University of California, Riverside

Undergraduate Education


  • Honors Convocation
    Honors Convocation is an awards ceremony that recognizes high-achieving students in University Honors.
  • Student Success
    Student Success houses a variety of initiatives and activities. It provides support for the First Year Learning Communities, the ARC Supplemental Instruction and Early Warning Programs, the research activities within the Undergraduate Research in the Community Program, the Undergraduate Research Symposium and the Undergraduate Research Journal, and has contributed to UE’s success in receiving outside grant support with the subsequent grant management for the several campus programs (e.g., STEM Pathway CCRAA grant, CHASS Connect Evaluation FIPSE grant, and California Campus Compact Students In Service grant).
  • WASC Re-accreditation
    WASC Re-accreditation provides a range of support services intended to maximize UCR students' competitiveness for prestigious awards. The office works with students at all academic levels to create effective strategies for securing scholarships, fellowships, and awards.
  • UCR Awarded Prestigious Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows Grant
    December 5, 2014
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    RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- The University of California, Riverside has been awarded a $500,000 grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a research and mentoring program for undergraduates aimed at increasing diversity among faculty in American universities.

    The program, The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF), to which institutions are invited by the foundation to apply, is the centerpiece of Mellon Foundation initiatives to increase faculty diversity.

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  • Assistant Director of the ARC Rena Burton presenting research at the American Educational Research Association Meeting
    November 10, 2014

    Assistant Director of the Academic Resources Center (ARC) Rena Burton will be presenting research she conducted with Assistant Professor of Education Eddie Comeau at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in April. The title of her presentation is: "Understanding Division I College Athlete STEM Persistence."

    AERA is the national organization of education researchers and professors. AERA received more than 13,000 submissions this year and accepted only a fraction of these submissions.

    AERA will be held this year in Chicago on Thursday, April 16 to Monday, April 20, 2015.

  • 10 UCR Undergraduates Published in the Prestigious Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
    September 24, 2014

    In an ongoing effort to develop anticancer therapeutics that might improve upon the clinically used drug cisplatin (a platinum-based compound), gold-based compounds have been widely investigated by numerous research groups. Our lab has previously found that the organic component of the gold complex can exhibit anticancer activity that is often better than the parent gold drug, therefore we sought to synthesize and characterize an expanded library of organic ligands and corresponding gold complexes to determine if the therapeutic activity of the gold-based compounds is simply dependent on the organic ligand. The data reported in this recent Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry article reveal that there is no correlation between the in vitro anticancer activity of the parent gold complexes and the organic ligands, indicating that this class of potential gold drugs has a mechanism of initiating tumor cell death that is different from the organic substituent. Hence, these gold therapeutics should be further investigated as potential anticancer agents.

  • Undergraduate Research Tracking Report
    September 4, 2014
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    The report found that 22% of enrolled undergraduates participated in faculty-mentored research and creative activities in AY2012-13. The majority of students participated through research courses and later in their academic careers (i.e., juniors and seniors). Female and underrepresented minority (URM) students participated in undergraduate research at largely the same proportion as their campus enrollment. The report offers detailed information regarding undergraduate research participation by type, college, year, gender, and race/ethnicity.

    Undergraduate Research Tracking Report

  • Archived News
  • All UE positions have been filled.

UCR's Graduation Rate Initiative

Last June, EVC/P Dallas Rabenstein appointed a task force to look into the causes of UCR's comparatively low graduation rates and to make recommendations to increase the campus's 4 and 6-year graduation rates.  In January, the Graduation Rate Task Force submitted its final report.  The report has been endorsed by Chancellor Kim Wilcox, EVC/P Rabenstein, and the College deans.

In the coming months the campus will post an implementation plan and reports on the implementation of the recommendations of the Task Force.

The purpose of a university is to produce "more intelligent members of society" by fostering "cultivation of the mind."

John Henry Newman, *The Idea of a University*

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Undergraduate Education
321 Surge Building

Tel: (951) 827-7750
Fax: (951) 827-7745