News Articles with Topic: University

Tantrums, ‘Toy Story’ marathons, and Zoom mishaps

Last week, UCR’s Healthy Campus group released tips for staying physically and mentally healthy while social distancing and working from home. But for many faculty and staff members with young children, a number of these recommendations might seem difficult — if not impossible — to follow. Being forced indoors with...

By Omar Shamout | | University

How UCR’s Low-Residency MFA program uses remote teaching to its advantage

The program’s faculty members and students offer advice for transitioning to online classes due to coronavirus

By Jessica Weber | | University

Highlander Day — virtual style

Undergraduate Admissions has shifted to an online, weeklong program for prospective, admitted, and transfer students.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Economic Crisis Response Team ensures students receive food and shelter

The interdepartmental group has received dozens of requests for support since campus closure.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

It's all about bite-sized pieces

Annie Ditta’s graduate school training was in fixation. As she says, “I got fixated on fixation.” Her familiarity with fixation is useful as instructors at the University of California, Riverside, must reinvent how they teach within the space of two weeks. On March 14, UCR announced instruction for spring quarter...

First-gen virtual chats now offered twice a week

Students looking for assistance and resources can connect through Zoom chats every Tuesday and Thursday.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Navigating UCR’s swift transition to remote learning

With directives to suspend in-person classes in response to COVID-19, UCR moves to campus wide online instruction

By Jessica Weber | | University

Professor shares tips for surviving ‘Pandemic University’

Juliette Levy has taught online for almost a decade; here’s what she wants professors and students to keep in mind as they navigate the transition to online learning

UCR responds to broadening COVID-19 impacts

As COVID-19 coronavirus impacts broaden across the world, UC Riverside is pointing its campus community to a frequently updated website for the latest related news. The site, https://ehs.ucr.edu/coronavirus, includes updates and frequently asked questions. On Wednesday, March 18, Chancellor Kim Wilcox announced the campus will be closed until April 30...

By UCR News | | University

The day the ‘60s protest movement came to UCR

Fifty years ago, Gov. Ronald Reagan visited UCR, and the campus’s largest-ever student protest erupted

By J.D. Warren | | University

UCR recognized as a First-gen Forward Institution

The University of California, Riverside, has been selected to join a group of universities looking to advance educational opportunities for first-generation college students. On Monday, March 2, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, known as NASPA, announced UCR will join its 2020-21 First-gen Forward cohort, an honor that earned...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | 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

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

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

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