Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 8, Number 12 | July 11, 2012

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Commencement 2012: By the Numbers
Held from June 15 to June 18, UCR’s 2012 commencement ceremonies inspired our inner statisticians to do the math. Relive the moment and go to
Seven ceremonies held over four days. 12 months of planning. 32 speeches. Over 32,000 guests. 1,363 hours given by 303 staff and volunteers.
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UCR Part of Higgs Boson Hunt
University is a founding member of the Large Hadron Collider
Physicists on experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the particle physics laboratory on the border of Switzerland and France, announced on July 4 that they’ve observed a new particle. Whether the particle has the properties of the predicted Higgs boson — the world’s most sought-after particle — remains to be seen.
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The sidewalks of campus were mapped in June by the Google Street View team.
Google Maps UCR Walkways
Google Street View Team photographed the campus on a bike.
A camera system on wheels called the Trike made the rounds at UCR on June 20 and 21, mapping the sidewalks and pathways for future publication in the Street View feature of Google Maps. College campuses are among the institutions with the most to gain from participation in the Street View program, as it makes it easy for prospective students to “walk” the campus.
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Peter Sadler
Sadler Receives Prestigious Honors
Peter M. Sadler, a professor of geology, has received two prestigious honors: He has been awarded the 2012 ICS Medal of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) for his high-quality research in stratigraphy, the branch of geology that studies rock layers as an archive of Earth history; and he has been selected to deliver the 2012 William Smith Lecture of the Geological Society of London, the oldest geological society in the world.
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Juan Felipe Herrera holds up submissions to “The Most Incredible and Biggest and Most Amazing Poem on Unity in the World.”
Juan Felipe Herrera on ‘The Most Incredible and Biggest and Most Amazing Poem on Unity in the World’
Juan Felipe Herrera kicked off his two-year poetry project as California Poet Laureate. Titled “The Most Incredible and Biggest and Most Amazing Poem on Unity in the World,” the poet will seek out submissions on unity — in the form of words, phrases or stanzas — from everybody.
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Education Minor Launching This Fall
UCR’s Graduate School of Education is launching a minor in education this fall. The program, which is open to undergraduate students from any major, will feature courses in education policy, the history of education, the workings of schools and other topics in school and non-school settings.
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Elisa Pogu, who just finished her first year at UCR, is currently competing at World Championships in Bucaramanga, Colombia.
Elisa Pogu to Compete for U.S.A. Women’s Inline Hockey Team
UCR student Elisa Pogu will compete with the United States National Roller Hockey Team at the 2012 Championships in Colombia; the tournament runs until July 14.
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