Content Tagged with: Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox

UCR celebrates construction start for North District 2

UC Riverside and its community partners celebrated a unique collaboration Wednesday, Nov. 4 as construction begins on a new housing complex that will be home to future university and community college students. The North District Phase 2 project represents a first for both UCR and the Riverside Community College District, or RCCD, creating a...

By Imran Ghori |

DOE to the People brings research funding and job opportunities to campus

UC Riverside and the U.S. Department of Energy will host the inaugural “ DOE to the People” on Nov. 7, where researchers and students can meet with government and industry representatives on campus to learn about research funding and job and internship opportunities. The day-long event will feature leaders from the Department of Energy, or DOE, and...

By Imran Ghori |

Chancellor’s picnic kicks off fall quarter

UC Riverside employees marked the start of a new academic year with the Chancellor’s Faculty and Staff Picnic Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the HUB Plaza. Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox welcomed the over 700 employees attending the event and thanked UCR Staff Assembly for its involvement. “It’s great to have everybody together and get a chance to see people I don...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR celebrates AAU invite

UC Riverside leadership, faculty, and staff members celebrated joining the ranks of the nation’s top research universities as a member of the Association of American Universities at a meeting Thursday, June 1. Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced the news at the Alumni and Visitors Center, describing it as a historic moment and one of the most...

By UCR News |

Chancellor honored by ACE for mentorship

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox has been honored by the American Council on Education, or ACE, for his mentorship of future higher education leaders. Wilcox is the recipient of the 2023 ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award, presented annually to acknowledge the substantial role of mentors in the success of the ACE Fellows...

By Imran Ghori |

New campus counsel says UCR helped pave her way to college

When Lorena Peñaloza begins her new role as UC Riverside’s chief campus counsel it will be a homecoming of sorts for the Inland Empire native. Peñaloza, who has served as chief campus counsel at UC Santa Cruz since 2017, will join UCR on Jan. 3, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced Friday, Nov. 4. As a high school student growing up in San Bernardino...

By Imran Ghori |

Chancellor’s Update—September 2022

Dear Campus Community, Fifty years ago this fall, I stepped onto the campus of a research university as a first-year student. I didn’t know what to expect and carried with me a complex set of emotions. Like many of the students at UC Riverside, I was a first-generation student. I was proud to be continuing my education, excited (and a little...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Picnic kicks off fall quarter

UC Riverside kicked off the upcoming fall quarter Thursday, Sept. 8, with the return of the Chancellor’s Staff and Faculty Picnic at Hinderaker Lawn. Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox welcomed staff and faculty members, noting that this was the first time the campus has been able to host the event, which had been held annually before the pandemic, in three...

By Imran Ghori |

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 |

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 |

Graduates celebrated at 2022 Alumni Awards of Distinction

UC Riverside honored three of its graduates with 2022 Alumni Awards of Distinction in a ceremony Saturday, April 9 at the Mission Inn in downtown Riverside. Assemblymember Jose Medina ’74, M.A. ’84 received the Distinguished Alumni Award; newspaper publisher Paulette Brown-Hinds, M.A. ’92, Ph.D. ’98, received the Alumni Service Award; and Larry...

By University Communications |

Chancellor honored for leadership

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox is this year’s recipient of the Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, District VII. The recognition honors outstanding efforts to promote education. Wilcox was presented with the award Tuesday, March 1 at the CASE District VII conference in San...

By Imran Ghori |

Coffee socials offer a return to normalcy on campus

Enjoying coffee and conversation outside Hinderaker Hall has long been a morning tradition at UC Riverside. It’s a scene that has been missing for the past 15 months. But in a sign of the return to in-person operations in the fall, a crowd once again gathered on a recent bright Tuesday morning to sip coffee and eat doughnuts. The coffee socials...

By Imran Ghori |

Campus celebrates close of Living the Promise campaign

UC Riverside celebrated the successful completion of the Living the Promise campaign March 18-20 with a weekend full of activities including a variety of informative panels and a bell tower light show. The campaign began in October 2016 with the goal of raising $300 million by December 2020. During the Living the Promise celebration, campus leaders...

By University Communications |

Emergency fund created to help employees during pandemic

UC Riverside is launching a program to aid employees hardest hit by the coronavirus with grants of up to $1,000 to help cover unexpected expenses. Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced details of the UCR COVID-19 Employee Emergency Fund in an email to campus employees on Thursday, Sept. 24. “Understanding that COVID-19 is inflicting great medical and...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR convenes hazing prevention conference

The University of California held its inaugural Hazing Prevention Conference at UC Riverside Jan. 29-30, providing a forum for about 150 staff members and leaders to discuss ways to reduce the practice. In his welcome remarks, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox noted university leaders are expected to be great stewards of their budgets and relationships with...

By Imran Ghori |

Chancellor outlines budget discussions during campus update

UC Riverside’s funding levels relative to other campuses will be a key point in upcoming budget discussions, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox said during his fall campus update Thursday, Nov. 21. The campus budget was one of several topics Wilcox touched on during an hour-long address to students, staff, and faculty members in HUB 302. UC Riverside has a...

By Imran Ghori |

New lab is California’s best defense against deadly citrus disease

California citrus growers and UC Riverside joined forces to combat Huanglongbing

By Holly Ober |

UCR welcomed Los Angeles Chinese Consul General to campus

Consul General Zhang Ping foresees future academic partnerships between UCR and China.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Chancellor launches strategic plan process

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox used his spring town hall meeting to begin the conversation on what the campus should look like when it celebrates its 100 th birthday in 2054. The April 11 meeting at the HUB served as the formal kick-off for what is expected to be a more than year-long process to create UC Riverside’s next strategic plan. That plan will...

By Imran Ghori |