Countdown to Commencement 2023

For the first time ever, the University of California, Riverside’s class of 2023 will commence at one of two locations. Graduates will either walk across an on-campus stage at the Student Recreation Center or an off-campus stage at Toyota Arena. The latter was announced during the fall in response to...

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, University

UCR in top 1.3% of world universities

UC Riverside ranked in the top 1.3% of universities worldwide in the 2023 Center for World University Rankings, released Monday, May 15. The campus ranked No. 252 out of 20,531 institutions. Nationally, UCR landed at No. 82 and for the U.S. and Canada it was No. 92. The rankings are...

By Imran Ghori | | University

School of Medicine ranked No. 5 for diversity

Recognition validates many signature diversity efforts of the medical school

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | University

Ernest "Ernie" García, UCR’s first Hispanic graduate, dies

García, class of 1955, made positive impacts as an educator and as an arts lover.

New center to study labor issues in the Inland Empire

Inland Empire Labor and Community Research Center at UC Riverside is one of five UC centers meant to advance timely labor research.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Free concert launches Dean’s Speaker Series at UC Riverside 

Among other events, the series features Simon Tam, an author, musician, and activist who won a landmark Supreme Court case in 2017.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Inland Empire stem-cell therapy gets $2.9 million booster

A new UC Riverside training program will help undergraduates transition into regenerative medicine careers, infusing the Inland Empire with expertise in cutting-edge trauma and disease treatments.

LA Times executive editor is Hays Lecture Series speaker

Kevin Merida, executive editor of the Los Angeles Times, will be the speaker at the 54th Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture at UC Riverside. The May 9 lecture will be in person, on campus for the first time in three years. Merida, 66, took the helm of the largest newsgathering organization in...

By UCR News | | University

UC Riverside gets $3.8 million grant to support student-parents

UC Riverside’s Early Childhood Services, or ECS, and Women’s Resource Center, or WRC, have received a $3.8 million grant through the Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program, or CCAMPIS. The grant is offered by the U.S. Department of Education to support the participation of low-income student-parents in postsecondary...

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, University

New Vice Provost & Dean of Graduate Studies named

Lidia Kos has been named UC Riverside’s next vice provost & dean of graduate studies, or VPDGS, effective July 15, 2023.

By Sarah Nightingale | | University

UC Riverside is No. 1 for retaining Pell Grant freshmen

A report from The Chronicle of Higher Education gives UC Riverside a No. 1 ranking in freshmen retention rates. UCR is ranked alongside 24 other campuses nationwide that lead the charge in serving low-income students. Like other rankings that have meaningful underpinnings, the list is nuanced. The ranking is found...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

UCR environmental engineers to referee California’s big rig truck emission regulation

They won’t be wearing vivid black and white striped shirts, but they could. University of California, Riverside, environmental engineers will soon serve as referees in California’s drive for big rig trucks to meet the state’s tailpipe emission standards. The referee program will provide testing services for vehicles potentially operating with...

A Highlander DREAMer's dilemma

Gabriela Martinez is nervous about her trip to Washington D.C. Not because she’s going to be in the same building as the President of the United States. Nah, it isn't that. She’s nervous because this trip to the 2023 State of the Union, or SOTU, is the same week as...

Retirees Experience Mental and Social Benefits Through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Riverside

Retirees Experience Mental and Social Benefits Through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Riverside. Donor-supported adult learning program provides local retirees opportunities to build knowledge and develop community.

By Devlin Smith | | University

Recognizing Athletic and Academic Excellence

Alyssa Carranza, who earned her B.S. in biology this spring and was a member of the women’s soccer team, received the Harper Award in 2020-21, the same year she was named a member of the Big West Academic All-Conference team.

By UCR News | | University

UCR among system leaders in applications increase

UC Riverside registered the second largest year-to-year increase in freshmen applications for fall 2023 among University of California campuses, setting a new campus record for applications. Numbers released Friday by the UC system show that overall applications were down 2.2%, while UCR showed a 3.7% increase, with 2,097 additional applicants...

By J.D. Warren | | University

New Vice Provost & Dean of Undergraduate Education named

Louie Rodríguez has been named UC Riverside’s next vice provost and dean of undergraduate education (VPDUE), effective April 1.

By Sarah Nightingale | | University

Upgrading struggle meals with the Cooking Well series

If you don’t know what a struggle meal is, we envy your food security. For the rest of us, perfecting the art of upgrading inexpensive foods so that they’re tastier is a skill many low-on-funds people know too well. My struggle meal? Instant ramen with as many flavor-enhancing (but cheap)...

Honoring a Boundary-Breaking Scholar

Jean-Pierre Barricelli was a towering figure at UCR. He helped establish the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy and the Eaton Conference in Science Fiction.

By UCR News | | University

Equipping the Next Generation of Researchers

Endowed fund established by Nora A. Hackett supports students with lab and makerspace equipment in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering.

By UCR News | | University