#BlackLivesMatter Co-founders to Speak at UCR


The Women’s Resource Center, The Well, and other campus departments present a talk with the co-founders of #BlackLivesMatter.

Join Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors as they talk about the international social movement that combats violence, systemic racism, and racial inequality.

In 2016, Garza and Cullors were awarded the Black Girls Rock Community Change Agent Award, and were recognized among the world’s 50 greatest leaders by Fortune and POLITICO magazines.

Join them at the HUB 302 on Wednesday, Feb. 1,  7- 8:30 p.m.

This is a free event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. View the full event information.

Apply to Become A Staff Advisor to UC Regents

Staff and faculty members with an interest in public policy, advocacy, and the future direction of the university are encouraged to apply to become the next staff advisor to the UC Regents. The application period is open through March 10.

One new staff adviser is selected each year for a two-year term. The staff advisors serve as non-voting advisors to designated Regents’ committees; they attend and participate directly in committee and board meetings throughout their term of service, and visit many of the campuses to solicit input from staff. You must have had at least five years of working experience at a UC.

For the full application information, visit the UC Regents website here.

If you have questions about the staff advisor position or the application process, you can contact Juliann Martinez, at the UC Office of the President’s Employee Relations department, at 510-287-3331 or via email: Juliann.Martinez@ucop.edu.

Advancing Intercultural Studies Seminars

The Center for Ideas and Society invites faculty members and graduate students to participate in one of four quarter long Advancing Intercultural Studies (AIS) seminars. These public lectures and film series of the Mellon AIS project are designed to engage university faculty members, students, and the Southern California community in thoughtful consideration of issues such as racial divisions, immigration, religious tolerance and diversity, race and gender harassment across college campuses, and economic and class disparities.

From 2017 to 2018, the AIS project will host a series of four quarter-long seminars to explore key themes and topics.

Members will meet weekly and conduct research. These seminar events will be complemented by two summer film series and a final conference featuring and extending the work of seminar participants.

The deadline to apply is March 27. To apply or learn more, visit The Center of Ideas and Society.

Building Dedication of the Center for Advanced Neuroimaging

Did you miss the grand opening of the new Center for Advanced Neuroimaging? The center held an official ceremony on Monday, Jan. 30. It is located near the psychology building on campus. It houses the “3 Tesla Siemens Prisma” functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) machine, a high-end, research-grade system, the first of its kind in the Inland Empire.

These images capture the grand opening on Monday, Jan. 30.:

Six To Be Inducted Into the UCR Athletics Hall of Fame

The UC Riverside Athletics Hall of Fame is expanding its membership by six members come April 15, with inclusion of Regina Carbajal Legates (women’s volleyball), Deanna Dresmann (softball), Troy Percival (baseball), Brendan Steele (men’s golf), Doug Smith (baseball) and Aaron Rubin (team physician).

“This is a remarkably talented and diverse group of student-athletes, coaches and contributors who made their mark on the athletics department, the university, and the community through their efforts both on and off the fields of competition,” said Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Tamica Smith Jones. “I know that the entirety of the Inland Empire joins me in congratulating them, and I cordially invite all of you to help us celebrate their achievements this coming April.”

The Mission Inn’s Grand Parisian Ballroom is the site of the 2017 UC Riverside Athletics Hall of Fame. The pre-event cocktail hour in the Glenwood Tavern begins at 5 p.m., while the dinner and induction ceremony gets underway at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $150. For additional information, contact UCR Special Events Coordinator Arturo Cabrera at 951-827-5432. Read the full story.

Third Annual Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival

The UCR Department of Music, in collaboration with the UCR Center for Iberian and Latin American Music, and others, celebrate the music of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) and other Latin American composers. This Chamber Music Festival will consist of 15 concerts across Southern California.

Three of the concerts will take place at UCR and feature premiere compositions by professor Paulo C. Chagas, Brazilian composers Paulo Costa Lima and Luiz Carlos Cseko, and Argentinian composore Martin Jaroszewicz.

All three UCR concerts will be held in the Performance Lab, ARTS 166. The schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, Jan. 26: 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 1: 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 2: 8 p.m.

The complete schedule for the 2017 festival program is available online.

For more information call (951) 827-3245 or email performingarts@ucr.edu.

Free Child Care During Your Workout at the SRC

Faculty and staff members with an SRC membership may use the Student Recreation Center North facility’s child care service while they exercise. The service is available for up to two hours, and children up to 14 years of age are welcome.

Student staff members who work in the child care center have passed an extensive background check and are certified for CPR/first-aid.

Child care winter quarter hours are Monday through Thursday, 5-9 p.m.

Note:  free child care does not apply to those possessing $10 “day passes.” For details, visit the SRC website.

Contact Mike Conley at (951) 827-4473 or duane.conley@ucr.edu for more information.

WNBA Chamique Holdsclaw Coming to UCR

WNBA superstar Chamique Holdsclaw will visit UCR for the screening of “Mind/Game,” the documentary based on Holdsclaw’s life.

Chamique Holdsclaw will visit UCR on Jan. 24, 2017. courtesy

Holdsclaw is a three-time NCAA Champion, gold medal Olympian, and mental health advocate. Holdsclaw will discuss her struggles with mental illness, her success in basketball, and message of hope.

Holdsclaw will lead a discussion and a question and answer following the screening, followed by a book signing. Join Holdsclaw at HUB 302 South on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 6-8 p.m.

See the “Mind/Game” trailer at mindgamefilm.org.

The UCR Library Newsletter is Out Now

The UCR Library has a newsletter for students, staff, and faculty. Sign up to receive news, event information, and tips on all the material available for check-out at the Tomás Rivera, Orbach, and Music libraries, as well as in the special collections/archives division.

The latest issue discusses Rivera Library’s recent acquisition of Lost Journals of Sacajewea, calendar events, and the new mentoring summer research internship program.

Visit library.ucr.edu or click here to subscribe to the library newsletter using your first name, last name, and your email.

Screening at the Culver Center: ‘Ixcanul’


As part of the Winter Film Series, ArtsBlock presents “Ixcanul,” film debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante. “Ixcanul” chronicles the world of Kaqchikel-speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano.

Using immersive characters and dreamlike filmography, “Ixcanul” is representative of the culture and beliefs of these disappearing peoples and traditions.

General admission tickets available online at ArtsBlock for $9.99. For more information and upcoming films, visit the ArtsBlock website.

Don’t miss the upcoming screenings:

  • Friday, Jan. 20: 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 21: 7 p.m.

Free Nutrition Consultations

Do you have questions about your general nutrition or health? The UCR faculty and staff Wellness Program is now offering free one-to-one nutrition consultations with a registered dietitian.

In 30-minute appointments, identify barriers to your health, and address and plan for better healthy living. Appointments will be held at the University Village, Suite 208.

The appointment schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 25: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. (appointments by the half hour)
  • Thursday, Feb. 9: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. (appointments by the half hour)

Call Nicole Collins (951) 827-5082 or email Nicole.collins@ucr.edu for questions or to schedule your one-on-one consultation.

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