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Content Authored by: Madeline Adamo

Executive Chef Wins Gold Medal in National Culinary Competition

Executive Chef Burke Reeves prepared for this month’s National Association of College and University Food Services ’ Culinary Challenge by committing to a strict training regimen: oyster shucking. Reeves and his five opponents faced off against one another and a ticking clock at the July 11 event to prepare an entrée featuring the mandatory...
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UCR Alumna Becomes Fourth Woman to Serve as SACNAS President

onia Zárate, who received her doctorate in molecular plant biology at UCR in 2007, has been elected to serve as president of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science , or SACNAS. Her four-year term, which includes one year as the president-elect, two years as president, and one year as past president,...
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ECS Teacher Mamie White-Carter – ‘Community Treasure’- Retires After 20 Years

When Mamie White-Carter came to UCR’s Early Childhood Services in 1998, her kindergarten curriculum got her the job. That curriculum hasn’t changed since, nor would any parent at UCR let it. “She is not only the best teacher that my kids have ever had, but I’m certain that she’ll be the best teacher they will ever have in their life, including grad...
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Dickson Emeritus Awards Announced

The 2018 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus/a Professorship has been awarded to UCR Emeritus/a Professors David Fairris, Department of Economics; Wendy Rogers, Department of Dance; and Susan Hackwood, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. The three awardees were recommended by the University Committee on Faculty Welfare. “We received a number of...
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Asian Heroine Tackles Gender Bullying and Air Pollution in New Musical

After a sold-out, two-night showcase in 2017, it was only a matter of time before the theater adaptation of children’s book ‘Princess Ten Ten and the Dark Skies’ returned to UCR. The musical, set for performances on May 25-26, follows Ten Ten, a girl rejected by her father for not conforming to societal gender norms as she finds her voice and...
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Awards & Honors

UCR Student Affairs Administrators Earn Honors From NASPA Nancy Jean Tubbs with Naddia Palacios UC Riverside was among seven campuses honored by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, or NASPA, with the organization’s Grand Gold Excellence Award for the groundbreaking T*Camp initiative. Established in 2011-12 by co-founders including...
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Chancellor Wilcox Interviewed by 60 Minutes

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox appeared on the nationally televised news program 60 Minutes as part of a segment on broadening access to higher education for low-income, first-generation, and minority students. Originally airing on Sunday, April 29, the 60 Minutes piece explores how philanthropy and innovation are helping to close the...
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Celebrating 30 Years of Gifted and Talented Education at UCR Extension

By Suzanne Hartzell In 1981, the Secretary of Education established the Commission on Excellence, and charged it to examine the quality of education in the U.S. The commission’s report, “A Nation at Risk,” shocked the nation with its dire predictions about the “rising tide of mediocrity” in schools and achievement. The College Board had discovered...
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Two UCR Undergraduates Named Goldwater Scholars

Two University of California, Riverside undergraduates — one studying physics and the other engineering and applied physics — have each won a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship , one of the most prestigious and competitive undergraduate STEM awards. UCR, which is one of the leading UC campuses for Goldwater Scholars, has had a total of eight...
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Third Annual Women’s Leadership Conference Set for March 10

This year’s Women’s Leadership Conference will feature deans across three UCR colleges in a leadership discussion, as well as keynote addresses by speakers Candace Wiest, president and CEO of West Valley Bancorp. Inc. and West Valley National Bank, and Joanna Wagner, managing director and vice president at Fidelity Investments. All are welcome....
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UCR Researcher to be Hosted by State Assembly Member in Science Translators Showcase

Drew Story, Ph.D. student in chemical and environmental engineering with a designated emphasis in public policy, has been selected for the 2018 California Science Translators Showcase, Feb. 20, presented as part of the California Council on Science & Technology, or CCST, Science & Technology Week at the California State Capitol in Sacramento....
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Vice Chancellor to Represent University of California on State Board

From the office of Governor Brown, SACRAMENTO- Michael J. Pazzani, 59, of Riverside, has been appointed to the Computer Science Strategic Implementation Advisory Panel. Pazzani has served as a vice chancellor of research and economic development and professor for computer science and engineering at the University of California, Riverside since 2012...
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UCR Healthy Campus Initiative Welcomes 2018 Project Grant Recipients

A number of creative yearlong projects aimed at improving the wellness and inclusiveness of the UCR community are set to kickoff. They include a proposed study to test the effectiveness of brief, daily mindfulness meditation for reducing stress and improving markers of mental and physical health; a plan to highlight options in the C-Stores...
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‘Mundos Alternos’ to Conclude with Carmelita Tropicana Performance, Feb. 3

If the artworks found in UCR ARTSblock’s “Mundos Alternos” exhibit could be embodied in a single performer, that person might be Carmelita Tropicana, a New York-based artist who will conclude the exhibition this Saturday. The Cuban actress, also known as Alina Troyano, has been a force in the East Coast art scene for almost 40 years, personifying...
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H1GLANDER Promotes Pride and Engagement in First Event of the Year

Jan. 11 marked many firsts for the H1GLANDER First-Generation Project, a UCR initiative to increase awareness of first-generation issues and experiences. The inaugural “1/11 First-Gen Talks,” which took place in the new Rivera Library teaching and learning center, introduced a series of panels and community discussions around first-generation...
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Most UCR Websites to Change – Here’s What That Means for Your Existing Site(s)

Information Technology Solutions and University Communications have partnered to bring Drupal and Acquia's Site Factory service to campus to replace the current system, Omni Update. This new platform seeks to provide a more robust, feature-rich, easy-to-use web solution to eligible sites across campus. The roll out will also include a new online...
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University Innovation Alliance Executive Director to Lead Event at UCR

Bridget Burns, a university presidential adviser named one of the “16 most innovative people in higher education” by Washington Monthly, will discuss the challenges facing higher education in a world of changing demographics and technology from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, in the Genomics Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public....
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UC Riverside Police Officer Association and University Neighborhood Enhancement Team (UNET) Redefine Holiday Giving

On Dec. 19 University Neighborhood Enhancement Team (UNET) officers drove to a local family justice center with every intention of dropping off the $350 worth of donated toys in the back of their patrol car. That is, until they didn’t. Spotting children walking home from school in the university’s adjacent eastside community, the officers suddenly...
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UCR Joins Pen America in Reading Original Works of Resistance

For thousands, it was a week to march for civil and human rights. For the Department of Creative Writing, it was also a week to write and speak out for them. UCR writers were joined by allies Thursday night to celebrate free expression at #WritersResist. Event moderators quickly turned into traffic controllers as dozens of audience members crammed...
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