Four new trustees appointed to UCR Foundation board
The UCR Foundation Board of Trustees has welcomed four new members, all of whom began their two-year terms July 1.
New Vice Provost & Dean of Graduate Studies named
Lidia Kos has been named UC Riverside’s next vice provost & dean of graduate studies, or VPDGS, effective July 15, 2023.
New Vice Provost & Dean of Undergraduate Education named
Louie Rodríguez has been named UC Riverside’s next vice provost and dean of undergraduate education (VPDUE), effective April 1.
Scholarship helps students chart course for science-to-policy careers
When six lifelong friends gathered in 2018 for a reunion in California’s Anza-Borrego State Park, they didn’t sit around the campfire telling spooky stories. Instead, they brainstormed ways they could help students at the University of California, Riverside. “We wanted to do something to recognize the excellent education we received...
Join us for UCR’s 2022 Homecoming
UC Riverside alumni are invited back to campus for one of the biggest Homecoming celebrations in the university's history. Set for November 18 and 19, the event will celebrate everything UCR — past, present, and future. Headlining this year's Homecoming are The Beach Boys, with alumni DJs Alf Alpha and...
UC Riverside admits most California freshmen among UCs
UC Riverside has admitted a record number of freshmen for fall 2022 with a total of 37,262 admits — an increase of 2,591 students from the previous year, according to data released August 10 by the University of California.
Five new trustees appointed to UCR Foundation board
The UCR Foundation Board of Trustees has welcomed a new chair and five new members, all of whom began their two-year terms July 1. The 40-member volunteer Board of Trustees oversees UCR’s affiliated foundation, receiving and managing the investment of a $260.2 million endowment as of May 31 that supports...
Late UCR professor honored through endowed award
Tom Morton, a professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, died March 3, 2020. He is remembered as a global citizen and scientist who embraced foreign languages and cultures, demonstrated a cross-disciplinary passion for scientific research, and who showed concern for the environment.
Art Riggs remembered for pioneering research on diabetes, arthritis and cancer
UC Riverside alumnus and friend Arthur D. (Art) Riggs, a pioneering researcher and expert in diabetes who helped launch the biotechnology industry, died March 23, 2022. He was 82.
Soledad O’Brien to deliver Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture
Award-winning news anchor, entrepreneur, and diversity advocate will share her life stories during the 53rd annual lecture
Endowed gift will broaden the horizon for UCR students
A $2 million gift from the Pollitt family will fund scholarships that support study abroad opportunities.
Appreciation for library automation had roots in Vietnam War
On hot and steamy days in Saigon, Vietnam, there was only one place for an enlisted man to cool off for a while. “That place was the library,” said UC Riverside alumna Ann Kelsey, who served as a civilian librarian for the U.S. Army from 1969-70. “The libraries were air...
Lifelong UCR advocate Charlie Field dies
Charles “Charlie” Field, an attorney, judge, and community leader who was among UC Riverside’s first graduates, died Oct. 29. He was 85 years old. Field was born in San Francisco and spent several years on the East Coast before his family returned to California and settled in Los Angeles. He...
UC Riverside launches student-centered Beyond Brilliant
No student should have to choose between buying books or food. Or pass up an internship opportunity because they can’t afford gas. Or drop out of school to ease the financial burden on their family. But these choices are a reality for many students who attend the University of California...
Board of trustees lead Beyond Brilliant by example
There’s more to university life than filling out admissions forms, showing up for classes, and studying for tests. Erik Anderson, an Inland Empire business leader and philanthropist, wants all students at the University of California, Riverside to take advantage of the world-class education they are being offered. And he’s pledging...
Benefactor Esther Fincher Hays leaves a lasting legacy at UCR
Esther Fincher Hays, an academic physician, community activist, and philanthropist who supported UC Riverside’s programs in medicine, engineering and music, died June 10, 2021 at her home in Riverside. She was 94 years old. Born in Lexington, Kentucky and raised in Ithaca, NY, Hays attend Cornell University, Cornell Medical School...
UCR faculty member's book shares stories of teachers of color
“What are you … on their side?” The comment was one of many snarky remarks white teachers made about interactions between a Latino colleague and his diverse student population. In the staff lounge at the Sacramento, Calif., public school, the same teachers called the students “monkeys bouncing off the walls”...
Building the future for UCR's School of Business
Beverly Bailey knows a thing or two about building things. As a student at Riverside City College, she helped her boyfriend Scott hang patio covers on the weekends. When she turned 20, she bought and ran a small café in Chino, putting her entrepreneurial spirit to the test as she...
Mark Rubin, whose philanthropic efforts span UCR, dies at 84
Mark Rubin, a Riverside-area property developer, Holocaust survivor, and ardent supporter of education and healthcare in the Inland Empire, died Saturday, February 13, 2021. He was 84. Over the past 30 years, Rubin and his wife Pam have made generous and frequent contributions to UC Riverside of both time and...
Raising the bar through authentic research
Boil the water, add the ingredients, stir. The instructions given in undergraduate science labs can feel a bit like making ramen noodles. “Lab courses that accompany many large science undergraduate lectures often adopt a cookbook-type approach, where students follow a series of instructions in a stepwise process without really understanding...