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Food program for staff members sees demand

A new program providing UC Riverside staff members with free groceries has become a dependable source for employees looking for a little extra help. The Staff Pantry, a partnership between UCR Staff Assembly and UCR’s Basic Needs department, began with a fall launch and two pop-up events. Since January, they’ve been held every other week outside...

By Imran Ghori |

School of Medicine celebrates Match Day

Sixty-nine students in UCR School of Medicine's Class of 2022 matched for residency programs today at a Match Day ceremony held on campus. At precisely 9 a.m., the students nervously opened envelopes that informed them of where they would spend the next three-to-seven years of their professional lives. Cries of joy then filled the room, with...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Campus supports downtown mural project

A mural project supported by UC Riverside is providing a burst of color and promoting a spirit of resiliency in downtown Riverside. The campus is one of the co-sponsors of the Riverside Resiliency Mural. Mariam Lam, vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion, served as a member of Leadership Riverside, the group that commissioned the...

By Imran Ghori |

The Barn’s outdoor stage welcomes first music performances

Live music is returning to the Barn. For decades, the UC Riverside venue has been a thriving center of the region’s music scene, hosting acts from Van Morrison to No Doubt to Rage Against the Machine. That tradition will continue at the new outdoor stage at the expanded and renovated facility, which is hosting its first music performance in seven...

By Imran Ghori |

COVID-19 digest for the week of March 14

Changes to Face Covering Requirements Beginning Monday, April 11, the use of face coverings indoors will be strongly recommended for those who are up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and required for anyone who is not up to date. More details about this change are available in the recent campus announcement by Provost Elizabeth Watkins and Vice...

By University Communications |

Reading intervention strategy shows promise for students with autism

A pilot study found statistically significant vocabulary gains for students with mild to moderate autism symptom severity.

By Holly Ober |

UC President Michael Drake joins UC Riverside faculty

UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., has accepted a faculty appointment at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Drake will serve as distinguished professor in the Department of Internal Medicine within the Division of Clinical Sciences in the School of Medicine. Under the terms of his appointment, Dr. Drake will provide an annual seminar...

By University Communications |

Staff conference promotes building success

The UC Riverside Staff Conference returns this month, offering staff members opportunities for professional development and networking. The two-day virtual event, which takes place March 22 and 23, is sponsored by UCR Staff Assembly, Leaders of Excellence and Distinction, or LEAD, and Human Resources Employees and Organizational Development. It’s...

By Imran Ghori |

Novel interventions needed for healthy aging with HIV

Review paper identifies barriers faced by older people living with HIV

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Veterans Resource Center moves to Costo Hall

Student veterans have a new space at the center of campus. On Thursday, Feb. 24, UC Riverside’s Veterans Resource Center, or VRC, celebrated its grand opening at Costo Hall 125, neighboring African Student Programs. The space, the growth, and the services are meant to better serve students and their needs, said Brian Haynes, vice chancellor of...

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

R’Pantry settles into new office

R’Pantry is continuing its mission of supporting students by providing basic food and hygiene products from a new permanent location on campus. The program moved to HUB 346 in February and will stay there for the long-term. This will provide stability for the pantry, which has been housed at a few different locations since it began six years ago...

By Imran Ghori |

Meet UCR’s new interim police chief

When he went into law enforcement, UC Riverside interim Police Chief Anthony Frisbee expected to spend his career working at a city police agency. That changed when he joined the UC Irvine police department 17 years ago. “I fell in love with campus policing,” he said. Frisbee, who was sworn in as UCR’s interim chief on Feb. 10, said working in a...

By Imran Ghori |

Campus breaks ground on new health and counseling center

UC Riverside marked the start of a new era in campus health and wellness Friday, Feb. 18, celebrating the groundbreaking for a new Student Health and Counseling Center. The 39,450-square-foot building will house Student Health Services, The Well, and Counseling and Psychological Services in one space, bringing together medical, mental health, and...

By Imran Ghori |

COVID-19 digest for the week of Feb. 21

Booster submission deadline this Friday The deadline to upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including booster dose, to your MyChart account is February 25, 2022. Please make sure to upload information about all doses including boosters. Notifications About Potential Workplace Exposures on Campus Visit the dashboard on the Campus Return website...

By University Communications |

Campus power system gets a boost

UC Riverside’s electrical system is getting an upgrade. An electrical infrastructure project underway for over a year will provide the campus with more reliability, capacity, and safety, said Drew Hecht, director of project management for the Office of Planning, Development, and Construction. “This is a huge step forward for the campus – reducing...

By Imran Ghori |

COVID-19 digest for week of Feb. 14

In-person Commencement For the first time since 2019, a full slate of Commencement ceremonies will take place on campus. A schedule of the 2022 ceremonies is now online on the Commencement website. Notifications About Potential Workplace Exposures on Campus Visit the dashboard on the Campus Return website for the latest information about locations...

By University Communications |

UCR joins national humanities and social sciences groups

UC Riverside has joined two national research consortiums that bring together leading institutions of higher education, scholarly professional associations, and learned societies in the areas of humanities and social sciences. The campus became a member of the Social Science Research Council’s College and University Fund for the Social Sciences in...

By Imran Ghori |

Promoted faculty members honored at luncheon

UC Riverside held its first Faculty Promotion and Advancement luncheon in two years Monday, Feb. 7, at the Alumni and Visitors Center. The event recognized 148 faculty members promoted during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years. The 2021 luncheon was canceled due to the pandemic. About 80 people attended including 51 promoted faculty members...

By University Communications |

COVID-19 digest for week of Feb. 7

Events Guidance After a pause on in-person events in January, events are once again permitted on the UC Riverside campus. Event organizers should still consider the need for gathering in person before proceeding with plans, and comply will all campus and state event guidelines. Events and gatherings guidance can be found on the Campus Return...

By University Communications |

Back to campus

After a month of remote instruction, in-person classes resumed at UC Riverside on Jan. 31 due to improving conditions on campus and increased health and safety precautions. Here are some images from the day taken by Stan Lim, our campus photographer.

By University Communications |