UC Riverside staff, faculty members, and students, may discuss the campus’ future through a new series of meetings with Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox.

These meetings, dubbed “Conversations with the Chancellor,” are scheduled throughout February and March. The next meeting is Monday, Feb. 13 at noon, at HUB 302.

The topic for this meeting will be “Facilities, infrastructure, and capital projects.” The purpose will be to help guide the continued development of the campus’s overall infrastructure.

“We will be departing from the traditional town hall format, with greater opportunities for roundtable discussion and campus input,” Wilcox said in an announcement. Light refreshments will be served.

As part of this and other upcoming conversations, donation boxes for the UCR’s R’Pantry will be available. You can find a list of their most needed items here.

The first of five conversations took place on Jan. 30. View that event online.

Below is a list of scheduled conversations:

  • Monday, Feb. 13: noon to 1 p.m. at HUB 302
  • Monday, Feb. 27: noon to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, March 13: noon to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, March 27: noon to 1 p.m.

UC Urges Trump to Rescind Travel Ban

The University of California, along with universities around the country, is calling on President Donald Trump to rescind the executive order that restricts certain foreign nationals and refugees from seven specific countries from entering the United States.

Along with advocating that the executive branch end the travel restrictions, UC has urged support for the legislative efforts of Sen. Dianne Feinstein and U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren to rescind the order. uc file

Along with advocating that the executive branch end the travel restrictions, UC has urged support for the legislative efforts of Sen. Dianne Feinstein and U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren to rescind the order.

The university is also working, amid a very fluid situation, to provide timely guidance to students, faculty and staff who could be directly affected by the travel ban.

In a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, the head of Homeland Security, and the Secretary of State, UC President Janet Napolitano and 100 other national security leaders who served in the Bush and Obama administrations urged that the order be rescinded.

“This order not only jeopardizes tens of thousands of lives, it has caused a crisis right here in America and will do long-term damage to our national security,” Napolitano and the other signatories said. “Blanket bans of certain countries or classes of people is inhumane, unnecessary and counterproductive from a security standpoint, and beneath the dignity of our great nation.”

Read the full story.

Panels to Address Travel Ban Impacts

Impacts of President Trump’s travel ban on refugees and immigrants from seven Middle Eastern countries will be addressed in a series of panel discussions on Monday, Feb. 13. The panels, organized as a “Conversation on the Executive Order on Immigration,” will be held from 2:10 to 6 p.m. in Interdisciplinary 1113.

Panels will be as follow:

  • The first panel, “Scrutinizing the Immigration Agenda,” is scheduled from 2:10 to 3 p.m.
  • The second panel, “American Stories and Experiences,” is scheduled from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m.
  • The final session, “Campus Resources,” is scheduled from 4:50 to 5:50 p.m.

For complete details and list of panelists, read the full story.

Bridge Repair On I-215 South

Bridge repair on I-215 South towards Riverside will take place Feb. 12. The repairs will occur between 3 a.m. and noon. This will affect commuter times for UCR students and faculty.

Drivers are advised to enter the southbound freeway at Blaine/3rd Street or at Box Springs/Fair Isle Drive. Contact Shelli Lombardo at (909) 383-4631 for more information.

The closures are as follows:

 

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