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Saturday, November 17, 2018

UCR convocation welcomes over 6,000 new students

On Monday, Sept. 24, UC Riverside held its New Student Convocation for incoming first-year and transfer students at UCR. The event was organized by the Office of Event Management and Protocol, which reports that...

Multidisciplinary Research Building to finish construction this year

UCR’s new Multidisciplinary Research Building (MRB), just north of the existing Materials Science and Engineering Building (MSE), will finish construction at the end of this year. The building will accommodate 179,000 square feet of...

UC Riverside to address the influx of electric scooters

(Update 10/10/18: Richard Rycraw, UC Riverside's Liability Program Manager, contacted the Highlander with additional information on the campus's scooter policies, as well as other scooter safety concerns. His additions have been added throughout the...

Nobel prize-winning chemist Richard Schrock joins UCR faculty

The production of fuel, detergents and pharmaceutical medications all owe their environmentally friendly production processes to the work of UCR incoming Professor of Chemistry and Nobel prize-winner Richard Schrock. A UCR alumnus himself, Shrock...

Strike Two: bargaining at impasse between UC and patient care workers

Last May, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3622, the union which represents the service sector employees across all UC campuses, carried out a three-day strike to protest the...

Distinguished UCR African-American history professor passes away

Dr. Sterling Stuckey, historian, professor emeritus in the Department of History and author of numerous African American historical research articles, passed away on Aug. 15. As a notable academic, Stuckey held the position of...

UCR projected to enroll 1,950 new transfer students this year

UC Riverside Undergraduate Admissions carried out numerous action plans in an effort to raise UCR’s transfer student population this year. This is in response to last year’s student ratio of about three incoming freshmen...

UCR welcomes Nobel prize winner Barry C. Barish

UC Riverside has signalled its ambition in expanding its award-winning faculty by hiring the 2017 Physics Nobel Prize winner, Barry C. Barish. On Sept. 1, Barish joined the UCR College of Natural and Agricultural...

UCR makes largest gains in college rankings

In an “America’s Best Colleges Report” by the U.S. News and World Report (USNWR), UC Riverside made larger gains than any other university in the United States. According to the 2019 rankings, UCR jumped...

STEM high school to be built on campus

UCR plans on constructing a new STEM-focused magnet high school on its campus in conjunction with the Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) which will allow about 800 high school students to utilize UC facilities...