Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 7, Number 8 | April 27, 2011

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Chancellor Timothy  P. White (left); “Pete” (right).
Chancellor White: Our Undercover Boss
Chancellor White trades his suit and tie to experience life as “Pete” on the frontlines of his campus, on the season finale of “Undercover Boss.”
The mission seemed impossible. Take the leader of a public research university and hide him in plain sight for a week. But the mission was a success and the campus will be featured on the second season finale of the hit CBS reality show “Undercover Boss,” 9 p.m. Sunday, May 1.
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Give Your Tartan Soul to UCR
UC Riverside’s Student Life office is asking staff and faculty to give their Tartan Soul when they come to work each day.
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Earth Week at UCR
Earth Week was held from April 18 to 22. UCR celebrated with various events, such as booths that displayed eco-friendly devices and performances that promoted healthy habits for the environment.
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Town Hall Meeting on June 3
Chancellor Timothy P. White will host a Town Hall Meeting starting at 12:10 p.m. May 12 in HUB 302, where he will provide an update on the budget.
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Faculty, Students Named Fulbright Scholars
Two faculty members and four students have been awarded prestigious Fulbright awards for international study and research, and an Indonesian scholar of Southeast Asian history will spend a year on the campus as a Fulbright scholar in residence for the 2011-12 academic year.
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Living the Promise Website Gets Webby Award
UC Riverside’s Living the Promise website has been named an official honoree by the 15th annual Webby Awards.
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Seventeen Students Get Fellowships from NSF
At a quarter past midnight on April 5, the National Science Foundation (NSF) e-mailed 2,000 U.S. graduate students notifying them that they had been awarded a coveted Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF).
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UCR Recognizes Innovative Teaching
The Academy of Distinguished Teachers hosted this year’s winners of the UCR Innovative Teaching Award — Professor Bahram Mobasher, from astronomy, and Professor Cynthia Larive, from chemistry.
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To Test or Not to Test
In a study of what motivates or discourages consumers from participating in direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, UC Riverside psychologists found that potential users of the tests were influenced by perceived benefits and barriers to testing, and anticipated regret over testing versus not testing.
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Reznick Elected to Prestigious Society
David Reznick, a professor of biology, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.
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Louis Santiago (left) and Fortino Morales in the lab.
Santiago in Program to Advance Excellence at Hispanic-serving Institutions
Louis Santiago, an assistant professor of botany and plant sciences and a member of the Center for Conservation Biology, has been selected to participate in the 2011 U.S. Department of Agriculture E. Kika de la Garza Fellowship program. As a fellow, he will be part of a network of leaders from academia, government and nonprofit organizations that work to advance the excellence of education at Hispanic-serving institutions.
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