UC Riverside’s Human Resources announced that effective immediately faculty, staff, and students have access to six lactation rooms and alternative options to ensure nursing mothers have a private space.

On campus the three private lactation rooms are located:

  • Sproul Hall, room 2113
  • Pierce Hall, room 2214B
  • Human Resources University Village, suite 208 room A

Each room is equipped with a table, electrical outlet, mini refrigerator, microwave, comfortable chair and a multi-user hospital grade Medela breast pump.

Three additional restricted access locations are also available to faculty, staff, and students in these locations:

  • Child Development Center
  • Center for Environmental Research & Technology (Ce-Cert)
  • UCOP IntelliCenter

Click to reserve a room and lear more about UCR’s lactation program.

FarmShare Program Partners With Sage Mountain Farms

Beginning Jan. 12, UCR’s FarmShare program begins its new season. This time, participants will receive fruits and vegetables from Sage Mountain Farms, located in Anza, a community about 20 miles east of Temecula, off Highway 371.

A small box, for two to three people, starts at $120. To sign up: sagemtfarm.csaware.com/store.

Pickup days/time: Thursdays, 4-8 p.m. during the UCR Farmer’s Market.

For more information, email: UCRFarmersMarket@ucr.edu. You can also visit UCR Wellness Program. Get to know more about Sage Mountain Farms.

UCR Extension Center Participates in Binational Cultural Exchange Program

A four-week cultural exchange program at UC Riverside came with an unexpected surprise for Antonio Carrillo, a 22-year-old college student at Universidad Tecnológica de Jalisco in Mexico. Upon his arrival in November, he was expecting to stay with a Mexican host family. Instead, he was welcomed by a Filipino family. And Carrillo loved it.

“It was not what I expected, and it was amazing. The family was wonderful,” said Carrillo, one of 24 total Mexican students from Jalisco and Puebla. They were part of Mexico’s Proyecta 100,000, an academic and scientific cooperation between Mexico and the United States. Students concluded their stay on Dec. 2 with oral history projects, all presented in English.

Proyecta 100,000 is an effort by President Enrique Peña Nieto to send 100,000 Mexican students to the United States, and receive 50,000 U.S. students in Mexico by 2018. This is aligned with President Barack Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative, which supports student mobility between the U.S. and countries in the Western Hemisphere. More than two dozen U.S. higher education institutions across the country are participating in this binational partnership, including the UC system.

“Between 2014 to now, the UC system has received 454 Proyecta 100,000 students,” said Veronique Rorive, assistant director of UC-Mexico Initiative, housed at UCR. The UC-Mexico Initiative was launched in January 2014 to stimulate development of new programs and partnerships involving academia, government, corporations and foundations on both sides of the border.

These students participated in four-week programs at UCR, UC Davis, UC Los Angeles, and UC San Diego. The first year UCR offered two four-week sessions, hosting about 200 Mexican students, Rorive said.

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