UC Walks promotes wellness and an active lifestyle and will be held on May 16.

Join the systemwide effort to promote an active lifestyle, Wednesday, May 16, from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. All UCR faculty, staff, and students are welcome. There will be free T-shirts, games, raffle prizes, healthy snacks, and chair massages — first come, first serve.

UC Walks is coordinated by the respective wellness programs of each UC campus. UC Walks promotes wellness by encouraging the campus community to take time out of their day to walk. The event also aims to build community and campus spirit throughout the UC system.

For more information, check out the UC Walks flyer and the promotional video. For questions, please contact Nicole Vargas at (951) 827-5082 or at nicole.vargas@ucr.edu.

To register click here.

If you go:

  • Where: UCR Outdoor Track
  • When: May 16th
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

-Samantha Stanfill

Hispanic Community Invited to Explore the Sciences at UCR

Flyer with pictures of lab vile and bubbles

“Fiesta Familiar: Explorando la Ciencia Juntos” will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19

Spanish-speaking families are invited to get a taste of UCR’s programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields at a free community event held entirely in Spanish. The “Fiesta Familiar: Explorando la Ciencia Juntos” will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Student Recreation Center (SRC) MAC Gym, 800 West Linden St. Parking is free in UCR Lot 24 at Canyon Crest Drive and West Linden.

Children, teens, college students, and adults are invited to explore the sciences through 20 different activities. Participants can discover the smell of a galaxy and the sound of the sun, build their DNA, turn silver-colored coins golden, take part in an archeological dig, and much more. Participants can talk to scientists and take a campus tour in Spanish. There will be free snacks, telescope raffles, and prizes.

The event is sponsored by UCR’s Astronomy Division and Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center with support from the CNAS Dean’s Office and several other sponsors both on and off campus. For more information, please visit http://www.astro.ucr.edu/ciencia

Sarah Nightingale 

Alumni to Discuss Their Roles in State Government, Policymaking

A free seminar sponsored by UCR’s School of Public Policy will showcase the experiences of four women who work in various levels of state government and policymaking. The event, held Tuesday, May 8, from 6-7:30 p.m., is part of the school’s Policy @ Work series of professional development seminars designed to connect students with real-life practitioners of public policy.

Held in Room 1500 of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, the May 8 seminar will feature four panelists, two of whom are UCR alumni. They include:

  • Lizette Mata, deputy secretary of state, operations with the California Secretary of State
  • Lizette Navarette, who graduated from UCR with her bachelor’s degree in 2006 and now works as vice president of policy development for the Community College League of California
  • Rachel Gonzaga, who graduated from UCR with her bachelor’s degree in 2011 and her master’s degree in public policy in 2017 and now serves as district director for the California State Assembly’s 60th District
  • Laura Parra, a legislative advocate for the consulting firm DiMare, Brown, Hicks & Kessler

Tess Eyrich


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