Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 3, Number 7 | April 25, 2007

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Martin Johnson, an assistant professor of political science, will serve as director of the new UCR Survey Research Center.
New Survey Center Puts UCR at the Top
The Survey Research Center will allow faculty to analyze local and national issues.
Regional policymakers and UC Riverside researchers who need polling data to complete their studies have a new resource: The UCR Survey Research Center. The center, which opened in January, is an interdisciplinary project that provides researchers on and off campus with the ability to poll by telephone, Internet or mail, said Martin Johnson, director of the center and an assistant professor of political science.
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UCR Scaffolding in Place for Higher Rankings
The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost is building a network of offices that are like the rungs of a ladder leading to higher rankings and visibility for UCR.
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Chancellor France Córdova pictured with Staff Assembly award winner  Mingji (Matthew) Chu, Betty Benzor, Paula Sutton, Charles Spini, Lindy  Fenex, Virge McCullough. Not pictured are Amanda Adame and James “Cam” Calkins.
Staff Honored During Annual Award Ceremony
A programmer analyst who hosts Ph.D. students from China in his home. A persistent electrician who created a winter wonderland during a fall Homecoming concert. An administrator committed to helping disadvantaged students prepare for college. These are among 26 UCR employees honored for exceptional service to the university and the community at the annual Staff Recognition Awards Ceremony on April 18.
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UCR Holds First Undergraduate Symposium
UCR will host its first annual "Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity" on May 5 to celebrate undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activities. Students in all disciplines - the arts, humanities, sciences and engineering - will present their faculty-mentored projects to audiences of peers, faculty and administrators. They also will have their abstracts published in the proceedings of the symposium.
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Yolanda Moses
RACE Project Tours Nation
UCR’s Yolanda Moses plays a key role in the exhibit, which will tour museums throughout the nation.
American views about race result from the misconception that differences between people are based on biological races. The “RACE: Are We So Different?” project, a national program of the American Anthropological Association, hopes to change that.
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