Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 7, Number 14 | August 17, 2011

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ďIn these tough economic times, it is even more important to bring us together so that we celebrate the work we do on campus and embrace the fact that we are all part of the UCR family,Ē Steve Lerer, 2011-12 Staff Assembly president.
New Staff Assembly President Takes the Reins
Since coming to work at UC Riverside three years ago, Steve Lerer has made the campus his home. Itís that commitment that led him to become involved with the campusí Staff Assembly, an organization that works for the good of UCR staff. In 2010-11 he was elected chair of standing committees.
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Top to bottom: Lan Duong, Michelle Raheja, and Karen Wilson.
Three Chosen to Receive Fulbright Fellowships
Three CHASS scholars have been awarded Fulbright fellowships for international study and research in Vietnam, Norway, Nigeria and Ghana in 2011-12. They are Lan Duong, assistant professor of media and cultural studies; Michelle Raheja, associate professor of English; and Karen Wilson, assistant director of the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts.
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Faculty Honored By Academic Senate
The Academic Senate has announced the recipients of their annual awards.
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Revision to Layoff Policy Under Review
UC is proposing to revise the systemwide layoff policy for staff employees. As with all such policy revisions, UC employees are invited to comment on the proposed changes.
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From left, Penn State President Graham Spanier, NCAA President Mark Emmert and UC Riverside Chancellor Tim White at a press conference Wednesday following the conclusion of the NCAA DI presidential retreat.
Chancellor White Participates in Retreat on NCAA Reform
UC Riverside Chancellor Timothy P. White was one of 54 university presidents, conference commissioners and athletic directors who participated in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Presidential Retreat on Aug. 9-10 in Indianapolis.
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Washing Away Good and Bad Luck
Do people believe good and bad luck can be washed away? Yes, according to an advanced online publication in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, which was co-authored by Rami Zwick, a marketing professor in the School of Business Administration.
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Working Smarter Initiative Hits First Year Goal
The University of California has created $157 million in systemwide administrative efficiencies over the past year, putting its Working Smarter initiative on track to achieve $500 million in positive fiscal impact over five years. Results of the program were presented at the regents meeting July 14 by Nathan Brostrom, executive vice president for business operations, and Peter Taylor, UCís chief financial officer.
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