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News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 7, Number 19 | November 23, 2011

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Above: The plaque that will be on Chung Hall is unveiled by Bourns College of Engineering Dean Reza Abbaschian and Zhifan Zhong, president of Winston Battery Ltd. Below: The hall of lithium-ion batteries that will eventually provide electricity for the fi
Chung Hall to be Battery-Powered
Chinese battery pioneer donates $2.5 million worth of batteries that he developed and gives $600,000 for battery and clean-energy research.
UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering has renamed Engineering II after a Chinese battery inventor who has provided more than $13 million in support to the campus in the past year for clean energy research.
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Popular Holiday Buffet Returns
Food connoisseurs and gourmets rejoice. The annual holiday buffet will return to the Alumni and Visitors Center for two weeks from Dec. 5 through 16. The buffet, which has become a holiday tradition for many, will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each weekday at a cost of $19.95 per person. It will be held in the lower level of the Alumni and Visitor Center.
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White House Summit Encourages Conversation
Approximately 350 people attended a White House Hispanic Community Action Summit held Nov. 5 at the HUB. The all-day event brought Hispanic leaders and senior White House officials together to discuss several key issues, including jobs and economic recovery, education, health care, and immigration issues.
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Above: Members of UC Riverside’s Corporate Games team show off the trophy from this years event. Below: UCR’s Ross French (no. 51) goes up against a team member for the city of Riverside.
UCR Dominates Riverside Corporate Games — Again
For the 16th time in the past 19 years, the UC Riverside team has finished first overall at the Riverside Corporate Games.
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Saudi Official to Speak at UCR
UCR alumnus and governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency comes to the campus to talk about economics and policy.
His Excellency Dr. Muhammad Sulaiman Al-Jasser, governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) and UCR alumnus, will visit the campus on Dec. 1 and present a lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Interdisciplinary 1128. His lecture topic is “Economic Challenges for Policy Makers.”
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Above: Attendees learn how carbon dioxide works as a greenhouse gas. Below: Fairgoers get a lesson on the effect of clouds on climate.
Climate Fair Big Hit Despite Rain
The rain did not dampen the success of the first community climate fair held Nov. 12 on campus. The free parking, free food, and easy access to information about climate change and its impact ensured that more than 650 fairgoers took advantage of the games and activities the “Refresh Riverside! A Community Climate Fair” offered.
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