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Medical simulation suite nearing completion

UC Riverside medical students will soon have expanded space to learn patient and clinical skills and procedures. A new clinical skills and simulation suite is beginning to take shape in the bottom floor of the Orbach Science Library. The School of Medicine project features 16 mock exam rooms, an emergency room, an intensive care unit, operating...

By Imran Ghori |

New Alianza UCMX director brings rich experience in international relations

Over a 27-year career, Isabel Studer has worked as a researcher, in government, and as the head of environmental advocacy groups. As the new director of Alianza UCMX, she’s in a position where all those worlds intersect. “I realized that it looked like my whole career was meant for me to be prepared to be taking on this role,” said Studer, who...

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Campus to take part in Giving Tuesday

UC Riverside is finding different ways to support students and employees for Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1. The event is part of the annual International Day of Giving, held the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving Day. This year, donors can choose from more than 40 different programs, scholarships, and initiatives to support during the 24-hour window that...

By Imran Ghori |

History department lecture series explores new research on race

UC Riverside’s Department of History has launched a new lecture series aiming to spotlight new research on African American, African diaspora, and African history. Historians researching race, racism, and anti-racism are also among the upcoming speakers for the Sterling Stuckey Lecture Series, named for a prominent scholar of African American...

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COVID-19 exposure app available to UCR students and employees

A pilot smartphone-based program that provides notification of COVID-19 exposure is now available to UC Riverside students and employees. UCR began participating in the Exposure Notification System app, which is available as a feature on iPhones and an app on Android devices, Monday, Nov. 16. The system allows users to be notified if they have...

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Meet UCR’s new faculty members

This fall, UC Riverside welcomed more than 40 faculty members from a variety of disciplines. Learn more about the new faculty below: College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences Courtney Baker, an associate professor of English, joined UCR following her tenure as an associate professor of American studies and co-founder of Black studies at...

By University Communications |

Chancellor’s Distinguished lecture to feature Smithsonian director

Anthea Hartig, M.A. ’89, Ph.D. ’01, the Elizabeth McMillan director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, will deliver UC Riverside’s Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture on Nov. 16. An award-winning public historian and cultural heritage expert, Hartig recently received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UCR Alumni...

By Imran Ghori |

Reaching new heights with the Student Success Center

UC Riverside’s Student Success Center reached an important milestone Friday, Nov. 6 as construction crews placed the top beam on the new building that is less than a year from completion. A small ceremony was held to mark the occasion with construction workers and a few campus community members signing their names to the steel beam before a crane...

By Imran Ghori |

Campus COVID-19 lab expands capacity

UC Riverside’s COVID-19 laboratory has added more space and staff as testing on campus continues to ramp up. About two months after opening, the diagnostic lab has increased its capacity as part of the campus’s regular coronavirus testing of students in residence halls. “We’re always trying to streamline and make the process faster,” said Kathy...

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Amplifying Black voices at UCR

As a UC Riverside admissions recruiter, Dominique Beale has been a point person for Black students considering whether or not to enroll at the university. Beale is now taking that perspective to a larger audience with a podcast that shines a spotlight on Black voices on campus. Launched in September, “Blue, Gold & Black” features Beale engaging in...

By Imran Ghori |

The Barn reopens for service

The Barn reopened to customers Monday, Nov. 2, following a temporary closure, a cautionary measure taken after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus last month. During the two-week shutdown, the employee and other staff members who had been in contact with the individual remained in quarantine. Staff members immediately conducted an...

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UCR joins drug discovery consortium

UC Riverside has joined the University of California Drug Discovery Consortium, or UC DCC, "a cross-campus initiative aimed at building a drug discovery community that actively promotes research translation through industry partnerships." UC DDC provides UC researchers with funding and mentorship to advance the creation of drugs that address...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR Alumni Association launches online student mentorship program

The UC Riverside Alumni Association is offering a new way for students to connect with alumni and receive career advice. The UCR Career Network, launched this fall, is an online platform where students and alumni can search for profiles and network with those holding common career interests. The platform is powered by PeopleGrove, a software...

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UCR among top global universities for plant and animal science in U.S. News list

UC Riverside has been ranked the No. 26 university in the world for plant and animal science by U.S. News and World Report in its 2020 Best Global Universities list. The rankings, released Oct. 19, focused on academic research and reputation in evaluating nearly 1,500 top institutions across 86 countries. UCR placed No. 158 in the overall rankings...

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UCR honors three graduates with 2020 Alumni Awards of Distinction

Three UC Riverside graduates were presented with the 2020 Alumni Awards of Distinction in an online ceremony Saturday, Oct. 17. Anthea Hartig M.A. ’89, Ph.D. ’01, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award; Dr. Pedram Salimpour ’90, CEO and co-founder of Pierce Health Solutions...

By University Communications |

UCR Staff Assembly reimagines its role during the pandemic

Since the UCR Staff Assembly first formed over 35 years ago, it has brought together campus employees through its general meetings, fairs, and holiday events. The switch to remote work due to the pandemic has resulted in a reimagining of how the volunteer organization connects with the campus, said Dennis McIver, a University Honors counselor and...

By Imran Ghori |

Major housing and dining complex opens to students

After nearly two years of construction, UC Riverside has opened a major new student housing and dining complex at the north end of campus. The Dundee Residence Hall is the first new student housing project completed in six years. Together with the nearby North District housing project under construction, the project will help UCR meet its...

By Imran Ghori |

Education researchers create anti-racism guide

Racism is not an easy topic for teachers to tackle, especially when it comes to younger children. But it is important to begin that conversation at an early age, according to education researchers at UC Riverside. A new anti-racism teaching guide titled “Addressing Race and Racism in the Early School Years,” released in September, provides teachers...

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On the COVID-19 frontline

William Rall, senior administrative director of Student Health Services, or SHS, at UC Riverside, arrived on campus in August 2020 in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Rall, who has 16 years of health care experience at UC Irvine Health and Kaiser Permanente, began his new role with no first-hand knowledge of SHS operations before the...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Highlanders move into campus housing under new safety rules

It was a different kind of moving day experience for UC Riverside students beginning the fall quarter. Instead of crowds of students and their families packed into parking lots amid a buzz of activity, a small number of students and their families unloaded their belongings in staggered 30-minute intervals over four days from Sept. 25-28. Their...

By Imran Ghori |