Gallery: Riverside — University of California (UCR)

Gallery: Riverside — University of California (UCR)

Established by the University of California in 1907 at the base of Mount Rubidoux as the Citrus Experiment Station, the present day campus for UC Riverside began with the building of a new Citrus Station in 1917 about 5 miles to the east (at the base of Box Springs Mountain). In 1948, planning began to expand the CES into a…

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Diverse plants, scenery at UC Riverside’s Botanic Gardens

Diverse plants, scenery at UC Riverside’s Botanic Gardens

Note: The following write-up by us on UCR’s Botanic Gardens first appeared on Things To Do InlandEmpire.com. Nestled within 40 hilly acres on the eastern edge of the University of California at Riverside campus, the UCR Botanic Gardens is one of the Inland region’s best-kept secrets. With four miles of self-guided walking paths and over 3,500 plant species from around…

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Out & About – 12/2/2011

Out & About – 12/2/2011

A short visit to UC Riverside on Friday afforded us some time to take a few photos. Initially established at the base* of Mount Rubidoux in downtown Riverside in 1907, the seeds for present-day UCR began when the Citrus Experiment Station — forerunner to UCR — relocated a few miles east to the base* of Box Springs Mountain in 1918….

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Inland Southern California’s mid-century architecture

Inland Southern California’s mid-century architecture

A recent trip to Palm Springs reminded us of that city’s sizable collection of mid-century modern architecture, including the former Coachella Valley Savings & Loan building pictured above. Designed by E. Stewart Williams, the building is an excellent example of modern bank design from the 1960s. We’ll explore some of these desert gems at a later date. But the two-day…

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Medical school for UCR receives approval

Medical school for UCR receives approval

Final approval was given this past week by the University of California for what will become the state’s sixth UC medical school. Set to open in 2012 at UC Riverside, the new school will be the first public medical school established in California in over 40 years and will build upon the current UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences…

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UCR moves up in rankings

UCR moves up in rankings

Rising seven spots from last year, the University of California at Riverside continues its upward climb in the latest rankings of the nation’s top higher-learning institutions as compiled by Washington Monthly. The #15 ranking is another indication that UCR — and the UC system in general — remains one of the top public educational institutions in the nation. But this…

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UC Riverside: Citrus king

UC Riverside: Citrus king

This year marks the 100th anniversary for UC Riverside’s Citrus Experiment Station, which began as a tiny outpost at the foot of Mt. Rubidoux in 1907. Over the years, the station has grown in both scope and acclaim: UC Riverside scientists have developed some best-selling fruits, including the Oroblanco grapefruit-pummelo hybrid, with its surprisingly sweet taste, and the tangy Gold…

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Regents endorse med school for UCR

Regents endorse med school for UCR

A planned medical school for UC Riverside cleared an important hurdle last week as the Regents for the University of California approved initial plans for what would become the state’s sixth UC medical school and first new one in over 40 years. The unanimous endorsement by the Regents means UCR can continue finalizing its plan as well as hire a…

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Endorsement boosts proposed med school

Endorsement boosts proposed med school

A proposed medical school for UC Riverside received an important endorsement this week as an advisory group recommended the continuation of planning to the UC Regents: Rory Hume, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and co-chairman of an advisory group to UC President Robert Dynes, told a UC Board of Regents’ committee meeting at UC San Francisco-Mission Bay…

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UC Riverside given high marks

UC Riverside given high marks

California’s UC campuses, including UC Riverside, each earned high marks in a recent college guide issued by Washington Monthly. Promoted as a counter-list of sorts to the one produced by U.S. News and World Report — which weighs heavily toward private institutions — the Washington Monthly list ranks 245 national universities according to three primary categories: performance as an engine…

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