Content Tagged with: Inside UCR

UCR adds snow globe experience to Festival of Lights

One of UC Riverside’s most iconic landmarks is now part of the City of Riverside’s biggest holiday celebration. An inflatable snow globe with a replica of the bell tower was unveiled last week as one of the attractions at the Riverside Festival of Lights, which kicked off Nov. 28. UCR wanted to have a bigger presence at the annual event, which...
By Imran Ghori |

December construction update

The first signs of UC Riverside’s latest construction project have arrived with fencing placed around much of the main lawn area last month. Site preparation work for the Student Success Center is scheduled for later this month with major construction to follow early next year. Although the three-story building will occupy only a 0.8-acre lawn area...
By Imran Ghori |

Campus encouraged to give big for Giving Tuesday

UC Riverside is expanding ways to support a variety of causes on campus for Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3. The event is part of the annual International Day of Giving, held the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving Day. UC Riverside held its first campuswide Giving Tuesday last year with 1,296 donors contributing $189,560. The campus hopes to beat that...
By University Communications |

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 |

Highlanders come out for Scot Fest

Almost 2,000 people enjoyed games, music, food, and other festivities Saturday, Nov. 16, as part of UC Riverside’s 12th Annual Highlander Scot Fest. The daylong event attracted students, faculty and staff members, and residents who enjoyed carnival rides, interactive booths, and several kid-friendly activities such as a bounce house and face...
By University Communications |

Campus asked to participate in emergency notification update update

UC Riverside will update its system used to quickly contact the campus community in case of an emergency. Students, staff, and faculty members will be asked to participate in the Emergency Notification System update starting Dec. 9 by verifying UCR has their current cell phone number. Text messaging is one of several tools used to communicate...
By University Communications |

Dining program provides a leadership path

UC Riverside senior Jennifer Thompson began working in Dining Services before her first day of class four years ago, and she soon climbed up the ranks to management positions. While her work ethic took her far, Thompson said she lacked some of the professional and leadership skills that would be useful in supervising employees. She’s now among...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR hosts Mercury transit viewing

More than 200 people came out to the UCR Baseball complex Monday morning, Nov. 11, to watch Mercury pass in front of the sun — a rare occurrence that happens around 13 times every 100 years. The public viewing was organized by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and it took place from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. while the planet was visible as a...
By University Communications |

Website allows commuters to plan ahead for campus parking

UCR commuters have a new resource to help navigate the campus as it sees increased construction and traffic activity. Transportation Services this fall launched a “My Commute” feature on its website that allows travelers to check for traffic conditions, road closures, parking, and construction activity. A tool expected to be particularly helpful to...
By Imran Ghori |

Campus construction in November

UC Riverside will begin work this month on a major student instructional facility in the heart of the campus. The Student Success Center will help address a shortfall in classroom space with seating for 1,100. It will include medium to large-sized lecture halls, multi-purpose rooms, study space, and a student lounge. Located on the lawn area south...
By Imran Ghori |

Potential STEM high school site under consideration

UC Riverside and the Riverside Unified School District are in the process of evaluating a potential site for a proposed STEM high school. The campus and school district agreed in 2015 to work together on plans to expand Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math, or STEM, opportunities with a partnership that builds on the success of the district’s...
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New vice chancellor discusses his passion for research

Rodolfo Torres studied to be a mathematician, but he’s long been curious about different disciplines, finding ways to explore mathematical theories in other areas such as biology and engineering. “At some point, you think, `There are so many different things to research,’” said Torres, who took over as UC Riverside’s vice chancellor of Research and...
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UCR among top global universities in U.S. News & Report ranking

UC Riverside is among the top institutions in the world, particularly for plant and animal science research, according to a new U.S. News & World Report ranking. The campus also won recognition for its environmental practices, landing in the Princeton Review’s Top 50 Green Colleges. UCR was tied for No. 149 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best...
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UCR celebrates alumni at Chancellor’s Dinner

Three graduates received the 2019 Alumni Awards of Distinction at the annual Chancellor’s Dinner on Oct. 19: Helen Newman ’79, founder of Veterinary Transplant Services; Jerry Swain ’89, founder of Jer’s Chocolates; and state Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes '09. The UCR Medallion was presented to Jack and Laura Dangermond, founders of Redlands...
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Live music social back for final season at the HUB plaza

Thursday Nights Live is back for a fall season that will also be it’s last at the HUB plaza. But the weekly live music series, which kicked off Thursday, Oct. 17, will return in a new form at the newly renovated Barn in the winter quarter. Thursday Nights Live offers UC Riverside staff and faculty members an opportunity to unwind with cocktails and...
By Imran Ghori |

Getting ready for ‘the big one’

On Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m., the normal routine at UC Riverside was disrupted by the sound of emergency sirens and a warning blaring from speakers on top of the bell tower. Inside the Emergency Operations Center, or EOC, at the Environmental Health and Safety Building, emergency personnel monitored a computer dashboard on a large screen with a live...
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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...
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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...
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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 |