Content Tagged with: Inside UCR

Chancellor looks to UCR’s future at town hall meeting

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox urged the campus community to envision what UC Riverside will look like at its centennial birthday in 2054 at a town hall meeting Thursday, Dec. 6 at the HUB. With the campus gearing up for its next strategic plan, Wilcox told about 300 faculty, staff, and students that they should think long term about the university’s...
By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside Office of the Ombuds celebrates 50th anniversary

UC Riverside celebrated 50 years of conflict resolution and advocacy for fairness by the Office of the Ombuds this week with four of the seven people who have served as ombudsperson reflecting on their work over the decades. The campus was one of the first in North America to create such a position. In November 1968, then-Chancellor Ivan Hinderaker...
By Imran Ghori |

Why do campus police send out crime alerts?

The email and text message alerts can sound alarming at first: A robbery near campus. A report of a shooter that turned out to be a hoax. Those are a few of the messages sent to all UC Riverside faculty members, students, and staff employees in recent months by the UC Riverside Police Department. Use of text messaging and email has led some to...
By Imran Ghori |

Two UC Riverside researchers named AAAS Fellows

Professors of anthropology and computer science join this year’s class of 416 fellows
By Tess Eyrich |

11 UCR researchers make highly cited list

Eleven researchers at the University of California, Riverside, are among 4,058 individuals included on the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics, which was previously part of Thomson Reuters. The list includes the most frequently cited researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, and recognizes...
By Sarah Nightingale |

UCR professor wins book award

Sang-Hee Lee , a UC Riverside professor of anthropology, has won the 2018 W. W. Howells Book Award from the American Anthropological Association for her new book “Close Encounters with Humankind.” Lee was presented with the award at the association’s annual meeting in San Jose at a ceremony held Nov. 16. The award, from the Biological Anthropology...
By University Communications |

Presidential Task Force on UC Policing Seeks Feedback on Draft Recommendations

In early 2018 UC President Janet Napolitano established a Task Force on Universitywide Policing. This task force has developed draft recommendations and is now soliciting comments and feedback from each campus. There are recommendations relating to: Complaints regarding UC police officers Use of force Independent advisory boards Community...
By Tim Willette |

Study deepens understanding of how advanced life may have emerged billions of years ago

Thomas Kuhlman, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy who came to UC Riverside from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in July 2018, is the lead author on a study that attempts to explain how advanced life may have emerged billions of years ago. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Political scientist receives research fellowship in India

Beginning in July 2019, UC Riverside’s Ajay Verghese will spend three months conducting research in India as the recipient of a Senior Short-Term Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies
By Tess Eyrich |

Get to know IIGB’s Metabolomics Core

Operated by the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB), the Metabolomics Core joins the existing Bioinformatics, Genomics, Microscopy, and Proteomics Cores in providing state-of-the art research tools and applications to on-campus and off-campus researchers. The recently established Metabolomics Core Facility (MCF) at the University of...
By University Communications |

Flocks & flocks of Birds: Campus studying electric scooter phenomena

A campus-wide group will meet this week to consider the proliferation of scooters on campus. The group will also factor more staid forms of wheeled devices, including skateboards and bicycles. This past year, campus planners, transportation officials, and police began looking at the future of how pedestrians and wheeled devices will interact on...
By J.D. Warren |

MRB’s gleaming atrium, revealed

Photographs from the atrium of the new Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, indicate the project is nearing completion. Campus architect Jacqueline Norman pronounces the project “on schedule, and on budget” and said MRB recently achieved the “Beneficial Occupancy” threshold, which means the building can be outfitted with fixtures and...
By J.D. Warren |

Clifford Trafzer honored with American Indian Lifetime Achievement Award

Clifford Trafzer, a distinguished professor in UCR’s history department, is the recipient of the Western History Association’s 2018 American Indian Lifetime Achievement Award
By Tess Eyrich |

Recent CEE Ph.D. Graduate Wins CA-NV Section Academic Achievement Award, Moves on to Compete Nationally

Michelle Chebeir, recent Chemical and Environmental Engineering graduate of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering, won the California-Nevada American Water Works Association (AWWA) Academic Achievement Award – Doctoral 1 st Place and will move on to compete nationally. The annual award encourages academic excellence by recognizing...
By Katharine Hall |

Inaugural Healthy Campus celebration offers a wellness break

Smoothie recipes, free flu vaccines, gardening tips, and mental health support were among the many resources found at the inaugural Healthy Campus celebration. At least 500 students, staff, and faculty attended the health fair near the bell tower on Thursday, Oct. 11. The two-hour program offered the campus community an opportunity to connect with...
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |

Giving the discounted a voice

A book that Ian A. Lubin of the UCR School of Medicine edited – “ICT-Supported Innovations in Small Countries and Developing Regions” (Springer, 2018) – has won the “2018 Outstanding Publication Award for a Book” from the Division of Culture, Learning and Technology, or CLT, of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, or AECT,...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR Today Has Become UCR News

Beginning Sept. 12, 2018, news of UC Riverside, its students, and its research, can be found on our new news site, . All 2018 stories can also be found on the new site. We hope you will enjoy the vibrant new site, which represents, among many other changes, greater recognition of campus events, student life, and athletics. Along with...
By J.D. Warren |

UC Riverside Receives Diversity Award

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( ) – INSIGHT into Diversity magazine has named UC Riverside one of its 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, Award recipients. The 2018 award recognizes 96 U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. UCR and the other honorees will be...
By J.D. Warren |

UCR School of Business Awarded Re-Accreditation by Distinguished AACSB International

The UCR School of Business has been awarded re-accreditation by the distinguished Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB international). The announcement comes after a rigorous review process where the UCR School of Business stood out for its demonstrated focus on excellence in the areas of teaching, research, curricula...
By Holly Ober |

Electronic Nose Startup Gets Whiff of Success

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( ) — In the United States alone, more than 15 million people — about 5 percent of the population — suffer from some type of olfactory system dysfunction affecting their sense of smell or taste. These can be life threatening when it comes to dangers usually detected by smell, such as smoke, gas leaks, or rotten food....
By Holly Ober |