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UC Riverside Invites Potential Graduate Students To Campus Preview Day

Saturday Workshops and Tours Provided by Faculty, Staff and Current Students

(November 7, 2002)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. Nov. 7, 2002 — Discover the life-changing possibilities of research and teaching at a major research university at the University of California, Riverside’s Graduate Preview Day, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

Faculty, staff and current graduate students will offer assistance on how to apply for and finance a graduate-level education, as well as information about specific programs in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and the Bourns College of Engineering. Activities begin in the Commons Cafeteria with a welcome from Chancellor France Córdova. Lunch and prizes will be included during the event. Participants can park at no charge in Lot 1.

UC Riverside offers 50 master’s degree programs and 39 Ph.D. programs and in recent years has added new masters and doctoral programs in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Environmental Sciences, and Neuroscience, as well as MFA programs in Creative Writing and Dance.

“Research and the granting of the Ph.D. is at the core of the University of California mission,” said Larry Zahn, an associate dean in the Graduate Division. “With the rapid growth of the campus, we are looking for more graduate-level students who are interested in working with the distinguished faculty who have been drawn to UC Riverside.”

UC Riverside offers an exceptional environment for graduate students interested in a supportive, collegial learning environment with nationally and internationally recognized faculty dedicated to the highest standards in research, teaching and public service. The University Library is a focal point for research and study. Its collections include 2,081,146 volumes, 12,444 serial subscriptions and 1,672,042 microforms housed in four facilities: the Tómas Rivera Library (serving the humanities, arts and social sciences), the Science Library, the Music Library and the Media Library.

Additional information is available from Kat Harvey or Maria Franco-Aguilar at (909) 787-3680. Register at


The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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