Prepare for weather So Cal hasn’t seen since 1939
Given that many in this region have not experienced a storm as intense as the one forecasted in their lifetimes, we turned to an expert for guidance. Andrew Flores is director of UC Riverside’s Office of Emergency Management.
UC Riverside sets new admissions record for fall 2023
UC Riverside has set a new record for fall 2023 with 40,054 freshmen admits — an increase of 2,792 students from the previous year, according to data released August 8 by the University of California. Overall UC applications rebounded from a dip the previous fall, with 129,685 students admitted systemwide...
University Writing Program Director retires after four decades at UCR
The founding director of the Undergraduate Education University Writing Program, or UWP, John Briggs retired at the end of this past academic year. Briggs joined UC Riverside's English Department faculty in 1980, teaching over 20 different courses. He won the Academic Senate Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1996 and also...
Four new trustees appointed to UCR Foundation board
The UCR Foundation Board of Trustees has welcomed four new members, all of whom began their two-year terms July 1.
Q&A: What does the end of affirmative action mean for UCR?
Emily D. Engelschall, associate vice chancellor of enrollment services, offers insight.
UCR remains staunchly committed to educating a diverse student body
University of California, Riverside, leaders and scholars have made the following statements in response to the 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down the use of race, or affirmative action, in college and university admissions: Kim A. Wilcox, UCR chancellor: “We can be certain that diversity is and will...
UCR gets 4.5 out of 5 stars from Money magazine
UC Riverside achieved a 4.5 out of 5-star rating in Money magazine’s Best Colleges in America 2023 rankings, released June 22. Money magazine overhauled its college rankings system this year; its previous list was numbered. In 2022, UC Riverside was ranked No. 40 on Money’s list, which was then named...
Now we're an AAU. What do we do with it?
There’s been an electric charge coursing through campus since the June 1 announcement that UC Riverside has been asked to join the prestigious Association of American Universities, or AAU. There’s also an undercurrent of “What is the AAU?” and its cousin, “What does it mean for UCR?” June 1, the...
For UC Riverside, AAU membership was a 13-year journey
On June 1, it was made official: UC Riverside was invited to join the ranks of the prestigious American Association of Universities, or AAU, which now includes 71 universities. It includes private schools such as Harvard, Duke, and Stanford and public schools like Penn State, The Ohio State University, and...
Going Behind the Headlines
The donor-supported Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture Series brings leaders in print, broadcast, and digital media to campus each year.
UC Riverside invited to join the AAU
The University of California, Riverside, has been invited to join the Association of American Universities, or AAU, according to an announcement released today. Membership in the AAU is selective, and the association includes the nation’s foremost universities – those that claim the majority of competitively awarded federal research funding. “This...
Celebrating UCR’s Class of 2023
Most of the students from the Class of 2023 started this journey in fall 2019 — the last quarter of pandemic-free existence. Just months after they stepped onto UC Riverside’s campus, they exchanged classroom numbers for Zoom links and ventured through their first year of higher education without traditional support...
Countdown to Commencement 2023
For the first time ever, the University of California, Riverside’s class of 2023 will commence at one of two locations. Graduates will either walk across an on-campus stage at the Student Recreation Center or an off-campus stage at Toyota Arena. The latter was announced during the fall in response to...
UCR in top 1.3% of world universities
UC Riverside ranked in the top 1.3% of universities worldwide in the 2023 Center for World University Rankings, released Monday, May 15. The campus ranked No. 252 out of 20,531 institutions. Nationally, UCR landed at No. 82 and for the U.S. and Canada it was No. 92. The rankings are...
School of Medicine ranked No. 5 for diversity
Recognition validates many signature diversity efforts of the medical school
Ernest "Ernie" García, UCR’s first Hispanic graduate, dies
García, class of 1955, made positive impacts as an educator and as an arts lover.
New center to study labor issues in the Inland Empire
Inland Empire Labor and Community Research Center at UC Riverside is one of five UC centers meant to advance timely labor research.
Free concert launches Dean’s Speaker Series at UC Riverside
Among other events, the series features Simon Tam, an author, musician, and activist who won a landmark Supreme Court case in 2017.
Inland Empire stem-cell therapy gets $2.9 million booster
A new UC Riverside training program will help undergraduates transition into regenerative medicine careers, infusing the Inland Empire with expertise in cutting-edge trauma and disease treatments.
LA Times executive editor is Hays Lecture Series speaker
Kevin Merida, executive editor of the Los Angeles Times, will be the speaker at the 54th Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture at UC Riverside. The May 9 lecture will be in person, on campus for the first time in three years. Merida, 66, took the helm of the largest newsgathering organization in...