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New housing project offers chance to honor indigenous history

Since 1959, UC Riverside has named many of its building after geographical locations in Scotland. But the university will look to the Inland region’s Native American roots for inspiration when it comes to naming student housing buildings and other facilities that are part of the North District project. The project, located on a 50-acre site on the...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR ranked No. 15 public university in the west by Wall Street Journal

UC Riverside has been named among the top 15 public universities in the West in the 2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings released Jan. 22. UCR placed No. 15 among public universities in the region and No. 189 overall for public and private universities out of 800 surveyed. The campus placed No. 216 last year. Seven out...
By Imran Ghori |

CE-CERT takes eco-driving simulator to CES

CE-CERT’s cooperative merging technology reduces fuel consumption and emissions
By Holly Ober |

Regents hold UCR town hall on presidential search

UC Riverside faculty, students, staff, and community members outlined their hopes for the next University of California president at a Jan. 16 town hall forum. The meeting of a select committee of UC Regents, appointed to lead the search for UC President Janet Napolitano’s replacement, is one of a series being held on UC campuses. Regent Sherry...
By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside physicists to set up experiments at new nuclear physics facility

Kenneth Barish, Richard Seto, and Miguel Arratia will work with a consortium of UC campuses and national labs
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR promoting healthier drinking choices

UC Riverside is joining a UC-systemwide initiative to promote drinking water instead of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages on campus.
By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside’s online engineering MS ranked No. 29

Program has risen 27 spots since 2018
By Holly Ober |

‘Muffins for Marsupials’ fundraiser to help Australia

UCR graduate students want to support recovery efforts with a two-week bake sale.
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Astronomers find farthest galaxy group identified to date

UC Riverside’s Bahram Mobasher is a member of the international team that made the discovery
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Getting scientists to talk ethics

UC Riverside Graduate Division and Center for Open Science partner to evaluate research ethics training intervention
By Tess Eyrich |

Search for new UCR provost progressing

The search for UC Riverside’s next provost and executive vice chancellor is nearing a crucial point with candidates expected to visit the campus in late February and early March. The search advisory committee provided an update on the process at an open forum Tuesday, Jan. 7, in HUB 260. The meeting drew a packed room of faculty and staff members...
By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside became a healthier place in 2019, here’s why

The Healthy Campus group grew its reach and provided more options for improving school and work-life balance.
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Student Success Center begins construction

UC Riverside has taken an important step toward providing much-needed classroom and student activity space with the start of construction of the Student Success Center. The three-story, 60,000-square-foot building will feature a mix of classrooms, small- to large-sized lecture halls, multipurpose rooms, student study areas, meeting rooms, and a...
By Imran Ghori |

A dual imaging modality to improve ovarian cancer treatment

The nanosized liposome contains both a fluorescent dye and magnetic resonance agent
By Holly Ober |

Studying the brain as a network

Studying the resemblance of brain and computer function can lead to advancements in brain therapies and treatments
By Katharine Hall |

New greenhouse facility allows for expanded research space

A project underway on the east side of the UC Riverside campus will offer high-tech greenhouse space where researchers from different disciplines can work together in a climate-controlled environment. The Plant Growth Environments Facility is the first new greenhouse research building built on campus in close to 40 years, said Rowan Reid, project...
By Imran Ghori |

New parking structure to begin construction in winter quarter

Parking relief is coming soon to UC Riverside, but the campus will experience some growing pains first. Construction will begin in late January or early February on a $30 million, 1,079-space parking structure that will provide four levels of parking for students, staff, faculty, and visitors. The project will include an additional parking area...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR’s Giving Tuesday racks up record donations

UC Riverside saw an outpouring of support Dec. 3, breaking the previous year’s Giving Tuesday records in the amount of money raised and number of donors contributing to a wide variety of causes and programs. During the 24-hour event, part of the International Day of Giving, 2,048 donors contributed $227,663, according to preliminary figures. That’s...
By Imran Ghori |

GSOE school psychology program receives 10-year reaccreditation

The school psychology program at UC Riverside’s Graduate School of Education, or GSOE, has been reaccredited by the American Psychological Association, or APA. The 10-year accreditation, granted on Nov. 11, represents the highest number of years for which the association designates that status. GSOE offers a five-year doctoral program in the field...
By University Communications |

UCR adds snow globe experience to Festival of Lights

One of UC Riverside’s most iconic landmarks is now part of the City of Riverside’s biggest holiday celebration. An inflatable snow globe with a replica of the bell tower was unveiled last week as one of the attractions at the Riverside Festival of Lights, which kicked off Nov. 28. UCR wanted to have a bigger presence at the annual event, which...
By Imran Ghori |