Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 4, Number 5 | March 12, 2008

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Features & News

Professor Robert Hanneman works with students in the hyperstruction studio in the Surge Building.
Hyperstruction Studio — Interactive, Dynamic Learning
UCR recently opened the campus’ first hyperstruction studio in the Surge Building. The studio serves as an incubator that provides instructors and students with a unique way to teach and learn through collaboration and the use of instructional technology.
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Academic Senate Votes to Support Med School Proposal
The faculty voted unanimously on March 4 to support the establishment of a medical school at UCR. Following a vote at a special meeting of the Riverside Division of the Academic Senate, the campus proposal to establish a research-based School of Medicine was submitted to the UC Office of the President and the systemwide Academic Council. The proposal must also be voted upon by the UC Board of Regents, anticipated in July.
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Riverside County Animal Services worker Michelle Rousseau with the rescued cat.
Cat-astrophe Avoided
What does it take to get a small cat extricated from a 3-inch crevice after being stuck there for four days? Five hours, three animal services workers, eight firefighters, one UCR Extension dean, countless helpers from UCR’s Physical Plant department, two cups of grease and several makeshift tools.
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Working Together to Increase the College-Going Rate
A variety of people at UCR are working with K-12 schools to help young people prepare for college. On Feb. 21, they came together in one room – the new Alumni and Visitors Center – to talk about their effort. Executive Vice Chancellor Ellen Wartella encouraged everyone to grab hold of a new idea – that all programs are part of one campuswide “Educational Engagement Collaborative.”
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Advanced Animation Equipment Has All the Right Moves
A grant to the Bourns College of Engineering, which includes cash and equipment valued at $160,000, provides state-of-the-art equipment to improve the motion capture process.
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