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LIVING THE PROMISE EVENT SERIES

UCR Campaign Celebration Weekend

February 18 – 20, 2021

Step beyond the limits of physical space to enjoy this one-of-a-kind series of free, fascinating, joy-inspired happenings as together we mark a milestone moment in UCR history.

Read more in the Winter 2021 UCR Magazine issue

 

 

6:00 P.M. THURSDAY

February 18, 2021

FUTURE PERFECT: A CONVERSATION WITH LEVAR BURTON

Join our distinguished guest speaker, celebrated actor, director, and producer LeVar Burton, for a lively, interactive dialog on the power of imagination and the promise of creating a better educated and more inclusive world.

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Our host, Nalo Hopkinson, is an award-winning author and UCR professor of creative writing. She was recently named the 37th Damon Knight Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
 

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Also visit UCR Writer’s Week (Feb 13 & 16–20, 2021), the longest-running free literary event in California, to explore more about Nalo’s work and to enjoy inspired, thought-provoking readings from UCR’s powerhouse creative writing faculty.

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Explore more: UCR is home to the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy, one of the world's largest collections of science fiction, fantasy, horror, utopian literature and related genres.

 

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10:00 A.M. FRIDAY
Friday, February 19, 2021

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THE WORLD-SHAPING POWER OF PHILANTHROPY

Through this series of fast-paced, engaging TEDx-style talks, enjoy a tantalizing glimpse into the future of health, sustainability, medicine, and more. Then join several of our pioneering UCR faculty for a dynamic, live exploration of many the ways philanthropic seed funding transforms lives and leads to breakthrough discoveries. 

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William Grover, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, and Hollis Woodard, Assistant Professor of Entomology

SAVING THE PLANET…ONE BEE AT A TIME

Explore how today, UCR’s world-renowned entomologists and engineers are teaming up to save bee species everywhere…and with them, our planet, our food supply, and our future.

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Katherine Stavropoulos, Assistant Professor of Special Education

BABY YODA AND YOUR BRAIN

Discover more about the dynamics of cute aggression, which is the urge to squeeze, pinch, or bite very cute things.

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Byron Ford, Professor of Biomedical Sciences

TRAINING PHYSICIANS OF THE FUTURE

Discover how the UCR School of Medicine is revolutionizing medical education in the U.S. and empowering a new generation of physicians and researchers.

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EMCEE: Thomas Smith, Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

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Chancellors of UC Riverside Timothy P. White, France Córdova, Raymond L. Orbach, and Kim Wilcox
 

3:00 P.M. FRIDAY
February 19, 2021

BEYOND BRILLIANT: UCR AND THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Emceed by Chancellor Kim Wilcox, this historic, enlightening conversation on the future of American higher education will shine a light on UCR’s influence as America’s fastest-rising university. Our powerhouse panel of distinguished higher education thought-leaders features former Chancellors of UC Riverside Timothy P. White, France Córdova, and Raymond L. Orbach.

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5:30 P.M. FRIDAY
February 19, 2021

SUNSHINE IN A GLASS! A CITRUS MIXOLOGY HAPPY HOUR

Time to craft, sip, and savor delicious libations in this one-of-a-kind virtual happy hour. Join members of the UCR Alumni Association, emcee Rickerby Hinds, and special guest Tracy Kahn, for a delightful mix of cocktail demonstrations, alumni trivia, and fun facts about UCR’s world-renowned citrus research.

Participants must be 21 and older.

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Our host, UCR Alumni Association Board member, Rickerby Hinds, is a professor of playwriting at UC Riverside. An accomplished playwright, screenwriter, and producer, he is the winner of three NAACP Theatre Awards and host of UCR’s podcast The Creator State.


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Our featured speaker, Tracy Kahn, is Curator and Endowed Chair of the UC Riverside Givaudan Citrus Variety Collection.

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6:00 P.M. SATURDAY
February 20, 2021

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE: A TOAST TO UCR

Join our campus community, generous donors, and Highlander alumni across the globe for this dazzling, multimedia celebration of Living the Promise, UCR’s ambitious and successful $300 million campaign. Through inspirational storytelling, beautiful imagery, and a live toast event led by Chancellor Kim Wilcox, you’ll experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this exceptional institution that is impacting the world in extraordinary ways.

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7:00 P.M. SATURDAY
February 20, 2021

WINTER SOULSTICE: A VIRTUAL R&B CONCERT

Hosted by the Associated Students Program Board (ASPB), Highlander students, alumni, and all lovers of R&B are invited to join the fun at one of UCR’s biggest dance parties of the year.

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UCR is on the Rise! See how much we've grown!

Explore the many ways our campus has transformed and expanded since our Living the Promise campaign first began. Thanks to careful stewardship, thoughtful strategic planning, increased academic ranking, and generous philanthropic investments by our many supporters, UCR’s remarkable growth continues.  See for yourself by way of our 360 degree VR videos, online campus tours, and more.

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UC RIVERSIDE CAMPUS TOUR IN 360°, 8K, 3D

We invite you to see campus on your own terms, as you immerse yourself in a 360-video experience of the sights, sounds, and spirit that is UC Riverside.

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ONLINE VIRTUAL SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES TOURS

We invite you to see campus on your own terms, as you immerse yourself in a 360-video experience of the sights, sounds, and spirit that is UC Riverside.

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UC RIVERSIDE FROM THE AIR

See why the University of California, Riverside, is America’s fastest rising university, seeing dramatic increases in rankings, reputation, research, and student success.

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UCR HOUSING PROJECTS

The first phase of the North District student housing project, which will provide 1502 beds in apartment-style units.

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UCR STUDENTS SUCCESS CENTER

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox celebrates the "topping out" of the new Student Success Center as the last beam is lowered into place.

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UCR THE NEW BARN

Explore UC Riverside’s iconic dining and entertainment venue, “The Barn,” in a new video that reveals its dramatic change, now complete after almost two years of construction.

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