The George Brown Legacy Collection will be officially available at the Tomás Rivera Library as of Nov. 17.

Congressman George E. Brown, Jr. ucr

Congressman George E. Brown, Jr.
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The late George E. Brown, Jr. was a U.S. Congressman who for 14 terms represented the Inland Southern California. He was known for his support of science and for his efforts to defend civil liberties and human rights.

In 2010 Brown’s widow, Marta Brown, donated 600 boxes of the congressman’s documents, photographs, and other material that captured his life and career, from the late 1930s to his death in 1999.

The materials are housed on the fourth floor of the Rivera Library in the Special Collections & University Archive, and are available for review in the reading room. The archives are not available for check out.

The general community is also welcomed to review the material. For more information, visit Tomás Rivera Library. Read more about Brown and the collections.

‘Walk and Talk’ with Associate Vice Chancellor Lam

Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Mariam Lam, will be leading the Walk and Talk session on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 12:15 p.m.

This opportunity to meet and speak with Lam, is part of the 2016 UCR Walk and Talk with Leadership Series, which forms part of the Integrated Healthy Campus Initiative. The event is open to staff, faculty, and students. People interested in participating should:

  • Meet at Scotty the Bear statue. Walk begins at 12:15 p.m.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • No reservation needed, just show up
  • Expect giveaways and raffle prizes

The Walk and Talk series is led by UCR’s Wellness Program.

Comic Artist Robb Armstrong Visited UCR

UC Riverside’s African Student Programs hosted “An Evening with Robb Armstrong,” on Thursday, Nov. 3. Armstrong is the cartoonist behind the popular comic strip “Jumpstart.”

Armstrong discussed the success of his award-winning comic strip, which reaches more than 80 million readers, and how he overcame industry stereotypes and adversity. He spoke about his new book, which was published this year, “FEARLESS: A Cartoonist’s Guide to Life.”

Armstrong has been described as one of the hottest cartoonists in America by “People Magazine.” His comic strip is the most widely syndicated daily strip by an African American in history.

UC Riverside’s African Student Programs hosted “An Evening with Robb Armstrong,” on Nov. 3, 2016. carrie rosema

UC Riverside’s African Student Programs hosted “An Evening with Robb Armstrong,” on Nov. 3, 2016.
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Flag Raising Ceremony Honored Veterans

On Nov. 10, UC Riverside held its 5th Annual Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony in honor of Veterans Day. Staff, faculty, and students joined the morning celebration that included staff color guard and a bagpiper.

The event was sponsored by the Office of Student Special Services, the Association of Veterans and Service Members, and the faculty and staff Veterans, Military Members and Families Group at UCR.

On Nov. 10, UC Riverside held its 5th Annual Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony in honor of Veterans Day. krissy danforth

On Nov. 10, UC Riverside held its 5th Annual Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony in honor of Veterans Day.
krissy danforth

Weekly Farmer’s Market is Every Thursday

UCR Farmer’s Market opens every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Lot 14, near the Glen Mor market.

The Farmer’s Market is open to the campus, as well as the community. Shoppers can find everything from soap (made by a current UCR graduate student), jam, pita bread, fruits and vegetables, and even sweet grass juice.

Faculty: Save the Date for Undergraduate Education Workshops

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education has a series of workshops programmed for the upcoming weeks and months.

Faculty are welcomed to attend the following:

  • For faculty interested in flipping their class, the “Blended/Hybrid/Online Discussion- Nuts & Bolts: Flipped Classroom” on Thursday Nov. 17, 10 a.m. – 12 noon will feature basic technical and pedagogical information about technology enhanced instruction.
  • The “Social Media Panel Discussion” on Friday Dec. 2 from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. will provide tips on platforms, techniques, and common pitfalls to be aware of when incorporating social media into your course.

All sessions will be held in Surge 170, and are accessible remotely via Zoom. Please register at  http://tinyurl.com/workshops-fall2016 and address any questions to enage@ucr.edu .

Other upcoming sessions:

  • December 6:  iLearn Grade Center and Inline Grading, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 am, Surge 170
  • May 3 & 4:  Undergraduate Research Symposium, HUB
  • May 18: Campus Celebration of Teaching, HUB 302
  • May 22: 2017 Honors Convocation, University Theatre

Professors and teaching staff can also stay informed regarding paid internships for undergraduate or graduate students via the vice provost’s monthly newsletter: ue.ucr.edu (click on the Newsletter tab).

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