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...
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.
These Highlanders graduated in the last economic recession. Here’s their advice for the class of 2020
Alumni that graduated during the last economic recession have unanimous advice for recent grads: The first job does not define you
A new beat on life
Before they arrived at UC Riverside, Kevin Krause ’92 and Ray Rodriguez ’92 were junior college rivals on the basketball court. So when they got to campus as Highlander teammates, they were surprised — and not altogether thrilled — to discover they would be roommates. “We had played each other...
Pandemic brings brisk business to UC Riverside alumna’s soap company
One of humanity’s oldest creations is the most powerful weapon against the coronavirus
‘Autism Goes to College’ selected to screen at SXSW EDU
Groundbreaking film follows the college experiences of five Southern California students on the spectrum
Calling all Highlanders
UC Riverside is encouraging its estimated 120,000 graduates to take part in the campus’ first-ever Alumni Roll Call. Starting Feb. 1, all alumni are being asked to fill out an online form that takes about 10 minutes to complete. The Roll Call is UCR’s version of a census, seeking updated...
Out of this world: An alumna’s dream comes true
Brittany Seto ’16, who studied computer science at UC Riverside, interned at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where a record number of UCR undergraduates are spending the summer
New movie aims to foster change in a broken system
“I Am Somebody’s Child,” a film based on UCR alumna Regina Louise’s memoir about growing up in foster care, premieres April 20 on Lifetime
Alumna brings music history to life for the next generation
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has a new director of curatorial affairs: UCR’s Nwaka Onwusa ’08
UCR poet wins 2018 American Book Award
There was a time when Rachelle Cruz, M.F.A. ’12, had all but given up on getting her poetry collection published. A 10-year labor of love, she recalled sending out “God’s Will for Monsters” 20-25 times before taking a two-year break from her attempts. As a last-ditch effort, Cruz submitted her...