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Susan Marshburn Named UCR’s Executive Director of Facilities Services

Marshburn leads the newly-formed department, with nearly 400 employees.

September 12, 2016

Susan Marshburn will be leading a team of nearly 400 people as the new executive director of Facilities Services, a new department formed by the integration of the Housing Services and Physical Plant departments. sandra baltazar martinez

Who Says?

It’s not like the movies where they show nothing but a hat left.

Katherine Kendrick, adjunct assistant professor of earth sciences, on how films inaccurately depict quicksand as a material that swallows victims whole. When stuck, people will eventually float instead of drowning to the bottom because their bodies are not as dense as the sand


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Nominate a Change Maker Nominate a Change Maker

UCR establishes an award to recognize social innovation efforts of alumni, faculty, students and staff

Did You Know?

Highlander Hall/HR Building Set for Demolition

The contractor will begin installing temporary fencing surrounding the site, which will close off public access to Parking Lot 50 for the duration of the work.

Awards & Honors

Rosibel Ochoa Appointed to the Governing Council of the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries

Rosibel Ochoa, the associate vice chancellor for technology partnerships in the Office of Research and Economic Development, has been appointed to the governing council of the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries.

Research & Scholarship

Dean Deborah Deas Appointed to Stem Cell Agency Board

Deborah Deas, M.D., M.P.H, the Mark and Pam Rubin dean and chief executive officer for Clinical Affairs at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, has been appointed to the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state’s stem cell agency.


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