News Articles with Topic: University

High-tech air quality research center dedicated in Riverside

The California Air Resources Board dedicated its new state-of-the-art Southern California headquarters Thursday, Nov. 18, on a 19-acre site near the UC Riverside campus. The 402,000-square-foot laboratory and office facility, located on land provided by UCR, is one of the largest and most advanced vehicle emissions testing and research facilities...

By Imran Ghori | | University

Statement on dismissal of tenured faculty member

Today the Regents of the University of California voted to dismiss a tenured professor, who had been on unpaid suspension, for violating the Faculty Code of Conduct due to sexual misconduct with a student over whom they had academic responsibility. This decision was consistent with the recommendation of the UC...

By UCR News | | University

Appreciation for library automation had roots in Vietnam War

On hot and steamy days in Saigon, Vietnam, there was only one place for an enlisted man to cool off for a while. “That place was the library,” said UC Riverside alumna Ann Kelsey, who served as a civilian librarian for the U.S. Army from 1969-70. “The libraries were air...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University

Lifelong UCR advocate Charlie Field dies

Charles “Charlie” Field, an attorney, judge, and community leader who was among UC Riverside’s first graduates, died Oct. 29. He was 85 years old. Field was born in San Francisco and spent several years on the East Coast before his family returned to California and settled in Los Angeles. He...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University

Center for Ideas and Society has new co-directors

Meet professors Dylan Rodríguez and Jeanette Kohl.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Leading water-rights expert Arthur Littleworth dies

In his youth through the generosity of others, Arthur L. Littleworth received a full scholarship to Yale University leading to a career as a preeminent water law attorney in the United States and an opportunity to encourage other students to excel through UCR scholarships endowed in his name. Littleworth died...

By UCR News | | University

UCR earns Seal of Excelencia certification

Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority on efforts accelerating Latino student success in higher education, announced today UC Riverside has been certified with the Seal of Excelencia in 2021. The national announcement was made this morning by Excelencia in Education during a press conference at the Mayflower Hotel in...

By UCR News | | University

New School of Medicine building begins construction

UC Riverside began construction Friday, Oct. 22 of a new School of Medicine building that will allow for growing class sizes and increasing the number of physicians trained in the underserved Inland Southern California. Campus and community leaders celebrated the start of the project at a groundbreaking ceremony at the...

By UCR News | | Health, University

University sets new enrollment record for fall 2021

UC Riverside has released its enrollment numbers for fall 2021, showing a record student population of 26,847. That represent a 1.6% increase from fall 2020, when 26,434 total undergraduate and graduate students were enrolled. The student population includes 40.8% low-income students and 54.7% first-generation students. Forty-one percent of students are...

By UCR News | | University

Extension offers first-of-its-kind ethnic studies certificate program

University Extension is the first continuing education program in California to offer teachers a professional development certificate for a newly state-mandated course.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

$1.6 million grant helps high school students get to college

The federal grant supports UCR’s work in San Bernardino area schools.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UCR is among top 25 'best value' public universities

UC Riverside was named among the top 25 public universities in a college rankings system from The Princeton Review . The Princeton Review rankings are based on “return on investment,” or ROI, that factors low tuition and/or generous financial aid, combined with “strong career prospects for graduates.” "The schools we...

By UCR News | | University

Winter quarter will bring full return to classrooms

Provost Elizabeth Watkins announced Wednesday that winter quarter will signal a full return to in-person classes. Winter quarter begins Jan. 3, 2022. Watkins said the Faculty Senate will approve 2-3% of winter quarter classes for online instruction, with another 2-3% of classes expected to be approved for instructors living with...

By UCR News | | University

Fundraising effort seeks to aid at-risk Afghan scholars   

Public donations will help scholars fleeing from danger, offer them safety .

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UC Riverside launches student-centered Beyond Brilliant

No student should have to choose between buying books or food. Or pass up an internship opportunity because they can’t afford gas. Or drop out of school to ease the financial burden on their family. But these choices are a reality for many students who attend the University of California...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University, Students

Board of trustees lead Beyond Brilliant by example

There’s more to university life than filling out admissions forms, showing up for classes, and studying for tests. Erik Anderson, an Inland Empire business leader and philanthropist, wants all students at the University of California, Riverside to take advantage of the world-class education they are being offered. And he’s pledging...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University, Students

Wall Street Journal rankings put UCR in top 50 publics

UCR Riverside moved into the top 50 public universities in a college rankings system from The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. With the 2022 WSJ/THE report, UCR has climbed 184 positions in the overall rankings in the past five years. Even as other college rankings afford greater weight...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UC Riverside surpasses ambitious vaccination goal

Almost 95% of the students who have returned to campus this fall are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. UCR earlier this month passed its campus-wide goal of 90% vaccination, representing a journey that gathered significant momentum in the past few weeks. The path to a fully vaccinated campus started with a...

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

UCR police donate bikes to UCR’s family housing unit

Thanks to the donation, Oban Family Housing now has a bike-share program.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | 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...