paid tribute to departing Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Cynthia K. Larive at a farewell reception June 10 at the Alumni and Visitors Center packed with well-wishers. Larive has been appointed as UC Santa Cruz chancellor effective July 1. At the reception, Larive was honored for her history with UC Riverside that began as a...
By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside students analyzed county’s homeless survey data

Riverside County received some welcome help from UC Riverside with the 2019 point-in-time count of homeless residents
By Holly Ober |

A quicker way to culture neural crest cells

Two studies advance research in embryonic cells that are critical for human health
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

European agriculture innovation company to invest $5 million in research, collaboration, and translation with UCR

Eurosemillas S.A., a global leader in the commercialization of agriculture innovations, has signed a $5 million agreement with UC Riverside to expand a research and licensing partnership that has taken the campus’ citrus varieties to nearly 20 countries. The company, based in Cordoba, Spain, is UCR’s largest international licensee of the Tango...
By Imran Ghori |

Research teams start moving into MRB

From the top floor of UC Riverside’s Multidisciplinary Research Building , Jericho Ortanez can enjoy views of the Student Recreation Center next door, nearby city neighborhoods, and the region’s surrounding hills. The microbiology doctoral student is among approximately 150 faculty members, students, and employees who are the first to move into the...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR’s new dean of students is an advocate for underrepresented students, free speech

An educator with a passion for boosting marginalized students will become UC Riverside’s next dean of students. Christine Mata will join UCR on Aug. 1 as dean of students and associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs. She is presently interim dean of students for Humboldt State University. Prior to her appointment to that post in July 2018,...
By J.D. Warren |

UCR websites change to be completed soon

UC Riverside is completing its transition to a new website content management system that will result in campus web pages with a consistent look and are easier to update. By June 30, websites on the Omni Update platform can no longer be edited or updated with new content. Acquia Cloud Site Factory, which uses the Drupal platform, is now the...
By Imran Ghori |

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 |

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 |

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 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 |

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 |

‘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 |