Content Tagged with: Inside UCR

Taking the scenic route

Riding a bicycle to work comes naturally to Boris Baer and his wife Barbara Baer-Imhoof, both researchers at UC Riverside’s Center for Integrative Bee Research, or CIBER. The couple are originally from Switzerland where they never owned a car. Later, when they moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, and then Perth, Australia, they commuted regularly by bike...

By Imran Ghori |

May fundraiser celebrates staff and faculty support

As his 40th birthday approached, Dennis McIver decided to use the date to celebrate UC Riverside as well as his own life milestone, encouraging friends and family members to donate to campus programs. “I consider myself lucky in that I’ve been able to reap the benefit of so much here,” he said. “UCR has always been so good to me, and I wanted to...

By Imran Ghori |

New School of Medicine building beginning to take shape

Construction work on a new School of Medicine building is continuing to make progress. A large tower crane has been stationed at the construction site on the east side of campus in the last couple months as crews put up walls, columns, and components of the building structure. “The construction team has been working very hard to get the building...

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UCR among ‘Best Value Colleges’

UC Riverside was named among the top 25 public universities in the Best Value Colleges for 2022 ranking by The Princeton Review. The campus was among 209 institutions included in an unranked list of more than 650 colleges and universities surveyed. The list ranked return on investment for students based on academics, affordability, and career...

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Crowdfunding initiative promotes diversity

UC Riverside is launching a new crowdfunding initiative in support of programs that promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, or DEIB, initiative, which began on April 19, highlights programs focused on those values and shows how the Highlander community can make a philanthropic impact. It...

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Digitized newspaper archives offer a record of UCR history

Taking a trip through UC Riverside’s history has become easier with a new online resource that features the complete archives of the Highlander. The publicly accessible site includes scanned copies of the student-run weekly newspaper going back to its February 1954 start, when it was known as the UCR Cub for its first two years. The archives are...

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Student org plants 240 trees at Southern California park

Seven UC Riverside student volunteers from the College of Science and Natural Sciences, or CNAS, joined wildlife experts from the Riverside County Parks (or RivCoParks) in planting 240 native riparian trees at Hidden Valley Wildlife Area in Jurupa Valley, California. The project was led by UCR’s Society for Ecological Restoration (or UCR-SER), a...

By Malinn Loeung |

How to engage in Earth Month at UCR

UC Riverside is offering a number of events and activities for Earth Month this April, encouraging the campus community to get informed and take action. “This year, the Earth Month theme, `Invest In Our Planet,’ encourages us to consider more attention, efforts and resources towards reversing the course of the climate crisis,” said Francis Mitalo...

By Imran Ghori |

“Lunch for All” at Glasgow

UC Riverside’s largest and most modern dining venue is now open to the entire campus. The Glasgow Residential Restaurant at the north end of campus has become a popular spot for students since it opened in fall 2020. However, until now it had been restricted to student meal-plan holders due to COVID-19 safety precautions. With the start of the...

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UCR receives “Military Friendly” status

UC Riverside has once again won recognition for the number of services, programs, and support offered to military veterans and active service members. The campus received a gold ranking in the 2022-23 Military Friendly ranking among participating tier 1 research institutions on a list published by VIQTORY, a Pittsburgh-based marketing firm founded...

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Shamrockin’ the Barn

The Barn celebrated its return to live music with a packed house and upbeat performances by two Southern California bands on Thursday. Chola Orange, a funk-electro band, and Kiki Diago, an indie, funk and hip-hop influenced act, played the Barn’s outdoor stage as part of a St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour event that drew a large crowd. It was the first...

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Food program for staff members sees demand

A new program providing UC Riverside staff members with free groceries has become a dependable source for employees looking for a little extra help. The Staff Pantry, a partnership between UCR Staff Assembly and UCR’s Basic Needs department, began with a fall launch and two pop-up events. Since January, they’ve been held every other week outside...

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Campus supports downtown mural project

A mural project supported by UC Riverside is providing a burst of color and promoting a spirit of resiliency in downtown Riverside. The campus is one of the co-sponsors of the Riverside Resiliency Mural. Mariam Lam, vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion, served as a member of Leadership Riverside, the group that commissioned the...

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The Barn’s outdoor stage welcomes first music performances

Live music is returning to the Barn. For decades, the UC Riverside venue has been a thriving center of the region’s music scene, hosting acts from Van Morrison to No Doubt to Rage Against the Machine. That tradition will continue at the new outdoor stage at the expanded and renovated facility, which is hosting its first music performance in seven...

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Staff conference promotes building success

The UC Riverside Staff Conference returns this month, offering staff members opportunities for professional development and networking. The two-day virtual event, which takes place March 22 and 23, is sponsored by UCR Staff Assembly, Leaders of Excellence and Distinction, or LEAD, and Human Resources Employees and Organizational Development. It’s...

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R’Pantry settles into new office

R’Pantry is continuing its mission of supporting students by providing basic food and hygiene products from a new permanent location on campus. The program moved to HUB 346 in February and will stay there for the long-term. This will provide stability for the pantry, which has been housed at a few different locations since it began six years ago...

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Meet UCR’s new interim police chief

When he went into law enforcement, UC Riverside interim Police Chief Anthony Frisbee expected to spend his career working at a city police agency. That changed when he joined the UC Irvine police department 17 years ago. “I fell in love with campus policing,” he said. Frisbee, who was sworn in as UCR’s interim chief on Feb. 10, said working in a...

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Campus breaks ground on new health and counseling center

UC Riverside marked the start of a new era in campus health and wellness Friday, Feb. 18, celebrating the groundbreaking for a new Student Health and Counseling Center. The 39,450-square-foot building will house Student Health Services, The Well, and Counseling and Psychological Services in one space, bringing together medical, mental health, and...

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Campus power system gets a boost

UC Riverside’s electrical system is getting an upgrade. An electrical infrastructure project underway for over a year will provide the campus with more reliability, capacity, and safety, said Drew Hecht, director of project management for the Office of Planning, Development, and Construction. “This is a huge step forward for the campus – reducing...

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UCR joins national humanities and social sciences groups

UC Riverside has joined two national research consortiums that bring together leading institutions of higher education, scholarly professional associations, and learned societies in the areas of humanities and social sciences. The campus became a member of the Social Science Research Council’s College and University Fund for the Social Sciences in...

By Imran Ghori |