Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 8, Number 1 | January 25, 2012

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Top: Students speak with Chancellor White after the UC Regents meeting. Bottom left: A student calls for “peace” during the protest. Bottom right: Students protest by the Surge building and the University Lecture Hall.
UC Regents Able to Meet at UC Riverside Despite Protests
Regents were whisked out another exit after protesters blocked the loading dock.
A two-day UC Regents meeting at the Highlander Union Building Jan. 18 and 19 started quietly the first day, but drew several hundred protesters on the second day.
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Marylynn Yates was named dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS).
A New, Yet Familiar Dean: Marylynn V. Yates of CNAS
Marylynn V. Yates, a UC Riverside professor of environmental microbiology who has served in several leadership positions at the university since her arrival in 1987, was named dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS). Her appointment was effective Jan. 1. She succeeded Thomas O. Baldwin, who led the college for three and a half years.
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Clockwise from the top left: Xuemei Chen, Rajiv Gupta, Yinsheng Wang, Yingbo Hua
Four Professors, Five Alumni Named AAAS Fellows
Four UC Riverside researchers and five alumni have been named fellows of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Including this year’s fellows, the total number of UCR faculty members who have been recognized with AAAS Fellow distinction is 194.
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Top: Melissa Conway and Eric Milenkiewicz examine records donated to UCR Libraries. Bottom: Cover of "Creating an Orange Utopia: Eliza Lovell Tibbets & the Birth of California’s Citrus Industry."
Materials on Citrus Pioneer Eliza Tibbets Donated
Century-old photographs, original documents and research compiled by San Diego author Patricia Ortlieb for a book about Eliza Tibbets – the woman whose introduction of the navel orange tree to Riverside spawned a thriving citrus industry in the 19th century – have been donated to UCR.
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UCR Faculty to Go Back to the Classroom
University of California, Riverside faculty members will once again become students through a series of on-campus educational colloquiums designed to improve the undergraduate educational experience.
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Antestia-bitten coffee cherry. Photo: Global Knowledge Initiative
Bug Expert Visits Rwanda to Solve ‘Potato Taste’ Mystery Surrounding Specialty Coffee
The expertise of entomologists at the University of California, Riverside has a worldwide impact, with researchers tracking down the natural enemy of the Asian citrus psyllid in Pakistan, identifying insecticidal fungi to control katydids in Papua New Guinea, suppressing the cottony cushion scale in the Galapagos Islands, and collecting red palm weevils in Southeast Asia – to name just a few research projects.
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New Website Makes Searching Through All UC Jobs Easy
The University of California is launching a new systemwide job search website that will provide a snapshot of open staff positions across all its locations, making it easier to search and apply for jobs. The site also provides links to resources regarding open faculty and other academic positions.
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