Content Tagged with: Inside UCR

College-bound high school students to be celebrated at UCR’s College Signing Day event

Around 1,000 college-bound students from across the Inland Empire will descend on UC Riverside as part of the first College Signing Day on the West Coast. Former First Lady Michelle Obama will be the keynote speaker for the main celebration at UCLA on May 1 while other UC campuses, including Riverside, will hold simultaneous events and livestream...
By Imran Ghori |

EPA funds student research projects promoting sustainability

A wood stove that burns cleaner and costs less. Construction material made from hemp fibers that are processed with greener material. Both products are being developed by UC Riverside student research teams with grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, for projects that use sustainable technology to address environmental and...
By Imran Ghori |

Thursday Nights Live back at the HUB

Thursday Nights Live is returning for another spring season April 18, offering UC Riverside staff and faculty a weekly opportunity to unwind with cocktails and music after work. Every Thursday evening, from April 18 to May 30, the campus community can enjoy live music, food, and drinks in the center lower court area of HUB plaza. Each event will...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR joins launch of Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – UC Riverside is among 43 colleges, universities, and research institutions to join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine launch of an Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. The collaborative facilitates efforts to move beyond basic legal compliance to enacting policies...
By J.D. Warren |

Chancellor launches strategic plan process

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox used his spring town hall meeting to begin the conversation on what the campus should look like when it celebrates its 100 th birthday in 2054. The April 11 meeting at the HUB served as the formal kick-off for what is expected to be a more than year-long process to create UC Riverside’s next strategic plan. That plan will...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR named among top 100 public colleges by business publication

UC Riverside is among the top 100 public colleges in the U.S. in an academic ranking published this month by Business First. The campus ranked No. 69 in the list, climbing almost 30 spots from the previous year, when it came in at No. 98. The publication also ranked institutions by region, with UC Riverside placing No. 14 for public colleges in the...
By Imran Ghori |

Campus begins planning for the next phase of growth

How does UC Riverside prepare for what it could look like in 2035? That is the question that campus planners hope to answer as they craft UCR’s next Long Range Development Plan (LRDP). It's one of two vital documents that will shape the university’s future that are in the process of being updated. UC Riverside will also be creating a new strategic...
By Imran Ghori |

Find a deal at the Community Partner Fair

Are you looking for the right banker, a deal on coffee, or office supplies? They’ll all be under one roof for the 2019 Community Partner Fair on April 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm. in HUB 302. Sponsored by the UC Riverside Staff Assembly , the annual event will feature 51 booths where vendors from on and off campus will publicize the services and...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR joins Cool Campus Challenge to promote sustainability

UC Riverside will participate in the four-week Cool Campus Challenge starting April 1 as part of the University of California’s campaign to reduce its carbon footprint. All 10 UC campuses and the Office of the President will take part in the friendly competition to motivate students, faculty, and staff to lower carbon emissions through actions...
By Imran Ghori |

Art sculpture construction underway

Construction of an outdoor art sculpture in front of the Arts Building is now underway with crews fencing off the walkway and beginning excavation work. The sculpture, titled “Arts Mall: Roy McMakin Change Things, Things Change,” faced some delays due to rainy weather in February and March, said Jason Espinoza, a project manager with the Department...
By Imran Ghori |

East campus entrance to be affected by city road paving

UC Riverside faculty, staff, and students who use the Big Springs Road campus entrance can expect some delays in April due to a city public works project. The city began repaving select streets near the east side of campus earlier this month, beginning with concrete repairs to sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. Street paving on Big Springs between...
By Imran Ghori |

Generating excitement over physics in local youth

Students from Hemet High School and Corona’s Centennial High School visited UC Riverside’s Department of Physics and Astronomy this week to participate in the International Particle Physics Masterclass, an annual program of the European Particle Physics Outreach Group. The Masterclass is an interactive two-day exercise in which high school students...
By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Provost discusses student class options and improving campus climate

UC Riverside Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Cynthia K. Larive celebrated recent research successes, promoted ways to improve the campus climate, and outlined how the campus plans to help more students carry a full load of classes during a town hall meeting Wednesday. Encouraging students to take more units each quarter will be a campus...
By Imran Ghori |

How UCR’s new smart waste bins will increase efficiency, create more open space

UC Riverside is moving toward a smarter way to dispose of waste. In the last few weeks, rectangular-shaped trash bins that resemble R2-D2 have popped up around the bell tower and Lot 30. The Bigbelly bins — named for their manufacturer — come with solar panels on top that power built-in compactors. Facilities Services removed 20 of the traditional...
By Imran Ghori |

Provost to hold campus town hall

UC Riverside Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Cynthia K. Larive will hold her annual town hall meeting on March 6 where she will highlight issues including student success. Larive said she plans to celebrate recent campus successes in research and student advising, and talk about how daily actions can positively affect the campus climate. The...
By Imran Ghori |

Campus to get its first major outdoor sculpture

UC Riverside’s first major outdoor sculpture will begin to take shape in the coming weeks with a project by San Diego-based artist Roy McMakin that planners say will serve as a gateway to the campus. While the campus has scenic views of nearby hills and notable building architecture, it has few pieces of outdoor art. That will change with what...
By Imran Ghori |

What to expect during the upcoming campus construction boom

From new residence halls at the north end of campus to the renovation of the Barn, UC Riverside is abuzz with construction activity, and it’s just the beginning. This year will be one of the busiest in campus history with about $400 million worth of projects under construction, including several new or renovated buildings. The construction boom...
By Imran Ghori |

7 sweet options for your Valentine

Still wondering how to make your sweetie’s Valentine’s Day special? Here are a few tips.
By Samantha Stanfill |

UCR ranked high as a green campus and included among ‘best’ and ‘best value’ colleges

UC Riverside is among the Top 50 green colleges and ranks among those considered a great value in the latest college rankings by the Princeton Review . UCR’s No. 29 ranking in the publication’s greenest-colleges list is the second time in as many months the campus has been lauded for its environmentally friendly policies. UCR came in No. 16 among...
By Imran Ghori |

UCR’s newest coffee vendor is giving back 20 percent of proceeds to foster youth on campus

Alumnus-owned Mammoth Coffee Roasting Company has big plans for UCR Guardian Scholars
By Madeline Adamo |