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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Year in review: news

Increased tensions in student-administrative relations and improvements to the university’s stature have dominated UC Riverside’s headlines this past year. In January, the UC Board of Regents convened for a series of meetings at UC Riverside....

ASUCR criticizes UCOP assessment fee

During the ASUCR senate meeting on May 30, the legality of the recently implemented UCOP Funding Stream Initiative was questioned by both the senate and public alike. The Initiiative enacts a 1.69 percent assessment...

News in brief

UCLA to begin innovative face transplantation program The upcoming UCLA Face Transplantation Program will be the first of its kind in the western part of the United States. In partnership with Operation Mend, the reconstructive...

$3.1 million in grants awarded to UCR’s Upward Bound Program

UC Riverside was awarded $3.1 million in grants by the U.S. Department of Education to fund the Upward Bound Program for the next five years. Established in 2002, Upward Bound provides opportunities for students...

UCR hosts early voting polls, voter registration for campus community

Approximately 65 voters from the UC Riverside community participated in last week’s early voting for the June primary election. The prospect of having future early voting opportunities was jeopardized following a low turnout, but...

UCR research shows positive link between child rearing and happiness

A series of studies conducted by researchers from UC Riverside, Stanford University and the University of British Columbia have found that parenting is associated with higher feelings of happiness and “meaning” than non-parents. The...

New UCR institute to focus on immigrants and religion

UC Riverside’s Institute for the Study of Immigrant Religions will make its debut on June 1. The center will serve as an archive for a plethora of religious information ranging from oral histories provided...

Senator proposes 10% cap on nonresident UC enrollment

California Senator Michael Rubio is proposing a constitutional amendment (SCA 22) that would entail a UC systemwide 10 percent cap on nonresident undergraduate enrollment. “Recruiting out-of-state students for the purpose of balancing the UC...

News in brief

UC being sued for withholding officers’ names on Davis task force report Two California newspapers, the Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times, are suing the University of California for failing to release the names...

UCR scientist discovers cause of avocado-killing disease

The source of a disease that has taken a massive toll on Israel and Southern California’s avocado industry has been identified by a plant pathologist at UC Riverside. Akif Eskalen recently discovered that the...