New Vice Provost & Dean of Graduate Studies named
Lidia Kos has been named UC Riverside’s next vice provost & dean of graduate studies, or VPDGS, effective July 15, 2023.
UC Riverside is No. 1 for retaining Pell Grant freshmen
A report from The Chronicle of Higher Education gives UC Riverside a No. 1 ranking in freshmen retention rates. UCR is ranked alongside 24 other campuses nationwide that lead the charge in serving low-income students. Like other rankings that have meaningful underpinnings, the list is nuanced. The ranking is found...
UCR environmental engineers to referee California’s big rig truck emission regulation
They won’t be wearing vivid black and white striped shirts, but they could. University of California, Riverside, environmental engineers will soon serve as referees in California’s drive for big rig trucks to meet the state’s tailpipe emission standards. The referee program will provide testing services for vehicles potentially operating with...
A Highlander DREAMer's dilemma
Gabriela Martinez is nervous about her trip to Washington D.C. Not because she’s going to be in the same building as the President of the United States. Nah, it isn't that. She’s nervous because this trip to the 2023 State of the Union, or SOTU, is the same week as...
UCR among system leaders in applications increase
UC Riverside registered the second largest year-to-year increase in freshmen applications for fall 2023 among University of California campuses, setting a new campus record for applications. Numbers released Friday by the UC system show that overall applications were down 2.2%, while UCR showed a 3.7% increase, with 2,097 additional applicants...
New Vice Provost & Dean of Undergraduate Education named
Louie Rodríguez has been named UC Riverside’s next vice provost and dean of undergraduate education (VPDUE), effective April 1.
Upgrading struggle meals with the Cooking Well series
If you don’t know what a struggle meal is, we envy your food security. For the rest of us, perfecting the art of upgrading inexpensive foods so that they’re tastier is a skill many low-on-funds people know too well. My struggle meal? Instant ramen with as many flavor-enhancing (but cheap)...
Equipping the Next Generation of Researchers
Endowed fund established by Nora A. Hackett supports students with lab and makerspace equipment in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering.
Making Connections and Sharing Histories
Distinguished Professor Clifford Trafzer reflects on 15 years as the Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs, the world’s first American Indian chair endowment.
Scholarship helps students chart course for science-to-policy careers
When six lifelong friends gathered in 2018 for a reunion in California’s Anza-Borrego State Park, they didn’t sit around the campfire telling spooky stories. Instead, they brainstormed ways they could help students at the University of California, Riverside. “We wanted to do something to recognize the excellent education we received...
Highlanders get a cooler, off-campus commencement
UC Riverside will hold most of its 2023 Commencement Ceremonies inside the air-conditioned Toyota Arena in Ontario. The new location is less than 20 miles from campus, and UCR Vice Chancellor Brian Haynes said the venue will provide a more well-rounded experience for all attendees. Designed for concerts, sports, and...
Everyone is invited to UCR Homecoming 2022
UC Riverside is celebrating Homecoming 2022 with two days of in-person, on-campus events and there is something to fit everyone’s type of fun. Although some of the Nov. 18 & 19 events are exclusively for alumni and their guests, most are open to the rest of the Highlander community and...
Investing in What Matters
Longtime support from philanthropists Mark and Pamela Rubin make a difference in our community and on campus at UCR, changing lives for the better.
UCR No. 9 among public universities for sustainability
UC Riverside is ranked No. 9 among public universities in the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges. The campus was No. 27 on the overall list of Top 50 Green Colleges, released Oct. 25. The annual list recognizes institutions for superb sustainability practices, strong foundations in sustainability education, and healthy...
UC Riverside featured in Amazon Prime series
UC Riverside's episode on the Amazon Prime streaming series “The College Tour” is now live and viewable on YouTube.
22 Southern California newspapers will be preserved, digitized, and available to the public
A John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation grant will help preserve 150 years of local journalism at UC Riverside.
Two School of Medicine faculty elected to National Academy of Medicine
Deborah Deas and Mario Sims are recognized for their contributions to advancing public health
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...
University of California Application Filing Period Expanded
It was announced on Sept. 30 that prospective students looking to enter the University of California, or UC, system as first-years or transfers can now hit that submit button as early as Sat., Oct. 1. This is especially helpful for students who want to get their higher education applications in...
Back to School: UCR Welcome Week 2022
All UCR Highlanders are invited to celebrate the start of our 2022-23 academic year with a bunch of fun and informative events hosted by various campus partners. This is a great time to discover new departments, reconnect with familiar programs, and add friends to your list of followers and followees...