Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 5, Number 12 | June 24, 2009

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Features & News

A Cool Commencement
More than 3,000 students walked in commencement ceremonies June 12 though 15, supported by more than 270 volunteers, including faculty and staff members.
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Three Options Proposed for Systemwide Salary Cuts
Faculty, staff, asked to give feedback on the proposals.
On Wednesday, June 17, UCR received an update about the need for the UC system to implement pay cuts and/or furloughs to close a growing budget gap caused by economic difficulties in California.
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Entrances, Walkways, Curbs and Pathways to be Surveyed
A team of consultants will be surveying the campus this summer for ways to make UCR more accessible to people with disabilities.
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Honors Programs Recognizes Faculty Mentors
Students in the University Honors Program have recognized three professors for teaching excellence and mentoring support of undergraduates in the program. Faculty are nominated by honors program students.
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CHASS Faculty Recognized for Distinguished Teaching
Traise Yamamoto, associate professor of English, is the senior recipient of the 2009 CHASS Distinguished Teaching Award. Her nomination was based on her effectiveness in the classroom and her status as a nationally recognized scholar in her field of Asian American literature.
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Guppy Evolution takes Less Than a Decade
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NSF Grant Paves the Way for Future Teachers
An $887,433 National Science Foundation grant from the Robert Noyce Scholarships Program will fund a program that involves more than 50 classrooms in six middle and five high schools, supporting one to15 district mentor teachers per year and approximately 2,000 students in the rapidly growing, low-performing Moreno Valley Unified School District.
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Youth Education Partnership Gets AmeriCorps Grant
Riverside youth will get some extra help with schoolwork as a result of a recent AmeriCorps grant. The University Eastside Community Collaborative (UECC) received $281,164 per year for the next three years to help provide approximately 1,300 Eastside youth with tutoring in language arts and mathematics at area schools. It also provides mentoring at area parks and community centers.
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