News Articles with Topic: Students

Here’s how UC Riverside is preparing for the 2020 census

UCR staffers, students are ramping up efforts to ensure a complete count in the Inland Empire and beyond

Beyond Brilliant: Katherine Maldonado

Last summer, Katherine Maldonado, a first-generation graduate student at the University of California, Riverside, became one of 133 recipients nationally of a 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship . Maldonado, a UCLA graduate, is now working toward her doctorate in sociology, and her $72,000 Ford Foundation award will support her studies over...
By Tess Eyrich | | Students, Beyond Brilliant

Beyond Brilliant: Alfonso Maldonado '13

//--> Heading north from Riverside, Alfonso Maldonado '13 often makes the more-than-50-mile drive to the Adelanto U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Processing Center in the Mojave Desert. There he meets with clients; most, newly arrived immigrants to the United States seeking asylum while their cases maneuver the legal system. Maldonado...
By Hayley Fox | | Students, Beyond Brilliant

Beyond Brilliant: Regina Louise

Regina Louise has never known a “normal” childhood. Throughout her tumultuous youth, she was shuffled through over 30 foster homes and psychiatric facilities, all before the age of 18. Subjected to neglect, abuse, overmedication, and solitary confinement while in foster care, Louise’s trauma was compounded by a racially motivated ruling,...
By Jessica Weber | | Students, Beyond Brilliant

Students' summer impact

Summer break does not translate into idle hours for these three UC Riverside students. For Bela Mendoza, a three-month summer internship with Riverside’s Operation SafeHouse, a youth emergency shelter, has given her an inside look at how to make a bigger — and more positive — impact in the lives...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Earning her chances

Roseanne Carmen Rosenthal’s latest achievements have come by chance — or at least that’s what she thinks. But luck alone doesn’t account for the seven courses she took during spring quarter in order to complete her bachelor’s degree — and the 3.36 GPA she earned doing it — while also...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

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

Student Shoutout: From summer memories to favorite classes

Temperatures are rising and UCR students are dreaming of vacations.
By UCR News | | Students

Three students receive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Another seven students also received prestigious honors.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

UC Riverside enrolls second-highest rate of first-generation freshmen in UC system   

A systemwide initiative was launched in 2016 to increase support for these students.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Grads and jobs: It pays to stay local

A UCR report finds more than 80% of graduates start their careers in California.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Two grad students win nearly $100,000 in fellowship awards

First-generation college students in sociology and education received the Ford Foundation awards to support their research

Networking in life and business

This Nigeria native came to UC Riverside ready to make friends and learn about finance.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

A winding road to studying autism

Yasamin Bolourian pursued a doctorate in special education due to a passion for helping families.
By Imran Ghori | | Students

'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

Computers, nematodes, and curiosity

Alejandro De Santiago Perez wants more lab experience before pursuing a doctorate in bioinformatics.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | 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

Engineering her family's future

Andrea Cruz Castillo pushed through self-doubt and maternal guilt to launch a career in data administration and database management
By Holly Ober | | Students

Connecting through culture

This psychology major from Dubai made it her mission to connect local and international students.
By Madeline Adamo | | Students

From juvenile detention to college graduation

A felony conviction gave Ramón Leija the determination to turn his life around.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students