Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 6, Number 15 | September 22, 2010

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Pictured clockwise from the top: The Barbara and Art Culver Center for the Arts facade, the Culver Screening Room, a pedal car installation and the Culver Atrium Gallery.
Culver Center Architecture Cultivates Copious Praise
When UC Riverside’s Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts opens on the downtown Riverside pedestrian mall in October, the historic Rouse Building will re-emerge as a high-profile structure where people will go to see and be seen. The 115-year-old building – which houses both the Culver Center and the UCR Sweeney Art Gallery – once was a high-end department store “where anybody who was anybody in Riverside went to shop,” said Taylor Louden, the historical architect who was part of a team that designed the restoration of the building.
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Chancellor’s Dinner Celebrates Excellence
UCR faculty and staff are invited to attend this year’s Chancellor’s Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 23, an event that benefits UCR students. In fact, the annual event is designed to increase the amount of merit scholarships available to allow the best and brightest scholars, artists, leaders and volunteers to pursue their academic dreams. Chancellor Timothy P. White, who has made increasing scholarship funds a priority for the campus, is hoping for a wide cross section of alumni, staff, faculty and community members to join him at the dinner, to be held at UCR’s Highlander Union Building.
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