Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 8, Number 14 | September 19, 2012

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The Performing Arts Administration staff show their iPads. From left to right, Kathy DeAtley, Reasey Heang, Katrina Oskie, Benicia Jacob, Bryan Bradford and Cynthia Redfield.
Building a Greener, More Sustainable Office
UCR Performing Arts Administration Office and Office of Sustainability team up for pilot project
Creating a greener, more sustainable and more efficient office is the goal of a new pilot program being conducted by UCR’s Office of Sustainability and the Performing Arts Administration (PAA).
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UCR Developing Biofuel Formulations for State
Researchers at UCR’s College of Engineering – Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) are working with the state of California to develop diesel formulations with higher levels of renewable biofuels.
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Lot 16 Parking Lot Construction Under Way
Construction is under way on a 12-spot parking lot located on a former construction site adjacent to Winston Chung Hall and the Physics Building.
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Students and staff turned out with UC Riverside Chancellor Timothy P. White (center, in blue) for a campus beautification project.
UCR Recognized as Cool School, Best Value
The results are in. Annual surveys have recognized UCR for student participation, a commitment to public service and educational access for low- and middle-income students, according to surveys by Washington Monthly, Sierra Magazine and the U.S. News and World Report.
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Foreclosures Impact California Voter Turnout
UCR researchers find that even residents who stayed in neighborhoods heavily impacted by the housing crisis were less likely to vote in the 2008 presidential election
California neighborhoods reeling from record foreclosures also experienced lower levels of voter turnout in the 2008 presidential election, according to UCR researchers.
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John Perry
UCR Professor Says Successful Structured Procrastination Leads to Productive Lives
Procrastinators have a reputation as loafers, laggards and lollygaggers. A bit harsh, says UCR philosopher John Perry, a self-described procrastinator who asserts that, unlike their reputation, most people who excel at postponing the inevitable actually lead productive lives by busying themselves with many tasks to avoid others deemed more onerous.
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