Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 7, Number 3 | February 9, 2011

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After signing a memorandum of understanding that will lead to a $10 million gift to UC Riverside, Chinese inventor and businessman Winston Chung and Chancellor White shake hands as Reza Abbaschian, dean of the Bourns College of Engineering, looks on.
$10 Million Gift to Develop Sustainable Energy
Winston Chung, a Chinese battery technology scientist, inventor and entrepreneur, has expressed his intent to give $10 million to support clean battery power, solar energy and sustainable transportation research at the Bourns College of Engineering.
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John Smallwood: “People at Davis and Pacific asked me if I had any college eligibility left.”
The Half-Court Shot Seen ‘Round the World
A UCR staff member makes an incredible basketball shot and the video goes viral.
UC Riverside Director of Basketball Operations John Smallwood has been shooting backwards half-court shots since he was a student manager at Kansas State in the early 2000s, but never in front of more than a small collection of coaches, players and support staff.
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Hug Scotty, Break a Record
UC Riverside’s Scotty Highlander is in need of hugs — and plenty of them. He is calling on his friends to help him break the world record for the most number of hugs in one hour. Since everyone loves Scotty, that shouldn’t be too hard.
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Chancellor White to Host Town Hall Meeting
Chancellor Timothy P. White will host a Town Hall Meeting starting at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in HUB 302, where he will provide an update on the budget.
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UC Students, Faculty Transported from Egypt
Nineteen University of California students, along with a team of archeologists, faculty and a parent, have been transported from Egypt since the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory for the region, university officials announced earlier this month.
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Annual CHASS Lectures Series Focuses on War
CHASS’ annual theme lecture series continues tomorrow with “Hidden in Plain Sight: War, Camouflage, and Artifice in Mid-century Los Angeles” by Jason Weems, assistant professor of art.
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Moses Plays Key Role in Development of Center on Racial Studies
The University of California has launched a Center for New Racial Studies (UCCNRS), and UCR anthropology professor Yolanda Moses played a key role in its development as a member of the steering committee.
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Above: Thomas Baldwin during his visit to Ramona High School. Below: Baldwin and a Ramona High School student in the AVID program talk about education.
Baldwin to Local High School Students: Education Rules
Thomas O. Baldwin, the dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, took time out from his busy schedule to visit Ramona High School in Riverside on Jan. 28. His goal was to encourage students to pursue a four-year college education in the sciences.
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