Staff and students are encouraged to meet on Friday, May 27th at the UCR flag pole lawn, to help place 7,000 U.S. flags on the lawn in honor of the men and women who have lost their lives.

The Association of Veterans & Servicemembers and Student Special Services, will lead the remembrance of the troops lost to date in Afghanistan and Iraq, and in honor of the more than 1 million Americans lost in all U.S. wars.

Placement of the flags begins at 7 a.m., to be displayed during the day. Take down of the flags will occur at 4 p.m.

For more information, visit Memorial Day Flag Display on Facebook.

Latino Americans 500 Years of History screening

The UCR Library will be hosting a final event to celebrate the last year of programming from Latino Americans 500 Years of History grant series.

The event will take place Thursday, May 26, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties, 3855 Market Street in Riverside.

  • 4–4:40 p.m. Performance by UCR faculty member Jonathan Ritter and his students of the Mayupatapi Orchestra
  • 5:00 p.m. Presentation by Nancy Melendez & Darlene Elliot
  • 5:20 p.m. Discussion to follow, with refreshments provided throughout

UCR’s School of Medicine Hosts Healthy Communities Retreat

UCR’s School of Medicine will host it’s 2nd Annual Center for Healthy Communities Retreat. Faculty and community members are invited to learn about current projects and share their thoughts.

The event is scheduled for Friday, May 27th from 9 a.m. to  2 p.m. at the UCR Glen Mor building, K106.

For more information contact Michelle Jaramillo at or 951-827-7275.

Conversation Set with William D. Adams, NEH Chair, on June 2

The UCR College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences will host a conversation with William D. Adams, chair for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). During the keynote and Q&A session, Adams will speak about NEH, an independent federal agency created in 1965, which supports research, education, preservation and public programs in the humanities.

In 2014 the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Adams as NEH chair.

The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on June 2, is free to all UCR students, faculty and staff, will be held at CHASS Interdisciplinary Building Screening Room 1128.

Presentations will also be made by NEH-funded scholars:

  • Brian Geiger, director for the Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research
  • Tiffany López, Tomás Rivera Endowed chair
  • Juliet McMullin, associate professor of the Center for Healthy Communities
  • Conrad Rudolph, profesor, History of Art
  • Cliff Trafzer, Rupert Costo chair in American Indian Affairs

Attendees are encouraged to ask questions regarding federal research priorities by NEH.

For more information contact (951) 827-8324 or or visit

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