UCR faculty, staff and students will showcase highlights of campus arts and sciences at the 2013 Long Night of Arts and Innovation, which starts in downtown Riverside at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Inspired by the Long Night of Science in Erlangen, Germany, this free event will showcase projects from UCR that range from spider silk genetics to “Gangnum Style” dancing. La Sierra University, California Baptist University, Riverside Community College, the Riverside Unified School District and the Alvord Unified School District will also bring exhibits. Nearly 6,500 people attended the event last year. Free shuttles will run from UCR Lot 1 to the UCR ARTSblock in downtown Riverside from 5:30 p.m. to just after midnight. A full schedule of events at the Long Night of Arts & Innovation can be found on http://longnightriverside.com/?p=events.  

The Loveridge Legacy

Ron Loveridge receives kudos at the dedication of the Loveridge Plaza at Riverside City Hall.

Ron Loveridge receives kudos at the dedication of the Loveridge Plaza at Riverside City Hall.

Ron Loveridge, Riverside’s former mayor and a longtime UCR political science professor, was honored Sept. 10 at City Hall with the dedication of Loveridge Plaza. Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and others gathered to take stock of Riverside’s many improvements during Loveridge’s 32 years in local, regional and state politics.

UCR Athletics All-Sport Faculty/Staff Gold Card Available For $50

The UCR Athletics All-Sport Faculty/Staff Gold Card is now available for $50 — which amounts to more than $650 in savings. A Gold Card gets you in 100 regular-season home athletic events such as men and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, and track and field. For a list of all athletic events, go to  gohighlanders.com. To purchase your Gold Card, contact Bryan Avolio at (951) 827-4653 or bryan.avolio@ucr.edu. This offer is for UCR faculty and staff only; each member can purchase up to two gold cards.

UC Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day at the Rose Bowl

UCLA Athletics is hosting UC Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, Oct. 12, for the UCLA vs. California football game. Discounted tickets are available and cost $10 to $25. To order click on https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/uclaathletics/EN/link/promotion/home/a94bbbe665944beac0f5fd9d7443e5ff9150f08a, enter promo code UCRFCST, and verify that you are a UCR faculty or staff member by signing in using your UCR email address. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the UCLA Central Ticket Office at (310) UCLA-WIN (825-2946).

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