Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 2, Number 3 | February 8, 2006

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Harvey Pekar will be a keynote speaker during Writers Week.
UC Riverside Creative Writing Department to Host Writers Week Feb. 14-18
Graphic novelists’ visions to provide a splash of color as wordsmiths share work.
UC Riverside’s 29th annual Writers Week will bring 14 prominent authors from a variety of genres to share their work on campus and in the community Feb. 14 through 18.
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Highlighted areas will receive flood control improvements.
Trees to Give Way to Flood Control Improvements
Mature trees to be replanted and dense undergrowth will be thinned out.
Experts don’t know when it’s coming but it’s on its way – a flood in the Inland Empire, a big one.
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Richard R. Schrock, second from right, answers a question during the panel discussion. From left are UCR faculty members Sang-Hee Lee, Sharon L. Walker and Chris Reed.
Sound Chemistry Foundation at UCR, The Roots of Nobel Prize-Winning Career
Nobel Laureate and UCR alum Richard Schrock talked about his undergraduate years and his chemistry research during a presentation at UCR.
Nobel laureate Richard Schrock came to campus in late January and left with a medal, his second in as many months.
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Mix of Scholars and Business Leaders at Graduate Management School Speaker Series
The Business Breakfast Speaker Series began with a talk on technology transfer.
The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at UC Riverside launched its public speaker series designed for the Inland Empire’s business community on Jan. 26, with a talk about how to effectively transfer research discoveries made by universities into the commercial sector.
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A Legend is Honored
Longtime UCR Baseball Coach Jack Smitheran's number and jersey are retired.
Jack Smitheran, UC Riverside’s baseball coach for 31 years, was honored last month during the annual alumni game, when his No 2 jersey was retired.
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Noted Director Val Guest Speaks at UCR Palm Desert
Director of “Casino Royale” speaks tonight as part of the “Nuts & Bolts” entertainment industry speaker’s series.
Veteran screenwriter, actor, producer and director Val Guest comes to UCR Palm Desert at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10, as part of the “Nuts and Bolts” entertainment industry speaker series.
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Make Your Voice Heard
Remember to take part in the UCR Staff Employee Opinion Survey.
From Feb.13 through 27 all career and contract staff will have an opportunity to participate in the UCR Staff Employee Opinion Survey.
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Steven A. Schroeder, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, UCSF
What Kind of Medical School Does California Really Need?
UCSF’s Steven Schroeder says, UCR's focus should be on the great local need.
If California needs another medical school, as many have suggested, what kind of school should it be?
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