Content Authored by: Sandra Baltazar Martínez

From UCR’s garden to students’ tables

UCR’s community garden delivers fresh fruit and vegetables to students who remain on campus.

Six theater employees sew face masks for their colleagues 

The goal is to make at least 750 masks, which are free for essential UCR employees.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

1 (p.m.) is not the loneliest number 

The daily 1 p.m. Zoom call has become a lifeline for a team of UC Riverside students and their project scientist. Sometimes the call focuses on data, driven by the greenhouse emissions research they are conducting for Francesca Hopkins, assistant professor of climate change and sustainability. Other times, they talk...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Highlander Day — virtual style

Undergraduate Admissions has shifted to an online, weeklong program for prospective, admitted, and transfer students.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Economic Crisis Response Team ensures students receive food and shelter

The interdepartmental group has received dozens of requests for support since campus closure.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

First-gen virtual chats now offered twice a week

Students looking for assistance and resources can connect through Zoom chats every Tuesday and Thursday.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Bingeing in the time of coronavirus

State and federal officials are asking Americans to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic. So is it possible to find an entertaining activity that provides a small respite from our larger societal worries? Derek Burrill, associate professor of media and cultural studies at UC Riverside, has created a list of...

UCR recognized as a First-gen Forward Institution

The University of California, Riverside, has been selected to join a group of universities looking to advance educational opportunities for first-generation college students. On Monday, March 2, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, known as NASPA, announced UCR will join its 2020-21 First-gen Forward cohort, an honor that earned...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Connecting the world through images and sound

UCR professor’s research weaves together a visual and auditory presentation of Riverside, Brazil, India, Russia, and Germany.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

‘Rocky’ in Riverside?

UCR alums and students deliver a one-two punch to help at-risk youth through Raincross Boxing Academy.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Graduate students create mental health support network

R’Grad Peer Support Group meets weekly and is designed to be a nonclinical outlet.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Sundance: Guerrero to star as Wilma Mankiller in ‘The Glorias’

The film premieres this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival .

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Why voting is important

A UC Riverside student leads voter registration campaign to get classmates to the polls.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

First Latina film director included in National Film Registry is a UCR professor

The 2002 film that placed a middle-class Latino family on the big screen is now officially part of United States cinematic history. “Real Women Have Curves,” directed by University of California, Riverside professor Patricia Cardoso, is now part of the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. Cardoso is the first...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Queer students interested in health? There’s a club for you

Health Queers is now one of more than 450 campus student organizations.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

UCR dance professor receives 2019 Bessie Award

This is the second such honor for Ni’Ja Whitson.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Family fun at Homecoming 2019

The annual event kicks off with the Spirit of the Tribes 5k run and continues with Scot Fest.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

10 years of student wellness

The Well, UCR’s nonclinical health promotion center, celebrates a decade of achievements with an open house.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Beyond Brilliant: Born to succeed

Elñora Tena Webb grew up in the foster care system; UCR gave her a clean canvas and after becoming a college president, she is now a success coach .

Beyond Brilliant: Cam Calkins: The secret ingredient is love

UCR Dining Services employee donates $52,000 to the Graduate School of Education, and an additional $10,000 to the R'Pantry.