Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 5, Number 20 | December 9, 2009

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No Waiting at the Child Development Center
The UCR Child Development Center (CDC) has immediate openings and is accepting applications for winter quarter for children 18 months old through kindergarten.
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Community Outreach Efforts Inspire Young Students
The Geoscience Education Outreach Program (GEOP), which was launched in the fall of 2008 by Cassaundra Meyers, a graduate student in Earth sciences, has met with success this year with 23 presentations at local schools, generating excitement among young students about climate change, earthquakes, volcanoes, rocks and minerals, as well as paleontology and fossils. GEOP was founded to provide science education directly to local schools by sending volunteer graduate student scientists into the community to teach Earth science. Its mission is to provide this education at no cost to local school groups, fulfill a need for greater science literacy in the K-12 age group, raise awareness of the relevance of Earth science in society, and present role models for children.
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Library Staff on Science Fiction Awards Team
Melissa Conway, head of Special Collections of UCR Libraries, and Rob Latham, associate professor of English, are part of a nationwide team of 10 science fiction scholars and authors organizing the Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards. The awards will recognize works of science fiction, fantasy, horror and related literature that is translated from other languages into English.
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Extension Launches New Web Site
UCR Extension last Thursday launched a redesigned Web site ( in support of its new identity system, which features the slogan “More Power to You.”
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Moses in Panel Discussion on Race with Tavis Smiley
Professor of Anthropology Yolanda Moses participated in a panel discussion, “The Medicalization of Race,” moderated by TV and radio broadcaster Tavis Smiley at the California Science Center in Los Angeles Nov. 21. The event was part of the Science Matters program at the Science Center and held in conjunction with “Race: Are We So Different?”, a nationally touring exhibit on display there through Dec. 31.
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