Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 8, Number 7 | April 25, 2012

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Features & News

Keogh Wins a National Innovation Prize and $300,000
Eamonn Keogh, a UCR Bourns College of Engineering professor, has won first place in the Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project and will receive $300,000 to further his work on a wireless bug sensor that has the potential to lessen the damage insects cause on food crops worldwide.
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3 Million Books and Counting at UCR Libraries
UCR Libraries celebrated the acquisition of its 3 millionth volume in a public ceremony on April 18.
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From left, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs James Sandoval, Rupert Costo Endowment Chair in American Indian Affairs and Professor of History Clifford Trafzer, UCR Chancellor Timothy P. White and Director of Native American Student Programs Josh Gonzales
UCR Supports Native American Education
The University of California, Riverside has committed to help set up an education and outreach program to shepherd Native American youth toward higher education.
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Left: The Jack and Marilyn Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center is one of four major reserves managed by UC Riverside. Right: Kimberly Hammond. Photo credit: Timothy Wood.
Biologist Kimberly Hammond to Direct UCR Natural Resources
Kimberly Hammond, a professor of biology at the University of California, Riverside, has been named the director of the UC Riverside Natural Reserve System. She succeeds biologist John Rotenberry, a former faculty member who served as director for more than 20 years.
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From left, Stephen R. Opot, Ariana E. Villanueva, Kenny Chau and Jesse S. Lozano, all UC Riverside graduates, stand in front of the solar thermal closet they designed and built.
Former Students in D.C. to Compete for Big Prize
A team of former students from the Bourns College of Engineering has designed a system that eliminates the need for a clothes dryer and could save a homeowner nearly $6,500 during a 20-year period.
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Sandra Cisneros
Writer Sandra Cisneros is Featured Speaker
Poet and novelist Sandra Cisneros will be the featured speaker at the annual Tomás Rivera Conference, which this year also celebrates the 40th anniversary of Chicano Student Programs at UC Riverside. Cisneros will speak at 7 p.m. April 25 in HUB 302.
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Measuring Our Carbon Footprint
All of us contribute to the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change. But there are ways to reduce our carbon emissions. How we travel, what we eat, what we consume and what we discard are just some of the factors that contribute to our carbon footprint. How, though, do we measure our impact on our climate?
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