Content Tagged with: Inside UCR

Six new trustees appointed to UCR Foundation board

The UCR Foundation Board of Trustees has welcomed six new members who began their two-year terms July 1. The 45-member volunteer Board of Trustees oversees UCR’s affiliated foundation, receiving and managing the investment of a $257.5 million endowment as of May 31 that supports the long-term strength of UCR’s research programs, colleges, and...

By Imran Ghori |

Campus vaccination rates continue to rise

About 46% of UC Riverside employees and 38% of students have submitted proof of COVID-19 vaccinations as of early July. The campus is continuing to encourage students and employees to get vaccinated and submit proof with high vaccination rates considered essential to reducing restrictions on campus and ensuring the health and safety of the campus...

By Imran Ghori |

New state-of-the-art greenhouse facility readies for opening

UC Riverside’s new Plant Research 1 is already starting to stand out on campus, with its gleaming glass frame and the scenic Box Springs Mountains in the background. The two-story building also represents a step forward in high-tech plant research space that researchers expect to use by this fall. Construction of the new 30,000-square-foot concrete...

By Imran Ghori |

Preparing for parking on campus this fall

UC Riverside students, faculty, and staff members will see some changes in campus parking this fall. A new parking structure and a switch from hang-tag parking permits to digital license plate recognition are among the biggest differences. Here’s what to expect related to parking and other transportation issues this fall. Permit options...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR employees to lead systemwide group

Two UC Riverside employees will lead the systemwide organization advocating for University of California staff, giving the campus a greater influence on policy decisions. Crystal Petrini, a financial and administrative officer and past president of the UCR Staff Assembly, will begin her term as chair of Council of UC Staff Assemblies, or CUCSA, on...

By Imran Ghori |

How California’s June 15 reopening will affect UCR

June 23 update: Under the latest state guidelines, most vaccinated employees and students may work indoors without face coverings, physical distancing is no longer required, and all worksites can operate at 100% capacity. Learn more in this announcement. The California economy will reopen June 15 with the state lifting many restrictions on...

By Imran Ghori |

Recreation Services finds success with virtual programming

When the pandemic shut down in-person activities, UC Riverside’s Recreation Department moved its youth and recreation programming online. In the months since, department leaders say they have hit their stride in virtual programming. The department offers youth camps and programming for pre-teens and teenagers. Shifting those online was challenging...

By Imran Ghori |

How UCR created a successful COVID-19 testing program

When UC Riverside began discussing the creation of a COVID-19 testing program a year ago, the campus had no lab, no existing system, and no certainty about when students and employees could return safely. Several months after the launch of the program, the campus is planning a fall return and is celebrating a continued drop in positive coronavirus...

By Imran Ghori |

Speaker series highlights Black voices in higher education

The UC Riverside Black Faculty and Staff Association will wrap up its “To Boldly Go” speaker series on Wednesday, capping off a quarterly program aimed at highlighting Black voices in higher education. The association launched the series last fall following the Black Lives Matter movement’s efforts to highlight racism and racial inequities in...

By Imran Ghori |

FAQ on UC's proposed COVID-19 vaccination policy

The University of California last week shared the details of a proposed policy on COVID-19 vaccination as part of its engagement with its community as it joins the California State University in supporting immunizations as part of an expected return of students, faculty, academic appointees and staff to in-person instruction across the state this...

By University Communications |

Student Success Center nearing completion

UC Riverside’s Student Success Center is continuing to make progress with much of the three-story building complete as it readies for a fall opening. The project, located south of the CHASS Interdisciplinary building and west of the Student Services building, is about 85% complete, said Mihai Gavan, a project manager with UCR’s Office of Planning...

By Imran Ghori |

New School of Medicine training suite offers expanded space and state-of-the-art technology

With exam and specialty rooms featuring state-of-the-art technology, the new UC Riverside School of Medicine Center for Simulated Patient Care could easily be mistaken for a hospital wing. That’s part of the goal of the center — providing medical students with as close to real-world conditions as possible to learn patient and clinical skills. The...

By Imran Ghori |

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 |