News Articles with Topic: 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

Buckley was invited; the pig who peed wasn't

Considered by itself, William F. Buckley Jr. having offered the commencement address to the UC Riverside Class of 1970 might lead one to infer this was a time of greater kumbaya among conservatives and liberals. One would be dissuaded by a retelling of the day’s events, including the on-stage introduction...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Class of 2020: Remembered for ‘their flexibility and resilience’

UC Riverside’s 66th commencement will be a virtual celebration on Sunday, June 14. Meet some of the 2020 graduates.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Resources to better understand race, racism, and policing

Read, watch, and listen to these 60-plus recommendations from UCR faculty and staff members

By UCR News | | University

UCR Herbarium founder donates $900K to preserve its future

UC Riverside’s herbarium, established over 60 years ago, is an irreplaceable library of plant specimens. Now, a $900,000 bequest from its founder Frank Vasek and his wife Maxine will ensure the resource remains available to many generations of future plant scientists, and that it receives needed repairs and reorganization. Vasek...

By Jules Bernstein | | University

Professor’s own body becomes physiology lab during pandemic

Just call him Professor Guinea Pig. Adapting to remote learning this quarter, Professor Rich Cardullo is performing all the experiments for his human physiology laboratory course — on himself. Picture a video in which your professor puts electrodes on his thighs and has a teaching assistant hit his knees, so...

By Jules Bernstein | | University

UCR team develops homegrown solution to online proctoring

Richard Edwards and Nathaniel Wildes of XCITE discuss preparing UCR for remote exams while students continue to shelter in place

By Jessica Weber | | University

$1.5 million gift creates Sean and Stella Harper Endowed Scholarship Fund

Sean Harper is the first person to admit he wasn’t the most disciplined student when he came to UC Riverside as a biomedical sciences student four decades ago. “I was still 17 for my first few weeks at UCR,” Harper said. “I knew that I wanted to study medicine but...

From UCR’s garden to students’ tables

UCR’s community garden delivers fresh fruit and vegetables to students who remain on campus.

UCR offering webinars with campus tour guides

Every spring, hundreds of prospective college students flock to UC Riverside for a tour of the campus to help them decide where to go that fall. With on-campus tours no longer possible, UCR is offering an online alternative. Last month, its team of student tour guides began offering Zoom meetings...

By Imran Ghori | | University

Gordon Watkins: The man who willed a university into being

Most things, including universities, start with a whisper, a tremor. UC Riverside bolted from the starting gate, founded as the University of California system’s answer to the esteemed private liberal arts colleges of the East. The chief architect was its first provost, Gordon Watkins, who died 50 years ago, on...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Safeguarding against ‘Zoom bombing’

XCITE director Richard Edwards explains UCR’s response to the phenomena and offers guidance on how to tighten Zoom security

By Jessica Weber | | University

Friends remember lifelong UC Riverside advocate Bill DeWolfe

William “Bill” DeWolfe, 84, a prominent Riverside attorney and philanthropist who was one of UC Riverside’s earliest graduates and an ardent advocate of the university for the rest of his life, died April 16, 2020. After graduating from Poly High School, DeWolfe joined UCR’s pioneer class in 1954 and graduated...

By UCR News | | University

Hope for the infected

Though no proven treatment for COVID-19 currently exists, UC Riverside virologist Juliet Morrison feels there’s a good chance one will emerge. Morrison, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology & Plant Pathology, investigates the science behind promising avenues for new antiviral therapies. She explains what those are and weighs...

By Jules Bernstein | | University

University lends a hand by lending doctors a bed

The top floor of the UC Riverside Extension building has a new and esteemed set of occupants: doctors and other health care workers on the front lines of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. About two weeks ago, the university received two requests to provide healthcare workers with alternative housing...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Six theater employees sew face masks for their colleagues 

The goal is to make at least 750 masks, which are free for essential UCR employees.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Tantrums, ‘Toy Story’ marathons, and Zoom mishaps

Last week, UCR’s Healthy Campus group released tips for staying physically and mentally healthy while social distancing and working from home. But for many faculty and staff members with young children, a number of these recommendations might seem difficult — if not impossible — to follow. Being forced indoors with...

By Omar Shamout | | University