UCR ranked No. 23 among best value colleges in new college guide

UC Riverside is ranked high for financial aid, making an impact, and value in the Princeton Review’s “Best 388 Colleges for 2023.” The lists are based on the Princeton Review’s survey of 160,000 students attending the 388 colleges and universities profiled. They appear in the 2023 edition of the annual...

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Regents approve plans for new School of Business building

The Regents of the University of California have approved construction plans for a new UC Riverside School of Business building that will provide more instructional and administrative space to meet growing enrollment demand. The vote, which took place July 20, allows the campus to move forward with construction this fall...

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Non-sworn, unarmed safety responders to join UCR’s Police Department

UC Riverside plans to implement new measures this fall that reflect major changes in how it approaches campus safety. They include a tiered-approach in which the UC Riverside Police Department will add a new category of non-sworn, unarmed safety personnel to respond to calls. Another addition will be behavioral health...

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UCR among top 1.3% of world institutions

UC Riverside ranked in the top 1.3% of universities worldwide in the 2022-23 Center for World University Rankings, released Monday, April 25. The campus ranked No. 249 out of 19,788 institutions. Nationally, UCR landed at No. 81. The rankings are published by the Center for World University Rankings, a consultancy...

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UCR begins construction of new Student Health and Counseling Center

UC Riverside will begin construction this week on a Student Health and Counseling Center that will bring together health and wellness services at an accessible, modern facility. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday, Feb. 18 for the planned two-story building located on the western portion of Parking Lot 21...

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High-tech air quality research center dedicated in Riverside

The California Air Resources Board dedicated its new state-of-the-art Southern California headquarters Thursday, Nov. 18, on a 19-acre site near the UC Riverside campus. The 402,000-square-foot laboratory and office facility, located on land provided by UCR, is one of the largest and most advanced vehicle emissions testing and research facilities...

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Classroom technology on the RISE

UC Riverside is getting ready for new modes of instruction this fall as it unveils classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art video and audio technology. The program, called Rooms for Increasing Student Engagement, or RISE, will feature classrooms that allow for both in-person and remote options for the same class. The campus...

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Campus sees drop in COVID-19 cases while vaccination rates rise

Since mid-April, UC Riverside has had only a handful of positive COVID-19 cases, continuing a rapid decline that began in January. Campus leaders involved in COVID-19 prevention efforts credit the low positivity rate to proactive efforts including the creation of a homegrown diagnostic lab, regular testing of students, and continuous...

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UCR among top 1% of world universities

UC Riverside retains its place among the top 1% of universities, according to the World University Rankings. The campus ranked No. 242 in the 2021-22 list of the top 2,000 out of 19,788 institutions worldwide. UCR was named No. 82 nationally and in the top 50 public institutions in the...

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Coronavirus lab and testing in place for fall quarter

As the fall quarter begins, UC Riverside has a new diagnostic lab operating on campus that will rapidly process samples from students and employees as part of an ongoing coronavirus testing program. The lab, located at the Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, tested its first sample in August and opened...

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UCR Citrus Gifts expands online with citrus and honey-infused marmalades, soaps, and more

The fruits of UC Riverside’s research are even easier to enjoy with the Citrus Gifts collection expanding its line of products and making them available online. The collection, featuring marmalades and olive oils from citrus and bee research, have been sold in campus stores for about six years. In June...

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UCR offering webinars with campus tour guides

Every spring, hundreds of prospective college students flock to UC Riverside for a tour of the campus to help them decide where to go that fall. With on-campus tours no longer possible, UCR is offering an online alternative. Last month, its team of student tour guides began offering Zoom meetings...

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How COVID-19 is affecting the global supply chain

One of the most visible impacts of the coronavirus pandemic has been the strain on the global supply chain, with consumers noticing certain goods are harder to find at their local store. Danko Turcic, an associate professor of operations and supply chain management at UC Riverside’s School of Business, said...

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Study: Aggressive lockdowns need to last more than six weeks to contain COVID-19

People around the world are wondering how long COVID-restrictions have to last in order to curtail the pandemic. A research study on 36 countries and 50 U.S. states has found that aggressive intervention to contain COVID-19 must be maintained for at least 44 days. The study is co-authored by Professor...

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Calling all Highlanders

UC Riverside is encouraging its estimated 120,000 graduates to take part in the campus’ first-ever Alumni Roll Call. Starting Feb. 1, all alumni are being asked to fill out an online form that takes about 10 minutes to complete. The Roll Call is UCR’s version of a census, seeking updated...

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A winding road to studying autism

Yasamin Bolourian pursued a doctorate in special education due to a passion for helping families.

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UCR student housing part of major expansion

On a sunny morning at the north end of UC Riverside, bulldozers and dump trucks are busily grading dirt while construction crews put together a frame foundation for the campus’ newest housing and dining complex. The Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow Dining Project, which began construction in December on Linden...

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UC President Napolitano meets with Moreno Valley students

University of California President Janet Napolitano met with a few hundred students at Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley on Friday, Nov. 2 to explain how a college education is within their reach. UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox joined her for a morning rally at the school gymnasium, where...

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Celebrating a decade of support for UCR Guardian Scholars

A decade ago, Tuppett Yates, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, launched the Guardian Scholars Program in the hopes of creating a support system for students who grew up in foster care. Beginning with four students who were provided $500 scholarships during the 2008-2009 academic year...

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