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Engineering professor selected as chair for materials research conference

Cengiz Ozkan, a professor of mechanical engineering, has been selected by the Materials Research Society, or MRS, to serve as one of its global meeting chairs for its fall 2021 meeting in Boston. The society selects meeting chairs to represent a wide spectrum of materials research based on their scientific reputation, vision, and enthusiasm for the...
By Imran Ghori |

Healthy Campus celebration promotes wellness

From flu shots to free swag, UC Riverside students, faculty, and staff members explored a variety of healthy living resources at the UCR Healthy Campus 2nd Annual Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 10. The two-hour event next to the bell tower included more than 40 booths representing groups and projects associated with Healthy Campus. Many offered...
By Imran Ghori |

Emerbee’s opens with ‘buzzy’ event

Emerbee’s, UCR’s newest dining café , celebrated its grand opening Oct. 3 with music, giveaways, and a whole lot about bees. A long line of customers joined the noontime event, which included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks by Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox. The 600-square-foot café, located next to the Multidisciplinary Research Building,...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR gets ready for the Great California ShakeOut

UC Riverside will join more than 10 million Californians in testing earthquake preparedness as part of the annual Great California ShakeOut on Oct. 17. Students, staff, and faculty members will be asked to “drop, cover, and hold on” for 1 minute during the earthquake drill that will start at 10:17 a.m. The campus will test its emergency...
By Imran Ghori |

Napolitano’s jam-packed campus visit

UC President Janet Napolitano helped usher in a new student housing project, toured several buildings, and met with students, staff, and faculty members during an Oct. 4 visit to UC Riverside. Her packed schedule included classroom visits, a tour of campus facilities such as the School of Medicine and Multidisciplinary Research Building, a...
By Imran Ghori |

North District breaks ground with UC President in attendance

Providing a college home for students isn’t a new function for the 50-acre site on the north side of the UC Riverside campus. It’s been home for UCR students throughout the campus’s history: the North District project is simply the newest chapter. That was the message repeated in remarks at the groundbreaking for the largest-ever building project...
By J.D. Warren |

Campus construction in October

UC Riverside will mark the start of a major new project this month with an Oct. 4 groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the North District. The first phase mixed-use community will provide 1,500 apartment-style beds for students. Future phases will include new dining facilities, mixed-use residential and athletic facilities, and additional...
By Imran Ghori |

Emerbee’s, UCR’s newest café, opens for business

Emerbee’s, a 600-square-foot café near the center of campus, will be open with fulltime hours Sept. 23 following a soft opening earlier this month and in June. A grand opening celebration is planned for Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. The name is a play on the neighboring Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, which was completed in January, as well as the...
By Imran Ghori |

Chancellor kicks off fall quarter with picnic

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox kicked off the start of the fall quarter Thursday, Sept. 12, with the annual Chancellor’s Staff and Faculty Picnic on Hinderaker Lawn. Wilcox said the university is blessed to be able to mark the start of each academic year. “Every year’s a new beginning,” he said. “It’s a time to stop and think about all we’ve...
By Imran Ghori |

Changes afoot at UCR’s garden oasis

For decades, the UCR Botanic Gardens have served as a quiet getaway tucked in a corner of campus where one can explore and enjoy nature. The 40-acre living plant museum still stands as an oasis from the bustle of campus, but some changes have been implemented in the past three years to modernize and improve the experience for visitors. They include...
By Imran Ghori |

Dundee-Glasgow halfway to completion

A major new UC Riverside student-housing complex marked a significant construction milestone with crews placing a steel beam on top of the new building. The Aug. 23 topping-out ceremony for the Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow Dining Hall project also marked a midway point for completion of the project, celebrated by campus leaders and others...
By Imran Ghori |

School of Business welcomes students for workshop

The UCR School of Business completed its third Accelerated Business Leaders Education , or ABLE, program this month with 200-plus participants from over 30 universities around the world. Attendees included some of the school’s top partners, such as China’s Harbin Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, and Xiamen University; I-Shou University...
By University Communications |

What’s with the boxes and towers in the campus parking lots?

You’ve probably noticed the antenna-like towers and black tote cases that have appeared around the UC Riverside campus in recent weeks. Not surprisingly, they’ve prompted some questions. “Some people are curious,” said Ranga Rajan Thiruvenkatachari, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, who is part of the research team that set up the...
By Imran Ghori |

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 |
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