Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 6, Number 17 | October 27, 2010

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Features & News

State Budget Hot Topic at Campus Town Hall Meeting
The news is generally good for UCR but some uncertainty remains.
Chancellor Timothy P. White reported at a Town Hall meeting last week that the state budget ďoverall, was very good to UC, especially relative to other state entities.Ē
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Top: Jonathan Green, ARTSblock executive director, and Frances Culver, who with her late husband, Tony gave $5 million to launch the Culver Center project, prepare to celebrate the centerís grand opening; Bottom: Karen Wilson performed during the event.
A Center for the Arts in the Heart of the City
Amid the sweet sound of jazz, fiery flamenco music and dance, and hip-hop theater, more than 300 guests celebrated the grand opening of the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts and re-opening of the Sweeney Art Gallery in downtown Riverside on Oct. 9.
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Employees Urged to Take a Look at New Health Care Options
Failure to consider two new plans could result in significantly higher monthly medical premiums.
Itís open enrollment time now through Nov. 23 and UC employees are being asked to take a close look at new options, which include two new health care plans and the extension of coverage for children up to age 26.
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Enrollment at UC Riverside Grows by 6.7 Percent
Figures released last week show that as the third week of instruction ended UCRís enrollment stood at 20,746, a number that represents a 6.7 percentage growth over last year. Itís the first year that the campus has more than 20,000 students.
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UCR Leads in Pell Grants, Providing Accessible Education
UCR enrolls more students, on a percentage basis, who depend on federal, need-based Pell Grants than any of the nationís top 100 universities ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
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Working Community College Students Need Better Support
Most students enrolled in U.S. community colleges must work, making completion of degree and certificate programs difficult. At the same time, Americaís community colleges are the least financially equipped to help these students, who typically are nontraditional learners challenged with balancing their roles as bread-winner, caregiver and student.
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British Consul-General Dame Barbara Hay and Chancellor Timothy White enjoy tea as they discuss plans to honor Henry Snyder.
UCR Historian Honored by British Government
British Consul-General Dame Barbara Hay and Chancellor Timothy White enjoy tea as they discuss plans to honor Henry Snyder.
A representative of Queen Elizabeth II presented the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire medal to Henry Snyder, UCR professor of history emeritus, in Los Angeles on Oct. 16. The award, which is presented to few individuals outside the United Kingdom, was announced by the queen last December.
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