Money magazine ranks UCR No. 40 among 623 colleges

UC Riverside was ranked No. 40 on Money magazine’s latest “Best Values” college ranking, released May 16. It represents an increase of eight places over Money's last best value list, on which UCR ranked No. 48. Among public universities, UCR ranked No. 31 on the list, up from No. 32...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Fundraising head at HBCU Morehouse to lead Advancement

UC Riverside has named Monique Michelle Dozier as its vice chancellor for University Advancement. Dozier is currently vice president for Advancement and chief advancement officer at Morehouse College in Atlanta, which is the nation’s only historically Black liberal arts college dedicated to educating and developing men of color, specifically Black...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Remembering ‘isotope queen’ Marilyn Fogel, pioneering scientist, beloved mentor 

Marilyn Fogel, endowed geoecology professor at UC Riverside, died on May 11 in Mariposa, Calif. She was 69. She pioneered the use of isotopes to understand the life history of organisms, both modern and ancient. In so doing, she helped develop biogeochemistry as a new field of science and earned...

By Jules Bernstein | | University

In search of UC Riverside's missing not-mascot

He is a UC Riverside icon, beloved even, and yet discouraged from attending official university events. Before his refresh, at least, he had the appearance of having been through it. Sun-bleached, sort of grubby, like he was on the losing side of a fight at the juice bar. He is...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Late UCR professor honored through endowed award

Tom Morton, a professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, died March 3, 2020. He is remembered as a global citizen and scientist who embraced foreign languages and cultures, demonstrated a cross-disciplinary passion for scientific research, and who showed concern for the environment.

Art Riggs remembered for pioneering research on diabetes, arthritis and cancer

UC Riverside alumnus and friend Arthur D. (Art) Riggs, a pioneering researcher and expert in diabetes who helped launch the biotechnology industry, died March 23, 2022. He was 82.

UCR among top 1.3% of world institutions

UC Riverside ranked in the top 1.3% of universities worldwide in the 2022-23 Center for World University Rankings, released Monday, April 25. The campus ranked No. 249 out of 19,788 institutions. Nationally, UCR landed at No. 81. The rankings are published by the Center for World University Rankings, a consultancy...

By Imran Ghori | | University

$1 million award supports first generation students

UC Riverside has been selected as one of 10 American Talent Initiative members to participate in the Kessler Scholars Collaborative. As part of the collaborative, UCR will receive a five-year, $1 million grant. First established at the University of Michigan in 2008, Kessler Scholars provides student financial support and academic...

By UCR News | | University

Soledad O’Brien to deliver Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture

Award-winning news anchor, entrepreneur, and diversity advocate will share her life stories during the 53rd annual lecture

By Sarah Nightingale | | University

UCR Arts receives American Alliance of Museums accreditation

AAM is the fields’ gold standard for museum excellence.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

New freshman application record set for UCR

The University of California, Riverside has posted record freshman applications for fall 2022. A total of 54,365 applications were received by the UCR freshman application deadline of Nov. 30. That represents an increase over the previous record of 52,563 for fall 2021. The record prior to that was 49,252 for...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

50 years of Black and Chicano/Latino histories at UCR

African Student Programs, Chicano Student Programs celebrate a milestone on campus. At the center of it is student success.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UCR offers new research internship for community college transfers

Grant-funded program includes a $5,000 stipend for participants.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

RISE classrooms featured on Spectrum News

UC Riverside's Rooms for Increasing Student Engagement, or RISE, received the star treatment on Spectrum News recently. The rooms are a campuswide initiative spurred by the pandemic to meet instructional needs, including for in-person and remote learning. The segment featured Israel Fletes, the director of academic technology for XCITE at...

By UCR News | | University

UCR begins construction of new Student Health and Counseling Center

UC Riverside will begin construction this week on a Student Health and Counseling Center that will bring together health and wellness services at an accessible, modern facility. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday, Feb. 18 for the planned two-story building located on the western portion of Parking Lot 21...

By Imran Ghori | | University

Commencement 2022 to be in person and on campus

UC Riverside’s class of 2022 will celebrate the milestone of receiving their bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in person and on campus. In early June, the campus will finally welcome graduating Highlanders to the commencement stage, where their friends, families, and fans can cheer them on as they cross the...

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, University

Students receive Bear Bucks for COVID-19 test results

An incentive program aims to increase testing compliance and improve campus health at UC Riverside.

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, Health, University

Four professors receive $270K in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities

The awards will allow for book projects and innovative curriculum development.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

$4.8 million grant to benefit students, support community service projects

UCR is one of 45 colleges and universities participating in this statewide program.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

In new economic index, UCR is No. 18 nationally

Anew measure of higher education excellence called the Economic Mobility Index, or EMI, ranks UCR No. 18 nationally. The ranking is from a non-profit think tank named Third Way, and aims to measure the role universities play in catalyzing the economy. In the ranking, Third Way acknowledges the move toward...

By J.D. Warren | | University