UC Riverside’s First-Generaton campaign is fully under way. First-Generation is a UC-wide initiative that focuses on recognizing first-generation college faculty, staff, and students.

The initiative is how holding “First-Friday” conversations over lunch. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 3 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Hinderaker 0154.

The project strives to bring attention to the raising rate of first-generation college-bound students.  The initiative supports and facilitates students to be successful in every aspect of their lives. The campaign works alongside first-generation professors to connect with the students through peer mentoring, and also creates a network of resources and programs that are now easily offered to first-generation students.

First-Generation will hold meetings the first Friday of every month. Feel free to take your lunch or a snack.

If You Go:

  • Date: November 3
  • Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hinderaker 0154
  • More information: firstgen.ucr.edu

– Samantha Stanfill

Staff Assembly Fall General Meeting Nov. 2

UC Riverside’s Staff Assembly is inviting the campus community to its first general meeting of the academic year.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 2. UCR’s Staff Assembly is an association of approximately 5,500 staff employees. If you are a UCR staff member, you are automatically considered a Staff Assembly member.

If You Go:

– Samantha Stanfill

Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman Spoke at UCR

Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, who has done extensive experimental research in both atomic physics and science education at the university level, visited UC Riverside on October 19, and spoke on teaching undergraduate science and engineering.

More than 250 people attended the evening conversation, titled “Taking a scientific approach to teaching physics (and most other subjects).”

Nobel laureate Carl Wieman spoke at UC Riverside on October 19, 2017. More than 250 people attended the event, housed at Winston Chung Hall. iqbal pittalwala


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