Content Authored by: Sandra Baltazar Martínez

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

Graduation with a global perspective

An international education was key for these UCR students’ futures.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Professor creates artist residency for veterans and COVID-19 frontline workers 

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Charles Evered, a professor of playwriting at the University of California, Riverside, began to think about how he could help. He fell back on what he knows: supporting artists. His nonprofit organization, the Evered House, honors his late father, Charles J. Evered, a World War...

Three DACA students react to Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA in a 5-to-4 decision on Thursday, June 18.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Here are the many ways UCR is helping students right now

A list of available resources during this time of uncertainty.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Class of 2020: Remembered for ‘their flexibility and resilience’

UC Riverside’s 66th commencement will be a virtual celebration on Sunday, June 14. Meet some of the 2020 graduates.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

COVID-19: Some faculty-student teams figured out how to continue their research

In the midst of the pandemic, faculty mentored research projects are being supported through CAMP.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

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