Content Tagged with: Inside UCR

New School of Medicine building begins construction

UC Riverside began construction Friday, Oct. 22 of a new School of Medicine building that will allow for growing class sizes and increasing the number of physicians trained in the underserved Inland Southern California. Campus and community leaders celebrated the start of the project at a groundbreaking ceremony at the project site south of the...

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Employee COVID-19 testing center opens on campus

UC Riverside is opening a COVID-19 testing site on campus where employees can get tested regularly at no cost. The employee testing center held a practice run with a small number of volunteers Wednesday, Oct. 20 and is expected to open next week. Located at HUB 302 North, the center will operate Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m...

By Imran Ghori |

Renovated Pierce Hall now open to students

Pierce Hall has opened to students for the fall quarter with a whole new look. One of UC Riverside’s oldest buildings, it underwent a nearly two-year renovation that was completed earlier this summer. Faculty and staff members finished moving into the building a few weeks ago. The outside building now features a fresh coat of paint and new lighting...

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The Patio Bar reopening at the Barn is the start of more to come

After a temporary closure due to the pandemic, The Barn’s Patio Bar is once again serving up ice-cold beers, and plans are underway to fully reopen UC Riverside’s iconic dining and entertainment venue in the coming months. Located in the Barn’s courtyard, the Patio Bar reopened Oct. 4 and is operating Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m...

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COVID-19 testing lab moves to larger space

UC Riverside’s COVID-19 testing lab has moved to a larger space at Webber Hall, where the lab team has more than doubled the number of samples it can process. The move was completed Sept. 15, a day before move-in weekend, when the lab tested around 7,000 samples from incoming student residents over a five-day period. The diagnostic lab was created...

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Campus expands electric vehicle charger access

UC Riverside has more than doubled the number of electrical vehicle charging spaces on campus with the recently opened Big Springs Parking Structure 2. The new structure has a total of 93 level 1 chargers available to faculty, staff, and graduate students. In addition, the campus has had 64 level 2 chargers at various lots available to all students...

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VA Secretary hears from UCR student veterans

U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough met with UC Riverside campus leaders and student veterans Tuesday, Oct. 5 to hear how the federal government can do more to support veterans. McDonough visited the campus at the invitation of Rep. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. They were joined by Erica...

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New high-tech classrooms foster innovative teaching

UC Riverside’s new Rooms for Increasing Student Engagement, or RISE, classrooms are expected to open up new possibilities in teaching as faculty members begin using the state-of-the-art audio and video technology. Information Technology Solutions, or ITS, upgraded 110 classrooms over the summer to allow for both in-person and remote options that...

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New student-supporting fundraising initiative allows employees to double their impact

As UC Riverside launches the Beyond Brilliant initiative on Oct. 4, faculty and staff members will be an important part of the fundraising dedicated to student-focused priorities. The campus is seeking to raise $50 million over the next five years for resources supporting students, from scholarships and fellowships to programs and projects that...

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Students return to campus as classes start

UC Riverside was bustling with activity again on Sept, 24, the first day of the fall quarter, as the campus returned to mostly in-person instruction. It was the first time many students and employees had been back on campus since the pandemic began 18 months ago. Here are some images from throughout the day taken by our campus photographer, Stan...

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Students return to campus housing

UC Riverside welcomed about 7,000 students into campus housing this weekend, returning to full capacity for the first time since the pandemic began. Joined by family members, students wheeled blue carts stacked with belongings into their rooms, eager to return to campus life. Ada Unol, a 20-year-old biology major, was only on campus for part of her...

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“A+++”: North District opens to students

Abigail Osunde excitedly took in her new room at UC Riverside’s North District Apartments on Friday, wandering around her bedroom and the shared living room space as she moved in her belongings. The 22-year-old junior’s favorite room was the kitchen, where the Riverside transfer student said she expects to do a lot of cooking. “It’s so beautiful,”...

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Guide to campus parking

As students and employees begin returning to campus this fall, UC Riverside’s Transportation and Parking Services is offering a guide to parking. The campus community will see some changes, such as a new parking structure and a switch from hang-tag parking permits to digital license plate recognition. The department is also offering permit options...

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UCR expands outdoor art with sculptures

UC Riverside is expanding its collection of outdoor art with a new series of sculptures by female artists. The four sculptures, each in different mediums and styles, were installed starting in December with the final piece added last month. Two pieces were created for this project while the other two were previously displayed elsewhere. The project...

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Campus holds major biosafety drill

UC Riverside held its first biohazard safety drill in four years this summer, partnering with local emergency response agencies to test campus preparedness. The June 29 drill included first responders from the Riverside Fire Department and Hazardous Materials team, who tested the response to an emergency at a biosafety level 3 lab. Also...

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Student Success Center to open in September

UC Riverside’s Student Success Center will be a building unlike any other on campus with high-tech lecture halls, scenic views, and a prominent location on the Carillon Mall. The three-story building is expected to be completed by the end of August and open in September, following almost two years of construction on a nearly 1-acre site south of...

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Staff employees strongly support flexible work options in survey

UC Riverside staff members indicated strong support for continued remote or hybrid work options in a recent survey of work preferences. About 93% of respondents favored remote/hybrid work options while 74% of supervisors believe that staff members can work well in a remote or hybrid option, according to the results. The survey was sent to 2,830...

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Campus dining venues readying for reopening

Getting a bite to eat at UC Riverside will be easier in the coming weeks as dining venues begin opening on campus. The first to reopen will be venues at the HUB starting with the Scotty’s convenience store on Aug. 23. The store’s offerings include pre-made sandwiches, salads, snacks, and beverages along with other retail grocery items. Others will...

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New parking structure opens

UC Riverside’s new four-level parking structure is now open. Located at the east end of campus, the 1,079-space facility will significantly increase available parking for students, employees, and visitors, and help meet the needs of the growing university, according to Transportation Services. “This facility provides the parking capacity we need to...

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What to expect when buildings reopen

UC Riverside is beginning to open up its core campus again, returning to daytime weekday access for campus buildings. Starting Aug. 16, Facilities Services will begin unlocking and locking buildings at their normal operating hours as the campus prepares for the return of more in-person work and instruction this fall. Campus buildings had been...

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