Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 2, Number 2 | January 25, 2006

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Senior Project Manager Larry Grubbs and Engineer George MacMullin are overseeing the $9.9 million project to modernize UCR’s infrastructure.
Can You Dig it?
UCR beefs up the systems that make growth possible, but getting the job done means a labyrinth of trenches, footings, wiring.
Campus drivers and pedestrians don't know his name but they've been cursing him anyway. As blood pressures and frustration levels rise over the myriad holes and trenches around the campus, many want to know what's going on and who's responsible?
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New Center Offers Glimpses into Environmental Future
The Environmental Research Institute will be a tool for policy makers.
Policy-makers in Southern California have a new tool to show how their decisions affect complex and important environmental issues.
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State Budget Proposal Looks Good for UCR
Chancellor Córdova says state funding will be more stable than in past years, and there is encouragement for additional medical education.
UC Riverside Chancellor France A. Córdova said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's $5.08 billion spending plan for the University of California in 2006-2007 bodes well for higher education in general, and for UCR's finances and future in particular.
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UC Calls for Nominations for Staff Representatives to the Regents
All eligible UC staff and non-Senate academic employees who are interested in serving as a 2006-07 staff advisor to the UC Board of Regents are encouraged to apply through Feb. 15.
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Survey Asks Faculty, Staff About UCR Workplace
Interested in improving the workforce and retaining valuable campus employees, UCR administrators are asking faculty and staff, via an online survey, to give their views and opinions about their workplace environment.
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The intersection at Canyon Crest and West Campus drives has long presented a safety hazard for both pedestrians and motorists.
Let There Be (a) Light
UCR’s first traffic light will soon be in operation at Canyon Crest and West Campus drives.
For those poor souls who must endure the intersection of Canyon Crest and West Campus drives, there's a light at the end of the tunnel - a traffic light, that is.
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Nominations sought for Distinguished Staff Awards
The awards, which honor staff in four categories of job classification, will be presented during a ceremony on April 19.
Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and the Staff Who Make a Difference awards are being accepted through Monday, February 6.
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Out with the old, in with the new
Officer Mario Cortez with one of the newly outfitted black and white University of California Police Department vehicles.
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Materials Science and Engineering Building Approved by Regents
On Jan. 19, the UC Regents approved a $65.5 million budget to build the Materials Science and Engineering Building that will sit on the northwest corner of Aberdeen and North Campus drives.
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