There's Still Time to Sign up for UCR’s Winter FarmShare

The 10-week program began Jan. 14, but UCR faculty, staff and students can participate for the final five weeks if they register by Feb. 18.

A full share, good for a family of four (or a couple of hungry vegetarians) includes five types of seasonal fruits, five types of seasonal vegetables and one herb. It costs $28 a week — about $140 for the final five weeks. Medium shares cost $18 a week, and include half counts on the fruits, and half counts on four of the veggies. Participants can pick up their produce every Thursday, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m. at the Market at Glen Mor.

For more information or to sign up online, visit UCR’s FarmShare site, sponsored the UCR Wellness Program for Faculty and Staff, Dining Services, Sustainability and the UCR Global Food Initiative Committee. Or read more about the program at

Questions about the program should be directed to Wellness Program Coordinator Julie Chobdee at extension 2-1488 or

UCR Library Awarded $10,000 Grant to Participate in the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Initiative

As part of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Initiative, the UCR Library is showcasing a host of events that include film screenings, presentations from UCR scholars, dramatic readings, and performances in order to familiarize the public with the people, places, history and contributions of Latino Americans in the United States.

The next event will be a lecture and workshop on the Latino American Studies Resources at UCR’s Tomás Rivera Library on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The lecture will be provided by Rhonda Neugebauer, UCR Library Latin American and Iberian studies bibliographer.

To learn more about UCR Library’s involvement in this initiative and about upcoming events, read more here.

University of California Changes Retirement Benefits for Future Employees

The University of California will be changing the way they handle retirement income for people hired after July 1, 2016.

The changes will not affect current employees. Two webinars are planned to discuss the task force retirement benefits recommendations and field questions from interested faculty and staff. The first webinar will be on Feb. 1 at 2:30 p.m. and the second will be on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. All members of the UC community are invited to attend.

To register, or to find out more, read on here.

Catastrophic Leave Sharing Program Guidelines

Catastrophic UCR only has 42 hours available to help staff who have exhausted all paid leave credits as a result of a catastrophic illness or injury. Please consider a catastrophic leave donation of vacation hours to assist your co-workers. A donation of even one hour would be greatly appreciated! Find out more about UCR’s Catastrophic Leave Program here or download the Catastrophic Leave Donation Form .

UCR has its own YouTube channel!

Tired of cat videos? Check out UCR’s personal YouTube channel with a growing selection of campus-related videos to meet every taste. For a quick sampler, check out our Inside UCR’s Top list of some of the most popular videos of 2015 — including a bird’s eye view of UCR, a fabric that cleans dirty water and highlights from graduation 2015.

UC Has Implemented New Procedures to Address Sexual Violence

In the month of January, the University of California is implementing new systemwide procedures for investigating, adjudicating and imposing sanctions in student cases of sexual violence and sexual harassment, as part of its continuing strategy to more effectively prevent and respond to sexual violence and sexual harassment on campuses.

These new procedures assign specific authority, roles and responsibilities to designated offices to ensure consistency across the UC system, and set projected timeframes designed to promptly and effectively respond to complaints. They outline a fair, trauma-informed process in which a student filing a complaint, and a student responding to the complaint can be heard, offer witnesses and evidence, and appeal.

For more information, read on here. Resources are also available at UCR at

You Can Get Your Bike Parts and Repairs Right on Campus

Located in Parking Lot 19, Pedals Bike Shop and “Do-It-Yourself” Repair Shop provides bike repairs at discounted prices, advice on how to do self-repairs, and bike, scooter or skateboard parts and accessories. You can also stop by to buy a brand new bike, pick up bike safety tips and brochures and learn how to do self-repairs. Contact TAPS for current hours.

Free Use Days at the Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center is offering the week of Jan. 11-17 free to eligible UCR international students, faculty and staff to enjoy its amenities and group exercise classes. For more information, visit at or contact (951) 827-5731.

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