Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 3, Number 6 | March 28, 2007

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Bus driver Benny Iverson stands next to UCR’s Trolley Express line. The bus, which runs on biofuel made from soy beans, has been in use on campus for about two months and is part of the campus’ sustainability effort. The campus also has two buses that run
Will it be Easy to be Green?
The Chancellor’s Committee on Sustainability is leading the UCR effort to become a green campus.
Chancellor France A. Córdova has formed a committee devoted to making the campus more environmentally friendly. That could mean small actions such as using citrus grown on campus in the sauces and drinks served in the dining hall, or big ones, like changing the way architects design new UCR buildings. The efforts are among many at UCR aimed at meeting the needs of today’s population without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. That philosophy and movement is called “sustainability.”
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Kiki Nocella
UCR Hires Family Medicine Scholar as Vice Provost for Health Affairs
Kiki Nocella will help plan proposed medical school.
Kiki Nocella, a family medicine scholar, has been appointed the founding vice provost of health affairs at UC Riverside.
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Campus Programs Target Student Success
UCR’s success in graduating low-income students earned the campus some ink on the front page of the Chronicle of Higher Education recently. But that doesn’t mean the campus can rest.
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Nominees Needed for UCRP Board
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Margaret Wertheim, seated, signs copies of her book for attendees of a recent lecture at UCR.
Ancient Greece, Medieval Europe and Teenage Girls
Renowned science writer and commentator Margaret Wertheim traces the history of women’s exclusion from science and physics.
What do ancient Greek mathematician Pythagoras, the medieval Catholic Church and teenage girls have in common? A lot, according to internationally renowned science writer and commentator Margaret Wertheim, who spoke and signed books at an ALPHA Center-sponsored event at the Pentland Hills Residence Hall on March 21.
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Photo by Kris Lovekin
Regent Blum Visits UCR
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Nominations Sought for Mentor/Advisor
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Osher Foundation Gives Grant for Reentry Students
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Jim Sandoval landed a $50,000 grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation that will provide support for students who have had more than a five-year gap in their college career.
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New Chancellor Comes
The campus can get its first in-person look at UCR’s next chancellor during a welcome event at 4 p.m. tomorrow, May 15, at the University Theatre.
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