Stop the Leak

In California’s drought, it is exceptionally important that UCR is using water wisely. Physical Plant director Ken Mueller is asking for the campus community to help. If you see a broken sprinkler outside, or a leaking plumbing fixture inside, please report it on the website Physical Plant will get on those reports quickly. The site can be accessed from mobile devices, desktops, and even through the R’Space portal.

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UCR Staff Assembly Spring Luau Postponed


Due to the anticipated inclement weather on May 8, the UCR Staff Assembly Spring Luau, to be held at the Student Recreation Center Pool, will be postponed. For more information, please contact Director of Events Julie Salgado at or at (951) 827-1213.

UC Has Two New Publications

UC has two new systemwide publications: Fiat Lux, a weekly digest of top news and discoveries from across the UC system, and the UC Food Observer, a new blog that offers a daily selection of news on food policy, nutrition, agriculture and more as part of the UC Global Food Initiative.

UC’s research has spawned countless industries and propelled California’s economic and intellectual vitality, its medical science and patient care is renowned the world over, and every year, the University of California graduate students that represents the next generation of leaders. Arguably, no single institution does so much for so many. It can be hard to keep up with it all, but Fiat Lux makes it easy.You can sign up to have it delivered to your inbox each week by going to UniversityofCalifornia/subscribe.

The UC Food Observer highlights important issues and discussions on how to sustainably and nutritiously feed the world. It also features original UC content, including essays and a signature Q&A series with thought leaders in food and agriculture.

UCR Market Day on May 8

More than 50 vendors selling a variety of goods and crafts will be at UCR’s Market Day on Friday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bell Tower Lawn/Rivera Library Walkway. For more information, call (951) 827-5738.

 Free Public Talk at UC Riverside to Discuss Campus’ Sustainable Food Initiative

Since 2009, Dining Services at UCR has made significant progress towards the UC Office of the President’s 2020 Food Sustainability Goals.

These goals include nine areas of sustainable practices such as waste reduction and recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, sustainable food service, green buildings, sustainable water systems, clean energy, transportation, climate protection and sustainable operations.

Cheryl Garner, executive director of Dining Services, and Neal Malik, registered dietitian will host a free public lecture to share some of the new social, educational and operational programs they have implemented to reach these goals and some aggressive new focus areas for the future.

Titled “Seeds of Change: UCR’s Healthy and Sustainable Food Initiative,” the hour-long lecture will be given at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 7, in Rooms D and E, UC Riverside Extension Center, 1200 University Avenue, Riverside. Seating is open. Free parking will be provided to lecture attendees.

 For more information, please visit:

Spring 2015 Instructional Technology Workshop Series Faculty Technology Support

Faculty Technology Support invites teaching Faculty/TAs for their spring 2015 Instructional Technology workshop series. These sessions will focus on the teaching techniques, resources and technologies generally available to the campus such as the new Learning Glass lecture capture, flipped classrooms, iLearn video, Grade Center, Smartboard technologies, and student engagement tools.

Here are the session dates, times and locations:

  • Wednesday, April 22, 1 to 3 p.m. at Surge 170 Hyperstruction Studio: Nuts & Bolts-Flipped Classrooms
  • Friday, April 24, 10 to 11 a.m. at Surge 170 Hyperstruction Studio: How to use Clickers and Increase Student Engagement
  • Friday, April 24, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Surge 170 Hyperstruction Studio: Multimedia in PowerPoint Plus New Features in Windows 2013
  • Wednesday, April 29, 10 to 11 a.m. at Surge 170 Hyperstruction Studio: Resources and Support for Instructional Iniviatives
  • Thursday, April 30, 10 to 11 a.m. at Surge 170 Hyperstruction Studio: Video or Multimedia Mashups in iLearn
  • Friday, May 1, 10 to 11 a.m. at Surge 170 Hyperstruction Studio: Posting Video in iLearn
  • Wednesday, May 6, 10 to 11 a.m. at Olmsted A139: Learning Glass Showcase
  • Friday, May 8, 10 to 11 a.m. at Olmsted A139: Follow-up Session on Learning Glass
  • Wednesday, May 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Surge 170 Hyperstruction Studio: Faculty Panel – Educational Technology Use
  • Friday, May 15, 10 to 11 a.m. at Surge 170 Hyperstruction Studio: Make any Whiteboard a Smartboard
  • Monday, May 18, 10 to 11 a.m. at Olmsted A139: Learning Glass Showcase
  • Thursday, May 21, 10 to 11 a.m. at Surge 170 Hyperstruction Studio: Grade Center and Inline Grading, iGrade and iEval
  • Thursday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Surge 170 Hyperstruction Studio: Grade Center and Inline Grading, iGrade, and iEval

Light refreshments will be served. Register for the workshops you would like to attend at the following URL:

April 22 is UCR Denim Day: Stand up against sexual violence

In a stand against sexual assault, the UCR Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is hosting the Denim Day Campaign to challenge sexual assault myths by wearing jeans and Denim Day pins on Wednesday, April 22.

The International Denim Day Campaign stems from an Italian Supreme court ruling 15 years ago. A judge overturned a rape conviction because, based on the judge’s logic, the victim could not have been raped because her jeans were too tight for her perpetrator to force them off of her. According to the judge, “Because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.” The next day, people wore jeans in solidarity to protest this ruling.

Come by the Women’s Resource Center (260 Costo Hall) to pick up your Denim Day pins and fact sheet and submit a picture of you and your Denim Day gear to the Women’s Resource Center at to post on the UCR “It’s On Us” and WRC Facebook.

Glen Mor to get LEED certified

Celebrate the official certification of Glen Mor as a LEED Gold community with the LEED Certification Ceremony from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Glen Mor Amphitheater Court on Earth Day, April 22. LEED certification is the premier mark of achievement in green building strategies and practices. There will also be a Green Building Tour afterward from 1 p.m to 2 p.m.

RSVP via Survey Gizmo. There will be free parking available in the Big Springs Parking Structure. For more information, contact (951) 827-7727.

UCR Walk & Talk with Leadership Series: Kim Wilcox

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 will lead the walk on Thursday, April 30. The walk begins at 12:15 p.m. sharp at the Scotty Bear statue outside of the HUB. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and bring your own water. For questions, please contact: Julie Chobdee at

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