Content Tagged with: Inside UCR

Campus working to provide workers with face coverings

The UC Riverside campus is working to provide its on-campus workers with face coverings following a March 31 recommendation by Riverside County Public Health. Initially, health officials had not advised large-scale use of face coverings but County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser said in a March 31 news release that protection for the nose...

By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside acknowledged for growing its low-income student base

The American Talent Initiative, or ATI, recently named UC Riverside as among the nation’s top universities for enrolling low-income students. ATI was formed in December 2016 to encourage American colleges and universities with the highest graduation rates to enroll more students from low- and middle-income backgrounds. A recent report summarizing...

By J.D. Warren |

How to stay mentally and physically healthy while social distancing

As the UC Riverside community adjusts to self-quarantining to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s also important to keep physically and mentally healthy, experts say. “Adjusting to a new schedule routine, along with the uncertainties in the world, can be extremely challenging,” said Julie Chobdee, co-chair of UCR Healthy Campus and Wellness...

By University Communications |

COVID-19 campus updates

UC Riverside continues to remain closed as part of efforts to protect the health and safety of its community during the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 19, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order, which remains in effect until further notice. There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on campus or in the city of Riverside. Only...

By Imran Ghori |

To wear or not to wear a facemask

Editor's note: On March 31, 2020, Riverside County health officials issued a recommendation for facemasks. During the coronavirus outbreak, it is not uncommon to find people wearing facemasks. Do these masks protect those who are well? Who should wear them? Dr. Kenneth Han, chief medical officer at the Office of Student Health Services on campus...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Dining Services keeps students fed during campus closure

Much of the UC Riverside campus was empty and quiet on Thursday afternoon, but the Market at Glen Mor was open, providing meals and supplies for students left on campus. While most UCR employees are working remotely due to the campus closure, Dining Services employees are among those providing critical functions. They continue to come in to work to...

By Imran Ghori |

The latest on how UCR is responding to COVID-19

UC Riverside closed its campus March 13, for all the the most critical university functions, in response to an order from Riverside County Public Health and as part of efforts to protect the health and safety of its community during the COVID-19 outbreak. The closure was recently extended until April 30. There are currently no confirmed cases of...

By Imran Ghori |

Debunking coronavirus myths

Epidemiologist Brandon Brown, an associate professor in the Center for Heathy Communities in the UCR School of Medicine, breaks down several coronavirus myths that have been recently circulating. Only older people get coronavirus. False, people over age 65 are more likely to have a severe illness, sometimes fatal, from infection. Anyone is at risk...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Coronavirus testing for UCR students

The Office of Student Health Services at UC Riverside has a limited number of kits from Quest Diagnostics for COVID-19 testing and is currently using them for designated students who meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria. At this time, the office is not offering a drive-thru option, where a student remains in the car while the...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Provost discusses coronavirus, classroom expansion, and strategic plan in virtual town hall

UC Riverside interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Thomas M. Smith updated the campus on measures taken in response to the coronavirus while also outlining progress in several key areas during a town hall meeting Wednesday, March 11. The update was held online via Zoom instead of in-person as part of the social distancing practice adopted...

By Imran Ghori |

A brighter sound for the carillon

The carillon at the UC Riverside Bell Tower is ringing a little clearer and brighter following a recent maintenance project. The long-needed work consisted of cleaning, repairing, or replacing the many components that make up the carillon. It also got some improved technology with the installation of an electric control system that allows for...

By Imran Ghori |

How UCR is responding to coronavirus

As the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus continues to change rapidly, UC Riverside is taking proactive measures to limit the risk of COVID-19 to the campus community. Here are some of the latest developments: Campus is closed The campus is closed until April 3 . There are no known cases of COVID-19 on the UC Riverside campus or in the...

By University Communications |

UCR students provide EMT support

A long line of UC Riverside students looking forward to a night of music waited to get into the Student Recreation Center on a recent Friday night. But in a nearby room filled with gurneys and other medical supplies, a group of 16 students prepared for a more serious task. The members of Highlander Emergency Medical Services, or EMS, a student...

By Imran Ghori |

March construction update

An opening date has been set for the Barn. The renovated and expanded dining complex will hold a grand opening celebration April 29 and formally open to the general public May 2, Dining Services announced last week. It will be preceded by a soft opening in mid-April. Construction is mostly complete on the project, although the contractor is...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR provides coronavirus update

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Thomas A. Smith shared an update Tuesday on how the campus is responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). An FAQ below provides some additional information and links to resources. Dear UCR Community, We write to provide a broad update on UCR’s efforts to...

By University Communications |

The best and worst of times for journalism

Newspapers continue to cut staff, readership is declining, and the public’s mistrust of the media has grown. Yet in some ways, the state of journalism is better than ever, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist David Leonhardt, who presented the 51st Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture on Feb. 27 at the UC Riverside Extension Center...

By Imran Ghori |

Campus Corner: Lanette Dickerson

As UC Riverside’s executive chef, Lanette Dickerson decides what many members of the campus community eat on a daily basis. Dickerson, who has had a life-long passion for cooking, says she appreciates that UCR affords her the chance to make a variety of cuisines, including American, Thai, and Indian, to name some of her favorites. Working on a...

By Imran Ghori |

Clearing the bell’s toll

For more than five decades, the carillon at the top of the UCR Bell Tower has rung clearly to successive generations of students. The bells still chime strongly, but the years have added some wear and tear, according to a report by a bell expert who examined the carillon last year. A new maintenance project in March will help restore its luster....

By Imran Ghori |

Center for Health Disparities Research hosts its first symposium

The Center for Health Disparities Research at UC Riverside held its inaugural symposium on Feb. 20 at UCR Palm Desert. Approximately 70 researchers and community members attended the event. Also referred to as HDR@UCR, the center was founded in August 2019 and is funded by a grant of $16 million from the National Institutes of Health’s National...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR ranked among 10 best California colleges

UC Riverside has cracked the top 10 of Money magazine’s 10 Best Colleges in California rankings in 2020. The rankings, released Feb. 18, are based on its 2019 Best Colleges For Your Money list, which scores institutions on affordability, quality of education, and student outcomes. UCR jumped 20 places to No. 12 in that list of national universities...

By Imran Ghori |