Content Tagged with: Inside UCR

Regents spotlight UCR’s role in economic growth and public health

The Regents of the University of California met at UC Riverside on Friday, Jan. 27, in a daylong series of meetings that highlighted the campus’s role in spurring economic growth through technology development, agricultural innovation, and public health. The Board of Regents heard from campus leaders, researchers, students, and community leaders...

By Imran Ghori |

New School of Public Policy dean seeks programmatic growth

Less than a year ago, Mark Long, then a University of Washington associate dean and professor, served on a committee formed to evaluate undergraduate studies at UCR’s School of Public Policy. The school more than just made the grade. It became Long’s destiny. He was so impressed that he successfully applied to be the school’s second dean, taking...

By David Danelski |

Native American Garden project underway

UC Riverside has begun work on a Native American Garden in the center of campus that pays respect to the region’s original inhabitants. The garden is planned for a 20,000-square-foot area in the upper mall outside the Highland Union Building, or HUB, and next to the recently renovated Pierce Hall. Preliminary work on the project began over the...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR professor receives grant to probe racial barriers in teacher education programs

Rita Kohli, an associate professor in the UCR School of Education, has received a $50,000 grant from the Chicago-based Spencer Foundation to probe the experiences of teacher educators of color as they navigate systemic racism in teacher education programs throughout the United States. The project will build upon findings from previous research...

By UCR News |

Halal Shack opens at the HUB

UC Riverside has a new dining option at the HUB with the grand opening of the Halal Shack. The restaurant, which opened on campus Thursday, Jan. 12, is the first campus venue to feature an entirely halal menu. Inspired by New York City street food, the restaurant offers Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors and spices with American-style fusion...

By Imran Ghori |

New bus service increases campus accessibility

A new Riverside Transit Agency bus route is making it easier to get to and around UC Riverside. RTA launched Route 56 on Jan. 8, restoring service between the Hunter Park Metrolink station and campus that had been cut a few years ago due to the pandemic. The new route benefits the campus in several ways. Commuters on the Metrolink Perris Valley...

By Imran Ghori |

Arts Building gets a facelift

In early December, construction crews began work on repairs to the Performance Lab, which houses a theater in the center of the building and is next to the stairs that face out to the Arts Walk area. Crews, who installed fencing and scaffolding around the building, have already completed the installation of a new roof, replacing one that had become...

By Imran Ghori |

UC Riverside names new director, Undergraduate Admissions

UC Riverside has named Veronica Zendejas its new director of Undergraduate Admissions. She will start at UCR on March 1. Zendejas is currently director of evaluation and policy for Undergraduate Admissions at UC Davis, where she oversees application review. She has worked in UC Davis Undergraduate Admissions for the past 10 years. “Undergraduate...

By J.D. Warren |

Looking back at 2022

UC Riverside experienced an eventful 2022 as the campus returned to normal with large in-person events such as commencement and Homecoming. Take a look at some noteworthy moments captured by Stan Lim, UCR photography manager.

By Imran Ghori |

UCR students maintain Cesar Chavez memorial

A group of UC Riverside students is making sure the statue of Cesar Chavez in downtown Riverside looks its best. As part of their community service mission, students from La Union Estudiantil de la Raza, or UER, fraternity have volunteered to maintain the memorial to the Chicano labor leader. Since late October, students have been cleaning the...

By Imran Ghori |

Bold hearts and bright lights as UCR joins holiday event

UC Riverside is back at the Riverside Festival of Lights as one of the sponsors of the holiday event that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from across Southern California. The sponsorship included UCR Night at the Festival of Lights on Friday, Dec. 9 featuring the UCR “Bold Hearts. Brilliant Minds.” booth, photo ops with Scotty, and UCR...

By UCR News |

Historic Chicano student newspaper made available online

For decades, Nuestra Cosa provided a platform for UC Riverside’s Chicano students to share their stories, poetry, and art with the campus. After the newspaper stopped publishing in 2012, much of that history became harder to find, with back issues tattered or fading away. A new project has made those voices available once again in a digital...

By Imran Ghori |

Rising to the top

The first baker usually arrives at 5 a.m. each morning at UC Riverside’s Glasgow Residential Restaurant, switching on the ovens and preparing pastries, bagels, and other items for breakfast service. It’s only the start of the day for the bakery, which is staffed until 9 p.m., and produces thousands of freshly made baked goods each day ranging from...

By Imran Ghori |

A cappella pop opera about Emily Dickinson explores queerness, feminism, and forbidden love

Dana E. Kaufman, UC Riverside assistant professor of music composition was speaking at Amherst College in 2019 when a former professor suggested she pitch a project for the college’s bicentennial celebration. As a composer who gravitates towards storytelling that highlights marginalized identities and narratives, Kaufman wanted to amplify a story...

By Julia Woock |

Grant provides emergency funds for students

UC Riverside is one of 10 universities to receive a grant that will provide emergency funding to students in need. The Student Freedom Initiative, or SFI, and the Capital One Foundation, in partnership with Capital One, announced on Nov. 30 the expansion of the Helping Everyday Life Problems for Students, or HELPS, program from 20 to 30 public and...

By J.D. Warren |

More than 40 new water stations installed on campus

Finding a chilled and filtered drink of water at UC Riverside is easier than ever. The UCR Healthy Beverage Initiative, part of the larger UC Healthy Beverage Initiative, has completed installation of 47 new hydration stations and water fillers throughout campus. The installations, which were delayed in part due to the pandemic, began last year and...

By Imran Ghori |

Music, cars, and fun, fun, fun at Homecoming 2022

Highlanders celebrated a weekend of music, sports, and scholarship as part of UC Riverside’s Homecoming 2022 held Friday, Nov 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19. The festivities included a concert by the Beach Boys that drew a packed audience at Hinderaker Lawn, a men’s basketball game, a women’s volleyball game, fireworks, a classic car show, and an event...

By University Communications |

UCR celebrates its global community

International Affairs showcased UC Riverside’s diverse global community as part of International Education Week from Nov. 7-10. Activities included the Worldfest Culture and Conversation on Tuesday, Nov. 8, which attracted more than 200 students to HUB 302. The event featured performances by Ballet Folklorico, a student DJ set, and resources...

By University Communications |

New campus counsel says UCR helped pave her way to college

When Lorena Peñaloza begins her new role as UC Riverside’s chief campus counsel it will be a homecoming of sorts for the Inland Empire native. Peñaloza, who has served as chief campus counsel at UC Santa Cruz since 2017, will join UCR on Jan. 3, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced Friday, Nov. 4. As a high school student growing up in San Bernardino...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR leaders visit South Korea to discuss educational partnerships

A delegation of UC Riverside campus leaders traveled to South Korea last month, meeting with government and educational officials to discuss international partnerships. The trip, from Oct. 20 to 29, included Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Watkins and College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Daryle Williams in their first...

By University Communications |