Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 6, Number 19 | November 24, 2010

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Features & News

Eamonn Keogh, left, and Gustavo Batista demonstrate a sensor they built that they believe could help fight malaria.
An Unconventional Approach to Combat Malaria
Eamonn Keogh, a professor of computer science and engineering in the Bourns College of Engineering, was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for work that uses modified laser pointers purchased at a 99 cent store to combat malaria.
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UC Online Pilot Project Seeks Letters of Intent
UCOP has invited faculty to participate in a pilot project designed to test whether undergraduate online courses can be taught in a way that delivers UC-quality instruction. The project will involve as many as 25 for-credit courses offered in a wide array of disciplines. Faculty have until Dec. 13 to submit letters of intent stating their interest in developing and teaching an online course as part of UC’s Online Instruction Pilot Project. The university expects most courses selected for the project to be ready for student enrollment by January 2012.
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Medical School Defined on the Campus Map
An amendment to UCR’s 2005 Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) would place the School of Medicine on land that sits at the northeast corner of Iowa Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
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UCR Takes First in Corporate Games — Again
The City of Riverside Corporate Games is an Olympic-style competition that pits the city’s most prominent businesses and organizations in a show of brains and brawn. Other companies participating this year were Western Municipal Water District, Kaiser Permanente and the state of California.
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Application Makes it Easy to Twitter in a Whisper
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The Twitsper website, located at twitsper.cs.ucr.edu, helps users  get started with the UCR-created application.
Application Makes it Easy to Twitter in a Whisper
Twitsper, a new application created by computer science graduate students and professors at the Bourns College of Engineering, allows Twitter users to control who can view their tweets.
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NASA-funded Project to Educate Students in Climate Change
UCR has been awarded a three-year grant by NASA to develop innovative approaches for communicating climate change science to undergraduates and high school students in Southern California.
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Princeton Professor Speaks and Inspires
Outspoken Princeton Professor Cornel West encouraged students to be courageous, noncomformist and maladjusted to injustice in a meeting with 20 students and later in a lecture before an overflow crowd of about 850 in the HUB on Nov. 5.
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Favorite Fall Instructors Listed on Facebook
The results are in on a highly unscientific survey on UCR’s official Facebook page. The question “Who is your favorite instructor this fall?” drew several comments.
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