Endowed Chairs Given to Two Faculty Members in School of Medicine

Greer Sullivan, MD, MSPH, and Maurizio Pellecchia, Ph.D., both faculty members in the School of Medicine, have been appointed endowed chairs. The endowed chair title is a distinction of high honor within the UC system and affords mutual benefits to the university and the chair holder.

Sullivan, a professor of psychiatry, occupies the William R. Johnson, Jr., and S. Sue Johnson Endowed Chair. The appointment, which went into effect July 1, 2015, for a five-year period, was made possible by a gift to the UC Riverside Foundation from the Johnsons.

Pellecchia, a professor of biomedical sciences, occupies the Daniel Hays Endowed Chair in Cancer Research. His appointment went into effect Sept. 1, 2015, for a period of five years.  It was made possible through a pledge from Daniel M. Hays, MD, a surgeon known for having advanced the field of pediatric surgery.

Read more about Sullivan and Pellecchia and their endowed chairs.

UC Riverside Presents Tomás Rivera Tribute Event

On Thursday, April 14, the community is invited to attend a special event that honors the life and work of Tomás Rivera. This special event includes a staged reading of the play “Los Moreno,” an interactive music experience by “artivists” Martha Gonzalez and Quetzal Flores and a special introduction to the evening by Rickerby Hinds. The event is on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts located at 3824 Main Street in Riverside.

Written by Mercedes Floresislas, a student in the M.F.A. for Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts program at UC Riverside, “Los Moreno,” is a trilingual story about deafness. Incorporating American Sign Language, Spanish and English, it tells of how deafness affects family roles, and the struggle to connect between a deaf teenage boy and his non-signing father when the boy’s mother is detained for possible deportation.

Read more about the Tomás Rivera tribute event.

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