Inside UCR

News for Faculty and Staff of the
University of California, Riverside

Getting Personal

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Job: Clinical Preventive Care Specialist, Campus Health Center

Did You Know?

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Did you know that there’s a program for personal concerns such as alcohol and drug-related matters, family and marital problems, financial difficulties and legal concerns? The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is UCR’s way of encouraging employees who may be having problems to seek professional help. For more information, call (951) 781-0510 or (800) 266-0510. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a week, and is strictly confidential.

Awards & Honors

Stajich Wins 2014 Alexopoulos Prize

Jason Stajich, an associate professor of plant pathology and microbiology, has been awarded the 2014 Alexopoulos Prize by the Mycological Society of America, a scientific society dedicated to advancing the science of mycology – the study of fungi of all kinds including mushrooms, molds, truffles, yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens, and medically important fungi.

Research & Scholarship

Five UCR researchers named Thomas Reuters “Highly Cited Researchers 2014”

Five researchers at UC Riverside have been named Thomas Reuters “Highly Cited Researchers 2014.” They are: Robert C. Haddon, a distinguished professor of chemistry as well as chemical and environmental engineering; Yadong Yin, a professor of chemistry; Wei Ren, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; Roya Bahreini, an assistant professor of atmospheric science; and Julia Bailey-Serres, a professor of genetics. Yin is highly cited in two categories: chemistry and materials science.


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.