Marijuana Still Banned at the UC

The University of California prohibits the use, possession, and sale of marijuana in any form on all university property, including university-owned and leased buildings, housing, and parking lots. Marijuana is also not permitted at university events or while conducting university business.

California voters recently approved Prop. 64 legalizing the use of recreational marijuana among people over the age of 21, but that did not change UC policy. Marijuana remains prohibited on all university property and at all university events, except for approved academic research that complies will all federal registration and licensing requirements.

Federal law still prohibits the use or possession of marijuana, and institutions receiving federal funding must establish policies that prohibit marijuana use, possession, and distribution on campus and in the workplace. Violating the university’s policies may be grounds for discipline or corrective action, which may include required participation in a treatment program, with a maximum penalty of dismissal.

For more information, visit: www.ucop.edu/marijuana-and-drug-policy.

Winter Gear Available to Rent at the SRC

The UCR Student Recreation Center has gear rentals, available to members and non-members alike.

An individual may rent up to two of each item.

Here is a partial list of items available:

  • Backpack (internal frame): $6 for SRC member, $7 non member
  • Camping stove (2 burners, propane no included): $6 for SRC member, $7 non member
  • Tent (2 person): $5 for SRC member, $6 non member
  • Snow goggles: $3 for SRC member, $4 non member
  • Snowboard package (board and boots): $21 for SRC member, $25 non member

For a full list of rentals, visit excursions.ucr.edu.

The UCR Farmer’s Market Can Help with Holiday Shopping

You still have time for last minute gift shopping. The UCR Farmer’s Market opens every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Lot 14, between Lothian residential hall and the Market at Glen Mor.

This Thursday, Dec. 8, shoppers can expect to find the following vendors on site:

Peace Love Driftwood– Driftwood & reclaimed wood art: wreaths, frames, signs, Christmas trees, ornaments

Made with Love by CindyHugs– Custom denim vests, handmade, hair wraps, hair bows, bibs, doggy bandana’s

Vanny Orchards– Apothecary items such as aroma sprays, beard oil, candles and lip moisturizers

Sola Foods– Jams, salsa, preserves, pesto and marmalade

Dissertation Soaps– Beer soaps, vegan soaps, beard oils

7 Deadly Confections– Vegan baked goods

Sage Mountain Farm– Organic vegetables, jams, eggs, beef and pork

Sweet Caroline– Organic baked goods

Mother of Light– Essential oils

Bare Bees Honey– Raw all natural honey

Majestic Garlic– Garlic spreads and Hummus

Brothers Products– Olives, hummus, garlic spreads, pita bread

Superfoods– Acai bowls

Donate A Toy and Watch A UCR Basketball Game

For the second year in a row, UC Riverside Athletics is partnering with the Riverside Police Department to put smiles on the collective faces of area children during the holidays, by participating in the Fill-A-Cruiser Toy Drive.

At each of the next two home basketball games, women basketball, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m., and men’s basketball, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m., the Riverside Police Department will have a squad car on hand accepting donations of unwrapped toys.

Fans who bring gifts will be admitted to the games for the discounted group price of $5 for men’s basketball and $3 for women’s basketball.

 

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Thursday Nights Live Allows for Fun After Work

UCR staff and faculty are encouraged to attend Thursday Nights Live, a weekly event featuring refreshments and live music. The event is open to staff, faculty, friends, and family.

Born from a collaboration between different departments at a campus leadership retreat, Thursday Nights Live seeks to strengthen the sense of community and identity on campus.

Don’t miss the upcoming events:

  • Thursday, Dec. 1: Better Late
  • Thursday, Dec. 8: Brothers Igniting a Groove

All events will be at the HUB Plaza, 5:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

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UCR’s Department of Music Presentations Through December, and Beyond

UCR Orchestra and UCR Concert Band

Nov. 30: 8 p.m. at the University Theatre

Ruth Charloff and Samuel Andress, conductors. $10 General, $8 Students/Senior citizens, $6 Children ages 12 and under; Parking: $5.50 in Lot 6  (no fee with UC permit)

Trauma, Loss and Transcendence

Dec. 1-2: 7 p.m. at the Culver Center of the Arts

A sound/video installation dedicated to the victims and survivors of the San Bernardino mass shooting. Stacey Fraser, soprano. Justin DeHart, percussion. Martin Jaroszewicz, composition, programming and live-electronics. Paulo C. Chagas, composition and live-electronics.

Free and open to the public – no ticket required.

Holiday Choral Concert: UCR Chamber Singers

Dec. 1: 8 p.m. at the Performance Lab, ARTS 166

Jonathan Keplinger, pianist, with the UCR Chamber Orchestra. Ruth Charloff, conductor.

Free and open to the public – a free ticket is required. Parking: Complimentary permits at the Kiosk.

Dec. 4: 3 p.m. at the Calvary Presbyterian Church, 4495 Magnolia Avenue in Riverside

Free parking and admission – no ticket required.

