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Content Authored by: Sandra Baltazar Martinez

Guerrero brings home 'Best Music Video' award

During the 43 rd Annual American Indian Film Festival, Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production Assistant Professor Kimberly Guerrero brought home the Best Music Video award. The award was in recognition for the video created by The StyleHorse Collective, a production company made up of indigenous creatives co-founded by Guerrero, during...
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Food, the universal language

The smell of turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and pumpkin pie was infused with the laughter and the myriad of languages in the room. On Monday, Nov. 19, UC Riverside students and scholars gathered for the third annual Thanksgiving event sponsored by International Affairs . The event provides a space and an opportunity for them to share a meal,...
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Inaugural Healthy Campus celebration offers a wellness break

Smoothie recipes, free flu vaccines, gardening tips, and mental health support were among the many resources found at the inaugural Healthy Campus celebration. At least 500 students, staff, and faculty attended the health fair near the bell tower on Thursday, Oct. 11. The two-hour program offered the campus community an opportunity to connect with...
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TAPS receives national accreditation

After six months of gathering documentation and reviewing processes, UC Riverside’s Transportation and Parking Services department became the first UC to become recognized as an Accredited Parking Organization by the International Parking Institute, known as IPI. According to IPI’s website, this Virginia-based institute is the largest association...
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Jeanette Kohl Receives Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship

Jeanette Kohl , an associate professor and former chair of UC Riverside’s Department of the History of Art, has received a one-year fellowship at the prestigious Institute for Advanced Study based in Princeton, New Jersey. Kohl’s fellowship starts on Sept. 1 and ends on July 1, 2019, within the institute’s School of Historical Studies. She will use...
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Jeff Krynski Becomes Alumni Association President

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( www.ucr.edu ) – Some of the greatest lessons Jeff Krynski learned in life derive from his college experience at UC Riverside. Krynski was born in Wisconsin and grew up in Upland, Calif. He came to UCR wanting to build a career in the business world and in 1981 earned a bachelor’s in administrative studies. A few decades after...
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UCR Will Become Home to Systemwide Science-Related Program

The University of California, Riverside will be the new headquarters of the Louis Stokes California Alliance for Minority Participation, or CAMP, a program known for supporting minorities in all science-related fields. CAMP is currently transitioning from UC Irvine to UCR. The program focuses on supporting students from underserved communities who...
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Why An Urban Pomegranate Grove Was Added to Parking Lot 24

Pedestrians who walk by parking lot 24 now have a row of newly planted pomegranate trees to admire – and eventually supply them with fruit. John Chater , a postdoctoral researcher with UC Riverside's Department of Botany and Plant Sciences and a 2016 University of California Global Food Initiative fellow, brought the first 13 trees to lot 24 on a...
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Parking Citations + Food Donations = Big Savings

UC Riverside’s Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) led a “Donations for Citations” campaign that netted $4,560 in parking citation savings. TAPS ran this inaugural campaign from Nov. 27 through Dec. 15 with one primary objective: help students. TAPS allowed drivers with citations under $100 to donate up to 10 nonperishable food or baby items...
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Never Too Young to Plan for Retirement

Thinking of retiring soon – or in 20 years? Planning for it should start now, said John-Stephen Henderson, UC Riverside’s director of Total Compensation within UC Riverside’s Human Resources Office. Henderson’s team has scheduled several workshops for UCR employees regarding retirement planning, financial planning, Medicare coordination, and...
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UC Staff Engagement Survey Results to be Discussed at Forum

Employees are invited to attend a campuswide forum to learn about the third UC Staff Engagement Survey results. Staff are encouraged to attend the Friday, Jan. 12 event, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at HUB 302. Seating is limited and RSVP is requested no later than Tuesday, Jan. 9 . Light refreshments will be served. Meeting attendees will hear...
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