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Highlanders mentor teens aspiring to STEM careers

Approximately 70 high school students who are considering careers in STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math, industries spent three days at the UC Riverside campus engaging with industry experts and other teens from surrounding Riverside and San Bernardino County high schools, many of them from Riverside Unified School District. STEM...

By Malinn Loeung |

UCR employee joins ancient pilgrimage

For more than 2,000 years, pilgrims have walked the 500-mile path in Spain known as Camino de Santiago. Kathy Kim, a senior director of development, education, and policy at UC Riverside's Office of Development, was among thousands to make that journey this summer. Kim used the opportunity to raise funds for the School of Public Policy Student...

By Imran Ghori |

Formation of black holes linked to spatial dimensions

More spatial dimensions can facilitate the collapse of gas, UC Riverside study finds

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR to appear on “The College Tour” television series

UC Riverside will be showcased in an upcoming episode of “The College Tour,” a television series that profiles campuses through student stories and is available on Amazon Prime and many other streaming platforms. A television crew completed a week of filming across multiple campus locations that included interviews with 10 students in late July...

By Imran Ghori |

New UCR travel and expense system launches

UC Riverside is moving to a new travel and expense system with updated technology that makes it easier for travelers to manage payments and receive reimbursements. The campus officially deployed the Concur Travel and Expense System on Monday, July 25 following eight months of planning. It’s the first of several updates to aging financial...

By University Communications |

Rare bloom draws record crowds to UCR Botanic Gardens

It was the little plant that raised a big stink for a brief window of time. The UC Riverside Botanic Gardens drew record crowds over the past week with visitors from all over Southern California coming by to catch a glimpse and whiff of Little Miss Stinky. The rare corpse plant, which grew from 1999 seeds and was acquired in 2007, began blooming...

By Imran Ghori |

State funding will help create a degree completion program

$4.85 million in state funds will help UCR University Extension lead the way in helping people reengage with their education.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Children and adolescents were 20% less physically active during COVID-19 pandemic

Meta-analysis paper calls for targeted public health initiatives to address the crisis

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Corpse plant ready to bloom at the Botanic Gardens

A rare sight — and smell — is on display at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens with a corpse plant expected to bloom in the coming days. This will be the first time it has bloomed since the gardens began growing the tropical plant, officially known as Amorphophallus titanum, in 2007 from seeds acquired from the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR practices for cyber threats against special archives

It began with angry social media messages before ballooning into full threats and a takeover of UC Riverside computer systems controlling fire sprinklers at Tomas Rivera Library. That was the scenario of a cultural heritage preservation and cybersecurity drill held Wednesday, July 13 that included 25 participants from campus departments and off...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR welcomes Operation Purple Camp back

UC Riverside welcomed Operation Purple Camp back to campus last week, giving 80 military-connected kids a taste of college life with summer camp activities. The campus first hosted the camp, a program organized by the National Military Family Association, in 2019. The week-long stay, from July 10 to July 14, was its first return since then as the...

By Imran Ghori |

Astronomer shares excitement over James Webb Space Telescope images

Bahram Mobasher is at Paris meeting to decide how to use the new data

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Highlander celebrates 10-year anniversary of DACA with FLOTUS

Ariana Aparicio Aguilar, a doctoral student in UCR's School of Education and a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, was recently invited with Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox to attend a 10-year DACA anniversary at the White House.

By Malinn Loeung |

Local high school teachers get up to date with physics

Summer Physics Academy is offered in person at UCR after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

How UCR’s Library got one of the world’s largest Japanese hip-hop collections

Journalist and filmmaker Dexter Thomas ’06, who is among the alumni featured in UC Riverside’s 40 Under 40 list in the latest issue of UCR Magazine, achieved success in his field by following his passions, no matter how eclectic. One of those interests is Japanese hip-hop, which led him to acquire hundreds of CDs and magazines while in Japan for a...

By Imran Ghori |

Lt. governor discusses UCR needs during campus visit

California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis joined UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and other campus leaders Friday, June 17, on a tour of the campus while discussing classroom space needs as the student population continues to grow. “It’s wonderful to be back on campus,” said Kounalakis, who previously visited UCR in 2019 while a candidate. The...

By Imran Ghori |

Using sheep brains to make waves

There was a time when Brain Awareness Day, which takes place each April, was just about the only outreach activity of the UC Riverside Neuroscience Graduate Students Association, or NGSA. But that changed when second-year graduate student David Nikom came to UCR in September 2020 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst after receiving his...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Astronomers identify protoclusters with new technique

Protoclusters are extended clumps of material that can eventually form today’s galaxy clusters. In a paper published in Nature, a research team, including UC Riverside physicist Simeon Bird and his graduate student Mahdi Qezlou, reports it has identified protoclusters using a new technique that differs from earlier methods by identifying clumps of...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Highlander Class of 2022 celebrates commencement

UC Riverside held 12 commencement ceremonies over the past week, attracting thousands of graduates and their families in the biggest in-person graduation celebration on campus since before the pandemic. The ceremonies began Friday, June 3, and concluded Monday, June 13. A total of 7,272 students were eligible to graduate. That included 1,117...

By University Communications |

Temporary indoor mask mandate expires

The temporary mandate for the use of face coverings indoors on the UC Riverside campus expired on Tuesday. In place between May 30 and June 13, the temporary mandate was designed to decrease the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission during the end of the spring quarter. Face covering guidelines have returned to what was in place prior to the...

By University Communications |