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New Hellman Fellows Endowment at UC Riverside

UC Riverside has received $5 million for junior faculty research fellowships in three colleges as part of a larger move by the Hellman Fellows Fund to establish permanent endowments across the UC system. Since the 1980s, the Hellman Fellows Program has supported junior faculty in the University of California system...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UC Riverside named No. 15 public university

In its 2020 ranking of top national universities, Washington Monthly magazine has named UC Riverside No. 27 among all institutions, and No. 15 among public universities. UCR climbed one spot among publics, from No. 16 in 2019. “The Washington Monthly ranking is significant because it was one of the first...

By J.D. Warren | | University

First comprehensive fundraising campaign nears its end

UC Riverside is closing in on the end of its first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. The total raised through August 23 was $298,116,805.

By J.D. Warren | | University

UCR experts say Harris brings credibility - and baggage

Universally, UC Riverside faculty members noted the historic significance of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s vice-presidential running mate. Many felt the decision was the right one — and some offered qualifiers in their assessment of her selection. In the moments following Biden’s announcement on Aug. 11, UCR political...

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

UCR among national leaders in degrees that 'pay off'

UC Riverside ranked No. 14 among universities nationally in CNBC Make It’s annual “50 Colleges that Pay Off the Most” list. Editors for CNBC Make-It, which is a business-news site, said the ranking carries greater weight due to scrutiny of higher education costs-benefits in the COVID-19 pandemic. “These past several...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UCR freshmen admissions for fall 2020 up 17%

UCR admissions up 17% for fall 2020, with gains among underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income students.

By J.D. Warren | | University

University of California names Michael Drake its president

The University of California Board of Regents unanimously named Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake, M.D., as the next president of the 10-campus UC system. Drake, 69, is the 21st UC president, succeeding the retiring Janet Napolitano. When he assumes the helm in August, he will be the first...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Hispanic enrollment report names UCR No. 1

UC Riverside stands alone among the nation’s 428 more selective public universities by exceeding its potential for the number of Hispanic students it enrolls, according to new report from the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute. UCR enrolls 2% more Hispanic students than are in its college market, the report finds. That...

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Buckley was invited; the pig who peed wasn't

Considered by itself, William F. Buckley Jr. having offered the commencement address to the UC Riverside Class of 1970 might lead one to infer this was a time of greater kumbaya among conservatives and liberals. One would be dissuaded by a retelling of the day’s events, including the on-stage introduction...

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The world is much more alike than different

The cornerstone of discrimination is the belief that other people, including people of other races from other countries, are different. They experience life differently; they react differently. What if research could demonstrate that’s not true? A new study from UC Riverside asserts the world population may have much more in...

UCR 'EARS' students won't let pandemic stop the music

To a voyeur at this May 1 virtual songwriting session, it was straight-up fun; a valve release for pent-up pandemic creativity. But the undercurrent of the music production session among members of the UCR EARS music group was something more intentional. Once upon a musical ambition, hitting it big meant...

By J.D. Warren | | Students

Gordon Watkins: The man who willed a university into being

Most things, including universities, start with a whisper, a tremor. UC Riverside bolted from the starting gate, founded as the University of California system’s answer to the esteemed private liberal arts colleges of the East. The chief architect was its first provost, Gordon Watkins, who died 50 years ago, on...

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How can you beat the COVID-19 blues? Find your flow

Finding the right activity could mean you experience the same well-being during the long quarantine as you would when not in quarantine, UCR research finds.

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

University lends a hand by lending doctors a bed

The top floor of the UC Riverside Extension building has a new and esteemed set of occupants: doctors and other health care workers on the front lines of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. About two weeks ago, the university received two requests to provide healthcare workers with alternative housing...

By J.D. Warren | | University

It's all about bite-sized pieces

Annie Ditta’s graduate school training was in fixation. As she says, “I got fixated on fixation.” Her familiarity with fixation is useful as instructors at the University of California, Riverside, must reinvent how they teach within the space of two weeks. On March 14, UCR announced instruction for spring quarter...

Doctors urged to reconsider controversial acne drug

Acne treatment including the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin should be made more readily available despite reports of its association with depression and teen suicide. That’s the implication of a study just published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Isotretinoin has been linked to depression and suicide...

The day the ‘60s protest movement came to UCR

Fifty years ago, Gov. Ronald Reagan visited UCR, and the campus’s largest-ever student protest erupted

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$10 million grant will study children's religious views

A $10 million grant to psychology researcher Rebekah Richert will fully implement a network of international researchers who will study how religion impacts children’s world views.

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

David Leonhardt presents Feb. 27 Hays P-E Lecture

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt will offer the Feb. 27 Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture, which will take place between 4-6 p.m. at the UC Riverside Extension Center.

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UC Riverside crests 76% for six-year graduation rate

In the past six years, UC Riverside's six-year graduation rate has improved by 10 percentage points

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