News Articles with Topic: University

Graduate School of Education changes name

Effective Monday, Sept. 20, the Graduate School of Education will officially become the School of Education, or SOE. The new name will reflect the scope of the school’s research, community engagement, and academic programs, specifically the undergraduate degree program, which was approved in 2017 and now accounts for 60% of...

Medical school led the way for safe return to classrooms

Some students and faculty at UC Riverside, fearful about returning to campus this fall, are wondering if in-person classes will be safe — fearing a COVID-19 outbreak. These fears are challenged by no documented COVID-19 transmission among students in the UCR School of Medicine, where classes began in early August...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

Campus housing has changed - a lot - while you were away

As students show up for move-in day at UC Riverside, they are arriving to a campus that –from a housing perspective – is reinvented from the pre-pandemic campus of two Septembers ago. Two residential communities – Dundee Residence Hall and the North District Apartments – are open for students, significantly...

By J.D. Warren | | Students, University

UCR campus establishes remote learning hubs for fall quarter

Several spaces have been outfitted to serve students with hybrid class schedules.

By Jessica Weber | | Students, University

It's a three-peat: UCR again tops social mobility ranking

For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has named UC Riverside the top university in the nation for social mobility. The social mobility category considers the degree to which a university elevates its low-income graduates to a higher standard of living. As rankings leaders such as U.S...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UC Riverside is No. 1 in Pell Grant performance

A dive into Washington Monthly’s recent ranking of 393 four-year universities reveals an important success: UC Riverside is the No. 1 university in the nation for Pell Grant performance. The measure considers how many low-income students a university serves compared with statewide earnings. The Pell Grant is the largest federal...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Benefactor Esther Fincher Hays leaves a lasting legacy at UCR

Esther Fincher Hays, an academic physician, community activist, and philanthropist who supported UC Riverside’s programs in medicine, engineering and music, died June 10, 2021 at her home in Riverside. She was 94 years old. Born in Lexington, Kentucky and raised in Ithaca, NY, Hays attend Cornell University, Cornell Medical School...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University

Washington Monthly ranks UCR No. 28 public university

In its 2021 ranking of top national universities, Washington Monthly magazine has named UC Riverside No. 28 among public universities in the U.S. In the subcategory of social mobility, UCR was No. 29 among the 380 four-year universities ranked in Washington Monthly’s 2021 list. UCR’s social mobility ranking was No...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Dining, library, student services reopenings announced

For 18 months, the most consistent signs of life at the UC Riverside campus have involved spitting nocturnal sprinklers. That’s about to change. The campus is preparing for a full return in fall quarter, for which classes begin on Sept. 23. Long-shuttered dining halls and coffee joints are opening, along...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

Dena Plemmons: Research ethics are top of mind

UCR is the first of two UC campuses to have a fully funded research ethics program.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Why is 90% the magic number?

With a month until fall quarter begins, the number of verified vaccinations at UCR reached about 65% for students, and just over 75% for employees. The numbers were updated Aug. 20. In late July, the University of California system moved the goal line for what constitutes a fully vaccinated campus...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Health, Students

Study gauges social responsibility in slowing COVID-19 spread

Researchers conducted focus groups of UC Riverside faculty, staff, and students

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

Vaccine deadline comes and goes, and reporting surges

The deadline to verify one’s vaccination status or file for an exemption passed Aug. 16, with a late surge in reporting by students and employees. In only one week, there was a 13-point spike — from 51% to 64% — in students who verified having received a vaccination, according to...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Fallout 'serious' for noncompliance to UC vaccination policy

As the Aug. 16 deadline looms for compliance with the UC vaccination policy, the fallout for those who fail to comply is being made clear. In a campus announcement this week, Human Resources delineated protocols for employees who haven’t provided proof of full vaccination or requested an exemption or deferral...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students, Health

Vaccine exemption process detailed

This past week, UCR announced an Aug. 16 deadline for UC Riverside employees and students to upload vaccination records for fall 2021. The message was a follow-up to the UC system’s announcement of a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Program that would require vaccinations for employees and students to be on campus for...

By UCR News | | University

Classroom technology on the RISE

UC Riverside is getting ready for new modes of instruction this fall as it unveils classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art video and audio technology. The program, called Rooms for Increasing Student Engagement, or RISE, will feature classrooms that allow for both in-person and remote options for the same class. The campus...

By Imran Ghori | | University

UCR admits most California freshmen among UCs

UC Riverside has admitted a record number of freshmen for fall 2021 with a total of 34,671 admits — an increase of 1,964 students from the year before, according to data released by the University of California on July 19. Among the nine UC undergraduate campuses, UCR admitted the most...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Deadline to provide vaccination proof is Aug. 16

Aug. 16 is the deadline for UC Riverside employees and students to upload vaccination records for fall 2021. The announcement was made in a July 16 message from Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox to the campus community. Previously, the UC system announced its SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program requiring vaccinations in order...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students, Health

In the space of a day, restrictions go away

The promised return-to-normal set by Gov. Gavin Newsom came with the promised easing of restrictions, and then some. In April, Newsom announced that the familiar color tiers of the pandemic and their mandates would go away on June 15. The heads up gave UCR and the rest of the state...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Campus community gets first look at OASIS

On a campus already actively growing its footprint in Inland Southern California, a proposed clean technology park would lead to a reinvention of UC Riverside’s relationship with the city and region. The park is Phase I of a more ambitious research and economic development project. The Opportunities to Advance Sustainability...