Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 5, Number 2 | January 28, 2009

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Riverside Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge will be honored during UCR’s homecoming celebration.
Homecoming Activities Include Tribute to Mayor Loveridge
The dinner is one of many activities during the four-day celebration.
Generations of UC Riverside alumni whose careers have been influenced by Riverside Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge will pay tribute to the associate professor of political science during a Homecoming reunion of political science graduates on Friday, Feb. 6. The reunion, scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Alumni and Visitors Center, is one of many events planned during the four-day Homecoming celebration Feb. 4-7.
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Occupation of the newly completed genomics building may be delayed for some people because of state budget concerns.
State Budget Crisis Felt at UC Riverside
Some construction projects will be put on hold as the state continues to deal with the economic crisis.
Most state-funded construction projects on UCR’s campus must be delayed or suspended because of funding issues caused by California’s current economic crisis. The same financial slowdown is also impacting enrollment targets, freezing pay levels for top administrators and slowing progress on UCR programs.
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2009 Facts and Impacts Brochure Now Available
The UCR Facts and Impacts 2009 brochure — which highlights UCR’s economic impact on the local region and throughout the state, its distinct programs, diverse student body and close ties with the community — is now available both in print and online.
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Jamaal Lewis, a UCR senior interning in Washington, D.C., was part of the crowd on the Washington Mall.
Campus Watches Historical Swearing-in of New President
Several hundred UCR students, staff and faculty gathered in the Commons on Jan. 20 to watch the historic inauguration of Barack Obama as he became the 44th president of the United States. “We know that our patchwork heritage is strength, not a weakness,” said Obama, who is the child of a white mother and an African father.
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Annual Conference has a Musical Mission
Music and musicians of the California missions will be explored in the annual Encuentros/Encounters conference on Friday, Jan. 30. Encuentros/Encounters 2009: Music and Musicians of the California Missions will include an all-day symposium of musicologists and historians discussing the heritage of mission music, tango and flamenco, and an evening concert by the Early Music Ensemble of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The conference is presented by UCR’s Center for Iberian and Latin American Music.
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Korean Delegation Visits UCR Hoping to Establish a New Center
A delegation of Korean legislators, businessmen and diplomats visited UCR in early January to express support for the establishment of the Young-Oak Kim Center for Korean-American Studies. The delegation met with Chancellor Tim White, CHASS Dean Stephen Cullenberg, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Development Georgia Elliott and Edward Chang, professor of ethnic studies. The center would be the first of its kind in the United States, Cullenberg said.
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