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Hang gliding a passion for SOM writer

As a writer and editor for UC Riverside’s School of Medicine, Erika Klein chronicles students and faculty members’ efforts to reach new heights in public health. In her spare time, Klein literally reaches for the skies as an accomplished hang glider pilot who teaches the sport to others and has built up a substantial social media presence. She has...

By Imran Ghori |

New Undergraduate Education dean takes helm of restructured team

Louie Rodríguez started his new role as vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Education, or VPDUE, for UC Riverside on April 1. Rodríguez is a longtime professor in UCR’s Graduate School of Education and served as the school’s interim dean from 2019 to 2022. “As I look ahead, I plan to identify, celebrate, and amplify best practices with our...

By J.D. Warren |

South campus entrance may see traffic impacts from city project

A street improvement project at UC Riverside’s south campus entrance could mean some delays for commuters starting next week. The City of Riverside is repaving both directions of Martin Luther King Boulevard between Chicago Avenue and the 60/215 freeway as part of a capital improvement project. Delays in the area are expected starting the week of...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR’s new team of campus safety responders

On a sunny spring day, Oscar Jacques, a campus safety responder with UC Riverside’s police department, walks through the HUB Plaza, stopping to chat with students and introduce himself. Some of the students are unsure what to expect as Jacques, dressed in a tan knit shirt with his name and job title embroidered on his chest, dark khaki pants, and a...

By Imran Ghori |

First group of community college students accepted into UC Riverside California Medicine Scholars Program

New program diversifies state’s primary care physician workforce, addresses health provider shortage

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

High schoolers get university-level education in particle physics

The students compared their experiment results with those obtained by European students

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR episode of “The College Tour” heading to Amazon Prime

The UC Riverside episode of “The College Tour” will go up on Amazon Prime this week following its debut on YouTube last fall. The series, which highlights colleges and universities, gave a national audience a taste of what life is like on campus through student testimonials. The 30-minute episode – the 70th in the series – was filmed on campus last...

By Imran Ghori |

Staff conference returns with professional development tips

The UC Riverside Staff Conference is returning for its third year, continuing its focus on professional development for staff employees. The free virtual conference, which will take place March 27 and 28, is sponsored by UCR Staff Assembly, Leaders of Excellence and Distinction, or LEAD, and Human Resources Employee and Organizational Development...

By Imran Ghori |

Grad Slam 2023 holds first in-person competition open to public since COVID-19

Executive functioning skills are essential for organization, goal planning, and time management. It is also a major issue for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. Although tools are being developed to help with things like time management, children can go undiagnosed. Elissa Monteiro wants to change that. Monteiro’s...

By Julia Woock |

Treatment needs of unhoused Hawaiians requires more attention, study says

An estimated 326,000 to 580,000 individuals experience sheltered homelessness in the United States each night, putting them at risk for depression, anxiety, serious mental illness, substance use, and physical health problems. Nonetheless, little is known about their treatment needs, particularly of community-dwelling unhoused individuals living...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Google Cloud agreement boosts computing support for researchers

UC Riverside is collaborating with Google Public Sector to modernize the campus’ technology services, which includes increased computing services for researchers. “UCR is making a major strategic investment in secure, agile, and scalable enterprise infrastructure and research computing services to facilitate innovation and opportunity for those who...

By UCR News |

UCR receives $1.5 million to support carbon capture technology research

UC Riverside and climate start-up Pluton Biosciences have partnered to advance the development of technology that increases a plant’s capability to capture CO2 and sequester it in the soil. Commercialization of the technology has the potential to create more sustainable agricultural practices and increase crop yields as an additional outcome of...

By Imran Ghori |

Anthropology professor co-authors study about climate change and the effects on human health

The study uses bioarchaeological data to trace the impact of climate change over the past 5,000 years

By Julia Woock |

Recent changes at UCR have promoted well-being, study finds

A nearly three-year longitudinal study on the culture of campus health at UC Riverside has found that focusing on well-being characterized by programs and services, such as fitness classes, as well as policy and structural-level interventions, such as stairwell beautification and hydration stations, has promoted well-being for the campus community...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UC President Michael Drake visits UC Riverside

UC President Michael V. Drake M.D. spent two days at UC Riverside this week meeting with undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, researchers, and leadership to discuss issues ranging from expanding opportunity and affordability to addressing the health needs of Californians. Drake toured several campus facilities, including the new...

By Imran Ghori |

Stairway to nature

The campus community now has easier access to the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens on a stairway connected to a scenic path. The Office of Planning, Design and Construction recently completed construction of the stairway on a small hill on the east side of campus that provides a shortcut to the gardens. The stairway was built over a steep incline...

By Imran Ghori |

Courtney Baker receives special invite to the White House for screening of ‘Till’

Baker was among academics, politicians, “Till” filmmakers, and families who have experienced racial trauma.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Youth Summit empowers hundreds of Inland area teens

About 350 Inland Empire high school students participated in the SoCal Youth Futures Summit at the University of California, Riverside, where they envisioned what they wanted for their futures and outlined steps to achieve their visions. The event on Feb. 10 featured townhall type talks by elected officials, including California Assembly members...

By David Danelski |

New police chief backs holistic approach to safety

Jeff Talbott has long seen leading UC Riverside’s police department as an ideal job and can’t think of a better time to be campus safety director and police chief. A Riverside native with more than 40 years of public safety experience, Talbott joined UCR in December at a time when the campus is re-envisioning its approach to campus safety. The...

By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside faculty are honored at promotion ceremony

UC Riverside honored promoted faculty members at a luncheon at the Alumni and Visitors Center on Jan. 30. About 40 people attended, including Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox. Supervisors and colleagues joined those who were honored in celebrating their efforts. Promotions occurred across UCR schools, including the College of Humanities, Arts and Social...

By Julia Woock |