Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 3, Number 13 | July 18, 2007

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Glen Mor, located near Pentland Hills, is UCR’s newest housing complex.
Och Aye – Two More Scottish Names to Learn
UCR continues tradition of looking to the map of Scotland to choose names for campus housing.
UC Riverside has added two new areas of Scotland to the family. The new campus apartments near an arroyo at the northeast corner of campus will be called Glen Mor. The four-story complex includes 505 student beds arranged in one-, two- and four-bedroom apartments around a courtyard. It includes three recreational playing fields and a market/grill that will serve both Glen Mor and Pentland Hills residents.
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People are here to help other people,” said Scott Brooks, assistant professor of sociology. “
Professor Scott Brooks: He’s Got What it Takes to Convince Students that They’ve Got What it Takes
For Scott Brooks pushing his students to higher achievement is a crucial part of his job as an assistant professor of sociology.
Earning a Ph.D. was a distant dream for UCR sociology majors Alquincia Boston and Yasmeen Welton. Applying for a prestigious summer fellowship in Los Angeles wasn’t even on the radar.
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Susan A. Harlow
UCR Suggests Harlow as Acting Vice Chancellor for Advancement
UCR’s Acting Chancellor Robert Grey has asked Susan A. Harlow, associate vice chancellor for development, to accept the job as acting vice chancellor for advancement, replacing William Boldt.
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UCR Staff Assembly Announces 2007-08 Board
UCR’s Staff Assembly, a campus group that promotes the interests and well-being of career staff employees and frequently provides a voice on important issues that affect the workplace and the lives of staff, recently held its annual elections.
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Study in Higher Education Points to Success
UC Riverside graduates 64 percent of its students in six years, and it doesn’t matter whether they are rich or poor. That fact is remarkable when compared to some other universities, where low-income students lag 20 percentage points behind their wealthier classmates. It is so remarkable that on June 6 USA Today published an opinion piece that points out UC Riverside’s success with students who qualify for federal Pell Grants.
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