Graduate Division Latest News

‘Closure’ for 2020 and 2021 graduates

Nearly 4,500 students participated in modified in-person commencement ceremonies.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

2021 voices: Grads share pivotal moments of their educational journeys

More than 7,100 students are eligible to graduate; Commencement events kick off on June 3 with the School of Medicine.

Her mother grew up with no shoes. She's about to become a master’s scholar

Growing up in South Central L.A. meant ditching school, becoming a teen mom, and wrestling with her identity as an Afro-Latina — experiences that made this UCR student want to major in public policy.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

‘Little Free Pantry’ now available to student parents at Oban Family Housing

Students with families living at UC Riverside's Oban Family Housing now have access to a small pantry at any time of the day. Small hand sanitizers, canned veggies, coffee, and other nonperishable food items sit inside the Little Free Pantry, a roughly 2-foot-by-1.5-foot wooden miniature shed-shaped case inspired by the...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Unfolding Black history at UCR

UCR has more than 4,400 degreed Black alumni, and is nationally recognized for having one of the smallest achievement gaps in the country.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Student services – virtual style

UCR welcomes students with an assortment of digital programming and support services.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

UCR offers the first Cahuilla language course in UC system

Students in the four-class series also study Cahuilla society and culture.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

How UCR became a national leader in enrolling Chicanx/Latinx students

The population’s growth over the last half century has been driven by students

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Three DACA students react to Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA in a 5-to-4 decision on Thursday, June 18.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

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

‘Rocky’ in Riverside?

UCR alums and students deliver a one-two punch to help at-risk youth through Raincross Boxing Academy.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Graduate students create mental health support network

R’Grad Peer Support Group meets weekly and is designed to be a nonclinical outlet.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

She sees dead people

History doctoral student Alyse Yeargan studies photographs of the deceased to understand how and why we grieve

By Tess Eyrich | | Arts / Culture, Students

Two grad students win nearly $100,000 in fellowship awards

First-generation college students in sociology and education received the Ford Foundation awards to support their research

Agreement propels anthropological opportunities for UCR researchers, students in Mexico

Memorandum of understanding strengthens the relationship between UCR’s anthropology department and Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History

This UCR historian once trained horses; now she studies them

Doctoral student Katrin Boniface turns a lifelong passion into research for a growing field: equine history

By Tess Eyrich | | Students

Grad Slam spotlights emerging UCR scholars and scientists

The annual competition returns to UC Riverside’s Culver Center on March 4 and Palm Desert Center on April 4

By Tess Eyrich | | Students

4 UCR graduate students win grants to do research in the natural reserves

Projects include the study of aquatic insect communities, bumble bees, and the impact of climate change on plants

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

UC Riverside receives $4.5 million for engineering graduate education

Five GAANN Awards from the U.S. Department of Education will support 90 engineering graduate students

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

This former cop wants to build trust between communities and police

Fulbright Scholar Roberto Rivera looks to Jamaica as a model of restorative justice

By Tess Eyrich | | Students