Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 3, Number 20 | December 19, 2007

Features & News

Several hundred faculty and staff show up at the bell tower on Dec. 3 to take part in the kick off program for the UCR Walking Fit program.
Staff and Faculty Take Steps to Get Healthy
For the past six weeks UCR staff and faculty have taken some serious steps to get healthy. As a matter of fact, they’ve taken more then 21 million steps, walking nearly 11,000 miles – the equivalent of traveling nearly half-way around the world.
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Rare Book Acquisition Provides Volumes of Thai History
The collection is will be a resource for faculty, students and the Thai community.
The acquisition this fall of nearly 14,000 volumes in the Thai language makes the UCR collection of Southeast Asian books the largest in the Southwest and one of the finest in the United States.
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$2.1 Million Grant Awarded to Study Alzheimer’s Disease
Douglas Ethell, a UCR assistant professor of biomedical sciences who studies how brain cells die in disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, has been awarded a $2,120,833, five-year grant by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), California’s stem cell research initiative.
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Senate OKs School of Public Policy Plan
Plans to establish a School of Public Policy moved a big step forward when the UCR Academic Senate unanimously approved a proposal to establish the school at a meeting Nov. 20.
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On the Air at UCR
Radio station KPCC, 89.3 FM, broadcast a live show from the UCR Commons Dec. 7. During the two-hour show, host Patt Morrison interviewed panelists including Tonantzin Oseguera, assistant dean of students for UC Riverside; Ana Ruhl, president of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women and member of the Panhellenic Conference; Caitlin Smith, news editor of the Highlander student newspaper; Sal Becerra, the LGBT Resource Center representative; Mandy Banet, Ph.D. candidate in biology and teaching assistant for UCR’s human reproduction and sexuality course; and Doug Everhart, UCR health educator.
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