Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | volume 1, Number 5 | November 23, 2005

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Features & News

Diagnosis: Not enough Physicians
Prescription: UCR Medical School
Chancellor Córdova announces that the campus will submit a formal proposal for a medical school.
Earlier this month, Chancellor France A. Córdova announced to a standing-room-only audience of local business and community leaders that in March 2006 UCR will submit a formal proposal to the UC Office of the President for a medical school.
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The Physical Sciences I Building will officially open during a ceremony on Dec. 2.
Physical Sciences I Building Opens
The new building adds research laboratories, an instrumentation facility and office space.
The Physical Sciences I Building, the new home of the Department of Chemistry, will have its grand opening on at 2:30 p.m., Dec. 2, in the Physical Sciences I courtyard.
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Enrollment Drops at UCR, Other UC Campuses
Undergraduate enrollment down slightly, but graduate enrollment increases.
Student enrollment at UCR for fall of the 2005-06 academic year dipped slightly from last year's 17,104 to 16,622, a 482-student difference, according to campus records.
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UC Education Abroad Program Accepting Applications for Directorship Positions
The UC Education Abroad Program is accepting applications for 13 study-center directorships. Academic Senate members, who include tenured UC faculty, lecturers with security of employment and emeriti professors are eligible to apply.
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Childcare Center Taskforce Asks for Campus Input
The taskforce will work to develop a family-friendly vision for UCR.
Over the past several months the Chancellor's Childcare Center Taskforce has been developing a vision for family friendly childcare programs at UCR. As part of this process the Child Development Center Taskforce, led by co-chairs Sally Ness, professor of anthropology, and Sharon Duffy, professor of education and associate dean for the Graduate School of Education, is soliciting input from all constituencies on campus who would benefit from full-time programs, such as the UCR Child Development Center or from other programs, activities and resources that would enhance the quality of life for UCR families.
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Nominate Your Favorite Student
The Office of Marketing and Media Relations is seeking nominations of students for Students Choosing UCR.
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The newly reopened Lothian Hall dining area.
Lothian Restaurant "Better Than Ever" After Post-fire Redo
A year after a fire closed it down, Lothian Hall offers another option for on-campus dining.
Flames closed it down last year, but a new vision for food service at UCR has fired things back up at Lothian Residential Restaurant on Big Springs Road.
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Compensation Plan Contribution Limits Increase
The maximum contributions limits for the university's 403(b) or 457(b) deferred compensation plans have increased to $15,000 for employees who are under age 50 as of Dec. 31 and to $20,000 for employees who are age 50 or over as of Dec. 30.
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Congress Passes Special Tax Breaks for 2005
New law designed to encourage end-of-year donations to eligible organizations and institutions.
Seeking to increase end-of-year charitable giving, Congress recently passed a law that waives the restrictions on the use of charitable income tax deductions on certain gifts of cash made between Aug. 28, 2005, and Dec. 31, 2005.
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