Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 6, Number 18 | November 10, 2010

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Features & News

Council Created to Increase Inclusion
UC Riverside has formed a Council on Climate, Culture, and Inclusion to provide campus leadership with recommendations about best practices in creating a diverse and inclusive community.
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Sponsored Awards Total $115 Million for 2010-11
UCR brought in a record of $115 million in sponsored awards during 2009-10, a 27 percent increase over last yearís total of $90 million.
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Left to right: Andrť Quintero, Robert Del Grande and Rickerby Hinds show off their Alumni Awards of Distinction; Peggy and Arthur Littleworth, recipients of the UCR Medallion enjoy the evening; the HUB is lit up during the Chancellorís Dinner.
Chancellorís Dinner Lights up the Night
The second annual Chancellorís Dinner took place on Oct. 23 at the Highlander Union Building (HUB). Hosted by Chancellor Timothy P. White, the UCR Alumni Association and the UCR Foundation, funds raised during the event will benefit UC Riversideís existing scholarship and fellowship program.
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BCOE Faculty Awarded Competitive NSF Grants
Bourns College of Engineering assistant professors Akua Asa-Awuku and Elaine Haberer have been awarded the National Science Foundationís highly competitive Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering. These are the collegeís second and third BRIGE awards since the program began in 2008. Assistant Professor of Bioengineering Julia Lyubovitsky earned the award in 2009.
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Needs of Underrepresented Graduate Students Must Be Met
University faculty and academic administrators must consider the differing needs of underrepresented graduate students to attract them into academic careers, according to a recent report sponsored by UCRís California Community College Collaborative (C4).
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DVD Keeps the Songs Alive
The first DVD of secular songs that recall creation, family and other stories of Native American cultures in Southern California has been completed by a team of researchers led by Cliff Trafzer, professor of history and Costo Chair in Native American History.
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An adult red palm weevil sitting atop a cocoon.
Researchers Work on Stopping Ravenous Palm Pest
Scientists and growers met at UCR on Oct. 22 to address a potentially devastating new threat to Californiaís iconic palm trees: the red palm weevil.
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CNAS Advisors Meet, Urged to Become Advocates
On Oct. 7 the CNAS Board of Advisors, a consulting group for the dean on professional and scientific issues, includes prominent corporate, professional, and educational leaders, both alumni and nonalumni, met in the auditorium of UCRís Genomics Building.
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