News Articles with Topic: 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...

University of Maryland scholar is UCR’s next CHASS dean

Daryle Williams is a historian who co-directs the online database Enslaved.org.

UCR, University Innovation Alliance mark milestone

The University Innovation Alliance, or UIA, a national group of public research universities working to improve student success, announced June 7 that it has exceeded graduation targets set during President Obama’s College Opportunity Summit. The University of California, Riverside, is one of 11 founding members of the UIA, which launched...

By UCR News | | University

Building the future for UCR's School of Business

Beverly Bailey knows a thing or two about building things. As a student at Riverside City College, she helped her boyfriend Scott hang patio covers on the weekends. When she turned 20, she bought and ran a small café in Chino, putting her entrepreneurial spirit to the test as she...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University, Business

2021 voices: Grads share pivotal moments of their educational journeys

More than 7,100 students are eligible to graduate; Commencement events kick off on June 3 with the School of Medicine.

Campus sees drop in COVID-19 cases while vaccination rates rise

Since mid-April, UC Riverside has had only a handful of positive COVID-19 cases, continuing a rapid decline that began in January. Campus leaders involved in COVID-19 prevention efforts credit the low positivity rate to proactive efforts including the creation of a homegrown diagnostic lab, regular testing of students, and continuous...

By Imran Ghori | | University

New Livestreaming and Virtual Reality Lab is bringing VR to the masses

The lab aims to democratize virtual reality while also providing students new opportunities in the burgeoning digital media industry.

By Jessica Weber | | University, Arts / Culture

Commencement now allows two guests; ceremonies listed

2020 and 2021 grads may join the in-person recognition; all events will be live-streamed for families to enjoy at home.

UCR remembers philanthropist, former regent Bruce Varner

Bruce Doyle Varner, 84, UC regent, philanthropist, and prominent Riverside attorney, has died. A lifelong advocate for higher education, Varner was nominated to serve on the UC Board of Regents by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006, becoming one of the few Inland Empire-based regents in the board’s history. As a regent...

By UCR News | | University

The new provost is ready to get started

Elizabeth Watkins is UC Riverside's new provost and executive vice chancellor. The provost is eager to help raise the profile and funding support for UCR's research enterprise, and to work with its high-achieving students — this past year, UCR set a new six-year graduation rate record — many of whom...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UCR among top 1% of world universities

UC Riverside retains its place among the top 1% of universities, according to the World University Rankings. The campus ranked No. 242 in the 2021-22 list of the top 2,000 out of 19,788 institutions worldwide. UCR was named No. 82 nationally and in the top 50 public institutions in the...

By Imran Ghori | | University

Color tiers will end; UCR revisits fall plans

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement about a full California reopening on June 15 didn’t scramble UC Riverside’s plans for fall 2021, but it threw in some hot sauce. “It made us more progressive in our planning,” UCR Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox said. “If COVID-19 vaccinations continue to trend as they are...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UCR offers commencement compromise

A plan announced by Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox on Wednesday aims to address graduates' urge to walk at commencement, while respecting the caution still required by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Under the plan, graduates can have their photos taken on stage, but no guests will be permitted. A prerecorded 30-minute...

By UCR News | | University

Fall won't be just 'either-or'; it may also be 'both'

Only a few weeks ago, it appeared UCR instructors had two choices for instruction in fall 2021: in-person, or remote. A group charged with preparing for fall instruction realized something was missing. Ken Baerenklau, who co-chairs the Instructional Continuity working group, said the committee kept hearing from faculty who wanted...

By J.D. Warren | | University

New School of Medicine Education Building receives full approval from UC Regents

The Regents of the University of California have given final approval for the construction of the School of Medicine’s new Education Building II at UC Riverside. The vote, which approved the final design, the full budget, and the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, findings, took place during the Regents’...

By Ross French | | University

UC Riverside reaches 77.3% for six-year graduation rate

UC Riverside’s six-year graduation rate — considered a leading measure of higher education excellence — has realized a new record. According to new numbers from UCR’s Office of Institutional Research, among freshmen who entered UCR in 2014, 77.3% graduated by 2020. That breaks the previous record of 76%, set last...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

‘Barbershop Walk’ offers men fitness and comradery

It’s 6:30 a.m. and a group of men are happily fist-bumping one another, smiles evident under their face masks. The morning’s exercise leader is Bert Wright, ’99, who is about to lead the group on a 3-mile trek around the UC Riverside campus. “We’ve considered writing cease and desist letters,”...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Fall instruction roadmap released

Final decisions about which fall 2021 classes will be in-person are at least several weeks away. But with May registration for fall classes looming, an Instructional Continuity working group has released a roadmap for what fall 2021 will look like. A March 2 letter from Interim Provost Thomas Smith said...

By UCR News | | University

Unfolding Black history at UCR

UCR has more than 4,400 degreed Black alumni, and is nationally recognized for having one of the smallest achievement gaps in the country.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University