Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 3, Number 8 | May 23, 2007

Features & News

Basketball coach Jim Wooldridge: “I’ve always been very prideful of what I’m doing and who I 
represent.”
Meet Basketball Coach Wooldridge
Jim Wooldridge takes a moment to share his views about life, music and, of course, basketball.
After a career spanning 29 years across countless basketball courts, UCR’s new men’s coach Jim Wooldridge has built his reputation on a simple philosophy: Success comes one day at a time.
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David Stewart
Top Candidate Selected for AGSM Dean
David Stewart, professor of marketing and chair of the Department of Marketing in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, has been selected as the top candidate in the search for a new dean of UCR’s A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, pending final approval from the UC Board of Regents.
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Senior campus communication officer Todd Ransom wires Jonathan Walton, assistant professor of religious studies, for sound during a test of the Experts on Demand studio.
UCR Experts Wired for Media Close-ups
A new satellite link will help national media UCR.
A TV studio in the basement of Sproul Hall now has a connection to a satellite that allows UC Riverside’s faculty experts to be beamed to CNN or other television news stations. Members of the news media often call the Office of Strategic Communications at UCR seeking a faculty expert who can speak about breaking news, current events or interesting research.
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Early-Morning Fire Disrupts Residence Hall
No students were injured, but one hall sustained damage.
About 840 students were evacuated during an early-morning fire Thursday, May 17 that started in the lounge in B-3 West at the Aberdeen-Inverness residence hall. There were no injuries. The fire started at 3:30 a.m. The Riverside Fire Department responded within six minutes and had the fire under control in about 30 minutes. They used ladders to quickly get seven panicked students down from a third-floor outside ledge. Other students were able to evacuate through the hallways and stairways of the building.
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Forums Address Campus Safety Concerns
Detailed plans that address UC Riverside safety and security issues – from fires and chemical spills to earthquakes and acts of violence – were in place long before the Virginia Tech massacre, university officials said in campus forums earlier this month. The April shootings in Virginia have prompted a review of those policies, however.
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