News Articles with Topic: University

Capturing daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic

UCR community’s photos, letters, and event information to be included in new library collection.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Virtual program links students around the globe

UC Riverside’s International Affairs shifted into a nearly 24/7 operation earlier this year, especially in its efforts to recruit new international students. The team spent thousands of hours redesigning programs for virtual platforms — all made accessible to students in the United States and around the world. One such new...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Winter quarter will be mostly remote again

In communications sent Oct. 23 and Nov. 30, UCR laid out instructional plans for its winter quarter, which will look much like fall quarter. Fifty courses have been approved for in-class instruction in winter quarter. All will offer students the option of remote instruction. “This represents only 2-to-3 % of...

By UCR News | | University

Elizabeth Watkins to be appointed UCR provost and EVC

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced the appointment of Elizabeth Watkins as provost and executive vice chancellor effective May 1, 2021, pending approval by University of California President Michael Drake. Watkins has extensive experience as a University of California administrator, faculty member, and leader in the Academic Senate. As...

By UCR News | | University

'I know that we're going to get through it'

As election day morphs into election days, UC Riverside’s students are like voters red and blue alike: seeking comfort where they can find it. “I think everyone wanted a definite result. We did not get that,” said political scientist Shaun Bowler. In a Zoom session on Wednesday morning, more than...

UC Riverside joins campuses to pilot a smartphone app that aims to limit spread of COVID-19

A program to test a smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure notification system will expand to an additional five University of California campus locations, including UC Riverside, as a result of success from an initial deployment earlier this fall at two UC campuses. The program is a joint effort between the UCs and...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UC responds to Prop 16 outcome

As California voters again voted down affirmative action, the University of California and UC Riverside affirmed their commitment to building the system’s underrepresented student population. Proposition 16, which failed 56.1% to 43.9%, would have repealed 1996’s Proposition 209, which— among other things—banned the consideration of race, ethnicity, and gender in...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UC Riverside named to Top 50 Green Colleges list

UC Riverside was recently named among the Top 50 Green Colleges by the Princeton Review; ranking No. 16 among public universities and No. 48 overall in the nation. The Top 50 list is chosen from school-reported data and student opinions collected from online surveys. The survey questions canvass whether students...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Tomás Rivera Conference continues online

Weekly programs surrounding Latino/a literature, identities, race, and more, run through early November.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

A quieter campus greets the start of the school year

Classes start Thursday at UC Riverside, in a manner unprecedented in the university’s history. Almost all its students will be participating in remote instruction, a decision announced on June 17. For the UCR community, the decision was reinforced when other universities opened this fall for in-person instruction, with a rampant...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Entomologist gains ignoble distinction

People who research insects for a living are just like us — totally creeped out by spiders. This is the finding of a paper that earned retired UC Riverside spider expert Richard Vetter a 2020 Ig Nobel Award.

By Jules Bernstein | | University

Coronavirus lab and testing in place for fall quarter

As the fall quarter begins, UC Riverside has a new diagnostic lab operating on campus that will rapidly process samples from students and employees as part of an ongoing coronavirus testing program. The lab, located at the Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, tested its first sample in August and opened...

By Imran Ghori | | University

UCR continues to build a robust remote learning environment for students and faculty

Richard Edwards, director of XCITE, shares how UCR has met the challenges of remote learning and the new technologies adopted over the last six months

By Jessica Weber | | University

How UCR became a national leader in enrolling Chicanx/Latinx students

The population’s growth over the last half century has been driven by students

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

New Hellman Fellows Endowment at UC Riverside

UC Riverside has received $5 million for junior faculty research fellowships in three colleges as part of a larger move by the Hellman Fellows Fund to establish permanent endowments across the UC system. Since the 1980s, the Hellman Fellows Program has supported junior faculty in the University of California system...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UC Riverside No. 1 in U.S. News social mobility rankings

For the second consecutive year, UC Riverside is the No. 1 university in the country for social mobility in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. UCR rose up the charts in the overall rankings as well, now placing No. 34 among all public universities and No. 88...

By Johnny Cruz | | University, Students

Living the Promise campaign hits $300 million goal

UC Riverside surpassed its $300 million goal on Sept. 10 for its first comprehensive fundraising campaign, “Living the Promise: The Campaign for UC Riverside.” Although the overall dollar goal has been reached, the campaign isn’t yet over. The effort, which was publicly launched on October 15, 2016, will close on...

By UCR News | | University

UC Riverside named No. 15 public university

In its 2020 ranking of top national universities, Washington Monthly magazine has named UC Riverside No. 27 among all institutions, and No. 15 among public universities. UCR climbed one spot among publics, from No. 16 in 2019. “The Washington Monthly ranking is significant because it was one of the first...

By J.D. Warren | | University

First comprehensive fundraising campaign nears its end

UC Riverside is closing in on the end of its first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. The total raised through August 23 was $298,116,805.

By J.D. Warren | | University

'A Happy Homecoming' for Michael Drake

In a crisp blue suit, new UC President Michael Drake addressed the challenges facing the UC system in terms of the pandemic and budget shortfalls, and announced the advent of his personal “looking and listening tour.”

By UCR News | | University