Due to the anticipated inclement weather on May 8, the UCR Staff Assembly Spring Luau, to be held at the Student Recreation Center Pool, will be postponed. For more information, please contact Director of Events Julie Salgado at julie.salgado@ucr.edu or at (951) 827-1213.

UC Has Two New Publications

UC has two new systemwide publications: Fiat Lux, a weekly digest of top news and discoveries from across the UC system, and the UC Food Observer, a new blog that offers a daily selection of news on food policy, nutrition, agriculture and more as part of the UC Global Food Initiative.

UC’s research has spawned countless industries and propelled California’s economic and intellectual vitality, its medical science and patient care is renowned the world over, and every year, the University of California graduate students that represents the next generation of leaders. Arguably, no single institution does so much for so many. It can be hard to keep up with it all, but Fiat Lux makes it easy.You can sign up to have it delivered to your inbox each week by going to UniversityofCalifornia/subscribe.

The UC Food Observer highlights important issues and discussions on how to sustainably and nutritiously feed the world. It also features original UC content, including essays and a signature Q&A series with thought leaders in food and agriculture.

UCR Market Day on May 8

More than 50 vendors selling a variety of goods and crafts will be at UCR’s Market Day on Friday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bell Tower Lawn/Rivera Library Walkway. For more information, call (951) 827-5738.

 Free Public Talk at UC Riverside to Discuss Campus’ Sustainable Food Initiative

Since 2009, Dining Services at UCR has made significant progress towards the UC Office of the President’s 2020 Food Sustainability Goals.

These goals include nine areas of sustainable practices such as waste reduction and recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, sustainable food service, green buildings, sustainable water systems, clean energy, transportation, climate protection and sustainable operations.

Cheryl Garner, executive director of Dining Services, and Neal Malik, registered dietitian will host a free public lecture to share some of the new social, educational and operational programs they have implemented to reach these goals and some aggressive new focus areas for the future.

Titled “Seeds of Change: UCR’s Healthy and Sustainable Food Initiative,” the hour-long lecture will be given at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 7, in Rooms D and E, UC Riverside Extension Center, 1200 University Avenue, Riverside. Seating is open. Free parking will be provided to lecture attendees.

 For more information, please visit: http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/28921

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