Report shows less than one-quarter of American Indian and Native Alaskan students meet UC and CSU requirements for entrance

SAN MARCOS – Less than one-quarter of American Indian and Native Alaskan students meet University of California and California State University entrance requirements by the time they graduate from high school, according to a report released Mon., Sept. 29, by Cal State University, San Marcos. The “State of American Indian and Alaska Native Education in […]

UC Riverside Receives Record High Number of Student Applications

RIVERSIDE – UC Riverside received a record-breaking 42,178 applications for enrollment — including an unprecedented high number of freshman submissions — for the 2013-14 academic year, it was announced today. According to campus officials, a surge of applications to UCR for admission to classes beginning in September dovetailed with a record high number of prospective […]

FedEx Gives Cargo Jet to Cal Baptist University

RIVERSIDE – Students in California Baptist University’s aviation program have a 153-foot-long laboratory to learn in now thanks to a donation from FedEx. The worldwide freight company gave a Boeing 727-200F recently retired from its fleet to the school, which will have daily access to the 33-year-old jet at Riverside Municipal Airport. ”Although this aircraft […]

College of Foreign Trade Seats Filling up Fast

RIVERSIDE – Business owners, accountants, nonprofit operators and anyone else interested in attending the Riverside County Office of Foreign Trade’s winter academy, focusing on selling goods and services overseas, have only a few days left to enroll. The 2013 College of Foreign Trade academy begins Jan. 16 and wraps up on Feb. 27. The final […]

Cal Baptist Names New Vice President for Global Initiatives

RIVERSIDE – California Baptist University in Riverside today announced the appointment of a new Vice President for Global Initiatives. Dr. Larry Linamen comes to Cal Baptist after three years as president of Greenville (Ill.) College. He will begin his duties on July 16. Linamen will be responsible for promoting global engagement across the university through […]

UCR poised to launch program for teachers in English/Spanish Classrooms

RIVERSIDE – The University of California, Riverside is poised to launch a program that will train educators to teach in classrooms where students learn in English and Spanish, a university spokesman said today. The program is in response to a growing demand for teachers with a bilingual authorization, which allows them to teach in dual-immersion […]

UC Riverside educator named to board of state teacher education association

RIVERSIDE – A University of California, Riverside educator has been named to the board of a state teacher education association, the university announced today. Anne Jones, assistant dean for academic programs and student affairs in the Graduate School of Education, will begin her four-year term on the board of directors for the California Council on […]

UC Riverside Professor Appointed California Poet Laureate

RIVERSIDE – A UC Riverside creative writing professor was appointed today by Gov. Jerry Brown to be California’s poet laureate. Professor Juan Felipe Herrera, 63, was chosen following a nearly yearlong process during which the California Arts Council reviewed a number of applications, according to spokeswoman Kristin Margolis. ”We’re really excited to have him,” she […]

Hundreds of students to compete in ‘Science Olympiad’ at UC Riverside

RIVERSIDE – More than 750 middle and high school students will converge on the UC Riverside campus today to match wits in biology, computer science, physics and a range of other subjects. The Inland Empire Regional Science Olympiad will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at multiple campus locations, including the Material Science and […]