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$1.6 million grant helps high school students get to college

The federal grant supports UCR’s work in San Bernardino area schools.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Science communication competition — it’s on!

Graduate and undergraduate students in STEM fields are encouraged to participate in this inaugural multimedia event.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

UCR police donate bikes to UCR’s family housing unit

Thanks to the donation, Oban Family Housing now has a bike-share program.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UCR joins Big Brothers Big Sisters in new virtual mentoring program

Born from the pandemic, College Bigs, will count on nearly 150 UCR students to work with local high school mentees.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Eleven students awarded study-abroad scholarships  

Eleven UC Riverside students have been selected for two prestigious national scholarships to study or intern outside of the United States. With financial support from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program and the Freeman Asia Scholarship, students will be participating in Education Abroad programs in South Korea, Taiwan, France...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Meet the 2021 Goldwater, Fulbright scholars 

Goldwater scholars Shayan Saeed and Ryan Gates; and U.S. Fulbright scholars Jacqueline Aguirre de la O and Zehra Qazi are recipients of two of the nation’s most prestigious awards. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is one of the country’s most competitive honors in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Mrs. Panda conquers online

The innovative Rule of 3 English-learning program completes its shift to an online portal.

‘Closure’ for 2020 and 2021 graduates

Nearly 4,500 students participated in modified in-person commencement ceremonies.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

2021 voices: Grads share pivotal moments of their educational journeys

More than 7,100 students are eligible to graduate; Commencement events kick off on June 3 with the School of Medicine.

Grants support programming for Underground Scholars Initiative

The money comes from UC Berkeley’s Underground Scholars, via grants from the Andrew Mellon and Crankstart foundations to support the expansion of the Underground Scholars model UC-wide.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Ramadan in the time of COVID-19

The pandemic has forced smaller gatherings, but students have still found an opportunity for reflection and family time.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Her mother grew up with no shoes. She's about to become a master’s scholar

Growing up in South Central L.A. meant ditching school, becoming a teen mom, and wrestling with her identity as an Afro-Latina — experiences that made this UCR student want to major in public policy.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

COVID-19 expressions in video, art, poetry

A history assignment gave UCR students an opportunity to capture their lives during the pandemic.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

‘Little Free Pantry’ now available to student parents at Oban Family Housing

Students with families living at UC Riverside's Oban Family Housing now have access to a small pantry at any time of the day. Small hand sanitizers, canned veggies, coffee, and other nonperishable food items sit inside the Little Free Pantry, a roughly 2-foot-by-1.5-foot wooden miniature shed-shaped case inspired by the...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

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

Mentoring by text message

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

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University, Students

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

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

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