Content Tagged with: Inside UCR

UCR celebrates Earth Week with activities and pledges throughout the month

UC Riverside is expanding the ways the campus community can get informed and take action for Earth Day with a series of activities throughout the month. The Office of Sustainability has created an Earth Week page with more than a dozen events from April 19-25 to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day will...

By Imran Ghori |

CNAS lecture series returns with focus on COVID-19 response

An upcoming lecture series will spotlight the role researchers at the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, or CNAS, are playing in response to COVID-19, from testing to vaccine development and more. The college’s annual science lecture series is titled "COVID Conversations: How the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR’s School of Medicine ranked No. 6 for diversity

UC Riverside’s School of Medicine is ranked No. 6 for diversity in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Grad School rankings released Tuesday, March 30. It was among several UCR programs that did well in the rankings, which are separated by discipline into different lists. Education, engineering, and social sciences moved up in their rankings or...

By Imran Ghori |

The UCR Botanic Gardens sale to feature native and hard-to-find plants

Plant fans have a reason to celebrate. The UCR Botanic Gardens has announced its upcoming spring plant sale will take place on April 10 and 11. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sale will be online. Though vegetables and fruits will not be available, there will be many exciting offerings including shrubs, house plants, climbing vines, cacti and...

By Michaela Miller |

UCR creates new COVID cleaning crew

UC Riverside has created a new team of Facilities Services employees specializing in cleaning campus areas that have potentially been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. The team, made up of 15 custodial and housekeeping employees who volunteered for the task, attended training sessions starting in January, completing the last one in early...

By Imran Ghori |

Looking back at a year of the pandemic

A year has passed since the pandemic changed life at UC Riverside. Here is a look at what’s happened on campus. Photos by Stan Lim, UCR photography manager.

By University Communications |

Keeping the campus safe and clean

New equipment, changing schedules, and enhanced cleaning protocols — these are some of the ways the daily routines of UC Riverside Facilities Services staff members have been altered over the past year. The department, which includes custodial, landscaping, and maintenance services, has had many of its employees continuing to work on campus from...

By Imran Ghori |

Campus celebrates close of Living the Promise campaign

UC Riverside celebrated the successful completion of the Living the Promise campaign March 18-20 with a weekend full of activities including a variety of informative panels and a bell tower light show. The campaign began in October 2016 with the goal of raising $300 million by December 2020. During the Living the Promise celebration, campus leaders...

By University Communications |

UCR named a Bicycle Friendly University

UC Riverside has been named a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists in recognition of its promotion of safe, accessible bicycling on campus. The league, a national grassroots organization, announced UCR’s certification Feb. 18 following an application process. The campus is among 38 colleges and universities to join the...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR ahead of schedule in key sustainability goals

UC Riverside is continuing to make progress in reducing its carbon footprint, according to the 2020 Sustainability Annual Report. The campus has met two of the University of California’s sustainability goals five years early with a reduction in both per capita waste generation and water use. Per capita waste is at 0.74 pounds, below the 2025 target...

By Imran Ghori |

New parking structure takes shape

UC Riverside’s new four-level parking structure at the east end of campus is nearing completion. The main elements of the project — its concrete levels and frame — are finished though other features still remain to be done, said John Franklin, a project manager with the Office of Planning, Design and Construction. He estimated it will be completed...

By Imran Ghori |

Faculty members share Living the Promise campaign’s impact

As UC Riverside celebrates the successful completion of the Living the Promise campaign with a weekend of events this month, faculty members say its impacts will continue to be felt on the campus for years to come. Launched in October 2016, the campaign came to a successful close on Dec. 31 with the university surpassing the $300 million goal. The...

By Imran Ghori |

Giving Tuesday breaks previous year’s record in gift total and dollars raised

UC Riverside surpassed last year’s totals for the Giving Tuesday campaign, raising more than $300,000 from almost 2,000 donors. During the 24-hour event on Dec. 1, part of the International Day of Giving, 1,985 donors contributed $315,330 to a wide variety of causes and programs on campus, according to the Office of Annual Giving. That beat last...

By Imran Ghori |

Task force calls for reimagining campus public safety

A UC Riverside task force is proposing a series of reforms to how the campus addresses policing in a newly released draft report. The Campus Safety Task Force will hold a town hall meeting Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. to discuss the draft recommendations and receive feedback from the campus. The task force, made up of students, staff, faculty, and community...

By Imran Ghori |

Grants will help transform online courses

A new initiative provides 19 UC Riverside faculty members with grant funding to transform their existing remote courses into more robust online learning experiences. The Office of the Provost, Undergraduate Education, and Exploration Center for Innovative Teaching & Engagement, or XCITE, announced in January the recipients of the first round of...

By Imran Ghori |

GSOE now offers pathway for future ethnic studies teachers

UC Riverside’s Graduate School of Education is offering a new ethnic studies pathway as part of its teacher education program. The pathway is in its first year with the first group of students completing the process at the end of the spring quarter. The school launched the program to offer a structured curriculum for students seeking to teach...

By Imran Ghori |

New campaign to raise money for employee emergency fund

UC Riverside has started a crowdfunding campaign for a program providing financial assistance to employees facing hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. The campaign, organized by the Office of Annual Giving, has a fundraising goal of $100,000 for the Employee Emergency Fund, and has met more than half its goal with almost $58,000 raised so far...

By Imran Ghori |

Campus is well prepared to store COVID-19 vaccines

The University of California, Riverside, expects to receive a shipment of 400 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses on Wednesday, Jan. 20. An initial shipment of 100 Moderna vaccines was delivered to Student Health Services earlier this month in order to begin inoculating frontline health care staff. The Moderna vaccine needs to be stored between -13...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

UCR vaccinates frontline health care workers for COVID-19

UC Riverside has vaccinated 100 frontline health care workers at Student Health Services for the virus that causes COVID-19 in the first on-campus vaccine distribution. Student Health Services applied through Riverside County six weeks earlier to inoculate its workers and was notified Jan. 7 that it would receive a shipment of 100 doses of the...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR COVID-19 testing site sees strong demand

A drive-thru site on a UC Riverside parking lot offering no-cost testing for the coronavirus has tested more than 6,000 people since opening a few weeks ago. The location at Parking Lot 26 was initially only open on weekdays but has since expanded to weekends. Testing is now available daily from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Testing is...

By Imran Ghori |