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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...

College-bound high school students to be celebrated at UCR’s College Signing Day event

Around 1,000 college-bound students from across the Inland Empire will descend on UC Riverside as part of the first College Signing Day on the West Coast.

More than 800 Inland high school students joined UCR’s College Signing Day celebration

It was a day to reflect on and celebrate accomplishments, look forward to the future, with a dance party to boot.

11 UCR Students Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship

Eleven University of California, Riverside students received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research fellowship, the preeminent award program recognizing NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students pursuing research-based graduate and doctoral degrees at accredited institutions in the United States. UCR’s Graduate Research fellows were among 2,000 awardees chosen from more than 12,000 applicants...

Oregon State leader with passion for student success to lead Undergraduate Education

RIVERSIDE, CALIF. (www.ucr.edu) – A veteran administrator with a background in innovative teaching methods and an affinity for the work of the University Innovation Alliance has been named to lead UC Riverside’s Office of Undergraduate Education. Jennifer Brown will join UCR on August 1 as vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Education. She comes to...

Two UCR Undergraduates Named Goldwater Scholars

Renata Koontz and Nicholas Pham are this year’s UCR Goldwater Scholars. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Two University of California, Riverside undergraduates — one studying physics and the other engineering and applied physics — have each won a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and competitive undergraduate STEM awards. UCR, which is one of...
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H1GLANDER Promotes Pride and Engagement in First Event of the Year

Jan. 11 marked many firsts for the H1GLANDER First-Generation Project, a UCR initiative to increase awareness of first-generation issues and experiences. The inaugural “1/11 First-Gen Talks,” which took place in the new Rivera Library teaching and learning center, introduced a series of panels and community discussions around first-generation issues that included students, faculty, and staff...

The Top: New Spaces on Campus to Serve Students

Welcome to The Top! In this edition of The Top, we present the three different spaces that UC Riverside has created with one solid intention: support student success. The Veterans Resource Center, the Teaching and Learning Center, and the R’Pantry all have new spaces and held open house events last week. Here is a roundup...

Cynthia K. Larive Named as UCR Provost

RIVERSIDE, Calif.– UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced today the appointment of Cynthia K. Larive as provost and executive vice chancellor, effective Nov. 1. Professor Larive has served in the role on an interim basis since Feb. 21, 2017. A respected scholar of bioanalytical chemistry, Larive joined the UCR faculty in 2005. She brings...

Staff Assembly: 'Outstanding Staff Awards' Reception and Announcement of New Executive Board

The annual Outstanding Staff Awards recognized 18 staff member nominees - and eight award recipients - during a reception at the chancellor's residence. On June 12, UCR Staff Assembly organized the annual event, meant to applaud the contributions employees make on a daily basis within their respective departments. "It's an honor to have a chance...

UC Riverside Undergraduate Students Win Prestigious National Awards

Fourteen students at the University of California, Riverside, have been honored with prestigious national awards during the 2016-2017 academic year. "I am very proud of the accomplishments that UCR students are making at the national and international level," said Gladis Herrera-Berkowitz, the director of Student Success Programs in the Office of Undergraduate Education. "A goal...

$50,000 Grant Supports Matching Students with Community Learning Opportunities

The University of California Riverside’s Office of Undergraduate Education has received a $50,000 grant to ramp up community-engaged learning opportunities for undergraduate students. The funds will help match students with community service opportunities related to their coursework. The award, called a Collaborative Opportunity Grant, is from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, or APLU...