News Articles with Topic: University

Chancellor's L.A. Times op-ed broaches fever to abolish SATs

In an L.A. Times op-ed UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox weighs in on the debate whether to keep standardized tests as part of the UC admissions process.
By UCR News | | University

Q&A with Eddie Comeaux

UC Riverside Graduate School of Education professor Eddie Comeaux served as co-chair of a University of California-wide task force deciding the fate of SATs in the UC system.
By UCR News | | University

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...
By Imran Ghori | | University

David Leonhardt presents Feb. 27 Hays P-E Lecture

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt will offer the Feb. 27 Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture, which will take place between 4-6 p.m. at the UC Riverside Extension Center.
By J.D. Warren | | University

Governor’s budget proposal allocates $25 million for UCR School of Medicine

Additional ongoing funding would help the medical school expand enrollment
By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

UC Riverside crests 76% for six-year graduation rate

In the past six years, UC Riverside's six-year graduation rate has improved by 10 percentage points
By J.D. Warren | | University

LA Times examines link between SAT scores, success at UCR

An L.A. Times feature by higher education writer Teresa Watanabe describes UCR as a "living laboratory" in which to study how well students with high grades but low SAT scores fare in college. UCR has the second-lowest SAT scores in the UC system for its entering freshmen. But Times research...
By UCR News | | University

UC Riverside alumna named associate vice chancellor

Marie Schultz will oversee the university's development program
By UCR News | | University

For UCR, a decade of student success and accolades

It’s likely the phrase “coming of age” has been used to frame previous decades in UC Riverside’s history. But it’s hard to imagine UCR has experienced greater forward momentum than during the 2010s. It’s a decade during which UCR has become acknowledged as a national leader for innovation in student...
By J.D. Warren | | University

Family fun at Homecoming 2019

The annual event kicks off with the Spirit of the Tribes 5k run and continues with Scot Fest.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UC Riverside-led project offers new opportunities to commemorate veterans

Several resources, including a series of documentary vignettes, provides visitors numerous ways to enhance their own Veterans Day celebrations
By Jessica Weber | | University

10 years of student wellness

The Well, UCR’s nonclinical health promotion center, celebrates a decade of achievements with an open house.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Beyond Brilliant: Born to succeed

Elñora Tena Webb grew up in the foster care system; UCR gave her a clean canvas and after becoming a college president, she is now a success coach .

Beyond Brilliant: Campaign highlights inspiring people of UC Riverside

Dramatic growth in rankings – including increasing 80 spots in two years (Forbes) and 41 places in one year (Center for World University Rankings) – two Nobel Prize winners joining the faculty, and recognition as the nation’s leader for social mobility (U.S. News & World Report) have positioned UC Riverside...
By Johnny Cruz | | University

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: Cam Calkins: The secret ingredient is love

UCR Dining Services employee donates $52,000 to the Graduate School of Education, and an additional $10,000 to the R'Pantry.

Beyond Brilliant: From juvenile detention to college graduation

A felony conviction gave Ramón Leija the determination to turn his life around.

UCR breaks ground on largest-ever expansion

Friday, Oct. 4, officials representing the University of California and American Campus Communities helped break ground on the North District project, which will ultimately add 6,500 beds to the UC Riverside campus. From left, From left, Brian Haynes, vice chancellor for Student Affairs; Thomas Smith, interim provost; Kim Wilcox, chancellor;...
By UCR News | | University

Pumpkins, trunk-o-treat, and family fun at UC Riverside

UCR’s Community Garden will host its inaugural Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 26.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UC Riverside reaches No. 1 in social mobility

University of California, Riverside, is the top university in the United States for social mobility in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. The social mobility ranking measures the size of the student population receiving Pell Grants and how well universities performed in graduating those individuals. According...
By Johnny Cruz | | University