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Living the Promise: Outstanding UCR graduate students share their thoughts on what “Living the Promise” means to them personally as scholars, leaders and members of the campus community.

Read more about Grappling with Race and Class after Hurricane Katrina

Like many UCR students, Ph.D. student Ian Breckenridge-Jackson hopes to make a difference in the world. As a volunteer in the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans he grappled with race and class inequality for the first time. That experience led him to co-found the Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum, an oral history project that is highlighted in Time magazine's 10-year anniversary coverage of Katrina.

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Read more about UCR Ranked No. 2, Again

Washington Monthly ranked UCR No. 2 among national universities for the third consecutive year. The magazine measures excellence on the basis of civic engagement, research, and social mobility. UCR's continued placement on Washington Monthly's top 10 list is confirmation that we are a national model for student success, and of the role our students are playing in transforming our communities.

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Other News at UCR Today

Sequencing the Barley Genome

Research expands knowledge of barley DNA, with implications for plant breeding.

Online Health

A study of how people use social media and online health forums may help reach underserved communities.

How Clean Is Your Spinach?

Leaf structure makes it tough to disinfect leafy green veggies, researchers discover.


Thursday, September 3
6–9 p.m.
The Riverside Arts Walk is a free monthly community event that celebrates the diversity of arts and culture in Riverside and the Inland Empire.

Beach Camp Multi-Sport Adventure

September 4–6
Bodyboard, Snorkel, Sandboard, and camp all by the Pacific! Sign up at the Outdoor Excursions Shop.

Xeriscape Design for the Home Gardener

October 22 at 6:00–8:30 p.m.
October 24 at 9:00 a.m.–Noon
Learn the basic concepts of good design such as form, function, balance, symmetry and common design errors.

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