Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 4 Number 3 | February 13, 2008

Features & News

Robert Rosenthal, Distinguished professor of psychology and University Professor
Photo by Kim Lane
Robert Rosenthal Named University Professor
University Professor by the University of California Regents in January. He is the 36th scholar to be named a University Professor in the UC system.
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UCR Chef Alba Cortez in the kitchen at the Alumni and Visitors Center.
Photo by Kat Sanchez
UCR Chef Cooks in Regional Culinary Challenge
Alba Cortez, food services manager at A&I Residence Hall, learned to cook from her stepfather, an experience that would inspire her to make cooking a career.
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Initiative Designed to Boost Regionís College-going Rate
Acting Chancellor Robert Grey has announced an initiative to assist the Inland region in its efforts to develop a knowledge-based economy by improving the college-going rate in the Inland region.
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Five Years Earns Kudos for Staff
In response to suggestions from UCR staff members, Acting Chancellor Robert Grey has approved an award for five years of staff service. His decision was made at the recommendation of the Chancellorís Advisory Committee on Staff Climate.
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Campus Forum Provides Update on Budget, Proposed Medical School
Nearly 90 people from the campus community gathered for the Chancellorís Forum Jan. 30 in Commons 355 to hear updates on the state budget and UCRís proposed School of Medicine.
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Photo by Bettye Miller
Above and Beyond
Several times a week Tracy Cordova jots a few sentences on a postcard or writes longer letters to two soldiers she has never met.
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Visiting Scholars Make Recommendations to GSOE
UCR will immediately implement the recommendations of a visiting team of scholars charged with reviewing diversity and climate issues at the Graduate School of Education. Their report urges the school to promote a broader exchange of ideas and perspectives, form an advisory board for the graduate school and increase ties to the community. It also recommends hiring senior faculty to provide leadership to the intellectual life of the school.
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