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UCR to Celebrate Food Week Beginning Oct. 20, 2014

University of California, Riverside staff, faculty and students are cordially invited to participate in Food Week, a weeklong series of events that celebrates healthy and affordable food and promotes positive sustainability practices.

Author Rebecca Skloot to Present Free Public Lecture at UCR as Part of Immortality Project Lecture Series

The story of a set of human cells that have been used extensively in medical research for more than six decades, the tragic history of the woman they were taken from, and the accompanying ethical issues of race and class in medical research will be discussed in a free public lecture by New York Times bestselling writer Rebecca Skloot, author of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in the Highlander Union Building, room 302.

Third Annual Collegiate Recovery Conference to be Held at UCR

The third annual California Unified Collegiate Recovery Conference will be held on the campus of the University of California, Riverside on Nov. 7-9, 2014.

UCR Earns Top-10 Ranking in New Social Mobility Index Survey

The University of California, Riverside has been included among the top-10 schools on the new Social Mobility Index (SMI) survey, co-sponsored by CollegeNet and PayScale. The SMI ranking emphasizes economic mobility and the extent that a college or university helps students with family incomes below the national median improve their social and economic standing.

Free Forum at UC Riverside to Feature 41st District Congressional Candidates

The two candidates bidding to represent the 41st Congressional District will exchange views and discuss topics, ideas and issues affecting the Inland Empire in a free public forum Oct. 23.

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Shah Selbe '04 — Outstanding Young Alumnus AwardShah Selbe '04 — Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

Congratulations to Shah Selbe ’04, recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. In his day job, Shah works as a spacecraft propulsion scientist. As a volunteer, his work on ocean conservation issues with such organizations as the Center for Ocean Solutions and the Monterey Bay Aquarium won him recognition by the National Geographic Society as one of their 2013 Emerging Explorers. For twenty-eight years, the UCR Alumni Association has honored graduates who personify the University’s tradition of excellence and service. Through their personal and professional achievements, these individuals bring distinction to UCR, contribute to the betterment of society and enhance their communities.

Michael Devirian '66 — Distinguished Alumnus AwardMichael Devirian '66 — Distinguished Alumnus Award

Congratulations to Michael Devirian ’66, recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award, by the UCR Alumni Association. This former ASUCR President went on to pursue an extraordinary career at JPL and NASA, including working as Mission Control for the Mars Mariner and Lunar Lander Missions from 1966–70. He was also the operations manager for the Hubble Space Telescope and Camera Installation. For twenty-eight years, the UCR Alumni Association has honored graduates who personify the University’s tradition of excellence and service. Through their personal and professional achievements, these individuals bring distinction to UCR, contribute to the betterment of society and enhance their communities.

Bill Kroonen '60 — Alumni Service AwardBill Kroonen '60 — Alumni Service Award

Congratulations to William Kroonen ’60, recipient of the 2014 UCR Alumni Service Award. In addition to serving on the Desert Sands Unified School District’s Board of Education and the Riverside County Board of Education, Bill has volunteered on behalf of many Coachella Valley community organization over the years, including the educational programming committee for the UCR Palm Desert Center. For twenty-eight years, the UCR Alumni Association has honored graduates who personify the University’s tradition of excellence and service. Through their personal and professional achievements, these individuals bring distinction to UCR, contribute to the betterment of society and enhance their communities.

Pamela and Mark Rubin — UCR MedallionPamela and Mark Rubin — UCR Medallion

Congratulations to Pam and Mark Rubin, recipients of the 2014 UCR Medallion. Having served as business and volunteer leaders for nearly forty years, the Rubins have left an indelible mark on UC Riverside and the greater Riverside region through their vision for building community, leadership and philanthropy. The UCR Medallion is presented in recognition of extraordinary service, dedication and generosity to education at all levels and for enduring support of UC Riverside and the community.

The Evolution of the UCR Carillon Mall and the Bell TowerThe Evolution of the UCR Carillon Mall and the Bell Tower

Images of UCR's most iconic monument, from 1959, 1966 and today.

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