Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 5, Number 13 | July 13, 2009

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Features & News

Yudof Suggests Modified Furloughs
A modified furlough plan featuring salary cuts ranging from 4 or to 10 percent was released Friday by UC President Mark Yudof. Details are available at
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Keeping up the Pace
Tim Willette is taking steps to stay healthy. That would be more than 7.5 million steps, a number that grows daily. Willette, a facilities planner for the Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), is the top stepper in the campus’ virtual marathon. Between Oct. 1 and March 31, he completed the equivalent of more than 68 marathons. At 26.2 miles per marathon, that’s approximately 1,800 miles or the same as walking from Riverside to Memphis, Tenn.
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Show Your Support — Be a UCR Advocate
Advocates provide a personal voice in the effort to get the message out about the UC system and UCR.
As the state budget crisis grows, many staff and faculty may feel powerless as they watch financial support for higher education in California shrink. But there is a way to speak up and be heard by becoming an official UC Advocate.
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Frederick K. Gable
Gable Named Dickson Emeritus Professor
Frederick K. Gable, professor of music emeritus who has spent four decades reconstructing the works of 17th century German composer Hieronymus Praetorius, has been named UCR’s Dickson Emeritus Professor for 2009.
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Morality Not a Prerequisite
A college professorship in ethics does not necessarily translate into moral behavior, Eric Schwitzgebel, associate professor of philosophy, wrote in a paper co-authored by Joshua Rust of Stetson University. The paper, “The Moral Behaviour of Ethicists: Peer Opinion,” has been accepted for publication in the journal Mind.
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Professor of Psychology Sonja Lyubomirsky was part of a team that 
designed the iPhone app “Live Happy.”
Happiness is an iPhone App
Professor of Psychology and author of the book “The How of Happiness” Sonja Lyubomirsky has teamed up with Signal Patterns, developers of psychology-based Web and mobile applications, also know as apps, to create the “Live Happy” for iPhone and iTouch.
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