Philosopher to Lecture on Moral Responsibility

John Martin Fischer, distinguished professor of philosophy, will deliver the 61st Faculty Research Lecture on Friday, May 31, at 3:30 p.m. in the Genomics Auditorium, Room 1102 A. His topic is “The Path of Life.”

The Faculty Research Lecturer Award is the highest honor the Academic Senate bestows at UCR.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Fischer is widely regarded as the leading philosopher in the world on free will, moral responsibility, and life and death. In 2012 the John Templeton Foundation awarded him a $5 million grant to study immortality, the largest grant ever awarded a UCR humanities professor.

Use #UCRGrad13 on Social Networks

Are you graduating in June? Want to see your photos on the big screen at Commencement? Simply tag your photos on Instagram or Twitter with #UCRgrad13, or share them on the UCR Facebook page by May 30. We’re looking for pictures of your favorite memories of your years at UCR. There might even be a cool prize or two for the best photos.

Donate Blood and Receive a $5 Certificate for In-N-Out Burger

A blood drive and marrow screening will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 5 at the Physical Plant. Participants will receive a free cholesterol screening, a $5 In-N-Out gift card, and points as part of the “Gift of Life” Donor Loyalty Program, which may be redeemed for items through Lifestream’s online store. Interested parties must drink plenty of fluids and bring a photo ID. Potential volunteer bone marrow donors must be between the ages of 18 and 44, be willing to donate to any patient in need, and meet health guidelines. To make an appointment, call (951) 827-4214.

Campus Safety Open House Scheduled for May 23

The University Task Force on Safety (safety.ucr.edu/taskforceonsafety) will host a Safety Task Force Open House on Thursday, May 23 from noon to 1 p.m. in the HUB, Room 302. During this Open House, the Task Force will present the various action items it has considered, and obtain feedback from the UCR community. Members of the Task Force will be present, and the Open House will be webcast.

One of the most important issues that have come up throughout the task force’s meetings is the national increase in crime due to the theft of personal electronics. The UCPD has also produced a short video to help the UCR community take appropriate steps to protect their safety; watch it at police.ucr.edu/prevention.html. For more information, go to safety.ucr.edu/taskforceonsafety.

UCR Food Truck Festival to be held today at 11 a.m.

The inaugural UCR Food Truck Festival will be held on Wednesday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. around the Highlander Union Building.

As many as a dozen food trucks are expected at the festival, including UCR’s own Culinary Chameleon, the Goodwin’s Organic Truck, The Viking Truck, the Rolling Sushi Van, Meat the Greek, and the Chomp Chomp Nation truck.

The trucks will accept cash, but not Bear Bucks or Dining Dollars.

Use #UCRGrad13 on Social Networks

Are you graduating in June? Want to see your photos on the big screen at Commencement? Simply tag your photos on Instagram or Twitter with #UCRgrad13, or share them on the UCR Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ucriverside) by May 30. We’re looking for pictures of your favorite memories of your years at UCR. There might even be a cool prize or two for the best photos.

Recognize a Great Co-worker

If you work with fantastic colleagues, you should recognize them! The Staff Assembly sponsors a “Get Recognized” program for UCR career employees once a month, from September to May. All you have to do is fill out an online form here and say why the someone’s work should get recognized.

Nominations for the month of May must be submitted by May 10.The Recognition Committee reviews submissions each month and selects a winner.

Recipients of the award get a gift and are highlighted in the Staff Assembly Notes and Website.

For more information, go to staffassembly.ucr.edu/recognition/getrecognized.html.

Excess Equipment Sale to be held on May 7

The next Excess Equipment Sale will be held on May 7 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Equipment Management Warehouse located in the Corporation Yard. It is open to the general public.

Riverside One of 10 Happiest Cities for Young Professionals

According to CareerBliss.com, an online career site, Riverside is one of the top 10 cities where the nation’s most satisfied young professionals live and work. Riverside ranked No. 6 in CareerBliss.com’s list of 10 Happiest Cities for Young Professionals, based on analysis of more than 45,000 employeee-generated reviews between April 2012 and March 2013. young professionals (defined as employees with less than 10 years of experience) in a full-time position) were asked to evaluate 10 factors that affect workplace happiness, such as work relationships, compensation, growth opportunities and more. Riverside’s Career Bliss score was 3.84 out of 5.

To read the whole story, go to www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/04/24/the-10-happiest-cities-foryoung-professionals.

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