Deborah A. Santiago, vice-president for policy and chief operations officer of Excelencia in Education, will explore how institutions and programs designed for non-working, full-time, finish-in-four students might adapt to a new student body.

Deborah A. Santiago
courtesy Excelencia in Education

The lecture on Thursday, Jan. 12, “Serving Post-traditional Students: Reframing Who and How We Serve,” will take place 2 to 3:30 p.m. at INTS 1113.

For more than 20 years, Santiago has led research and policy efforts from the community to national and federal levels to improve educational opportunities and success for all students. She co-founded Excelencia in Education to inform policy and practice, compel action, and collaborate with those committed and ready to act to increase student success. Santiago’s current research focuses on state and federal policy, financial aid, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, institutional practices, and student success in higher education.

See the full story. The lecture is sponsored by several UCR entities, including the Center for Ideas and Society.

CNAS Science Lecture Series Continues

The 2016-2017 Science Lecture Series, called “Are We Alone?” will focus on how the search for alien life is defining a new era of space exploration – from Mars and icy moons in our solar system to Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars.

Each event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the University Theatre (Humanities 400.)

The upcoming lectures are:

  • Thursday, January 12. “Alternative Earths: How Earth’s Past Guides NASA’s Search for Life.” Speaker: Tim Lyons, a distinguished professor of biogeochemistry and the director of the Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center. The lecture will be following with a telescope viewing event called “Our Celestial Neighbors,” with a special focus on the detailed features of the full moon.
  • Wednesday, February 1. “Ocean Worlds: Missions to Icy Moons and Dwarf Planets.” Speaker: Kevin Hand, deputy project scientist, solar system exploration directorate, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The lecture will be followed by a hands-on science experience called “Sensing the Universe.”

See the full story for more details.

Living the Promise Symposia Looks at Health and Wellness

UC Riverside’s comprehensive fundraising campaign, Living the Promise, is offering a monthly symposia to explore important topics.

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the symposia will focus on health and wellness, exploring its impact in the community and around the world. At the event attendees will also learn what UCR is doing to advance the study of human health, reducing healthcare disparities, and promoting prevention and wellness.

The symposia will be from 6-8 p.m. at HUB 302. See full details and RSVP for this or future events.

The Library Reveals the Tiniest Books in the Collection

“The Magic of the Miniature Book” exhibit in the Tomás Rivera Library opens Tuesday, Jan. 17.

“The Magic of the Miniature Book” exhibit in the Tomás Rivera Library opens Tuesday, Jan. 17. ucr file

This will feature a collection of miniature books from Special Collections and University Archives that will be on display on the first floor of Rivera. Books featured vary from tiny volumes that are smaller than your pinky fingernail, up to a miniature version of Thomas More’s “Utopia” that measures about 2” x 3”.

The exhibit lasts through March 30.

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Did You Miss the Staff Assembly Holiday Party?

The annual Staff Assembly holiday party attracted at least 400 employees to this year’s Holiday Hoedown — a country-themed celebration.

The event took place on Dec. 16 at the HUB. Visit Inside UCR to watch a photo slideshow.

Staff Assembly Holiday Hoedown took place on Dec. 16, 2016. sandra baltazar martínez

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