Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 3, Issue 17 | November 8, 2006

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Features & News

UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center
UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center's Strategic Plan - It's a Go
With student enrollment doubling in the new academic year, the UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center has embarked on a strategic plan aimed at the center's purpose and mission: an international center for social, scientific, cultural, and technology education and research. The programs at the center focus on entrepreneurial management, the arts, and the physical and cultural environment and their intersection.
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Chancellor Creates New Postdoctoral Fellowship
The fellowship is designed to attract underrepresented faculty in the areas of science, engineering and math.
UC Riverside Chancellor France Cordova has announced the establishment of the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for Cultivating Diversity in Science and Engineering and Mathematics. The fellowship, which provides $37, 000 a year for two academic years, plus benefits and $10,000 in yearly research support, was created to attract individuals with a demonstrated commitment to increasing the number of under-represented ethnic minority faculty members in Science, Engineering and Math (STEM).
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A customer at the monthly excess equipment sale checks out computer screens.
One Man's Lateral File Cabinet is Another Man's Treasure
UCR's excess equipment sale generates lots of interest.
Once a month, as many as 200 hundred people gather at UCR’s equipment management warehouse. Some get there early to get a good place in the queue. Why the excitement? They’re looking for one thing – stuff.
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Rendering of future CHASS II building
Construction Zone Notes: CHASS II
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Take a Walk for Campus Safety
Campus safety walk organizers are seeking volunteers to help survery UCR for safety trouble spots.
Looking to do your part for campus safety? If so, the Women’s Resource Center needs your eyes and feet for their annual Campus Safety Walk. Safety Walk volunteers will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in Humanities 1500, for an instructional briefing and to receive their assignments to identify potentially unsafe areas on campus, such as burned out lights, overgrown shrubbery, or buildings that form alcoves where attackers may hide.
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Toddlers Needed for Research Project
Participants will receive reimbursement for helping to study effects of media on children.
UCR’s Childhood Cognition Lab is seeking parents with children between the ages of 12 to 15 months to participate in a study on the effects of media on young children. Some participants in the project, which is run by Rebekah A. Richert, assistant professor of psychology, will be given a “Baby Einstein” video to take home for their child to watch. The videos are part of a Baby Einstein multimedia series and toy line that specializes in learning activities for children aged six months to three years old.
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