At noon on Wednesday, Nov. 9, UCR Staff Assembly will hold its fall general meeting in HUB 302. Guest speakers are Vice Chancellor of Planning and Budget Maria Anguiano, and Wellness Program Coordinator Julie Chobdee. All UCR staff members are welcome.

Staff Assembly gives regular awards to staff members for good work.

Staff Assembly gives regular awards to staff members for good work.

The meeting will also include awards for longevity, and the announcement about which UCR departments won the Halloween decoration contest.

Read more about staff awards, and how you can help someone else on campus “Get Recognized” online: http://staffassembly.ucr.edu/recognition_awards/

 

International Education Week on Campus

Did you know that Nov. 7-10, staff, faculty, and students are able to attend free workshops, panel discussions and information sessions?

Topics range from supporting international students’ success, to employment based visa options.

For a detailed list of events: ucrtoday.ucr.edu/41892.

International Affairs website: www.ucr.edu/international.

School of Medicine Students Visited the Islamic Center

Eleven students from the School of Medicine at UC Riverside visited the Islamic Center of Riverside last month, as part of a student-led health outreach program. courtesy ucr som

Eleven students from the School of Medicine at UC Riverside visited the Islamic Center of Riverside last month, as part of a student-led health outreach program.
courtesy ucr som

Eleven students from the School of Medicine at UC Riverside visited the Islamic Center of Riverside last month, as part of a student-led health outreach program.

The program featured a presentation about the importance of health care maintenance in disease prevention/progression followed by free health screenings.

“The hope and challenge was to instill good health habits as early as possible in community members to prevent the onset of disease processes such as cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, obesity, type II diabetes, diseases from liver and pancreatic damage, sexually transmitted diseases, and many others,” said medical student Haroun Mohammad, class of 2019.

Mohammad, who organized the event, said that his group reached out to the Islamic Center because a number of its visitors do not have adequate access to health care, with some having not seen a physician for more than 10 years. Additional barriers faced by those patients include lack of access to transportation and inability to speak English or very poor comprehension of the language.

The medical students plan to also reach out to local high schools and middle schools to conduct similar programs aimed at motivating young people to adapt healthy lifestyles and habits.

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