News Articles with Topic: University

Mark Rubin, whose philanthropic efforts span UCR, dies at 84

Mark Rubin, a Riverside-area property developer, Holocaust survivor, and ardent supporter of education and healthcare in the Inland Empire, died Saturday, February 13, 2021. He was 84. Over the past 30 years, Rubin and his wife Pam have made generous and frequent contributions to UC Riverside of both time and...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University

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

On safari at UC Riverside

Wildlife experts explain why you won’t meet mountain lions in the Botanic Gardens

By Holly Ober | | University, Science / Technology

Creator of 'The 1619 Project' to deliver 52nd Hays P-E lecture

This year’s Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture will feature “The 1619 Project” creator Nikole Hannah-Jones. The 3:30 p.m., March 4 event will be online, and registrations are required in order to receive a Zoom link. New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project” – named for the year the first enslaved Africans arrived...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Going Bold

Actor LeVar Burton will highlight a weekend-long celebration commemorating the completion of UC Riverside’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign. The event, "Future Perfect: A Conversation with Levar Burton," will be hosted by UCR creative writing professor and author Nalo Hopkinson on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. The discussion topic will be...

By Omar Shamout | | University

Mentoring by text message

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

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University, Students

UC Riverside celebrates campaign completion Feb. 18-20

More than 66,000 donors made gifts during the Living the Promise campaign, and the total amount raised will be announced at a live virtual event on Feb 20.

By J.D. Warren | | University

Pandemic hasn't deterred UCR applicants; new record is set

Defying pandemic-influenced predictions and national trends, the University of California, Riverside has posted record freshman applications for fall 2021. A total of 52,263 applications were received for the fall 2021 freshman class. That represents an increase over the previous record of 49,252 for fall 2020. It follows the trend of...

By J.D. Warren | | University

Mellon Foundation awards $2.9 million for ‘Latinx Futures’

The grant will support programs within UCR’s new Latino and Latin American Studies Research Center, set to launch February 2021.

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

UCR campus set to reopen in fall 2021

On Jan. 11, UC President Michael V. Drake announced a fall 2021 systemwide return to in-person instruction.

By J.D. Warren | | University

Tips for celebrating the holiday season during a pandemic

Meeting virtually with people outside your household is safest, says UC Riverside epidemiologist

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health, University

How UCR Library’s contact-free curbside delivery works

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

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UCR again named a top social mobility university

UCR was named the No. 4 university in the country in terms of social mobility, which gauges a school's success in elevating its graduates to higher income brackets.

By J.D. Warren | | University

Capturing daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic

UCR community’s photos, letters, and event information to be included in new library collection.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Virtual program links students around the globe

UC Riverside’s International Affairs shifted into a nearly 24/7 operation earlier this year, especially in its efforts to recruit new international students. The team spent thousands of hours redesigning programs for virtual platforms — all made accessible to students in the United States and around the world. One such new...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Winter quarter will be mostly remote again

In communications sent Oct. 23 and Nov. 30, UCR laid out instructional plans for its winter quarter, which will look much like fall quarter. Fifty courses have been approved for in-class instruction in winter quarter. All will offer students the option of remote instruction. “This represents only 2-to-3 % of...

By UCR News | | University

Elizabeth Watkins to be appointed UCR provost and EVC

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced the appointment of Elizabeth Watkins as provost and executive vice chancellor effective May 1, 2021, pending approval by University of California President Michael Drake. Watkins has extensive experience as a University of California administrator, faculty member, and leader in the Academic Senate. As...

By UCR News | | University

'I know that we're going to get through it'

As election day morphs into election days, UC Riverside’s students are like voters red and blue alike: seeking comfort where they can find it. “I think everyone wanted a definite result. We did not get that,” said political scientist Shaun Bowler. In a Zoom session on Wednesday morning, more than...

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