Daniel Jeske to Lead the Next Talk in ORI Seminar Series

“Improving the Accuracy of Classifying Medical Conditions: A Statistical Approach” is the next talk in the 2018 Seminar Series

UCR’s Office of Research Integrity (ORI) is proud to present the next talk in the 2018 Seminar Series .The seminars focus on ethical dilemmas and hot topics in human subjects research.

The next seminar, titled “Improving the Accuracy of Classifying Medical Conditions: A Statistical Approach”, will be led by Daniel Jeske, UCR professor of statistics and editor-in-chief of The American Statistician. This seminar is April 17 at 1:30 p.m. in HUB 260.

Jeske was chair of the Department of Statistics from 2008 to 2015. He coordinates U.S. Navy and other industry outreach for UCR statistics, and holds a visiting investigator position at the City of Hope cancer hospital in Duarte. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and served on the board of directors from 2014-2016. He is the vice president of membership for the International Society of Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS), a society of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).  In addition to serving as the editor-in-chief for The American Statistician, he is an associate editor for Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry and a member of the Program Affiliates Committee of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS).

Jeske’s research interests include classification and prediction methodologies, longitudinal data modeling, statistical process control methodologies, biostatistics applications, and reliability modeling.

This seminar is free and open to the public. No registration is required but seating is limited. Light refreshments will be provided.

If You Go:

  • When: April 17th
  • Time: 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: HUB 260

Rare Language Learning Opportunity Open to the UCR Campus

Introducing “Language Circles,” an informal group to help language learners practice their skills through conversations with native speakers.

Come develop language skills through conversations with native speakers in this season’s “Language Circles.” Languages include: Chinese, Italian, Arabic and Korean. The program is hosted by the International Students and Scholars office.

Circles are held on Thursdays, 4-5 p.m., on the patio near The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

Contact Magid Shirzadegan at 951-827-4113 with questions.

Samantha Stanfill



Walk or Run with the Peanut Butter & Jogging Group

Need exercise buddies? Join the Peanut Butter & Jogging group, composed of people who are looking to improve their fitness levels. Participants may choose to walk, jog, or run. The group was formed in 2014, with the intention of building camaraderie and helping members hold each other accountable for making better health decisions. Members learn strength conditioning, injury prevention, and core stabilization.

PB&J meets at The Well (HUB 248) at 9 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday during spring quarter (days and times change every quarter). The first PB&J walk/jog/run of the season is set for April 6. The fitness portion of the program is 30-40 minutes long, with refreshments and a short meet-up after.

All fitness levels welcomed.

For questions, email Humberto.santiago@ucr.edu at The Well or call 951-827-9355

-Samantha Stanfill

UCR Palm Desert Offers New Events in April

The Palm Desert campus has a robust April community calendar. Guests can experience lectures, films, and art, all free and open to the public. Some highlights include:

Arts & Letters author series: Attica Locke is a writer and producer for the hit TV show “Empire.” Her first novel, “Black Water Rising,” was nominated for an Edgar Award, an NAACP Image Award, as well as a Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 4

-UCR Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

-RSVP: Here

Are We Alone?: Speaker: Trina Ray, senior science systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, and deputy of the Cassini Science Planning and Sequencing Team.

-Cassini’s Legacy: Saturn’s Secrets Revealed: 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17

-UCR Palm Desert auditorium
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

-RSVP: Here

Center for Ideas and Society: This free lecture series is part of UCR’s Center for Ideas and Society Disciplines in Dialogue program that engages public audiences in conversation with two academics from different disciplines, offering distinct perspectives on a single topic. During this lecture, take a dive into the ethics of tinkering with the Earth with Francesca Hopkins (environmental sciences) and Jade Sasser (gender and sexuality studies).

-Tinkering With the Earth: 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 

-UCR Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

-RSVP: Here

City of Palm Desert Public Art Documentary: Blending a humorous family narrative with Pop Art history, Brillo Box (3 Cents Off) explores the ephemeral nature of art and value, and the decisions that shape a family’s history. Afterward, enjoy a discussion with Mara Gladstone, associate curator at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

-6 p.m. Thursday, April 19

-UCR Palm Desert auditorium
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

-RSVP: Here

Art demonstrations: Our latest exhibition is a unique collaboration between the University of California, Riverside-Palm Desert Center and Palm Springs Art Museum Artists Council. “Artistic Expressions,” which ends April 29, features artists council members and UCR art students. Watch art in action with free art demonstrations from artist council members. Demos will include artists in a wide variety of media, from watercolor to photography.

-10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 21

-UCR Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

-RSVP: Here

Wild & Scenic Film Festival: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of short films that speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.

-3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21

-UCR Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

-RSVP: Here



Know Your Retirement Review Score

Your 2018 Retirement Review statement is waiting at myUCretirement.com.

This annual statement projects your monthly retirement income (if you stay on track) from UC’s retirement benefits plans: UC Retirement Plan (pension) and UC Retirement Savings Program accounts (403(b), 457(b) and DC plans). A retirement readiness score shows your expected retirement income as a percentage of your current pay.

Your Retirement Review is interactive, allowing you to personalize your score by updating your retirement age or factoring in additional sources of income such as Social Security, other savings, or your spouse or partner’s retirement assets. You can also model how additional savings could help you reach your retirement income goals, and, if you choose (and subject to IRS limits), add or change your voluntary contributions.

Visit myUCretirement.com and follow the “See Your Retirement Review” link. Have your NetBenefits login ready or register using the last 4 digits of your social security number. Happy crunching.

Nominations for 2018-19 Staff Assembly Board Elections Now Open

The new executive board for Staff Assembly will be selected by an election April 30 through May 7. Nominations will be accepted up until April 20.

Individuals may nominate themselves or may be nominated by someone else. Nominations are being accepted for the following positions:

• Vice President/President Elect (Must be a non-represented employee).

• Director of Events

• Director of Communications

• Director of Fundraising

• Director of Outreach

• Director of Involvement and Recognition

• Director of Professional Development

• Treasurer

• Secretary

All executive board positions are one-year-appointments, with the exception of the vice president/president-elect, who will become president of the organization in 2019-20. Read the executive board position descriptions here, nominate yourself or others through this online form

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