Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 7, Number 15 | September 21, 2011

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Clockwise from top right: Workers carve lines and smooth seams on a new concrete pathway between the Student Services Building and the Barn; construction signage at the corner of Big Springs and Valencia Hill roads on the east side of campus; construction
Campus Construction Keeps Builders Busy
The track renovation is one of four major campus construction projects that have kept work crews busy throughout the summer. The others include the new Glen Mor 2 student apartments, the remodeling of the Statistics-Computing Building into the School of Medicine Education Building, and the replacement of paving stones with concrete at the HUB.
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School of Medicine to Operate Health Professions Center
The advising center for undergraduates interested in health professions such as medicine and pharmacy is now being managed by the School of Medicine. Formerly known as the Medical and Health Careers Program, the renamed Health Professions Advising Center will continue to serve students from any major from its current location on the first floor of Pierce Hall.
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UCR Ranks Fifth in the Nation for Adding Public Value
UC Riverside climbed to fifth among the nationís universities and colleges in rankings published in the September issue of the Washington Monthly College Guide. Several other UC campuses were in the top echelon of a ranking based on measures of benefits to students and to society through research, the social mobility a degree provides to students, and service students and the university provide to many communities.
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Human Resources Makes Changes to Salary-setting Policy
Human Resources has expanded the authority to set salaries in organizational units under the approval of the dean, vice chancellor or unit head. Revised Local Procedure 30, Salary, can be viewed at: The effective date is Oct. 1.
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The goldspotted oak borer.
Devastating Bug Travels on Firewood
A catastrophic infestation of the goldspotted oak borer, which has killed more than 80,000 oak trees in San Diego County in the last decade, might be contained by controlling the movement of oak firewood from that region, according to researchers at UCR.
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Liquor Store Density/Youth Homicide Linked
Violent crime could be reduced significantly if policymakers at the local level limit the number of neighborhood liquor stores and ban the sale of single-serve containers of alcoholic beverages, according to separate studies led by UCR researchers.
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