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Fishing for Knowledge
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez on
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…
Stories of Victory Among UC Riverside's 2018 Graduating Class
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez on
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…
A Politcal Mind
By Brittney Carolina on
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…
11 UCR Students Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship
By Brittney Carolina on
Eleven University of California, Riverside students received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research fellowship, the preeminent award program recognizing NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students pursuing research-based graduate and doctoral degrees at accredited institutions…
New York Times Columnist to Present 49th Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture
By Tess Eyrich on
New York Times Op-Ed columnist, veteran journalist, and best-selling author Frank Bruni will present the 49th Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture at the University of California, Riverside on Friday, May 18. Bruni’s presentation will take place at 4 p.m. in the University Theatre. The event is free and open to the public, and parking…