University of California, Riverside facts for kids

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University of California, Riverside
Motto Fiat lux (Latin)
Motto in English Let there be light
Established 1954
Type Land-grant
Public research university
Parent institution University of California
Academic affiliation APLU
Endowment $251 million (2018)
Budget $1.062 billion (2016-2017)
Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox
Provost Cynthia Larive
Academic staff 1,638
Admin. staff 1,938
Students 23,922 (2018)
Undergraduates 20,581 (2018)
Postgraduates 3,341 (2018)
Location Riverside & Palm Desert, California, United States
Campus Suburban (Riverside)
Rural (Palm Desert)
1,931 acres (781 ha) in total
Academic term Quarter
Colors Sky blue and Gold
Nickname Highlanders
Mascot Scotty Highlander
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The University of California, Riverside (UCR or UC Riverside), is a public research university in Riverside, California. It is part of the University of California system.

Notable people


  • Chris Albani: author, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Reza Aslan: author, researcher, member of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • John Baez: physicist, researcher focused on loop quantum gravity
  • Barry Barrish: physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate
  • Mike Davis: historian, MacArthur Fellows Program recipient
  • Steve Erickson: author
  • Edwin Gaustad: historian, President of the American Society of Church History
  • Gail Hanson: physicist, Panofsky Prize winner
  • Nalo Hopkinson: author, World Fantasy Award recipient
  • Laila Lalami: author, American Book Awards recipient
  • Robert Nisbet: sociologist
  • Robert Rosenthal: psychologist, Guggenheim Fellowship recipient
  • Richard Schrock: chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate
  • Jane Smiley: author, Pulitzer Prize recipient
  • Harry Scott Smith: entomologist
  • Susan Straight: author, Edgar Award recipient
  • Karl Taube: archeologist, researchs pre-Columbian civilization

Coordinates: 33°58′32″N 117°19′52″W / 33.97556°N 117.33111°W / 33.97556; -117.33111

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