UCR’s scholarly output is highly influential in the London-based Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which came out recently. UCR scored 91.5 in the citations category, which ranks 7th (tied) among all public universities in the United States.

Here is how UCR compares in the citations category with the list of top 20 public American universities in the Times Higher Education rankings (ordered by overall ranking):

  • UC Riverside 91.5
  • UC Berkeley 99.1
  • UCLA 95.3
  • U of Michigan 88.9
  • U of Washington 95
  • Georgia Tech 85.8
  • UT Austin 91.5
  • U of Illinois 77.8
  • U of Wisconsin 87.7
  • UC Santa Barbara 99.2
  • UC San Diego 96.4
  • U of Minnesota 82.9
  • U of North Carolina 91
  • UC Davis 80.4
  • Penn State 76
  • Ohio State 80.4
  • Michigan State 74
  • U of Arizona 74
  • UC Irvine 89.5
  • U Mass 78.7
  • U of Pittsburg 84.4

According to this annual ranking, UCR is listed as the 150th best university in the world.

The methodology for capturing influence measures how a university’s published work is cited by global scholars, judging from academic journals indexed by Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science database published between 2008 and 2012. Citations to these papers made in the six years from 2008 to 2013 are also collected.

“Our faculty are having a real impact in the creation of knowledge, as judged by their scholarly peers across the globe.  This is precisely why I am so excited to be a part of UCR,” said Paul D’Anieri, provost and executive vice chancellor.

See more about this ranking: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2014-15/world-ranking/institution/university-of-california-riverside

Hang out with Napolitano

UC faculty are invited to join President Janet Napolitano and their faculty colleagues from across the UC system at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, for a one-hour online conversation on topics of interest. Bookmark it here: https://plus.google.com/events/cd7c8bmqfkbla93biekqiv6akgg.

Expected discussion topics during the Google Hangout include preserving UC’s quality and standing as the world’s top public research university, investing in UC innovation through the new UC Ventures fund, online education, maintaining access and affordability, and faculty compensation and benefits.

This is President Napolitano’s fourth Google Hangout with members of various UC groups, and is being held to further her goal of fostering an ongoing dialogue with the UC community. Previous hangouts were held with UC students, staff and alumni.

The panelists for this hangout are:

  • Mary Gilly, Academic Senate chair and business professor at UC Irvine (moderator)
  • Kimberly Lau, professor of literature, UC Santa Cruz
  • Lori Lubin, professor of physics, UC Davis
  • Ilhem Messaoudi, associate professor of biomedical sciences, UC Riverside
  • Rudy Ortiz, associate professor of natural sciences, UC Merced
  • Kris Pister, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, UC Berkeley

President Napolitano will take live questions from the online audience during the event for those that sign up to watch. Sign in with your Google account.

Faculty members who do not have a gmail address can still watch the Google Hangout live, but they will not be able to post questions. UC Policy on Sexual Harrassment

UCR’s Policy on Sexual Harrassment

The University of California, Riverside is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of all forms of harassment and sexual violence, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  UC Riverside does not tolerate harassment or sexual violence, and such behavior is prohibited both by law and by UC Riverside policy.

 The university will respond promptly and effectively to reports of harassment and sexual violence and will take appropriate action to prevent, to correct, and when necessary, to discipline behavior that violates University policies.  The University of California systemwide Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, and the UC Riverside Policies and Procedures for Responding to Reports of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence are both available online at http://titleix.ucr.edu/harass/policy.html.  In addition, the University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities Organizations and Students is available online at http://conduct.ucr.edu/learnpolicies/index.html.

 The Faculty Code of Conduct (APM-015) prohibits a faculty member from entering into a romantic or sexual relationship with any student for whom that faculty member currently has, or should reasonably expect to have in the future academic responsibility (instructional, evaluative, or supervisory).  The policy is available online at http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-015.pdf.

 Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the University’s policies mentioned above.

 UC Riverside’s Title IX/Sexual Harassment Office has the responsibility for complying with policies and procedures.  For information regarding reporting and resolution procedures, please contact the Title IX/Sexual Harassment Office at (951) 827-7070, located at 349 Surge Building.  Additional information and resources are available on the Title IX web page at http://titleix.ucr.edu/.

 Reports of sexual harassment or sexual violence may be made to the Title IX/Sexual Harassment Office, the UC Riverside Police, the Sexual Assault Resource Services Consultant, the Student Counseling Center, Student Health Services, the Labor Relations Office, the Office of the Ombudsperson, and to other campus administrators (managers and supervisors).

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