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.
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.
Making Connections and Sharing Histories
Distinguished Professor Clifford Trafzer reflects on 15 years as the Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs, the world’s first American Indian chair endowment.
Scholarship helps students chart course for science-to-policy careers
When six lifelong friends gathered in 2018 for a reunion in California’s Anza-Borrego State Park, they didn’t sit around the campfire telling spooky stories. Instead, they brainstormed ways they could help students at the University of California, Riverside. “We wanted to do something to recognize the excellent education we received...
Highlanders get a cooler, off-campus commencement
UC Riverside will hold most of its 2023 Commencement Ceremonies inside the air-conditioned Toyota Arena in Ontario. The new location is less than 20 miles from campus, and UCR Vice Chancellor Brian Haynes said the venue will provide a more well-rounded experience for all attendees. Designed for concerts, sports, and...
Everyone is invited to UCR Homecoming 2022
UC Riverside is celebrating Homecoming 2022 with two days of in-person, on-campus events and there is something to fit everyone’s type of fun. Although some of the Nov. 18 & 19 events are exclusively for alumni and their guests, most are open to the rest of the Highlander community and...
Investing in What Matters
Longtime support from philanthropists Mark and Pamela Rubin make a difference in our community and on campus at UCR, changing lives for the better.
UCR No. 9 among public universities for sustainability
UC Riverside is ranked No. 9 among public universities in the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges. The campus was No. 27 on the overall list of Top 50 Green Colleges, released Oct. 25. The annual list recognizes institutions for superb sustainability practices, strong foundations in sustainability education, and healthy...
UC Riverside featured in Amazon Prime series
UC Riverside's episode on the Amazon Prime streaming series “The College Tour” is now live and viewable on YouTube.
Two School of Medicine faculty elected to National Academy of Medicine
Deborah Deas and Mario Sims are recognized for their contributions to advancing public health
22 Southern California newspapers will be preserved, digitized, and available to the public
A John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation grant will help preserve 150 years of local journalism at UC Riverside.
Join us for UCR’s 2022 Homecoming
UC Riverside alumni are invited back to campus for one of the biggest Homecoming celebrations in the university's history. Set for November 18 and 19, the event will celebrate everything UCR — past, present, and future. Headlining this year's Homecoming are The Beach Boys, with alumni DJs Alf Alpha and...
University of California Application Filing Period Expanded
It was announced on Sept. 30 that prospective students looking to enter the University of California, or UC, system as first-years or transfers can now hit that submit button as early as Sat., Oct. 1. This is especially helpful for students who want to get their higher education applications in...
Back to School: UCR Welcome Week 2022
All UCR Highlanders are invited to celebrate the start of our 2022-23 academic year with a bunch of fun and informative events hosted by various campus partners. This is a great time to discover new departments, reconnect with familiar programs, and add friends to your list of followers and followees...
U.S. News names UCR No. 1 public for social mobility
UC Riverside is the top public university in the U.S. for social mobility, according to the just-released 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.
UCR, Inland Empire receive $18 million grant
UC Riverside and the Inland Empire have received $18 million from a statewide investment of $250 million that will establish K-16 Education Collaboratives to address equity gaps and improve education-to-career pipelines in each region of the state. The Inland Empire award was announced Aug. 25 by California Gov. Gavin Newsom...
Forbes magazine ranks UC Riverside No. 33 public university
UC Riverside is the No. 33 public university in a college ranking from Forbes magazine. UCR was among several UC campuses and 17 public universities in the top 50. The methodology for the Forbes list relies on data from two federal databases, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS...
Magazine ranks UCR No. 4 for Pell Grant performance
Washington Monthly magazine has ranked UC Riverside No. 4 among 444 universities nationwide in terms of its Pell Grant student performance. The accolade, released Monday as part of Washington Monthly’s 2022 college rankings, represents UCR’s excellence in several Pell performance categories that were factored. Those include: UCR is among the...
Student Freedom Initiative adds UCR to its next cohort of member institutions
Today, Student Freedom Initiative announced the next round of Minority Serving Institutions, or MSIs, that will participate in its program. UC Riverside, ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for social mobility by U.S. News and World Report, was one of the universities selected. The addition of 14 institutions increases the...