News Articles with Topic: 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

UCR Citrus Gifts expands online with citrus and honey-infused marmalades, soaps, and more

The fruits of UC Riverside’s research are even easier to enjoy with the Citrus Gifts collection expanding its line of products and making them available online. The collection, featuring marmalades and olive oils from citrus and bee research, have been sold in campus stores for about six years. In June...

By Imran Ghori | | University

UCR among national leaders in degrees that 'pay off'

UC Riverside ranked No. 14 among universities nationally in CNBC Make It’s annual “50 Colleges that Pay Off the Most” list. Editors for CNBC Make-It, which is a business-news site, said the ranking carries greater weight due to scrutiny of higher education costs-benefits in the COVID-19 pandemic. “These past several...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Cancer researcher named UCR medical school’s newest endowed chair

Adam Godzik has been named the Bruce D. and Nancy B. Varner Presidential Endowed Chair in Cancer Research

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

UCR freshmen admissions for fall 2020 up 17%

UCR admissions up 17% for fall 2020, with gains among underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income students.

By J.D. Warren | | University

University Extension receives federal grant to help train the local labor force

The United States Department of Labor has awarded nearly $1 million to UC Riverside’s University Extension to help train the Southern California’s labor force. The four-year grant known as “Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap” will allow the University Extension to work with businesses in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and Los...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Campaign crowdfunds over $12,000 for LGBTQIA+ students

The campaign was launched by UCR’s LGBT Resource Center to support students impacted by COVID-19

By Tess Eyrich | | Students, University

University of California names Michael Drake its president

The University of California Board of Regents unanimously named Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake, M.D., as the next president of the 10-campus UC system. Drake, 69, is the 21st UC president, succeeding the retiring Janet Napolitano. When he assumes the helm in August, he will be the first...

By J.D. Warren | | University

$20M sustainable nanotechnology partnership renewed

The National Science Foundation, or NSF, has renewed funding for a UC Riverside laboratory solving big environmental and agricultural challenges with very small chemical particles called nanomaterials.

State OKs $25M to double UCR medical students

Budget allocates ongoing funding to the medical school

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

Hispanic enrollment report names UCR No. 1

UC Riverside stands alone among the nation’s 428 more selective public universities by exceeding its potential for the number of Hispanic students it enrolls, according to new report from the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute. UCR enrolls 2% more Hispanic students than are in its college market, the report finds. That...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UCR wins $10 million to develop AI for sustainable agriculture

The University of California, Riverside, has won a $10 million grant to develop artificial intelligence that will increase the environmental and economic stability of agriculture in the Western U.S. This Sustainable Agricultural Systems grant is one of nine given by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and...

UC officials applaud Supreme Court's DACA decision

University of California officials applauded on Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Trump administration’s attempt to end a program that allowed 650,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, recipients to live and work in the country. “Justice and the rule of law won the day,”...

By UCR News | | University

UC Riverside announces plan for fall 2020 instruction

Plan calls for default to remote instruction with limited in-person classes

By UCR News | | University, Students