In new economic index, UCR is No. 18 nationally

Anew measure of higher education excellence called the Economic Mobility Index, or EMI, ranks UCR No. 18 nationally. The ranking is from a non-profit think tank named Third Way, and aims to measure the role universities play in catalyzing the economy. In the ranking, Third Way acknowledges the move toward...

By J.D. Warren | | University

It's back to the classroom on Jan. 31

UC Riverside resumes in-person instruction on Jan. 31. The first four weeks of winter quarter will have been remote, a product of a post-holidays spike in the new and highly transmissible Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. But Provost Elizabeth Watkins said in a Jan. 24 email to campus that...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

Booster mandate explained; students vaccines available

Emails to students and employees this week stressed the need to comply with booster mandates. This effectively refreshes the mandate requirements students and employees were asked to comply with this past fall, based on UC requirements. That mandate was met with more than a 95% vaccination rate among UCR’s students...

By UCR News | | University, Students

Joan Didion's 'lost' commencement address, revealed

California-rooted author and new journalism maven Joan Didion, who died Dec. 23, 2021, delivered a commencement address at UC Riverside in 1975. In subsequent decades, excerpts have frequently been quoted in major media, including in a New York Times review of her book “The Year of Magical Thinking” and again...

By J.D. Warren | | University

For start of winter quarter, an almost-empty campus

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has shuttered UC Riverside's classrooms, if only for a short time. Like most University of California campuses, UCR opted to postpone in-person instruction, owing to the emergence of the highly transmissible variant. The week of Jan. 17 was identified for returning to the classroom. While...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

Winter quarter to begin with remote instruction

In an announcement to the UC Riverside campus, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced that instruction will be delivered remotely for the first two weeks of the winter quarter. He cited the emergence of the Omicron variant and the start of the quarter taking place just after the New Year’s holiday...

By Johnny Cruz | | University

Students have innovative, cool ways to nap, relax, and study

Nap pods, hydro massage chairs, and study cubbies on campus.

Statement on dismissal of tenured faculty member

Today the Regents of the University of California voted to dismiss a tenured professor, who had been on unpaid suspension, for violating the Faculty Code of Conduct due to sexual misconduct with a student over whom they had academic responsibility. This decision was consistent with the recommendation of the UC...

By UCR News | | University

High-tech air quality research center dedicated in Riverside

The California Air Resources Board dedicated its new state-of-the-art Southern California headquarters Thursday, Nov. 18, on a 19-acre site near the UC Riverside campus. The 402,000-square-foot laboratory and office facility, located on land provided by UCR, is one of the largest and most advanced vehicle emissions testing and research facilities...

By Imran Ghori | | University

Appreciation for library automation had roots in Vietnam War

On hot and steamy days in Saigon, Vietnam, there was only one place for an enlisted man to cool off for a while. “That place was the library,” said UC Riverside alumna Ann Kelsey, who served as a civilian librarian for the U.S. Army from 1969-70. “The libraries were air...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University

Center for Ideas and Society has new co-directors

Meet professors Dylan Rodríguez and Jeanette Kohl.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Lifelong UCR advocate Charlie Field dies

Charles “Charlie” Field, an attorney, judge, and community leader who was among UC Riverside’s first graduates, died Oct. 29. He was 85 years old. Field was born in San Francisco and spent several years on the East Coast before his family returned to California and settled in Los Angeles. He...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University

Leading water-rights expert Arthur Littleworth dies

In his youth through the generosity of others, Arthur L. Littleworth received a full scholarship to Yale University leading to a career as a preeminent water law attorney in the United States and an opportunity to encourage other students to excel through UCR scholarships endowed in his name. Littleworth died...

By UCR News | | University

UCR earns Seal of Excelencia certification

Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority on efforts accelerating Latino student success in higher education, announced today UC Riverside has been certified with the Seal of Excelencia in 2021. The national announcement was made this morning by Excelencia in Education during a press conference at the Mayflower Hotel in...

By UCR News | | University

University sets new enrollment record for fall 2021

UC Riverside has released its enrollment numbers for fall 2021, showing a record student population of 26,847. That represent a 1.6% increase from fall 2020, when 26,434 total undergraduate and graduate students were enrolled. The student population includes 40.8% low-income students and 54.7% first-generation students. Forty-one percent of students are...

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New School of Medicine building begins construction

UC Riverside began construction Friday, Oct. 22 of a new School of Medicine building that will allow for growing class sizes and increasing the number of physicians trained in the underserved Inland Southern California. Campus and community leaders celebrated the start of the project at a groundbreaking ceremony at the...

By UCR News | | Health, University

Extension offers first-of-its-kind ethnic studies certificate program

University Extension is the first continuing education program in California to offer teachers a professional development certificate for a newly state-mandated course.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

$1.6 million grant helps high school students get to college

The federal grant supports UCR’s work in San Bernardino area schools.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UCR is among top 25 'best value' public universities

UC Riverside was named among the top 25 public universities in a college rankings system from The Princeton Review . The Princeton Review rankings are based on “return on investment,” or ROI, that factors low tuition and/or generous financial aid, combined with “strong career prospects for graduates.” "The schools we...

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Winter quarter will bring full return to classrooms

Provost Elizabeth Watkins announced Wednesday that winter quarter will signal a full return to in-person classes. Winter quarter begins Jan. 3, 2022. Watkins said the Faculty Senate will approve 2-3% of winter quarter classes for online instruction, with another 2-3% of classes expected to be approved for instructors living with...

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