Exercising and eating well go hand-in-hand. That’s why Chef Val is working with the Student Recreation Center’s (SRC) personal trainers. Together they will offer SRC members fitness and nutrition sessions.

For SRC members the cost is $5 per session or $35 for 10 weeks.

Cooking workshops include healthy alternatives to treats, making pre-workout snacks and incorporating macronutrients to the diet. The last joint session in August will be on August 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. For details visit SRC.

Chancellor’s Visit to Mexico Strengthens UC-Mexico Initiative

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox will travel to Mexico on August 12 to sign two memorandum of understandings (MOUs). The first is with Mexico’s Ministry of Culture (formerly known as CONACULTA), and the second with ANUIES (Mexico’s National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions).

UC Riverside is the executive sponsor of the UC-Mexico Initiative, a binational relationship led by President Janet Napolitano. The Initiative encourages UC and Mexican professors to work together in areas such as environment, energy, arts and culture, education and health.

During the upcoming trip, Wilcox will meet with colleagues at FUMEC (US-Mexico Foundation for Science, Guillermo Fernández), ITAM (Rafaél Fernández de Castro and Allert Brown-Gort), and SRE (Department of Foreign Affairs, Ana Luisa Fajer), among others.

The UC-Mexico relationship is a constant priority for Napolitano. According to Mexico’s National Autonomous University’s (UNAM) digital newspaper, Gaceta, Napolitano recently met with UNAM’s Rector, Enrique Graue Wiechers at UC Berkeley. The meeting also included Wilcox and UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks (click here to read Gaceta’s Spanish-language article).

New Director of EEO & Affirmative Action

Nicole Butts has been appointed  UCR’s Director of EEO & Affirmative Action effective June 29, 2016.

Butts most recently served as the manager of Equal Employment & Affirmative Action at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Nicole is a board member and program chair for the Greater Los Angeles Industry Liaison Group, an employer association focused on equal opportunity/affirmative action matters in support of greater workplace equality.

She is a member of the California Diversity Council and the Association of Talent Development, and is a regular expert presenter on affirmative action at the annual Society for Human Resources Management National Conference.

Butts received a bachelor’s degree in education from Howard University, and her master’s degree in human resources development from Bowie State University. She is certified as a senior certified professional by the Society for Human Resource Management, a senior professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute and a strategic human resources business partner by the Human Capital Institute.

ARTSblock Has a Summer Full of Exhibitions

The UCR ARTSblock has a summer full of films, events and exhibitions. Many of these run until 2017.

Among the exhibitions are “Unruly Bodies: Dismantling Larry Clark’s Tulsa,” which runs until January 2017. Visitors can also watch “For the Record…,” a series of single-channel video works highlighting Viet Nam during the French colonialism, the housing crisis in 2011 and the Tiananmen Square protest in 1989.

Visit the ARTSblock website for a full exhibition schedule.

Peace Corps Vehicle Will Visit UC Riverside

On August 23 the Peace Corps West region will be sending its Peace Car to UC Riverside; the smart cart is on a 13-state tour that aims to market and recruit for Peace Corps.

The Peace Car will also make other local stops, including Joshua Tree and other national parks to help celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service.

For a tentative itinerary and to find out more about the Peace Car, visit Peace Corps West Region.

CNAS Dean’s Office Moves to Geology Building


The CNAS Dean's office has moved into the Geology building. CNAS Dean (olive green blouse) Kathryn Uhrich, speaks with (left-right) Provost Paul D'Anieri, Professor and Chair of Physics and Astronomy Umar Mohideen, Physics and Astronomy Professor Kenneth Barish, Vice Provost for International Affairs Kelechi Kalu, Academic Senate Chair and Physics and Astronomy Professor José Wudka and Dean Emeritus of Nematology and Plant Pathology Seymour Van Gundy. The team help a reception on July 29, 2016. iqbal pattalwala

The CNAS Dean’s Office has moved into the Geology building. Dean Kathryn Uhrich (olive green blouse) is seen here speaking with Dean Emeritus of Nematology and Plant Pathology Seymour Van Gundy as Provost Paul D’Anieri, to her right, listens. In the foreground are (left to right) Physics and Astronomy Professor Kenneth Barish, Divisional Dean for Physical Sciences and Mathematics Umar Mohideen, Academic Senate Chair and Physics and Astronomy Professor José Wudka and Vice Provost for International Affairs Kelechi Kalu. The reception was held on July 29, 2016 in the new location for the Dean’s Office.
Iqbal PIttalwala


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