$1 million award supports first generation students

UC Riverside has been selected as one of 10 American Talent Initiative members to participate in the Kessler Scholars Collaborative. As part of the collaborative, UCR will receive a five-year, $1 million grant. First established at the University of Michigan in 2008, Kessler Scholars provides student financial support and academic...

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Experts on Warehouses, Amazon, and Labor

Experts on Warehouses, Amazon, and Labor Ellen Reese, professor of sociology Professor of sociology and chair of Labor Studies at UCR, Reese’s research focuses on gender, race, and class, welfare state development, social movements, poverty, and work. She has published extensively on warehouse and labor economies within the Inland Empire...

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Experts on Ukraine-Russia

The war in Ukraine For fast access to experts, TEXT or call 951-534-8912, or email news@ucr.edu Paul D’Anieri, professor of political science D'Anieri asserts that the Ukrainian conflict is a product of Vladimir Putin and the Russian elite never having accepted Ukrainian independence in 1991. Putin was further angered by...

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Experts on the Academy Awards

The Oscars For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu The 94th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 27, 2022. The 94th Oscars will allow the entertainment community and fans from around the world to witness the night’s glamour...

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RISE classrooms featured on Spectrum News

UC Riverside's Rooms for Increasing Student Engagement, or RISE, received the star treatment on Spectrum News recently. The rooms are a campuswide initiative spurred by the pandemic to meet instructional needs, including for in-person and remote learning. The segment featured Israel Fletes, the director of academic technology for XCITE at...

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UC Riverside joins UC San Diego, UC Irvine in multidisciplinary research institute Calit2

Calit2 was created by the state of California over 20 years ago to ensure the state remains on the leading edge of information technology, communications

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Booster mandate explained; students vaccines available

Emails to students and employees this week stressed the need to comply with booster mandates. This effectively refreshes the mandate requirements students and employees were asked to comply with this past fall, based on UC requirements. That mandate was met with more than a 95% vaccination rate among UCR’s students...

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Building robust collaborations to ‘ATTACK’ future pandemics

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the development of antiviral drug treatments has become a critical weapon in our arsenal against the virus. Harnessing the research and scientific brainpower needed to treat and prevent the next pandemic is the University of California - National Labs Antiviral Treatments Targeting All Coronaviruses and...

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Statement on dismissal of tenured faculty member

Today the Regents of the University of California voted to dismiss a tenured professor, who had been on unpaid suspension, for violating the Faculty Code of Conduct due to sexual misconduct with a student over whom they had academic responsibility. This decision was consistent with the recommendation of the UC...

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UCR experts weigh drought's long-term impacts

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency for the entire state of California this past month. The period from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021 was the second-driest year on record in California. Almost 90% of the state is in throes of extreme drought. Reservoir storage is 60% of...

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UC Riverside men's, women's basketball teams open seasons

The Highlanders men’s and women’s basketball programs enter the 2021-22 season under the banner of “great expectations.” This will mark both teams’ 20th year in the Big West Conference. The men’s team finished last season 13-7, and 8-4 in Big West play. The team registered its highest Big West Tournament...

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Leading water-rights expert Arthur Littleworth dies

In his youth through the generosity of others, Arthur L. Littleworth received a full scholarship to Yale University leading to a career as a preeminent water law attorney in the United States and an opportunity to encourage other students to excel through UCR scholarships endowed in his name. Littleworth died...

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UCR earns Seal of Excelencia certification

Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority on efforts accelerating Latino student success in higher education, announced today UC Riverside has been certified with the Seal of Excelencia in 2021. The national announcement was made this morning by Excelencia in Education during a press conference at the Mayflower Hotel in...

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University sets new enrollment record for fall 2021

UC Riverside has released its enrollment numbers for fall 2021, showing a record student population of 26,847. That represent a 1.6% increase from fall 2020, when 26,434 total undergraduate and graduate students were enrolled. The student population includes 40.8% low-income students and 54.7% first-generation students. Forty-one percent of students are...

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New School of Medicine building begins construction

UC Riverside began construction Friday, Oct. 22 of a new School of Medicine building that will allow for growing class sizes and increasing the number of physicians trained in the underserved Inland Southern California. Campus and community leaders celebrated the start of the project at a groundbreaking ceremony at the...

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Experts on earthquakes

Earthquakes For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Nicolas Barth, assistant professor of geology Barth is an expert on the surface expression of active faults and related landscape hazards like landslides and sedimentation. He has particular expertise on fault systems in...

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UCR is among top 25 'best value' public universities

UC Riverside was named among the top 25 public universities in a college rankings system from The Princeton Review . The Princeton Review rankings are based on “return on investment,” or ROI, that factors low tuition and/or generous financial aid, combined with “strong career prospects for graduates.” "The schools we...

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Winter quarter will bring full return to classrooms

Provost Elizabeth Watkins announced Wednesday that winter quarter will signal a full return to in-person classes. Winter quarter begins Jan. 3, 2022. Watkins said the Faculty Senate will approve 2-3% of winter quarter classes for online instruction, with another 2-3% of classes expected to be approved for instructors living with...

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UCR ARTS features work by UCR faculty and alumni in four new exhibitions

An opening reception featuring the artists will be held Oct. 16

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Inaugural Riverside Angel Summit brings region together to invest in its own startups

The most promising startup as judged by Angel Investors will receive over $100,000 in investment

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