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Commencement Celebration
Stories of Victory Among UC Riverside's 2018 Graduating Class
The 64th commencement at the University of California, Riverside, will celebrate 5,888 graduates eligible to receive their diplomas this year. UCR will welcome thousands of families and friends for the ceremonies scheduled from June 15-19. UCR’s School of Medicine celebrated its commencement and Hippocratic oath ceremony on June 1…
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Mina Hanin
A Politcal Mind
Mina Hanin’s confidence grew out of the challenges he faced leading up to his studies at UCR. As a teenager, Hanin moved from Egypt to the U.S., where he learned to speak English fluently for the first time. After being attacked by a group of religious extremists, Hanin’s family fled to the U.S., leaving their lives in Cairo…
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Shannon Sweltzer
Fishing for Knowledge
Shannon Sweitzer’s success at UCR started the day she donned ballerina shoes and performed at University Theatre — as a 2-year-old.  Back then, all she wanted was dance like one of the characters in “The Nutcracker.”    Though her interests evolved, Sweitzer was familiar with the campus before she enrolled at UCR to pursue a…
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