Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 2, Number 7 | April 12, 2006

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Features & News

Chinese University Officials visit UC Riverside to Form a Partnership and a New Research Center in Beijing
The result of the visit will be a joint Center for Biological Sciences in Beijing.
A high-level delegation from the China Agricultural University (CAU) in Beijing will visit UC Riverside this week for tours, dinners and talks. The end result is expected to be an agreement to enlarge a partnership between the two universities to operate a CAU/UCR Center for Biological Sciences, to be located on the premises of CAU, and to focus on plant sciences.
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It Started with Citrus
But, 100 years later, the Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Research has branched out to include research into helping the state solve a wide range of agricultural, urban, and natural resource problems.
Where did citrus fruit originate? Name the three types of citrus that provided the basis for all oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit and tangerines? Who is credited with bringing the naval orange to California?
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Henry Cisneros, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and now the chairman of CityView companies
Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros Speaks at UC Riverside About Affordable Housing
The Tomas Rivera Public Lecture honors a beloved former Chancellor.
Henry Cisneros, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and now the chairman of CityView companies, will give the Tomás Rivera Public Lecture at 6 p.m. Friday, April 21 in the University Theatre.
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The Mulla Family from left, son David, daughter Janet, wife Lelia, and Mir S. Mulla in front of the building bearing his name.
Coachella Valley Pest Control District Honors UCR Entomologist
Mir S. Mulla is honored with a biological control facility in his name at the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District Headquarters in Indio.
With half a century of helping to solve some of the Coachella Valley's most intractable insect problems, you might say Mir S. Mulla has worked out a lot of the bugs that used to come with living in the desert.
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Construction to Affect Traffic on Canyon Crest Drive
For those of you who like the scenery along Canyon Crest Drive between University Avenue and Linden Street, we've got good news. You're going to have a lot more time to enjoy it. Starting April 17, traffic on Canyon Crest Drive will be reduced to one lane in each direction as part of the Arroyo Flood and Enhancement Project.
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Barbara Starfield, M.D., M.P.H., and University Distinguished Service Professor with appointments in the Department of Health Policy and Management and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Public Health and Medicine
The Need for Increased Primary Care Physicians Addressed at Lecture Series
Barbara Starfield speaks as part of "The Design of New Medical Schools in the 21st Century" lecture series.
UC Riverside could be the world model for suburban/rural primary care training and services, and a center of research on useful linkages between the various levels of care, according to Barbara Starfield, a scholar of international repute on primary care, who presented a lecture April 3 on campus that emphasized the usefulness of primary care and its relevance to the Inland Empire.
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Staff Assembly Announces Calls for Executive Board
Nominations are being accepted through April 14, 2006.
UCR's Staff Assembly is seeking nominations of staff members who would like to serve on the UCR Staff Assembly Board.
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Home Sweet Home
This mother great horned owl and her baby were recently spotted nesting in a niche on Boyce Hall. Photograph by Mark Chappell.
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Campus Physical Environment Forum Addresses Construction Frustrations
It was called the first “Campus Physical Environment Forum;” a chance for campus administrators to explain all of the construction disruption currently frustrating everyone on campus.
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