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Elizabeth Watkins appointed as new UCR provost and executive vice chancellor

UCR Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox has appointed Elizabeth Watkins as provost and executive vice chancellor, effective May 1, 2021. The appointment is pending approval from University of California (UC) President Michael Drake.  Watkins currently serves...

UCR takes part in growing California plant portal

Along with 18 other herbaria across California and a few from outside the state, the UCR herbarium is now part of the California Phenology Thematic Collections Network, a project that is dedicated to growing...

UCR issues winter quarter instruction update

On Nov. 30, UCR Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Thomas A. Smith provided a campus update on the status of the winter quarter.  According to Smith, a total of 50 courses have been approved...

Technical difficulties cause University of California to extend fall 2021 application deadline

The University of California extended the deadline for incoming applications after the website experienced technical difficulties on Sunday, Nov. 29, the day before all applications were due. The outage issues were reportedly caused by...

ASUCR passes senate resolutions in favor of providing relief for students during online classes

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, ASUCR held their last State of the Association (SOTA) meeting of the quarter and unanimously passed seven pieces of legislation regarding Greek life, providing resources to students while classes are...

UCR professor named in lawsuit alleging fraud, copyright infringement and emotional distress

A UCR Alumna is suing the Regents of the University of California for emotional distress and negligence, alleging that her former professor used her songs, stories and likeness for her own personal and capital...

UCR podcast “Blue, Gold & BLACK” seeks to amplify Black voices

Admissions recruiter, Dominique Beale, and the Community Engagement and Outreach (CEO) unit of Undergraduate Admissions have launched a new podcast titled “Blue, Gold & BLACK”, dedicated to engaging with the Black community at UCR...

ASUCR aims to extend S/NC deadline to week ten through Spring 2021

The eighth ASUCR meeting of the quarter was kicked off by a presentation from the University of California Student Association (UCSA) president, Aidan Arasasingham. Arasasingham, a fourth-year global studies student, addressed the senate to...

The UCR on-campus community faces uncertainty as Thanksgiving break draws near

With COVID-19 cases on the rise and the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, health experts and government officials are urging citizens to maintain social distancing practices, fearing potential outbreaks due to large, widespread...

UCR pilots cellphone-based program used to notify users of coronavirus exposure

UCR students are now part of the California program aimed to stop the spread of COVID-19. The California Department of Public Health, Department of Technology and the University of California (UC) are using privacy-preserving coronavirus...