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School of Medicine welcomes its largest incoming class

Seventy-seven students make up the UC Riverside School of Medicine’s class of 2023, the school’s largest batch of incoming medical students. On Friday, August 9, 2019, the students received their white coats — a rite of passage for medical students marking the beginning of their careers. For the first time, the school has admitted twin siblings...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

How to get around campus during a construction boom

New construction work is in full swing at UC Riverside, and with it come some growing pains. The campus community can continue to see some road, pathway, and other closures accompanying the work in the coming months. Five major projects are already underway with more, including the Student Success Center, kicking off soon in what is one of the...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR among top 1% of world universities

UC Riverside is among the top 1% of universities in a world ranking that shows the campus continuing to climb in position. The World University Rankings ranked UCR No. 204 in its list of the top 2,000 out of 18,000 total universities worldwide. The campus ranked No. 75 nationally in the 2019-20 list released this week. Both scores were an...
By Imran Ghori |

Interim provost wants to keep UCR moving upward

When Thomas Smith accepted the position of interim provost and executive vice chancellor, he had a simple goal: continue UC Riverside’s upward trajectory. Smith, who began his new role July 1 after five years as dean of the Graduate School of Education, was appointed by Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox to serve until next June or until a permanent provost...
By Imran Ghori |

Remembering Canyon Crest as it makes way for new housing

For decades, the 50-acre, World War II-era housing complex known as Canyon Crest Family Student Housing was home to UCR students with families. The shuttered site is now being razed to make way for a massive student-housing expansion project. About two dozen people, most of whom had worked in some capacity at Canyon Crest through the years,...
By University Communications |

Health and wellness leader joins UCR

A public health practitioner who has worked extensively in education has been appointed as UC Riverside’s assistant vice chancellor for Health, Counseling & Wellness. Denise Woods-Bevly will join the campus Sept. 3. She is currently director of Student Wellness and the Basic Needs Initiative at California State University, Office of the Chancellor....
By Imran Ghori |

Campers get a taste of college life

UC Riverside welcomed Operation Purple Camp to campus this week, giving 94 military-connected kids a chance to experience college life and have some fun. The campers, who came from Southern California and beyond, took part in activities such as archery, rope climbing, and swimming during their week-long stay from July 14-18. UCR Recreation, which...
By Imran Ghori |

New GSOE dean views education as a way to transform communities

Louie Rodríguez likes to draw from a saying by Brazilian philosopher Paulo Freire that it’s not just about “reading the word but reading the world” in his approach to education. “I’m a big champion for promoting education, not just in terms of one’s own human capital growth, but also how we can use our education to transform opportunities for...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR ranked No. 12 for public universities that pay off best

UC Riverside ranks high among public universities where graduates can expect a good return on their investment. CNBC placed the campus No. 12 on its list of the top 50 public universities that pay off the most . The list, released July 16, evaluated average tuition costs in relation to graduates’ future earnings. This is the first time CNBC has...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR Health appoints new CEO

UCR Health has named a 30-year health care veteran as its new CEO. Dr. Donald W. Larsen has most recently been the chief medical officer for Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, and interim executive director of the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica. Don Larsen UCR Health is the fast-expanding clinical arm of the UC...
By J.D. Warren |

Campus celebrates refresh of LGBT Resource Center’s CyberCenter

The David Bohnett CyberCenter, one of more than 50 nationwide, expands tech access for UCR students and visitors
By Tess Eyrich |

Celebrating a trip to the moon

About 200 adults and children attended a celebration on campus July 11 of the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon mission. Attendees partook in telescope viewings of the moon, engaged in hands-on activities, and attended a lecture titled “Fifty Years of Discovery — From the Moon to Mars and Beyond.” Children participated in cratering...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Diffusion tensor imaging for multiple sclerosis diagnosis

The technique is more efficient than MRI to examine changes in water flow in the brain in mice
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Staff Shoutout: Dreaming of summer vacations

In between meetings and completing projects, staff reminisce of warm, sunny days.
By Samantha Stanfill |

Operation Purple Camp coming to UCR

As an Army veteran, Jennifer Sayre knows that her two sons sometimes deal with issues — such as the deployment of a parent — that only other military families understand. That’s why she jumped at the chance to enroll her kids — aged 9 and 12 — in Operation Purple Camp when she learned UC Riverside will host it this year from July 14-18. She and her...
By Imran Ghori |

Our Kids Solutions Forum focuses on narrowing the opportunity gap

Event inspired by Robert Putnam's best-selling book addresses growing gap among children of disparate backgrounds
By University Communications |

New group of light pulses for a faster internet

Dissipative pure quartic solitons carry similar amounts of power at different frequencies, making them particularly suitable for power-efficient high-data-rate optical communication
By Holly Ober |

Interim provost appointed

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox has named Thomas M. Smith as interim provost and executive vice chancellor, pending approval by UC President Janet Napolitano. Smith, who previously served as interim vice chancellor for student affairs during 2018, joined UCR in September 2014 as dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSOE). He is a...
By University Communications |

Provost reflects on legacy as she leaves for UC Santa Cruz

When Cynthia K. Larive joined UC Riverside as a bioanalytical chemistry professor in 2005, she had no aspirations of an administrative role. She was happy as a faculty member and busy with a productive lab. But when the time came that she felt she could be of service, Larive stepped up — first as a department chair and later as a divisional dean....
By Imran Ghori |

Long-serving employees share UCR memories during celebration

Silly pranks, romantic connections, and inspirational moments. For UC Riverside’s longest-serving employees, those are the memories that stand out during their decades-long careers. A group of about two dozen employees — with careers spanning 30 years or more — were honored at a June 10 luncheon at the Alumni and Visitors Center. At the suggestion...
By Imran Ghori |
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