Content Authored by: Sandra Baltazar Martínez

Unfolding Black history at UCR

UCR has more than 4,400 degreed Black alumni, and is nationally recognized for having one of the smallest achievement gaps in the country.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

‘She Kills Monsters’ will feature ‘old school theatre magic’

COVID-19 has forced the theater team to be more resourceful while producing a virtual show from home.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Valentine’s Day ideas for one — or two

The advantage of celebrating Valentine’s Day in the time of COVID? You don’t need to worry about crowds to enjoy literature, music, theatre, and more.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Mentoring by text message

UCR’s Campus Collective has more than 2,000 mentees in four months.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Mellon Foundation awards $2.9 million for ‘Latinx Futures’

The grant will support programs within UCR’s new Latino and Latin American Studies Research Center, set to launch February 2021.

A career forged by life experiences

Jamal J. Myrick, African Student Programs director, discusses his educational journey, parenting, and more.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

First-year students: Making ‘the best out of this situation’

Resident advisors are creating ways to remain virtually connected while building a sense of community with first-year students in campus housing.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

A different type of holiday party for Guardian Scholars

The program works to make the holidays special for foster youth, despite the pandemic’s challenges.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

How UCR Library’s contact-free curbside delivery works

Students, faculty, and staff can still access books and materials.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Capturing daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic

UCR community’s photos, letters, and event information to be included in new library collection.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Virtual program links students around the globe

UC Riverside’s International Affairs shifted into a nearly 24/7 operation earlier this year, especially in its efforts to recruit new international students. The team spent thousands of hours redesigning programs for virtual platforms — all made accessible to students in the United States and around the world. One such new...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UC Riverside joins campuses to pilot a smartphone app that aims to limit spread of COVID-19

A program to test a smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure notification system will expand to an additional five University of California campus locations, including UC Riverside, as a result of success from an initial deployment earlier this fall at two UC campuses. The program is a joint effort between the UCs and...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Tomás Rivera Conference continues online

Weekly programs surrounding Latino/a literature, identities, race, and more, run through early November.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Student services – virtual style

UCR welcomes students with an assortment of digital programming and support services.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

UCR offers the first Cahuilla language course in UC system

Students in the four-class series also study Cahuilla society and culture.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

How UCR became a national leader in enrolling Chicanx/Latinx students

The population’s growth over the last half century has been driven by students

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Summer internships — from home

These UCR students aren’t letting a pandemic stop their personal and professional development.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Faculty member pens book to help researchers work ‘Online, Offline, and In Between’

Work includes field notes and observations of in-person and virtual research.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

University Extension receives federal grant to help train the local labor force

The United States Department of Labor has awarded nearly $1 million to UC Riverside’s University Extension to help train the Southern California’s labor force. The four-year grant known as “Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap” will allow the University Extension to work with businesses in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and Los...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

A look at graduation celebrations — at home

Photos show how two students commemorated their undergraduate journeys.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students