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News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 4, Number 18 | November 12, 2008

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“I want to create a sense of unity with all staff, especially to those who don’t usually have the opportunity to participate due to their hours,” said Staff Assembly President Sue Anderson.
SA President Seeks Unity, Communication
Sue Anderson will use her human resources skills to build bridges.
It’s a new academic year. The campus has a new chancellor, just received approval to go ahead with its plans for schools of medicine and public policy and, with more than 18,000 students, UCR has the largest student body its history. It’s a good time to be on campus and a great time to be the leader of the organization that represents the campus’ staff.
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Don’t Panic: It’s Time for the Great ShakeOut
The campus will participate in a simulated earthquake response drill tomorrow, Nov. 13, as part of the Great Southern California ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in the history of the country. Involving the participation of students, faculty and staff, the exercise will simulate the response to a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the southernmost 300 km of the San Andreas Fault.
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Midyear State Budget Includes More Cuts
Midyear state budget cuts proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Nov. 6 include a proposed further cut of $65.5 million for the University of California in the current fiscal year. The cut would come on top of the $48 million year-over-year reduction for UC that was included in the final 2008-09 budget. That budget also left the university to achieve an additional $100 million in savings to cover student enrollment growth and increases in fixed costs that were not funded by the state.
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Anil Deolalikar, John Cioffi and Muhamad Ali were three of six panelists who analyzed the Nov. 4 elections results.
Economy Must Be Obama’s Priority, Say UCR Scholars
The 2008 presidential race was historic in the election of Sen. Barack Obama as the nation’s first African American president and energized minority and first-time voters, UCR scholars agreed in a panel discussion two days after the election.
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Workshop Part of Efforts For UC-wide Global Health School
The University of California School of Global Health – the first systemwide professional school – may include a center of expertise (COE) based at UCR. “UCR is bidding to be one of the centers of expertise within the UC School of Global Health,” said Anil Deolalikar, CHASS associate dean and a member of the proposed school’s senior advisory committee. “This is a bottom-up, faculty-driven initiative, and a highly interdisciplinary one.”
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Federal Grant to Fund Outreach to Hispanic, Low-Income Students
UCR has won a $3.3 million federal grant to bring more Hispanic and low-income students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education is the first of its kind awarded in the University of California system, said David Fairris, vice provost for undergraduate education. It will fund a major expansion of UCR outreach programs, all aimed at making success stories for Hispanic and low-income students who transfer from community colleges to UCR to study science, technology, engineering or mathematics (called STEM courses).
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