Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 6, Number 13 | July 14, 2010

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Top: Mary Longtin, arts facilities, access and schedule coordinator, stands amidst items relocated to the performance lab. Above: Pianos were moved to the Arts building’s performance lab. Left: Student workers Kevin Choi and Belen Chacon pack up records.
Broken Pipe Causes Flooding in Campus Buildings
Leak detectors installed after a flood in 2008 brought help quickly.
The basements of two campus buildings — the Arts building and Hinderaker Hall — were flooded June 30 when a 10-inch water main broke in an underground utility tunnel. Air conditioning in those two buildings, plus Humanities and CHASS Interdisciplinary, was off for a short time, but was restored within about 24 hours.
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UCOP Answers Questions About the Effects of National Health Care
Since President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care Education Reconciliation Act in March, UC faculty and staff have been asking questions about how the health care reform laws will affect their UC-sponsored medical insurance. We sat down with Mark Esteban, director of benefits programs in UC Human Resources, to talk about the health reform law and its impact on UC’s benefits.
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Grants Boost Campus Research on Tobacco-related Disease
Tobacco-related disease kills more people worldwide than any other single factor. To help address this problem, UCR has received six grants from the UC Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, (TRDRP) totaling approximately $860,000.
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Grant Aims to Increase Diversity of Librarians
The UCR Libraries have been awarded a $974,259 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to recruit 25 non-degreed employees from Inland Empire libraries who want to pursue a Master of Library and Information Science degree. The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant is designed to increase the number of under-represented minorities in the pool of librarians and improve library services in the region, said UCR Librarian Ruth Jackson. UCR will match the grant with $241,587 in library staff time to administer the three-year project.
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