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UCR police to wear body cameras

UC Riverside joins a growing number of police agencies, including those at universities and colleges across the country, that are equipping their officers with body-worn and in-car cameras. The department plans to put the cameras into use during the fall quarter. As with any new technology, unanticipated delays may occur. Here’s what to know about...
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UCR Medallion, alumni award winners announced

The innovators behind geographic spatial mapping technology, an expert on animal tissue research, a business CEO with a long history of charitable giving, and a state legislator who has strongly supported educational funding will be honored at the annual Chancellor’s Dinner on Oct. 19. UCR graduates Helen Newman, Jerry Swain, and Sabrina Cervantes...
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Founding director of UCR center named to state board

Angelov Farooq, founding director of the UC Riverside Center for Economic Development & Innovation, has been appointed as the chairman of the California Workforce Development Board, or CWDB, under Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration. As chairman, Farooq will be leading the largest state workforce development system in the country under the...
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School of Business welcomes students for workshop

The UCR School of Business completed its third Accelerated Business Leaders Education , or ABLE, program this month with 200-plus participants from over 30 universities around the world. Attendees included some of the school’s top partners, such as China’s Harbin Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, and Xiamen University; I-Shou University...
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Women’s Tennis and Men’s Cross Country Receive NCAA Public Recognition Award

The UC Riverside Women's Tennis and the Men's Cross Country teams were honored with an NCAA academic award that illustrates the teams dedication to excelling in the classroom. Both teams received the NCAA Public Recognition Award which is bestowed upon teams with an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent of all squads in their...
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Sociology and public policy professor wins CHASS distinguished lecturer award

Steven Brint, a UCR distinguished professor of sociology and public policy, is the recipient of the 2018-19 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Lecturer Award. The award was announced in July and will be presented in spring 2020. Steven Brint The award recognizes Brint’s “outstanding scholarly contributions to our college and...
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Remembering Canyon Crest as it makes way for new housing

For decades, the 50-acre, World War II-era housing complex known as Canyon Crest Family Student Housing was home to UCR students with families. The shuttered site is now being razed to make way for a massive student-housing expansion project. About two dozen people, most of whom had worked in some capacity at Canyon Crest through the years,...
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Three professors win excellence in teaching awards from UCR’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Nigel Hughes, a professor of geology in UC Riverside's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is the 2018-19 recipient of the Innovative Teaching Award from UCR’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The academy also awarded the Junior Excellence in Teaching Award to two faculty members, Stephanie Dingwall, who joined the Department of...
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Our Kids Solutions Forum focuses on narrowing the opportunity gap

Event inspired by Robert Putnam's best-selling book addresses growing gap among children of disparate backgrounds
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Interim provost appointed

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox has named Thomas M. Smith as interim provost and executive vice chancellor, pending approval by UC President Janet Napolitano. Smith, who previously served as interim vice chancellor for student affairs during 2018, joined UCR in September 2014 as dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSOE). He is a...
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UCR staff and faculty donate during May fundraiser

UC Riverside staff and faculty are showing support for their favorite programs and departments as part of “Together,” a month-long fundraising effort. May has been designated Faculty and Staff Giving Month as part of UCR’s first comprehensive campaign, “Living the Promise: The Campaign for UC Riverside.” The university is approaching 80% of its...
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Bug show takes over downtown Riverside

More than 12,000 people attended the Fifth Annual Riverside Insect Fair in downtown Riverside on Saturday, April 27 to learn about bugs from the crawly to the colorful. The fair was hosted by the UC Riverside Entomology Graduate Student Association and city of Riverside. “The Insect Fair is a fantastic opportunity to expose the public to insects...
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Education research group honors UCR associate dean

Louie F. Rodriguez, associate dean of undergraduate education programs and associate professor at UCR's Graduate School of Education, is being recognized by the American Educational Research Association. Rodriguez will receive the AERA Hispanic Issues Special Interest Group on Research in Elementary, Secondary, or Postsecondary Education Award. The...
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UCR professor wins research award from education association

John S. Levin, a professor in UCR's Graduate School of Education, will receive the American Educational Research Association's Exemplary Research Award. The award, for Division J, recognizes an individual who demonstrates an outstanding record of scholarly research in the education field and an unusually high level of accomplishment. They are...
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UCR professor wins book award

Sang-Hee Lee , a UC Riverside professor of anthropology, has won the 2018 W. W. Howells Book Award from the American Anthropological Association for her new book “Close Encounters with Humankind.” Lee was presented with the award at the association’s annual meeting in San Jose at a ceremony held Nov. 16. The award, from the Biological Anthropology...
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UCR Extension instructor receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Project Management Instructor Michael P. Toothman said despite having led dynamic projects for organizations around the world, one of his career highs has been teaching. “I love sharing my experience to help my students solve real-world problems, teaching them how to use tools and techniques that are guaranteed to work,” he said. Toothman is a...
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UCR faculty members recognized for palliative care research

Congratulations to Kristyn Pellecchia, assistant professor of Family Medicine, and co-sponsor Juliet McMullin, chair of the Department of Anthropology and formerly of the School of Medicine’s Center for Healthy Communities, on the receipt of a $10,000 grant from the Gary and Mary West Foundation to advance palliative care research. The money will...
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Get to know IIGB’s Metabolomics Core

Operated by the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB), the Metabolomics Core joins the existing Bioinformatics, Genomics, Microscopy, and Proteomics Cores in providing state-of-the art research tools and applications to on-campus and off-campus researchers. The recently established Metabolomics Core Facility (MCF) at the University of...
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UC receives a Focus on Efficiency Award from the California Higher Education Collaborative

The project began with recognition that the lack of communication and influence skills presented major reputational risks to EH&S departments, and threatened safety culture initiatives. This was because safety staff, while armed with technical knowledge, lacked people skills needed for successful programming. Unfortunately, the only solution...
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New Grant from Schmidt Futures Will Support Science Teachers and Maker-Centered Learning in Underserved California Schools

The California Science Project (CSP), supported by the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UCR, has received a $300,000 grant from Schmidt Futures , a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, that will allow CSP to bolster K-12 science education and maker-centered learning in California. “Every student in California...
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