The UC Riverside Athletics Hall of Fame is expanding its membership by six members come April 15, with inclusion of Regina Carbajal Legates (women’s volleyball), Deanna Dresmann (softball), Troy Percival (baseball), Brendan Steele (men’s golf), Doug Smith (baseball) and Aaron Rubin (team physician).

“This is a remarkably talented and diverse group of student-athletes, coaches and contributors who made their mark on the athletics department, the university, and the community through their efforts both on and off the fields of competition,” said Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Tamica Smith Jones. “I know that the entirety of the Inland Empire joins me in congratulating them, and I cordially invite all of you to help us celebrate their achievements this coming April.”

The Mission Inn’s Grand Parisian Ballroom is the site of the 2017 UC Riverside Athletics Hall of Fame. The pre-event cocktail hour in the Glenwood Tavern begins at 5 p.m., while the dinner and induction ceremony gets underway at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $150. For additional information, contact UCR Special Events Coordinator Arturo Cabrera at 951-827-5432. Read the full story.

Third Annual Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival

The UCR Department of Music, in collaboration with the UCR Center for Iberian and Latin American Music, and others, celebrate the music of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) and other Latin American composers. This Chamber Music Festival will consist of 15 concerts across Southern California.

Three of the concerts will take place at UCR and feature premiere compositions by professor Paulo C. Chagas, Brazilian composers Paulo Costa Lima and Luiz Carlos Cseko, and Argentinian composore Martin Jaroszewicz.

All three UCR concerts will be held in the Performance Lab, ARTS 166. The schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, Jan. 26: 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 1: 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 2: 8 p.m.

The complete schedule for the 2017 festival program is available online.

For more information call (951) 827-3245 or email

Free Child Care During Your Workout at the SRC

Faculty and staff members with an SRC membership may use the Student Recreation Center North facility’s child care service while they exercise. The service is available for up to two hours, and children up to 14 years of age are welcome.

Student staff members who work in the child care center have passed an extensive background check and are certified for CPR/first-aid.

Child care winter quarter hours are Monday through Thursday, 5-9 p.m.

Note:  free child care does not apply to those possessing $10 “day passes.” For details, visit the SRC website.

Contact Mike Conley at (951) 827-4473 or for more information.

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