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Undergraduate Education launches ask.ucr.edu website

UCR has a new Student Resource Hub at ask.ucr.edu, a hub of innovation and collaboration allowing students to access important resources from a single location. Students can access ScottyBot for 24/7 answers for Financial Aid, Registrar, Undergraduate Education, Housing, and Student Business Services, and access ASK a Student; librarian student workers who will answer questions...

Welcoming Newest Highlanders

Undergraduate Admissions and Undergraduate Education are sending you this UC Riverside pennant to help get you into the Highlander spirit during your #countdowntoUCR. Hang it in your study space. Display it in your new campus residence. Take some pictures with your new pennant and post on social media using #countdowntoUCR and you could be featured...

UCR team develops homegrown solution to online proctoring

At the onset of the campus shutdown in response to COVID-19, the UCR community was tasked with converting over 3,000 courses to remote instruction for the duration of the spring quarter. In addition to restructuring how courses would be delivered, a means for administering and proctoring exams needed to be devised — no easy feat...

Barry M. Goldwater and Donald A. Strauss Scholarship Recipient: Jennifer Le

UC Riverside student Jennifer Le is one of 14 recipients of the Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship for a project seeking to close the gender gap in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. The Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship Foundation provides $15,000 scholarships to college sophomores and juniors to fund...

Burnout - A Fireside Chat with VPDUE Jennifer Brown

Dear friends, We’re all under more pressure than ever before. At the same time, we have much less control than in the past. These two factors rapidly lead to burnout. I know from talking with you and our students that we’re all feeling that strain. This Monday, May 18 at 1:00 PM our fireside chat...

Undergraduate Research Symposium Moves Online

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Symposium provides the opportunity for undergraduates across the disciplines to share their research and creative activities with the UCR community. Students may present their work in a variety of ways, such as oral presentations, poster sessions, art exhibits, performances, and electronic media. We encourage all UCR undergraduates involved...

Professors honored for their teaching innovation

Three UC Riverside professors have been recognized for their exemplary teaching in the 2019-20 academic year by the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Jennifer Brown announced the winners Monday, May 4. Her office, in partnership with the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, sponsors the awards. Matthew Casselman is the 2019-20...

Building Community: A Fireside Chat

Creating community is critical. When campus was open, finding opportunities to connect and engage was much easier. So how can UCR do better? Join Dr. Jennifer Brown as she explores how eSports, journalists, and doctors build online community, and how their lessons and insights might help UCR. More information at https://ue.ucr.edu/fireside. Register to join us...

Preparing for Success After Graduation: A Fireside Chat

In a remote society, experiential learning and career preparation has become significantly more challenging. Join Dr. Jennifer Brown as she strategizes with students, faculty, and staff on how undergraduates can continue preparing for their post-graduation goals while learning remotely – and how faculty and others can help support them on their path. More information at...

Five students awarded NSF fellowships

Five UC Riverside students have been selected to receive a 2020 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation, or NSF. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. Fellows often...

UE Fireside Chat

The transition to emergency remote learning has been a challenging time, yet, we have risen to the occasion. Students are creating remote study groups, faculty are sharing online resources, and we are all working hard and doing our best while navigating this unprecedented situation. Please join me this Monday, April 20 at 1:00 PM as...

Navigating UCR’s swift transition to remote learning

In an unprecedented situation that offered little time for preparation, teams across the UCR community have mobilized to move spring quarter courses and support services online. The campus was closed to all but the most critical functions on March 13 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, directly before finals week of the winter quarter, necessitating...

First-gen virtual chats now offered twice a week

The Office of Undergraduate Education’s first-generation program will be hosting calls with first-generation students twice a week. The goal is to remind them that support and services are still available — students just need to call or email. The first-gen student Zoom chats started on Tuesday, March 24; the virtual chat sessions will be offered...

Summer Sessions enrollment opens on April 1

Take classes this summer to earn the units you need to graduate on time, or even early! In Summer Sessions you can complete prerequisites, major requirements or minor classes in five- and 10-week sessions that fit your schedule. Log in to R’Web today to enroll in summer classes. Fees are due the day you enroll...

UCR recognized as a First-gen Forward Institution

he University of California, Riverside, has been selected to join a group of universities looking to advance educational opportunities for first-generation college students. On Monday, March 2, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, known as NASPA, announced UCR will join its 2020-21 First-gen Forward cohort, an honor that earned the university a designation as...

2018-2019 Celebration of Teaching

Please join us for the Celebration of Teaching to recognize the 2018-2019 award recipients for the Junior Excellence in Teaching (JET), Innovative Teaching, and the Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Awards. This year’s celebration is a chance to meet our new XCITE (formerly CTL) Director, Richard Edwards, interact with the 19-20 Academy of Distinguished Teachers Chair...

First Generation Initiatives Radio Special

In celebration of UCR’s First Generation Week, Nov. 4-8, 2019, Dr. Cynthia L. Alvarez hosts a conversation that highlights the experiences of first gen undergraduate students at UCR. Invited guests are Alejandro Meza-Aguilar, Maryland Madrigal, and Gina Zhuo.

Summer Sessions enrollment now open

Take classes this summer to earn the units you need to graduate on time, or even early! In Summer Sessions you can complete prerequisites, major requirements or minor classes in five- and 10-week sessions that fit your schedule. Log in to R’Web today to enroll in summer classes. Fees are due the day you enroll...

College Signing Day 2019

On May 1, 2019, Undergraduate Education and Undergraduate Admission, in collaboration with UCOP, Reach Higher, and Better Make Room, celebrated our regional community of scholars on our UC Riverside campus. UCR’s College Signing Day 2019, part of Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, celebrates local young scholars’ decisions to pursue higher education and achieve their educational...

UCR Classes Schedule Shift Planned For This Fall

Get ready for the 10-Minute Time Shift! Beginning fall quarter 2019, UCR classes will start and end 10 minutes earlier. This means all classes will start on the hour or half hour and your academic day will start and end 10 minutes earlier too. For example, an 8:10–9:00 class will change to 8:00–8:50. This adjustment...