Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 8, Number 4 | March 7, 2012

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Features & News

Homecoming 2012 Heats Up Campus with Action
Numerous activities were merely warm-ups for a weekend full of Homecoming events, including the Heat Music Festival, tours, open houses, a tailgate party, bonfire and basketball game with UC Irvine
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Accounting professor Michael Moore helped design the program.
New Master’s Degree Launched
The University of California, Riverside is launching a master’s degree in accounting and auditing this September and is now recruiting students for the inaugural class.
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Robert Nash Parker said declining alcohol consumption, not the three-strikes law, is responsible for the decreasing crime rate.
Three-Strikes Law Deemed a Failure
California’s three-strikes law has not reduced violent crime, but has contributed significantly to the state’s financial woes by substantially increasing the prison population, according to Robert Nash Parker, a sociologist and director of the Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies at UCR.
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D. Xavier Medina Vidal studies the political life of Latinos.
Spanish-Language Media Influence Legislators of Every Ethnicity
Spanish-language media in the United States play a critical role in shaping perceptions of public opinion among Latino voters and public officials of every ethnicity. They also play a far greater advocacy role for the communities they serve than do their English-language counterparts, according to University of California, Riverside researcher D. Xavier Medina Vidal.
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An example of a commercial chilling unit with large motors that could benefit from greater efficiencies.
UCR to Tackle Heating and HVAC Motors
Energy efficiency efforts tend to focus on things such as lighting and insulation. But, in fact, motors that run heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are the largest user of energy in buildings.
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Take the Chancellor’s Challenge: Donate to Staff Assembly
Chancellor Timothy P. White is challenging UCR faculty and staff members to participate in a new payroll deduction program called “Society ’54.” The program is designed to encourage staff members to give back to the university in order to enhance programs and activities. These programs such as scholarships, emergency assistance and recognition awards, promote the development of a strong and connected UCR staff.
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