Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 7, Number 2 | January 26, 2011

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Features & News

Governor Proposes $500 Million Cut to the UC
Even as they mobilize advocacy efforts to blunt state budget cuts, university leaders are quickly planning how to absorb them.
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Chancellor Timothy White thanks staff members who came in during the holiday break to protect the campus from heavy rains.
’Twas the Flood Before Christmas and Staff Saved the Day
A deluge of rain washed out agricultural fields, threatened the campus electrical grid and leaked water onto freshly mopped floors right before the holiday break. About 250 of UCR’s support staff, including trades people, custodians and grounds people, kept working, even when it interrupted their own family gatherings.
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Students Clamor to Attend UCR
For the first time in more than two decades no students will be admitted via the referral pool.
This year a record-breaking 34,290 students applied for admission to the campus, well over the UC system average increase of 5.7 percent for freshmen and 6.3 percent for transfer applicants.
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Raul Ruiz
Coachella Valley Physician Joins UCR Medical School
Raul Ruiz, an emergency physician in the Coachella Valley and founder and director of the Coachella Valley Healthcare Initiative, has been appointed Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Partnerships in the UCR School of Medicine.
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UC Releases First Accountability Report on Staff
Staff at the University of California are critical to its success, but unless UC proactively addresses issues of an aging workforce, compensation, and leadership development, the quality and service of employees could suffer in the coming years and UC may find itself unprepared to face the challenges ahead.
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Juan Felipe Herrera
Poet Herrera Elected to Prestigious Board
Celebrated poet Juan Felipe Herrera, professor and holder of the Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair in creative writing, has been elected to the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets. Previous chancellors of the prestigious literary organization have included poets Marianne Moore, W.H. Auden, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, Robert Penn Warren and James Merrill.
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W. Murcott mandarin (left) and Tango (right).
Look for Tasty Tango Mandarins in the Produce Aisle
Tango, the first commercial crop of a new mandarin variety created by UCR scientists is expected to appear in produce aisles soon. The fruit has a deep orange color, easy-peel rind and tangy-sweet flavor. Best of all, it is virtually seedless.
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Linda Vida, the director of the WRCA, checks boxes from the Water Resources Center Archives as they arrive on campus.
Western Water-resource Collection Makes its Move
UCR is now home to a significant portion of the nationally acclaimed Water Resources Center Archives (WRCA), which began its move this month from Northern California, at UC Berkeley, to its new home in Southern California at UCR and Cal State University San Bernardino.
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