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Exploring Methods to Become a More Efficient UCR

April 14 talk by Omar Reid of the city of Houston will focus on HR practices

April 7, 2015

At the second Organizational Excellence Speaker Series, Peggy Huston led an exercise asking UCR constituents to make their case for change.

Who Says?

Finding that lost pre-Columbian city in the Honduran jungle was the easy part. The hard part will be figuring out what to do next.

Tom Lutz, professor of creative writing, on his group's discovery of an unseen ceremonial site during a recent archaeological trip to the Honduras, and the dilemma of protecting the site from looters while preserving the site's integrity


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Student Recreation Center Holds Free Fitness Day

Check out UCR Student Recreation Center’s 110 boot camp and athletic conditioning classes for free on Thursday, April 9. All levels are welcome. The 110 boot camp begins at 6:45 a.m. and the athletic conditioning class starts at 6:15 p.m.
Details and class schedule can be found at, or contact, (951) 827-4472 for more information.

Awards & Honors

Alec Gerry Selected for Distinguished Achievement Award

Alec Gerry, professor of entomology and cooperative extension specialist, has been selected for the Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension by the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). He will be the branch nominee for the national ESA award of the same name.

Research & Scholarship

A total of 136 presentations to be made over two-day event

Get your thinking caps on and your creative juices flowing as the ninth annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity is scheduled for the end of the month. It’s not your run-of-the-mill symposium, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Education, the symposium is an opportunity for students in all disciplines, including arts, humanities, sciences and engineering, to present their faculty-mentored projects to an audience of peers, faculty, and administrators.

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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.