A Concert of Spanish Songs: Music of Enrique Granados and Manuel de Falla

Dec. 2: 8 p.m. at the Performance Lab, ARTS 166

Nancy Lee Harper, piano. Peter Terry, tenor. Free and open to the public – a free ticket is required. Parking: Complimentary permits at the Kiosk.

Admission

  • Though admission is free for some events, a ticket might be required. One ticket per person will be distributed at the venue one hour before the performance. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • $10 General, $8 Students/Senior citizens, $6 Children ages 12 and under.
  • Tickets: (951) 827-4331
  • Tickets are available online and at the University Theatre Fine Arts Ticket Office, Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and one hour before each performance.
  • Show your UCR alumni card to receive the student price.

Information: (951) 827-3245;  performingarts@ucr.edu

To view more events, visit UCR’s Music Department calendar of events.

Humble Beginnings Concert by Rocky Peter

UC Riverside graduate, American Idol contestant, and 2016 Rio Olympics singer, Rocky Peter Ajoku, will perform at UCR on Saturday, Dec. 3.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local schools in Riverside. His performance, scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the University Theatre, will include special guest Audriana.

Rocky Peter Ajoku will perform at UCR on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. ucr file

Rocky Peter Ajoku will perform at UCR on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.
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Ajoku is the epitome of resiliency. Born in the U.S. and practically raised without parents in his mother’s hometown in Africa, Ajoku worked all through his childhood to feed himself, his younger brother, and his mother. As a teen he eventually made it back to Fontana and attended Chaffey Junior College before transferring to UCR. He graduated in 2013 with a degree in biological sciences.

During his time at UCR, Rocky never gave up on his dream of music and was often seen walking from class to class playing his guitar and singing for the campus community.  Upon graduation, with no family support, Rocky battled through homelessness, but again persevered as he was selected as a contestant on American Idol, which led to his participation in the U.S.-based Nobel Peace Prize Forum this past summer.

He most recently sang in the 2016 Rio Olympics. To honor UCR, Rocky has come back to the campus to host his first ever self-promoted concert at the University Theatre.  The concert is being hosted through Legends Community Service Group (a UCR student organization) with a goal to raise $1,500 in scholarship money for local Riverside middle and high schools.

Tickets are $30 per person. Purchase them online.

Inauguration of George Brown Collection at Tomás Rivera Library

On Thursday, Nov. 17, the George Brown Papers Collection officially became available at the Tomás Rivera Library. The materials document the life and career of late Congressman George E. Brown, Jr., who represented Inland Southern California for nearly 30 years. Brown became known for his support of science and defending civil liberties and human rights.

Several dozen guests attended the reception on Nov. 17, including: Brown’s son, David Brown; local activist Jane Block; former California State Assemblyman John Longville; Bobi Johnson, principal policy consultant to Assemblymember Chris Holden; Gloria Macias Harrison, UCR alumna and Board of Trustees clerk for San Bernardino Community College District; former congressional aide and attorney Dennis Hernandez; and former Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge.

Marta Brown, a native of San Bernardino, said she feels proud that UCR houses her husband’s work, especially because the university sits within the district he represented.

Hans Johnson, director of the George Brown Legacy Project, said he and other supporters want to promote these archives for scholarly research. The group is forming a leadership circle to create incentives, such as fellowships, for future UCR and Cal State San Bernardino researchers.

“Before there was a Howard Dean, before there was a Bernie Sanders, there was a George Brown,” Johnson told the audience the day of the collection’s inauguration.

The George Brown Papers Collection includes over 1,000 boxes of letters, photographs, and documents that show Brown’s support for science, the environment, and the economy, among many other issues. This special collection is available on the fourth floor of the Rivera Library. It was organized and cataloged by Collections Management Librarian Jessica Geiser.

On Nov. 17, 2016, the George Brown Papers Collection officially became available at the Tomás Rivera Library. Guests included (left to right) George Brown's son, David Brown; former California State Assemblyman John Longville; George Brown's widow, Marta Brown; Gloria Macias Harrison, UCR alumna and Board of Trustees clerk for San Bernardino Community College District; Hans Johnson, director of the George Brown Legacy Project; local activist Jane Block; and Bobi Johnson, principal policy consultant to Assemblymember Chris Holden. sandra baltazar martinez

On Nov. 17, 2016, the George Brown Papers Collection officially became available at the Tomás Rivera Library. Guests included (left to right) George Brown’s son, David Brown; former California State Assemblyman John Longville; George Brown’s widow, Marta Brown; Gloria Macias Harrison, UCR alumna and Board of Trustees clerk for San Bernardino Community College District; Hans Johnson, director of the George Brown Legacy Project; local activist Jane Block; and Bobi Johnson, principal policy consultant to Assemblymember Chris Holden.
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George Brown Legacy Collection Available as of Nov. 17

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

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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.
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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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