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Second Annual Food Truck Festival Set for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

More than 20 trucks scheduled to be on campus between 11 and 2:30

April 8, 2014

The second UCR Food Truck Festival will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Photo by Ross French

Who Says?

Showing that emotion can foster self-control and discovering a way to reduce impatience with a simple gratitude exercise opens up tremendous possibilities for reducing a wide range of societal ills from impulse buying and insufficient saving to obesity and smoking.

Ye Li, assistant professor of management and marketing, on the UCR, Northeastern University and Harvard Kennedy School study that showed that feelings of gratitude automatically reduces financial impatience

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Getting Personal

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Job: Community Garden Coordinator at Agricultural Operations

Did You Know?

Nominate a colleague for the Outstanding Staff Awards

Last chance to nominate a colleague or yourself for the annual Outstanding Staff Awards! The categories are Staff Who Make a Difference; People Helping People; Tartan Soul; and Staff Diversity. Nominations are especially needed in the categories of Staff Diversity and People Helping People. Nominations close at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 11.

Awards & Honors

Economics Ph.D. Student Wins Prestigious Fellowship

Pallavi Panda, a Ph.D. candidate in economics, has won a Hewlett/IIE Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development to further her analysis of the effects of trade on infant mortality in the Sub-Saharan Africa.

Research & Scholarship

Distinguished Professor of Art Curates Prestigious Exhibit

Malcolm Baker, distinguished professor of art history, curated an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art that continues through May 9. The exhibition, “Fame and Friendship: Pope, Roubiliac, and the Portrait Bust in Eighteenth-Century Britain,” features a series of portrait busts of poet Alexander Pope by sculptor Louis-François Roubiliac.

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