Content Tagged with: Commencement

Joan Didion's 'lost' commencement address, revealed

California-rooted author and new journalism maven Joan Didion, who died Dec. 23, 2021, delivered a commencement address at UC Riverside in 1975. In subsequent decades, excerpts have frequently been quoted in major media, including in a New York Times review of her book “The Year of Magical Thinking” and again...

By J.D. Warren | | University

‘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.

Commencement now allows two guests; ceremonies listed

2020 and 2021 grads may join the in-person recognition; all events will be live-streamed for families to enjoy at home.

UCR offers commencement compromise

A plan announced by Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox on Wednesday aims to address graduates' urge to walk at commencement, while respecting the caution still required by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Under the plan, graduates can have their photos taken on stage, but no guests will be permitted. A prerecorded 30-minute...

By UCR News | | University

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

On the front line of medicine

Medical school graduate Hurnan Vongsachang will start her residency in emergency medicine this summer

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Students, Health

'Falling out of love' led to record-breaking tennis career

A shift from soccer to tennis jostled Kyle McCann's Irish footballer-father, but a storied UCR career affirms it was the right move.

By J.D. Warren | | Students

Pushing back against poverty

Mark Sebarrotin said UCR was his shot at the California dream; now, he wants to help others achieve their dream, too.

By Tess Eyrich | | Students

Stories of victory among UC Riverside’s 2018 graduating class

UCR’s 64th Commencement includes School of Medicine’s Hippocratic oath ceremony

Engineering a better future

Souradeep Bhattacharya aims to make an impact where the needs are greatest

A political mind

Mina Hanin's career goals were shaped by his upbringing in Egypt

By Brittney Carolina | | University

Racing to the finish line

Taylor Brown, track and field champion, nominated for 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year award

By Brittney Carolina | | University