Frankenstein Traveling Exhibition at Orbach Library

Starting July 2, UC Riverside’s Raymond Orbach Science Library will host the National Library of Medicine’s latest traveling exhibition, “Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature.”

The six-banner traveling exhibition explores the birth of Frankenstein, the life of author Mary Shelley, the scientific search for the principle of life, and the transformation of the “monster” in popular culture. Visitors will find the materials, up until August 11, at Orbach’s atrium. The library’s hours are Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Fridays from 7:30 a.m. -6 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

This exhibit is a teaser to a larger, more comprehensive Frankenstein exhibit that will be up this fall at the Tomás Rivera Library.

Hundreds Say Farewell to the Barn

During a June 14 gathering to celebrate the 101 years of the Barn’s history at UC Riverside, nearly 700 guests gathered, shared memories over hors d’oeuvres, and looked through historical photos.

The Barn is now closed for an 18-month renovation.

At the farewell party guests, who included alumni, students, staff, and faculty, enjoyed some of the Barn’s most famous menu items. Here is a partial list:

  • Chips and barn salsa
  • Southwest turkey and chipotle soy chicken pinwheels
  • Barn miso caesar
  • Berry quinoa
  • Spicy ahi spoons
  • Barn burger
  • Sonya’s soup shooters with mini grilled cheese
  • Barn fries
  • Miso cod

Desserts:

  • Hope’s cookies
  • Bread pudding
  • Apple cobbler

Agua fresca:

  • Pineapple spinach
  • Cherry mojito
  • Strawberry jamaica

 

UC Riverside and Ford Foundation Promote Women as Global Peacekeepers

Most of the women who attended the institute hold academic and administrative faculty positions in higher education and come from societies that have experienced, or are experiencing, social, political, and civil conflict or war.

From June 4-8, UC Riverside played host to the launch of the Women as Global Peacekeepers Leadership Institute, a meetup of women from the United States, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America.

Most of the women who attended the institute hold academic and administrative faculty positions in higher education and come from societies that have experienced, or are experiencing, social, political, and civil conflict or war. During their time at UCR, they discussed the roles of women in higher education when it comes to rebuilding civil society in countries emerging from war, civil conflict, and displacement.

The event was made possible by a generous grant from the Ford Foundation, a nonprofit that funds programs aimed at strengthening democratic values, reducing poverty and injustice, promoting international cooperation, and advancing human achievement.

Yolanda T. Moses, professor of anthropology at UCR, and Beverly Lindsay, professor emerita at Pennsylvania State University, served as the event’s co-coordinators and principal investigators under the Ford Foundation grant.

“Higher education can be an honest broker in rebuilding civil society and building inclusive leadership at universities in countries emerging from years of war, civil conflict, and displacement,” Moses said. “In some cases, universities may be the only places where conversations can occur to promote the change needed to prevent ongoing cycles of violence.”

Tess Eyrich

UCRPD, Community Participate in Special Olympics Torch Run

On Monday, June 4, officers from the UC Riverside Police Department participated with other law enforcement agencies and family members in the annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run as it made its way through Southern California.

Officers took over the torch on University Avenue between the I-60 freeway and West Campus Drive. Runners passed through campus on West Campus Drive to Canyon Crest Drive and then to Central Avenue where they handed off the torch to FBI-employee runners.

The runners were escorted by marked police vehicles and motorcycles to ensure their safety, as well as to bring attention to the Special Olympics.

Sandra Baltazar Martínez

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