Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 5, Number 14 | August 12, 2009

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Features & News

Challenging Year in Store for New Staff Assembly President
Taking the edge off tough times is a priority for Veronica Ruiz.
For the many UCR staff who are facing the woes of the current budget cuts, Staff Assembly may be the place to turn. Veronica Ruiz, the 2009-10 Staff Assembly president, is looking forward to supporting staff and making it easier to get through the tough times.
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Diversity Certificate Program Graduates First Class
Program helps employees be better prepared to work in a multicultural work environment.
Twenty-seven UCR employees and partners from across campus received their certificates as the first graduates of the Making Excellence Inclusive (MEI): A UCR Diversity Certificate Program.
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Longer Holiday Break Proposed
Plan suggests using furlough days for December break and a day in March.
Executive Vice Chancellor Dallas Rabenstein has proposed a plan that would ask campus employees to take additional unpaid days off during the holiday break and in March.
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Good News About Campus Construction Budget
About $32 million has been released to restart construction on three stalled building projects.
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New LED Lights Have a Bright Future
The Bourns College of Engineering will lead a multicampus effort that could reshape the way we communicate and navigate in homes, offices, airports and especially in hospitals and other places where radio frequency communication is prohibited.
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Salzburg Global Seminar Honors Emory Elliott
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Professors Appointed UC Presidential Chairs
Two professors in the history department, Catherine Allgor and Michele Salzman, have been appointed University of California Presidential Chairs. The presidential chairs on each UC campus are supported through an endowment established in 1981 by the UC Regents.
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