Loveridges Given UCR Medallion

Chancellor Timothy P. White presented Ron and Marsha Loveridge with the UCR medallion at the Chancellor’s Dinner, held on Oct. 13. As a member of the Riverside City Council for 15 years, and as mayor for the last 18 years, Ron Loveridge is widely recognized for his vision, leadership and transformative impact on the community.

Ron Loveridge joined UCR as an associate professor of political science.
He connected UCR students with internships and other opportunities that often shaped their futures. The Loveridges have lived in Riverside for nearly 50 years.

Mohsenian-Rad Awarded Best Paper

Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, will receive the best paper award at the “Support for Storage, Renewable Sources and Micro-Grid” symposium of the IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications in Tainan City, Taiwan on Nov. 8. The paper is called “PEV-based Reactive Power Compensation for Wind DG Units: A Stackelberg Game Approach.”

Two Sustainability Awards for UCR

UCR received awards from two different local organizations in recognition of its work to create an environmentally friendly, sustainable campus.

On Oct. 25, Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful (KRCB) presented UCR with the “Outstanding Waste Management Award.” The Outstanding Waste Management
Award from KRCB recognizes the campus’ effort to divert garbage from landfills by 80 percent, thanks to several food waste, campus construction and multiple recycling programs.

On the same day, the Southern California Corporate Growth Partners and the Minority Business Development Agency Business Center also named UCR its “Green Organization of the Year.” The Green Organization of the Year award is presented to an individual or organization that has demonstrated excellence as an emerging leader for innovation, renewable and clean energy and promoting a sustainable environment.

Thanks to efforts led by John Cook, director of UCR’s Office of Sustainability, the campus has diverted 80 percent of garbage from landfills, with a goal of diverting 100 percent. UCR has also diverted an average of 90 percent of construction material. A food waste recycling program is fully implemented at campus resident housing and food establishments. An on and off-campus housing recycling program has been implemented, as well as an aggressive mixed paper/ card recycling program.

CBSR Receives $250,000 Grant

The Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research (CBSR) received a $250,000 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services to support the center’s Un Catálogo Colectivo de Impresos Latinoamericanos hasta 1851 (CCILA).

CCILA is a union catalog and bibliography of Latin American publications printed from about 1500 to 1851. It is composed of roughly 50,000 records in Spanish, Portuguese and original native languages, and is freely accessible at ccila.ucr.edu.

The two-year grant funds the second phase of the project, which will at least double the size of the database. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums, according to the organization’s website.

Expanding the database will lay the foundation for new approaches to and projects based around early Latin American bibliography, Geiger said.

Gluck Fellows Program Honored

The Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts was recognized by the Max H. Gluck Foundation for more than 15 years of successful collaboration at the organization’s annual dinner on Oct. 13.

Board President Jon Kaswick presented a framed print by Sister Mary Corita Kent to Erika Suderburg, director of the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts; Christine Leapman, program coordinator; and Shaun Bowler, associate dean of the UCR College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

Gluck fellows provide free performances and workshops to people of all ages in the Inland Empire, in schools, community centers, libraries, senior centers, and downtown Riverside museums. In addition, students whose families are unfamiliar with the college experience meet people from UCR, making the idea of going to a university more accessible, Leapman said.

Business School Among the Best

UCR’s School of Business Administration is among the top 296 business schools in the nation and one of the best in the west, according to The Princeton Review’s “The Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition.”

“Our MBA program continues to grow each year, and it is great validation to have the Princeton Review once again recognize our efforts at the business school,” said Yunzeng Wang, interim dean of the School of Business Administration.

The Princeton Review does not rank the schools in the book on a single hierarchical list, according to Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior VP-publisher. Instead, schools are selected based on their academic programs and the institutional data they supply to Princeton Review.

Princeton Review also solicits the opinions of students attending these schools. One of the student comments listed by Princeton Review was this: “Combine the Southern California climate with a ‘fantastic school’ offering ‘generous financial aid,’ and it’s easy to understand why the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at UC Riverside gets such high marks from students.”

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