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Experts discuss the ‘coming out’ of nonbinary people

UCR experts say Demi Lovato’s public announcement amplifies the conversation about gender identity.

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.

Grants support programming for Underground Scholars Initiative

The money comes from UC Berkeley’s Underground Scholars, via grants from the Andrew Mellon and Crankstart foundations to support the expansion of the Underground Scholars model UC-wide.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Ramadan in the time of COVID-19

The pandemic has forced smaller gatherings, but students have still found an opportunity for reflection and family time.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

COVID-19 expressions in video, art, poetry

A history assignment gave UCR students an opportunity to capture their lives during the pandemic.

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

‘She Kills Monsters’ will feature ‘old school theatre magic’

COVID-19 has forced the theater team to be more resourceful while producing a virtual show from home.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Valentine’s Day ideas for one — or two

The advantage of celebrating Valentine’s Day in the time of COVID? You don’t need to worry about crowds to enjoy literature, music, theatre, and more.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Mentoring by text message

UCR’s Campus Collective has more than 2,000 mentees in four months.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University, Students

A career forged by life experiences

Jamal J. Myrick, African Student Programs director, discusses his educational journey, parenting, and more.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

First-year students: Making ‘the best out of this situation’

Resident advisors are creating ways to remain virtually connected while building a sense of community with first-year students in campus housing.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

A different type of holiday party for Guardian Scholars

The program works to make the holidays special for foster youth, despite the pandemic’s challenges.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

How UCR Library’s contact-free curbside delivery works

Students, faculty, and staff can still access books and materials.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UC Riverside joins campuses to pilot a smartphone app that aims to limit spread of COVID-19

A program to test a smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure notification system will expand to an additional five University of California campus locations, including UC Riverside, as a result of success from an initial deployment earlier this fall at two UC campuses. The program is a joint effort between the UCs and...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

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

A look at graduation celebrations — at home

Photos show how two students commemorated their undergraduate journeys.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Professor creates artist residency for veterans and COVID-19 frontline workers 

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Charles Evered, a professor of playwriting at the University of California, Riverside, began to think about how he could help. He fell back on what he knows: supporting artists. His nonprofit organization, the Evered House, honors his late father, Charles J. Evered, a World War...

First person: Sandra Ayllón on life as a DACA student

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

By UCR News | | Students