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SCCUR 2022 - Abstract Submissions Due Oct. 2

SCCUR 2022 Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY MALIBU, CALIFORNIA NOVEMBER 1 9 , 2 0 2 2 SCCUR 2022 Flyer SCCUR 2022 Sponsors SCCUR provides a forum for the presentation of the best research, scholarship, and creative activities of undergraduate students in the region, and encourages communication of innovative achievements across disciplines...

Student Spotlight - Yuma Miyake

Medical Motivations You might expect a Bay Area native to end up at one of the more northern University of California campuses. But this biology major’s search for the perfect-to-him university, which needed to offer diverse research opportunities, brought him down the California coast and inland to UC Riverside. An aspiring physician, Miyake can pinpoint...

Apply for the 2022-23 Student Leadership Institute

On Friday, September 16, the Student Leadership Institute (SLI) will be closing its application period for the 2022-23 cohort. SLI is a paid opportunity that offers leadership and skills-building training to empower participants to engage in the higher education policy process, network with professionals, and advocate for critical higher education issues that directly impact them...
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UCR to appear on “The College Tour” television series

UC Riverside will be showcased in an upcoming episode of “The College Tour,” a television series that profiles campuses through student stories and is available on Amazon Prime and many other streaming platforms. A television crew completed a week of filming across multiple campus locations that included interviews with 10 students in late July. Alex...

Two UCR students win Strauss Scholarships

Two UC Riverside students have won Donald A. Strauss Foundation awards in recognition of student engagement with public service. The students, Ankita Ahluwalia and Thaniya Shankar, each applied with a public service project that they will carry out during their junior or senior year. The awards come with $15,000 grants that aim to sustain their...
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HESA offers two academic programs to incoming 1st years

The Highlander Early Start Academy (HESA) is a 7-week intensive program between July 25, 2022 to September 10, 2022 for incoming first year students. The Highlander Early Start Academy allows students to earn up to 9-10 units before starting their first-year Fall quarter. HESA participating students will take a primary course (English 4, Math 5...

Chancellor's Research Fellowship

Inaugurated in 2012, the UCR Chancellor’s Research Fellowship supports undergraduate student engagement in faculty-mentored research and creative projects. The fellowship also provides enhanced learning opportunities for undergraduate researchers, including the opportunity to interact with the UCR Chancellor, other key UCR officials, and distinguished guest speakers. Overseen by the Office of Student Engagement, fellows engage in...
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8 Unit Tuition Fee Cap

Dear UCR Colleagues, We are excited to announce that this summer, undergraduate UCR students and visiting, active UC students will now only be charged the per unit fee for the first 8 units the student is enrolled in. Who Qualifies for the 8 Unit Tuition Fee Cap: Current UCR undergraduate students Visiting UC undergraduate students...
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Annual Celebration of Teaching

Join UE, the Academy of Distinguished Teaching, and your faculty and staff colleagues on Wednesday, May 25th for the Celebration of Teaching! The Celebration of Teaching is UCR's annual event to honor and recognize teaching excellence and innovation. This year the event will be held on the lower patio of the Rivera Library. Please register...
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Information from Health Professions Advising Center Spring 2022

Dear UCR Advising Colleagues, As we’ve entered spring quarter ’22, I’m reaching out to share information and services from UCR Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC). Please share the following information with your advising staff and pre-health students. As usual, in addition to advising, HPAC is offering a wide portfolio of workshops/events for all UCR students/alumni...

Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

I am pleased to announce that Associate Provost Ken Baerenklau will take on the role of Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, effective March 19. Jennifer Brown’s last day at UCR is March 18; we wish her all the best in her new role as Provost at Cal Poly Pomona!
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Commencement 2022 to be in person and on campus

UC Riverside’s class of 2022 will celebrate the milestone of receiving their bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in person and on campus. In early June, the campus will finally welcome graduating Highlanders to the commencement stage, where their friends, families, and fans can cheer them on as they cross the stage in their statement caps...
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RISE classrooms featured on Spectrum News

UC Riverside's Rooms for Increasing Student Engagement, or RISE, received the star treatment on Spectrum News recently. The rooms are a campuswide initiative spurred by the pandemic to meet instructional needs, including for in-person and remote learning. The segment featured Israel Fletes, the director of academic technology for XCITE at UC Riverside, and math professor...

In new economic index, UCR is No. 18 nationally

A new measure of higher education excellence called the Economic Mobility Index, or EMI, ranks UCR No. 18 nationally. The ranking is from a non-profit think tank named Third Way, and aims to measure the role universities play in catalyzing the economy. In the ranking, Third Way acknowledges the move toward recognizing measures such as...
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Happy Anniversary XCITE

On February 1, 2020, the Exploration Center for Innovative Teaching & Engagement (XCITE) was born! At the helm are Richard Edwards and Israel Fletes. The mission – to provide innovative instructional design and academic technology to inspire student engagement and excellence in teaching. Here are some of XCITE’s accomplishments in the past two years: 2020...
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UCR to resume in-person instruction

Dear Highlander Community, UC Riverside will resume in-person instruction on Monday, January 31. A small number of courses that were previously approved for remote instruction due to exceptional circumstances will remain remote, but all other courses will return to their Academic Senate-approved delivery modes. This decision was made following careful consultation with other UC campuses...

Creating High-Impact Connections and Mentor Collective

Hello UCR Community, When was the last time a program on your campus exceeded participation goals by 50%? For the University of California at Riverside, it was when they sought out Mentor Collective to help their first-year student population connect to campus…while operating remotely last fall. UCR’s sizable first-generation student population (56% of their total...
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Student Success Resources

Dear UC Riverside Faculty: The pandemic has drastically impacted the global community, and the students of UC Riverside have not been immune to this turmoil. While some of the challenges brought on by the pandemic were foreseeable — financial hardship, stress and anxiety, widening achievement gaps, loss of learning, and racial inequities have been unpredictable...

Classroom technology on the RISE

UC Riverside is getting ready for new modes of instruction this fall as it unveils classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art video and audio technology. The program, called Rooms for Increasing Student Engagement, or RISE, will feature classrooms that allow for both in-person and remote options for the same class. The campus is planning for a return...

Meet the 2021 Goldwater, Fulbright scholars 

Meet the 2021 Goldwater, Fulbright scholars Undergraduate students are recognized for their achievements and future career plans Goldwater scholars Shayan Saeed and Ryan Gates; and U.S. Fulbright scholars Jacqueline Aguirre de la O and Zehra Qazi are recipients of two of the nation’s most prestigious awards. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is one of the...