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Help UC Riverside Become Organizationally Excellent

The campus is invited to come together for a conversation about the way forward for UC Riverside’s infrastructure on Tuesday, May 26, in HUB 302

May 19, 2015

Vice Chancellor Maria Anguiano (left) speaks with Organizational Excellence speaker Mara Fellouris at the May 11 event; on Fellouris' left is Vice Chancellor Ron Coley.

Who Says?

It's not mass incarceration. Until ... 70 percent of the people incarcerated (are) white, it's not mass incarceration. ... It's selective, it's targeted, it's structured in race, class, gender and so forth. It is not mass incarceration. We've got to stop saying that.

Dylan Rodriguez, professor of ethnic studies, on prison reform and why the term 'mass incarceration' is misleading in certain contexts


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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

Awards & Honors

Sociology Professor Karen Pyke Receives Teaching Award

Interactive teaching that integrates lectures, student-led small group discussions, and panels have earned Karen Pyke, associate professor of sociology, the Dean S. Dorn Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award from the Pacific Sociological Association. The award, which was presented April 3 at the association’s meeting in Long Beach.

Research & Scholarship

UCR Horticulturalist Dennis Pittenger's book, California Master Gardener Handbook, gains acclaim

Dennis Pittenger, cooperative extension area environmental horticulturist, recently edited the second edition of the book, “California Master Gardener Handbook.” It was selected as a 2015 Extension Education Materials Award winner by the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS).


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