ASP & Community News


Consider this a permanent openinvitation to our exciting mix of academic, cultural and social events. Celebrate unique traditions at the Nigerian Student Association Culture Show, connect with faculty at our annual Black Faculty/Staff Meet and Greet, expand your skills at the African/Black Coalition Conference, and make friends at our well-attended Block Party and Spring Splash after parties. Every event is another chance to grow as a well-rounded scholar and make one more perfect memory.

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Please note: Events are subject to change. All events are open to ALL UCR students, staff and faculty.

Students at Black Graduation
Black Graduation

Black Highlanders have not only established themselves as the student group most likely to graduate from UCR, they havemadeour annual BlackGraduationone of the most moving and meaningful events on campus. Learn more about Black Graduation.



UCR Senior Accepted at Nine Medical Schools

Student-Made Suicide Prevention Video Wins First Prize in Statewide Contest

Commencement Stories — Alwail Ring

Civ Rights Pioneer Carlotta Walls LaNier to Speaks at UC Riverside

UCR Grad Shows Promise as Engineer

African-American Students of the University of California Ask for Changes

UCR Honors 40th Anniversary of African Student Programs During Black History Month

A Convention in Indiana Inspires UCR Engineering Students to Keep Their Eyes on the Prize

UCR African-American Students Are Staying and Succeeding

UC Riverside Black History Month Celebrations

Occupation: Student — a 1969 UCR Promotional Video

African Black Coalition Conference

African American Students Thrive with High Graduation Rates at UC Riverside

Black Grad Goes Viral

UC Riverside Ranks Among Nation's Best in Promoting African American Student Success, Study Finds

University of California, Riverside a National Leader in African American Graduation Rates

Ballerina Misty Copeland Speaks of Importance of Diversity, Determination at UCR Talk

Technology Can Foster Unity, Says Ghana President John Dramani Mahama in UCT Talk

  • Watch President Mahama’s presentation.

Ghanaian President Mahama Speaks on Technology Bridging Cultural Divides in Talk at UCR

The Least Celebrated, by Most Successful, Colleges for Graduating Low-Income Black Students

UC Riverside: Program Aims to Close Racial Gap in Science Education

Student-Made Suicide Prevention Video Wins First Prize in Statewide Contest

Author Rebecca Skloot to Present Free Public Lecture at UCR as Part of Immortality Project Lecture Series

The Ethics of Medical Research: An Evening with the Lacks Family

UC Riverside to Host Second Annual Inland Empire Black Health Expo

UC Berkley Administrator Ron Coley Headed to UC Riverside

UCR Students Still the Largest Group of City Year Corps Members Working to Increase Graduation Rates in Poor Urban Schools

Nigerian American UCR Student Profiled in The Voice

UCR Campus and Community to Celebrate Life and Legacy of MLK

UCR Freshman Adanna Duru Makes Top 11 on 'American Idol'

Shola Lynnch – UCR Alumnus and Filmmaker

Medical School Officer and UCR Alumnus Appointed to Lead UCR Health

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