Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 2, Number 12 | June 28, 2006

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The $15.5 million planned gift from the charitable trusts of Bart and Barbara Singletary (top) and William and Toby Austin (bottom) will create endowed chairs designed to bring top scholars to UCR.
UCR Receives Largest Gift in Its History
Two charitable trusts from long-time Riverside residents will be used to create 22 academic chairs.
Two long-time Riverside couples have made the largest gift ever to UCR, Chancellor France A. Córdova announced June 16. The gift also is the largest combined charitable trust given to a University of California campus in the past five years.
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UC Riverside Launches New Marketing Initiative
A number of new marketing initiatives, designed to showcase the campus’s strengths and contributions, will start to show up by this fall.
As part of a major campaign to strengthen its reputation and raise its profile among premiere universities, UC Riverside has established a new institutional brand and long-term strategic communications plan.
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UC Riverside Makes Economic Waves Totaling $953 Million
CB Richard Ellis Consulting calculates that UCR produces $5.50 in value to the Inland Empire for every $1 invested from the region.
The first independent analysis of the University of California, Riverside's economic impact shows that UCR spent $5.50 in Riverside and San Bernardino counties for every dollar received from the same area.
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UCR Staff Assembly Hosts Excursion
UCR Staff Assembly is offering an afternoon trip to the beach and an evening performance of the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, a popular 90-minute show features real people posing as famous works of art.
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Village Bookstore to Close June 29
After a nearly three-year experiment in retail book-selling at the University Village, the Village Bookstore will close on June 29.
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