News Articles with Topic: 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

How UCR’s Low-Residency MFA program uses remote teaching to its advantage

The program’s faculty members and students offer advice for transitioning to online classes due to coronavirus

By Jessica Weber | | University

Highlander Day — virtual style

Undergraduate Admissions has shifted to an online, weeklong program for prospective, admitted, and transfer students.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Economic Crisis Response Team ensures students receive food and shelter

The interdepartmental group has received dozens of requests for support since campus closure.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

It's all about bite-sized pieces

Annie Ditta’s graduate school training was in fixation. As she says, “I got fixated on fixation.” Her familiarity with fixation is useful as instructors at the University of California, Riverside, must reinvent how they teach within the space of two weeks. On March 14, UCR announced instruction for spring quarter...

Navigating UCR’s swift transition to remote learning

With directives to suspend in-person classes in response to COVID-19, UCR moves to campus wide online instruction

By Jessica Weber | | University

First-gen virtual chats now offered twice a week

Students looking for assistance and resources can connect through Zoom chats every Tuesday and Thursday.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Professor shares tips for surviving ‘Pandemic University’

Juliette Levy has taught online for almost a decade; here’s what she wants professors and students to keep in mind as they navigate the transition to online learning

UCR responds to broadening COVID-19 impacts

As COVID-19 coronavirus impacts broaden across the world, UC Riverside is pointing its campus community to a frequently updated website for the latest related news. The site, https://ehs.ucr.edu/coronavirus, includes updates and frequently asked questions. On Wednesday, March 18, Chancellor Kim Wilcox announced the campus will be closed until April 30...

By UCR News | | University

The day the ‘60s protest movement came to UCR

Fifty years ago, Gov. Ronald Reagan visited UCR, and the campus’s largest-ever student protest erupted

By J.D. Warren | | University

UCR recognized as a First-gen Forward Institution

The University of California, Riverside, has been selected to join a group of universities looking to advance educational opportunities for first-generation college students. On Monday, March 2, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, known as NASPA, announced UCR will join its 2020-21 First-gen Forward cohort, an honor that earned...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Chancellor's L.A. Times op-ed broaches fever to abolish SATs

In an L.A. Times op-ed UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox weighs in on the debate whether to keep standardized tests as part of the UC admissions process.

By UCR News | | University

Q&A with Eddie Comeaux

UC Riverside Graduate School of Education professor Eddie Comeaux served as co-chair of a University of California-wide task force deciding the fate of SATs in the UC system.

By UCR News | | University

Calling all Highlanders

UC Riverside is encouraging its estimated 120,000 graduates to take part in the campus’ first-ever Alumni Roll Call. Starting Feb. 1, all alumni are being asked to fill out an online form that takes about 10 minutes to complete. The Roll Call is UCR’s version of a census, seeking updated...

By Imran Ghori | | University

David Leonhardt presents Feb. 27 Hays P-E Lecture

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt will offer the Feb. 27 Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture, which will take place between 4-6 p.m. at the UC Riverside Extension Center.

By J.D. Warren | | University

UC Riverside crests 76% for six-year graduation rate

In the past six years, UC Riverside's six-year graduation rate has improved by 10 percentage points

By J.D. Warren | | University

Governor’s budget proposal allocates $25 million for UCR School of Medicine

Additional ongoing funding would help the medical school expand enrollment

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University