Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 7, Number 9 | May 11, 2011

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Features & News

Chancellor White: He’s the Boss!
Chancellor White’s appearance on “Undercover Boss” spotlights the campus.
The UCR episode of “Undercover Boss” on CBS May 1 was seen by approximately eight million people and created a flurry of interest in the campus, judging from letters, comments on social media and phone calls.
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Mavis Washington, left, and Ray Dalke
Former UCR Coach, Athlete Inducted into the Sport Hall of Fame
Two sports greats from UC Riverside’s past — Mavis Washington and Ray Dalke — are among the seven outstanding athletes who will be inducted into the Riverside Sport Hall of Fame on Sunday, May 15.
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Chancellor Tells CUC About Importance of Higher Education
Today, the Citizen’s University Committee helps to ensure that UC Riverside continues on in the creation of the new School of Medicine, and provides student scholarships through determined fundraising efforts. UCR Chancellor Timothy P. White reflected on this long association at a gathering of the committee in the University Extension center, and noted to the 200 local leaders in attendance that the current budget issues facing California had the potential to undo more than a century of partnership that has made the entire UC system the world’s finest public university.
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Town Hall Meeting to be Held on June 3
Chancellor Timothy P. White will host a Town Hall meeting starting at 12:10 p.m. Friday, June 3 in HUB 302, where he will provide an update on the budget. There is no town hall session in May.
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The School of Medicine Research building.
School of Medicine Building Gets Green Award
The School of Medicine Research building, which opened in March, has won a sustainable design award in a competition against public colleges and universities in California.
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Graduate Student Wins First Prize for Paper
Patrick Todd, a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy, has won first prize in the paper competition for the 2010 St. Thomas Summer Seminar, sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. He received a $1,000 award for his paper, “Soft Facts and Ontological Dependence.”
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Staff Assembly Offers Opportunities, Activities
UCR’s Staff Assembly has several events and activities coming up in the next few weeks.
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Chancellor Timothy P. White, Duane Roberts, Kelly Roberts, Tamar Shinar, Ladeira Poonian, Naveen Poonian and Dean Reza Abbaschian
Poonian Chair Created
The Bourns College of Engineering has created and filled an endowed faculty position in computer science and engineering thanks to a gift from the keepers of Riverside’s Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.
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Center Publishes First Book
The Young Oak Kim Center has published its first book, “Unsung Hero: The Story of Colonel Young Oak Kim.” The book is an English translation of the Korean title “The Beautiful Hero Young Oak Kim,” which was written by award-winning journalist Woo Sung Han. Edward T. Chang, professor of ethnic studies and director of the UCR center, translated the book.
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Self-fulfilling Leadership Behavior
American companies and organizations spend billions of dollars every year on leadership training for their managers. To improve job performance they ought instead to focus on what managers believe about their employees, a UCR study shows. How leaders view their employees tends to become a self-fulfilling prophecy, concludes Thomas Sy, assistant professor of psychology and a longtime business leadership consultant.
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