Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 7, Number 6 | March 23, 2011

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Features & News

Chancellor Outlines Budget Strategy
UC Riverside Chancellor Timothy P. White outlined a general strategy for implementation of budget cuts to the campus for fiscal year 2011-12, cuts that were the subject of discussion at the March meeting of the regents of the University of California.
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Japan Earthquake Big Enough to Rock UCR
The campus community is gathering to plan relief efforts for wide swaths of Japan devastated by an earthquake, a tsunami and nuclear power radiation.
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The School of Medicine Research Building, shortly before completion.
A Building for Health, a Healthy Building
The campus opens the School of Medicine building, which was designed to meet top sustainability standards.
The campus officially opened the recently completed School of Medicine Research Building last Friday.
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Yadong Yin, assistant professor of chemistry featured in Living the Promise, specializes in the research of artificial atoms.
Telling the Story of Impactful Research
The work done by UCR’s faculty everyday has echoes in the world, from new laws related to K-12 education to cleaner ways to power automobiles. Making that work visible is critical to the future of support and funding to the university.
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Children line-up with Scotty Highlander at the start of last year’s 1K kids run.
Annual Run/Walk Honors Cesar Chavez
UC Riverside Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs James Sandoval is, and he is hoping students and campus employees will join him during UC Riverside’s 10th Annual César E. Chávez 5K Run/Walk from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 2. The race begins at the bell tower.
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One of the two new lactation stations on campus.
Two Lactation Rooms Provide Comfort, Convenience
UC Riverside now has two lactation stations, one in Sproul Hall 2113 and the other in Pierce Hall 2214B to help new moms make an easier transition back to work.
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Short Title Catalog Gets Redesign
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded UCR a $48,500 planning grant to redesign the English Short Title Catalog, a searchable database of every known publication in the English-speaking world from the birth of the printing press in 1473 to 1800.
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Commuters More Skilled, Earn More
More than 41 percent of Riverside and San Bernardino county residents commute to work outside the region and those residents tend to have high-skilled jobs and earn more money, according to a report recently prepared by Beacon Economics for the UC Riverside School of Business Administration.
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Longevity Project Produces Surprising Results
Cheer up. Stop Worrying. Don’t Work so Hard. Good advice for a long life? In a groundbreaking study of personality as a predictor of longevity, Howard S. Friedman, distinguished professor of psychology, and Leslie R. Martin (UCR Ph.D. 1996), a La Sierra University psychology professor, found just the opposite.
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Visitors Explore Possibility of Sister City Partnership
Dennis Fitz, deputy director of the College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology, describes the atmospheric processes laboratory to visitors from Erlangen, Germany, who toured the facility March 7 as part of a five-day visit to explore the possibility of becoming a sister city with Riverside.
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