UC Global Health Institute Names New Board Chair

Anil Deolalikar, dean for the School of Public Policy. ucr

Anil Deolalikar, Ph.D., dean for the School of Public Policy, has been named chair of the UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) board of directors, effective August 1.

Although this is a new role for Deolalikar, he is no stranger to UCGHI. He served on the original planning committee for the institute in 2008-09. He co-founded and co-directed the UCGHI One Health Center of Expertise – an effort focused on examining the relationship between human health on the one hand and water, animals, food and society on the other. Deolalikar also chaired a successful UC Global Health Day hosted by UC Riverside in 2013.

“As board chair, I will strive to make the Institute live up to its mission of improving the health of people in California and around the world through research, education and collaboration that takes advantage of the ‘Promise and Power of Ten.’ For six years, UCR co-hosted one of the three UCGHI Centers of Expertise, but I am hoping that with both Chancellor Wilcox and me on the board, our campus will continue to play an important role in the systemwide Initiative. I will do my best to bring greater awareness of global health to our campus, especially among our students,” said Deolalikar, who is also a professor of economics.

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UCR Makes Top 30 in Time’s Money Magazine

UC Riverside has been ranked No. 29 in Time Inc.’s Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money 2017,” issue. The rankings compared a total of 711 schools that met Money’s requirements.

“Being ranked among the nation’s top universities is always an honor, but this achievement is particularly meaningful because it speaks to one of our core values—making a world class education accessible and affordable,” said UCR Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox. “A lot of things make UCR great, but our record in helping students from all backgrounds succeed, both while they’re here and after they graduate, is perhaps our most enduring accomplishment.”

Among the factors the magazine weighed to compile its list are each school’s estimated cost with or without financial aid, the percentage of students who receive aid grants, and average early-career earnings of graduates.

“As with all our achievements as a campus, this is a team effort. We don’t get these kinds of results without faculty, staff, and students from across UCR working towards our shared vision of excellence,” Wilcox said.

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Annual Sautter Awards Highlight IT Innovations

Ten teams across the University of California won the 2017 Larry L. Sautter Award for using information technology to make university operations more effective and efficient and to better serve faculty, staff, students and patients.

Systemwide Chief Information Officer Tom Andriola announced the winners on August 8 at the UC Computing Services Conference in San Diego.

The annual award, which is sponsored by the UC Information Technology Leadership Council, recognizes collaborative innovations in IT that advance the university’s missions of teaching, research, public service and patient care, or that improve the effectiveness of university processes. The award encourages collaboration and solution sharing across the UC system.

The Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Technology was established in 2000 in honor of  former UC Riverside Chief Information Officer Larry L. Sautter, who died of cancer in 1999.

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