R'Pantry Has a New Space

UC Riverside’s food pantry has a new home.

The R’Pantry has moved into a bigger space and the campus community is invited to attend the open house on Friday, Nov. 17, 2-4 p.m. The new location is at Costo Hall 110.

Visitors can see the new space, meet staff and students, as well as other campus partners who support R’Pantry’s mission to end food insecurity among UCR students.

Is California an Island?

As part of the observance of Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 12-18) and GIS Day, the UCR Library is inviting the campus community to attend a presentation on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1- 2:20 p.m. in Rivera Library Room 403.

Manuel Urrizola, head of metadata and technical services at the UCR Library, will give a presentation titled, “Is California an Island?”

Antique maps from Urrizola’s personal collection and from Special Collections will be on display as he discusses why California was depicted differently for a time when the New World was still new to Europeans.

Most recently, Urrizola gave this presentation at the Los Angeles Public Library in August.

Light refreshments will be served.

Vice Provost Discusses How To Make an Impact

UC Riverside Vice Provost of International Affairs Kelechi Kalu gave a presentation on how unity can move a country forward, during an Oct. 14 visit at The Goldsmiths’ Centre in London.

His presentation, titled “Wicked Problems: Using Strategic International Collaborations to Solve the World’s Most Pressing Issues,” Kalu stated that coming together as a community is the true way to overcome the major social issues, including climate change, infectious diseases, and population growth.

“We cannot solve problems alone – we need networks, we need collaboration; it is natural to our existence,” Kalu said.

Read the full story: london.universityofcalifornia.edu/alumni/Review%20DrKalu%20Oct2017.html

-Samantha Stanfill

'Love's Labour's Lost' Nov. 9-18

UCR’s Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production is putting on their fall show. Based on a Shakespearean play, “Love Labour’s Lost,” offers a whimsical time, full of love and laughs.

The musical, a 21st century comedy, uses the original text and narrates the story of a king and his friends who have sworn to enjoy life and forget about romance. But life is never that easy, especially not when four girls from their past make a reappearance. In this modernized classic, the audience will enjoy a story that celebrates love and coming of age.

The performance comes to life with songs by Michael Friedman, book adapted by Alex Timbers. It is directed by Chari Arespacochaga, with musical direction by Michael Antaramian, and choreography by Dominique Araiza-Cauldwell.

If You Go:

  • Dates: Nov. 9-11; Nov. 16-18
  • Times: Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov.18, matinee at 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: University Theatre
  • Admissions: UCR students with ID are free; general $14; non-UCR students, seniors, UCR alumni cardholders, and children are $12. Parking in lot 6 is $5.50
  • Ticket pickup: University Theatre ticket office Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and one hour prior to the show
  • More Information: (951) 827-3245; read more on Love Labour’s Lost

– Samantha Stanfill

Conference to Connect Modeling Researchers and Clinicians

UCR’s Interdisciplinary Center for Quantitative Modeling in Biology will host a conference on Nov. 15-16 titled “Multi-Scale Systems Biology Methods for Studying Biomedical Processes in Patients Under Stress or with Chronic or Acute Diseases.”

The conference is co-sponsored by the NIH Multiscale Modeling Consortium. There is no registration fee and members of the UCR community are invited to attend. Registration is open through November 12.

– Sarah Nightingale 

Local, International Educational Leaders Discuss Learning and Partnerships

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox attended the 52nd annual Assembly of Latin American Commission for Administration Schools (CLADEA), which was held in Riverside in October.

Wilcox presented on the panel, “Presidents Perspectives on the Future of Global Education,” and spoke on the importance of building deeper engagement that goes beyond student exchange. The chancellor emphasized that as learning communities, institutional partnerships need to build deeper roots that connect to research, faculty collaboration and specialization, as well as knowledge transfer and dissemination. He was joined by Tomás Morales of CSU San Bernardino, Sue Henderson of City University New Jersey and Alfonso Lopez-Diaz of Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia.

The event, which took place Oct. 17-19, drew hundreds of academics and educational leaders from across Latin America. It was co-hosted by CSU San Bernardino, and co-sponsored by the UC Riverside School of Business.

CLADEA is an international, nonprofit headquartered in Peru that joins higher education institutions and other international organizations devoted to teaching and research in the field of business administration. This year’s theme, “Breaking the Mold: Anticipating the Challenges of Local Education,” provided a platform for educational leaders from around the world to discuss the impact of globalization, internationalization in higher education and the roles of government and business.

–  Keiko McNally 

Holiday Gifts at 'Art in the Gardens'

Art in the Gardens will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Botanic Gardens. Local artists will offer pottery, glass, jewelry, watercolors, metal work, fabric, photography and gourd art.

The event is a great opportunity to shop early for the holidays, enjoy light refreshments, and spend time in the 40-acre gardens, including the Rose Garden, Butterfly Garden and Herb Garden. Admission and parking are free for this event.

If You Go: 

  • Date: Nov. 12
  • Time: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Location: Botanic Gardens
  • More information: www.gardens.ucr.edu

– Sarah Nightingale 

UCR to Host American Mathematical Society Meeting

The Department of Mathematics will host the American Mathematical Society Fall Western Sectional Meeting from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday Nov. 5 in the Highlander Union Building and other buildings on campus.

More than 500 titles and abstracts have been submitted for 29 parallel sections. Topics include pure and applied math, computational math, mathematical physics, mathematical biology, statistics, math education, philosophy of math, graduate student research, and scientific computing. Program details are available on the AMS website.

If You Go:

  • Date: November 4-5
  • Time: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Location: HUB
  • More information: AMS website.

– Sarah Nightingale 



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