Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 3, Issue 19 | December 13, 2006

Features & News

Twenty-One UCR Faculty Receive AAAS Fellowships
This year’s inductees represent the largest single-year contingent from the campus and the largest from within the UC system.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named 21 UC Riverside faculty members, including the chancellor and the dean of the College of Engineering, as 2006 AAAS fellows. This represents the largest single-year contingent from the campus and the largest from within the UC system. This year's fellows bring the total number of UCR faculty who have received this distinction to 150.
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Professor Juan Felipe Herrera inspired the title “Inlandia,” a literary anthology that is a compilation of  stories, plays and essays that mention the Inland Empire.
A Collection Called “Inlandia”
A new anthology helps define UC Riverside's stomping grounds.
An offhand comment from Juan Felipe Herrera, a poet and professor at UCR, to local humor columnist Dan Bernstein, has been saved for posterity on the cover of a new literary anthology that compiles references in stories, plays and essays about the Riverside and San Bernardino region.
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Academic Senate’s First Meeting Provides Good News
The year's first Academic Senate meeting was full of good news about UC Riverside's future. Under the leadership of its newly elected chairman, Thomas Cogswell, the assembled faculty received a report from UCR Chancellor France Córdova on last month's board of regents meeting where the regents unanimously voted in favor of UCR going to the next stage in the development of its proposed new medical school.
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Steven R. Angle
Angle Named Provost of Wright State University
Steven R. Angle, dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS), has accepted the position of provost at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He assumes his new duties on March 15. As Wright State University's chief academic officer, Angle will oversee all academic units as well as the offices of business and finance, advancement, student affairs and enrollment services, curriculum and instruction, research, affirmative action and international education.
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United Way – the Opportunity
If you've been out at the local malls lately taking part in the flurry of holiday shopping, you know it's not easy to find a gift for just $5. But it's not impossible. For instance, that $5 can buy one night of housing for a low-income family, or help provide an evening's meal for a hungry child.
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Student Commons Expansion and Renovation
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Student Commons Expansion and Renovation
The new Student Commons will support a wide-range of events and services designed to enhance the overall quality of campus life for students, faculty, staff, alumni and community visitors.
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Faculty Receive IEEE Fellowships
The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) has named three Bourns College of Engineering faculty among its 2007 fellows. They are professors Jie Chen and Ilya Dumer, from the Department of Electrical Engineering; and Walid Najjar, from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. They join five other professors in the college who have achieved the designation of IEEE fellow.
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National Academy Invites Fellow Applicants
The National Academy is inviting applications for the 2007-08 class of Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF). Tenured academic scientists and engineers from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Each fellow spends one year at the U.S. Department of State for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C. The assignment may also involve extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies or missions.
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