Chancellor Wilcox Walk & Talk Rescheduled

Due to rain on Monday, Feb. 23, the Walk and Talk with Chancellor Wilcox has been rescheduled for April 30, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

The Walk and Talk series was created by the Wellness Program, and was created to encourage the campus community to get healthy, get moving, and get to know the campus. Every month, there will be a 30-minute “walk and talk” opportunity with a member of the UCR Leadership team.

Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Paul D’Anieri will lead an event on Thursday, March 19. All walks begin at 12:15 p.m. sharp at the Scotty the Bear statue outside of the HUB. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and bring your own water. For questions, please contact: Julie Chobdee at julie.chobdee@ucr.edu.

Vitamin D and Your Health

Why is Vitamin D good for your health? What is the appropriate dose? What are good sources of Vitamin D?

Anthony Norman, distinguished professor of biochemistry and biomedical sciences emeritus, will review the fundamentals of Vitamin D and how it produces a biological response contributing to good health on March 4 from noon to 1 p.m. at HUB 302 North. Norman is an internationally renowned expert on Vitamin D.

The event is sponsored by the UCR Wellness Program for Faculty and Staff, School of Medicine, and the UCR Global Food Initiative Committee.

To register, go to the UC Learning Center at www.ucrlearning.ucr.edu. Enter your UCR NetID and password.

Type in “Vitamin D” in the search field and click “go.” Click on the title of the class you wish to attend and select Register. Review the activity details and select “submit” to complete your registration

If you have questions, please contact Julie Chobdee at extension 2-1488 or email julie.chobdee@ucr.edu.

More Did You Know?

UCR Walk & Talk with Leadership Series

The Wellness Program is encouraging the campus community to get healthy, get moving, and get to know the campus. Every month, there will be a 30-minute “walk and talk” opportunity with a member of the UCR Leadership team. Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox kicks off the “Walk and Talk with Leadership” series on Monday, Feb. 23. Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Paul D’Anieri will lead the second event on Thursday, March 19. All walks begin at 12:15 p.m. sharp at the Scotty the Bear statue outside of the HUB. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and bring your own water. For questions, please contact: Julie Chobdee at julie.chobdee@ucr.edu.

A Call to Men

Men at UCR, this campus needs your voices, your partnership, and your influence. Take part in a discussion focused on healthy masculinity and get engaged in challenging attitudes and behaviors that support violence against girls and women. Everyone is welcome. The event, hosted by the Women’s Resource Center and Ethnic & Gender Offices,  will be held on Feb. 12, 6 to 8 p.m. at HUB 302.

 

Campus Master Plan Workshops Set for Feb. 24

Two Campus Master Plan workshops are scheduled for Feb. 24. The first is for campus students, staff and faculty, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m in Winston Chung Hall 205/206. The second is for the surrounding community from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at University Extension, Rooms A & B. The event will be an opportunity for the UCR community and friends to inform the vision of the campus’ physical future. Participants can voice opinions on a variety of issues such as architecture, design, sustainability, traffic, transportation, and more.

CAFE Launches at UCR

UCR is launching CAFE, the California Agriculture and Food Enterprise. Led by professor of genetics Norm Ellstrand, it is an institute that will act as an umbrella for UCR interdisciplinary research and other activities associated with food and agriculture in the broadest sense. Ellstrand said the membership is very diverse: “We have researchers studying everything from the psychology of gardening to the interaction of diet and health to crop improvement during environmental challenges.”

To celebrate CAFE’s launch, the Global Food Initiative and the Global Studies program will host a lecture with writers Gustavo Arellano (Taco USA) and David Karp (food writer for Los Angeles Times and more) on Jan. 28, from noon to 2:30 p.m., at the Alumni and Visitor’s Center .

Uta Barth in the NYT Crossword Puzzle

The clue for No. 42, across in the New York Times’ Jan. 24 crossword puzzle was this: German-born photographer Barth. The answer, of course, is UTA. Uta Barth is a professor of art emeritus atUCR who is known internationally for her abstract photography. Last year, she won a $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship, one of the most prestigious awards in the country. She was born in Berlin, Germany.

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