Healthy Campus Initiative Launches Instagram Site


The UCR Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) has launched its Instagram page, @ucrhealthycampus. From healthy tips to special event information, @ucrhealthycampus is a digital hub for all things health and wellness.

The HCI invests in improving the health and quality of life of UCR’s campus community. HCI has formed partnerships with staff, faculty, students, and the community to develop, implement, and institutionalize policies and environments essential for sustainable behavior change.

Samantha Stanfill

It’s Time to Register for the 17th Annual César E. Chávez 5K

UCR’s César E. Chávez 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, April 7, from 7:30-11 a.m. The event was created to celebrate the legacy of labor leader and civil rights activist César E. Chávez and support student scholarships at UCR. Participants can sign up as individuals or recruit co-workers and friends/family to assemble a team. To download a registration form, fundraising sponsor form, or for more information, visit Register online at

If you go:

  • Date: April 7th
  • Time: 7:30 A.M. to 11 A.M.
  • Where: UC Riverside

R'Garden Planting Days

The R’ Garden and the Office of Student Life are collaborating on Planting Days throughout March, to address food insecurity on campus.

The R’ Garden will be expanding by 1.5 acres to grow specifically for the R’ Pantry and students on campus.

In order to take advantage of the season and to be able to harvest the most food possible before the end of the school year, they need to plant as many transplants as possible in the next few weeks. With this in mind, they are calling on volunteers to help with planting over 25,000 transplants. Come find out more about the R’ Garden, the R’ Pantry, and how the campus is working to address food security issues on campus. They will be planting tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, herbs & more!

What to bring: hats, refillable water bottles, closed-toe shoes, sun block & sunglasses.

All who sign up to participate will receive a free “UCR Volunteer” T-shirt (while supplies/sizes last) and organizers will provide water and snacks for all volunteers.

Parking will be available in section 3 of lot 30 near the R’ Garden. Please find the flyer attached.

If You Go:

-When: Saturday, March 17th, and Saturday, March 24th

-Time: 9 A.M to Noon


-More Information: Planting Day Flyer 

Annual Sautter Award Program now Open for Nominations

Participate in an opportunity for The University of California to honor its own IT innovators! The systemwide award program was established in the memory of UCR’s own AVC for Computing and Communications, Larry Sautter, and encourages and recognizes innovators in the deployment of information technology conducting the University’s business.

Applications are now being accepted through May 18, 2018. The award program is sponsored by the UC IT Leadership Council (ITLC).

Awards recognize technology projects that demonstrate ITLC priorities, including innovation, collaboration and operational efficiency, and those that advance UC’s teaching, research, health care and public service missions.The program is open to faculty and staff from all UC campuses and medical centers. Teams or individuals who have implemented an innovative IT project at UC in the last three years are encouraged to submit an application for an award.

The program presents up to three Golden Awards, two Silver Awards, and five honorable mentions. Award recipients will be announced at the UC Computing Services Conference, Aug. 13–15, 2018, at UC Davis.

Details about applying for the award are provided on the Sautter Award Program website.


Riverside to Host Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History

More than 800 scholars and students will descend upon Riverside next week to attend the American Society for Environmental History’s annual meeting. Held at the Riverside Convention Center (3637 5th St.) from March 14-18, this year’s event, “Environment, Power, and Justice,” will feature a series of workshops, panel sessions, presentations, and expert-led field trips to various historical sites throughout Southern California, including Crystal Cove State Park, the California Citrus State Historic Park, and the Huntington Library.

UCR’s David Biggs, associate professor of history and public policy, will deliver welcome remarks during an opening reception at UCR ARTSblock the evening of Wednesday, March 14. Biggs will also co-lead field trips to the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base, one of the largest military bases on the West Coast and home to one of the last remaining stretches of undeveloped California coastline, and Joshua Tree National Park.

Additional UCR faculty slated to participate in the conference’s activities include Catherine Gudis, associate professor of history and director of the university’s public history program; Jade Sasser, assistant professor of gender and sexuality studies; Philipp Lehmann, assistant professor of history; Jason Weems, associate professor of art history; and Ademide Adelsui-Adeluyi, assistant professor of history. Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Cynthia K. Larive, meanwhile, will deliver closing comments during the event’s concluding reception, held the evening of Saturday, March 17.

Over the course of the conference’s four days, scholars will explore centuries of interactions between humans and the natural world; topics to be covered are as wide-ranging as the borderlands of the Western United States, urban agriculture, and the environmental history of pipelines.

This year marks the first time since 1982 that the event, which is co-sponsored by UCR and the Claremont Colleges, will be held in Southern California. Interested parties can register here.

Tess Eyrich 

UCR To Host Screening of Food Evolution

The community is invited to a free public screening of Food Evolution, a science-based investigation into the controversy of GMOs that is narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the film’s producer and director, Academy Award nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy.

The screening will be on Friday, March 16 from 4-7 p.m. at The Barn. Space is limited. RSVP by March 12 to

Other panelists include: Allison Van Eenennaam, CE Specialist, Animal Genomics & Biotechnology, UC Davis; Tom Delfino, Executive Director California Citrus Nursery Society; Norm Ellstrand, Distinguished Professor of Genetics, Johnson Chair, CAFE Director, UC Riverside. The moderator is Alan McHughen, CE Biotechnology Specialist and Geneticist, UC Riverside.

If You Go:

  • When: March 16
  • Time: 4 P.M.- 7 P.M.
  • Where: The Barn
  • RSVP by March 12 to


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