Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 3, Numer 8 | June 13, 2007

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111 Facts
Campus Fund-Raising Efforts Receive National Recognition
The “111 Facts” viewbook also takes a national award.
UC Riverside has increased the investment of money and time in fund raising and marketing, and the efforts are paying off. Not only is the campus receiving significantly more money in private donations, but also received two national-level awards from the Council for Advancement in Support of Education (CASE).
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Stem Cell Research Facility Gets $2.79 Million Grant
The grant will fund a new laboratory on campus.
UC Riverside has been awarded a stem cell research facility grant of $2,795,473 by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), California’s stem cell research initiative. The grant to UCR will fund dedicated laboratory space, to be built adjacent to Noel T. Keen Hall, for the culture of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), particularly those that fall outside federal guidelines.
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UCR Head Coach Doug Smith, junior shortstop Jaime Pedroza, junior pitcher James Simmons field questions from the media during a press conference for the NCAA Baseball Regional Conference.
Highlanders Take it to the NCAA Baseball Regional
Successful season comes to an end with 1-2 record in the NCAA Baseball Regional.
By virtue of winning their first-ever Big West Championship, the UC Riverside Highlanders baseball team was sent to the NCAA Baseball Regional at Packard Stadium on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, held June 1-3. But an otherwise great season came to an end as the No. 2 seeded Highlanders were eliminated from the tournament June 3 with a 1-2 record, finishing their season at 38-21 overall.
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Ross D. Parke
Students Give Ross Parke Thumbs Up for Advisor/Mentor Award
Ross D. Parke, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and director of the Center for Family Studies, has won the 5th annual Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award. Students who wrote in support of his nomination described Parke as the ultimate academic who engages students at the beginning of their graduate careers and tailors new tasks to their growing capacities as researchers.
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Nearly 180 visitors from industry, government and academia attended the TechHorizons Conference.
TechHorizons Conference Launches a Tradition
Last month 36 engineering faculty and their industry colleagues presented research with commercial potential in a two-day conference called “TechHorizons UCR: Connecting Engineering Research to the Market.” This event is expected to become annual and was hosted by Bourns College of Engineering. It attracted a balanced group of 180 from industry, government and academia.
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Culver Center Construction to Begin
Construction of the Barbara and Art Culver Center for the Arts could begin as early as August, UCR senior architect Darius Maroufkhani told more than a dozen faculty and staff members attending a Capital Program Forum on May 22.
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