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UCR Names Interim Provost

Cynthia K. Larive will become UCR's chief academic officer

February 14, 2017

Cynthia K. Larive has been named UCR's interim provost. She has been with UCR since 2005, most recently serving as vice provost for undergraduate education. sandra baltazar martínez

Who Says?

Immigration begets immigration. This is a corroboration of the argument that where you have lots of immigrants, undocumented or otherwise, it's a sign of strong economic health.

Francisco Pedraza, assistant professor of public policy and political science, on Los Angeles county's high concentration of immigrants and the potential economic fallout of mass deportations


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Organizational Excellence

Facilities Update: Improvements Come to University Lecture Hall Facilities Update: Improvements Come to University Lecture Hall

Did You Know?

Author Ngugi wa Thiong’o received the UCR Creative Writing Lifetime Achievement Award

Writers Week, the longest-running free literary event in California, celebrated its 40th anniversary Feb. 14-16.

Awards & Honors

Assistant Professor Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

The assistant professor of chemistry was awarded the fellowship for her research with nanoparticles that could have a strong impact on the solar power industry and biomedical fields.

Research & Scholarship

Memoir Illuminates Korean American Experience

Carol K. Park recalls the “melting pot of violence and discrimination” she experienced in her youth in “Memoir of a Cashier: Korean Americans, Racism and Riots.” The book, released this month, is published by the Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies at UCR.


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