Inside UCR
News for Faculty and Staff of the University of California, Riverside | Volume 6, Number 11 | June 9, 2010

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Karen White leads a group of staff, faculty and students during UC Walks, a May event that incorporated walking and learning about health and well-being resources on campus.
Employee Benefits Promote Proactive Well-being
UCRís MobileFit program brings 30-minute cardio, core or stretch fitness sessions to campus departments for free. MobileFit is part of the UCR Wellness Program, which was launched to build a healthy campus community and work environment, said Julie Chobdee, coordinator of the program. UCRís seven-dimension wellness model includes social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual and physical wellness.
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Budget News Improves, So Furloughs Will End
Since the most recent revision of the state budget did not cut higher education, furloughs and pay cuts will end after one year, said Chancellor Timothy P. White at a town hall meeting on June 3.
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Fischer Named Doctoral Dissertation Advisor, Mentor
John M. Fischer, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy, has been named the Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentor for 2010 by the Graduate Council and Graduate Division. The award recognizes UCR faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the training of advanced graduate students, Graduate Dean Joseph Childers said in announcing the award.
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Linda Scott Hendrick
Schoolís Out after Four Decades Working in Education
In 1964, six years out of high school and without a college degree, Linda Scott Hendrick was a single mom living in New York City. She knew she needed to return to school, but without a female family member who had gone to college, she didnít know how to get there.
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Graduate Students Honored By Their Divisions
More than 70 graduate students were recognized as outstanding teaching assistants for the 2009-10 academic year by their department faculty and the Graduate Division at a reception June 1. Graduate Dean Joseph Childers welcomed the honorees, and Ken Baerenklau, associate dean of the Graduate Division, presented the awards.
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This painting of Congressman George Brown adorns a wall of the House Science Committee Hearing Room in the Rayburn House Office Building.
Family of Local Politician Donates His Papers to the Campus Library
The popular Rep. George Brown Jr. championed many causes and helped launch the EPA.
The family of Rep. George Brown Jr., a lifelong Democrat who represented the Inland area in Congress for 14 terms, has donated his papers to UCR, the first donation of its kind to the university. Brown was a visionary who championed the environment, alternative energy, human rights and education. When he died in office in 1999 at the age of 79, he left an enviable legacy that included establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Science Technology Policy, Section 8 housing for low-income people and scholarships for veterans.
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Youíre on the Air
Univision 34 Los Angeles KMEX came to the Graduate School of Education on May 27 to air six live segments between 5 and 8 a.m.
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