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UCR Budget Redesign Initiative Will Transform Campus Budgeting, Financial Operations

Sustained effort will provide greater transparency, better tools, and streamlined processes for staff and faculty

March 24, 2015

UCR has undertaken a transformational effort to redesign the Campus’ Resource Allocation and Budget Model.

Who Says?

It's a snapshot of our current understanding of seismic hazard in California based on the best available science that we can incorporate into such a model.

David Oglesby, chair of earth sciences department and professor of geophysics, on a recent US Geological Survey study that finds that the chance of a magnitude 8 or higher earthquake hitting California has increased about 7 percent


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News From the Staff Assembly

The Outstanding Staff Awards are presented annually, with finalists being recognized at the Spring General Meeting and winners being announced at the Annual Staff Recognition Awards Ceremony at the end of spring quarter. The awards consist of: Staff Who Make A Difference Award, People Helping People Award, Tartan Soul Award, Diversity Award, and the Volunteer of The Year Award. The nomination deadline is April 2. Nominate a candidate at

Awards & Honors

Derick Fay Wins International Award

Derick Fay, professor of anthropology,is the recipient of Public Anthropology’s Paul Farmer Global Citizenship Award. It honors the world’s leading medical humanitarians and anthropologists in the 21st century. Less than 1 percent of the faculty teaching anthropology courses across North America receive this award, and Fay is recognized for his exceptional participation in the center’s Community Action Online Project as well as his wider activities in the public sphere.

Research & Scholarship

Reza Aslan to Host a CNN TV Series

Reza Aslan, professor of creative writing, will host a television series that will debut on CNN in 2016. CNN describes “Believer” as a spiritual adventure series. “In each episode, Aslan will immerse himself into one of the world’s most fascinating faith-based groups to experience life as a true believer,” CNN said in announcing the series on March 10.

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The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion. A broadcast studio with fiber cable to the AT&T Hollywood hub is available for live or taped interviews. UCR also has ISDN for radio interviews. To learn more, call (951) UCR-NEWS.