Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 5, Number 8 | April 29, 2009

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Features & News

UCR Launches a Plot to Feed Those in Need
The community garden is part of the campus’ ongoing efforts to encourage green living in Riverside.
The budding community garden at UCR is a symbolic and material expression of hope for hungry people in the community and students, Chancellor Timothy P. White told about 30 staff, students, and officials of the city and the Salvation Army in a brief dedication ceremony on April 17.
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Chancellor’s Brown Bag Provides Budget Q&A Session
The event provides an opportunity to air concerns.
More than 100 UCR staff members attended an April 16 lunchtime forum with Chancellor Timothy P. White to hear about possible responses to the budget. The chancellor assured staff that a 40-member budget advisory committee will take into account that the university is viewed as a “four-legged chair” with faculty, staff, alumni and students equally supporting core business.
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Stimulus Money Offers Opportunities for UCR Researchers
Money from the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is beginning to trickle down and California public schools and universities stand to benefit from the federal stimulus package. The ARRA legislation provides $10.4 billion in extramural funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help stimulate the U.S. economy through the support and advancement of scientific research, facilities renovation and repairs, and shared instrumentation acquisition.
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Memorial Planned for Elliott
A campus memorial service for Emory Elliott, university professor and distinguished professor of English, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. June 1 in the University Theatre. A reception will follow outside the theater.
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Distinguished Professor of Psychology Elected to Prestigious Honorary Society
Robert Rosenthal, university professor and distinguished professor of psychology, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The academy is one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and a center for independent policy research.
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Christopher Abani
Author Chosen for Guggenheim Award
Christopher Abani, professor of creative writing, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim fellowship for fiction for 2009. He is one of 14 University of California faculty members and other academic personnel to receive a Guggenheim fellowship this year.
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Volunteers Needed for Commencement
More than 3,000 graduates will walk in UC Riverside’s 55th commencement ceremony this June and tens of thousands of family members and friends will be on hand to celebrate with them.
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Tobacco Sales Banned on Campus
Beginning May 1, campus smokers who need to purchase cigarettes will have only two options: kick the habit or travel off-site.
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Tobacco Sales Banned on Campus
Beginning May 1, campus smokers who need to purchase cigarettes will have only two options: kick the habit or travel off-site.
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Boyce Lecture Brings Yale Expert
John Carlson, the Higgins Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology at Yale University, will give this year’s Alfred M. Boyce Memorial Lecture. Carlson’s talk, titled, “Olfaction in Drosophila and Anopheles,” will take place 4 to 5 p.m., May 11, in room 138, Engineering II.
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Reading Collection Dedicated at Library
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Staff Assembly Seeks Nominations
The UCR Staff Assembly is accepting nominations and applications for Executive Board and standing committee positions for the 2009-10 academic year.
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