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Graduate Student Wins EPA Fellowship

Jennifer Rae Eberwein, a Ph.D. graduate student in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, has been awarded a graduate fellowship by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Sleep Researcher Awarded Federal Grants Totaling $2.7 million

Psychologist Sara C. Mednick has been awarded nearly $2.7 million in federal grants to continue research that has implications for improving sleep and memory for aging adults and the health of college students who pop so-called “smart drugs.”

Salton Sea Sustainability Issues Addressed

The Center for Ideas and Society will host a panel on the ecological challenges facing the Salton Sea and the communities that surround it on Nov. 10 at 4 p.m.

A University-Sized Sale With Something for Everyone

On the first Tuesday of each month, they come. Some faces are familiar, some are new, but they all line up in the UC Riverside Corporation Yard, standing in the late-morning light, waiting for the doors of the Surplus Warehouse to slide open. Inside those doors is a unique collection of items for sale – items that the University of California, Riverside doesn’t need anymore – that are up for sale at the regular Surplus Equipment sale.

Why Didn’t Animals Appear Sooner in Earth’s History?

UC Riverside research shows oxygen levels were only 0.1 percent of today’s levels for roughly billion years before rise of animals, thus delaying their appearance.

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Chancellor's Dinner 2014 SpeechChancellor's Dinner 2014 Speech

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox delivers a speech at the 2014 Chancellor's Dinner. More information at http://chancellorsdinner.ucr.edu/dinner14/

A University on the Move; Update from UCR Chancellor WilcoxA University on the Move; Update from UCR Chancellor Wilcox

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox shares his thoughts on UCR, reflecting on the mission and role of public research universities, the campus’ promise, and exceptional faculty and staff.

Shah Selbe '04 — Outstanding Young Alumnus AwardShah Selbe '04 — Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

Congratulations to Shah Selbe ’04, recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. In his day job, Shah works as a spacecraft propulsion scientist. As a volunteer, his work on ocean conservation issues with such organizations as the Center for Ocean Solutions and the Monterey Bay Aquarium won him recognition by the National Geographic Society as one of their 2013 Emerging Explorers. For twenty-eight years, the UCR Alumni Association has honored graduates who personify the University’s tradition of excellence and service. Through their personal and professional achievements, these individuals bring distinction to UCR, contribute to the betterment of society and enhance their communities.

Michael Devirian '66 — Distinguished Alumnus AwardMichael Devirian '66 — Distinguished Alumnus Award

Congratulations to Michael Devirian ’66, recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award, by the UCR Alumni Association. This former ASUCR President went on to pursue an extraordinary career at JPL and NASA, including working as Mission Control for the Mars Mariner and Lunar Lander Missions from 1966–70. He was also the operations manager for the Hubble Space Telescope and Camera Installation. For twenty-eight years, the UCR Alumni Association has honored graduates who personify the University’s tradition of excellence and service. Through their personal and professional achievements, these individuals bring distinction to UCR, contribute to the betterment of society and enhance their communities.

Bill Kroonen '60 — Alumni Service AwardBill Kroonen '60 — Alumni Service Award

Congratulations to William Kroonen ’60, recipient of the 2014 UCR Alumni Service Award. In addition to serving on the Desert Sands Unified School District’s Board of Education and the Riverside County Board of Education, Bill has volunteered on behalf of many Coachella Valley community organization over the years, including the educational programming committee for the UCR Palm Desert Center. For twenty-eight years, the UCR Alumni Association has honored graduates who personify the University’s tradition of excellence and service. Through their personal and professional achievements, these individuals bring distinction to UCR, contribute to the betterment of society and enhance their communities.

Campus Events

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PB & J: Peanut Butter and Jogging

Campus Activity: 10–11 a.m.

Rivera Library Ghost Tour

Gathering: 4–5 p.m.

Women's Cross Country: Big West Conference Championships

Sport: 8:45–9:45 a.m.

Men's Cross Country: Big West Conference Championships

Sport: 9:30–10:30 a.m.

Volleyball: UC Santa Barbara

Sport: 7–9:30 p.m.

Women's Soccer: Long Beach State

Sport: 2–4 p.m.

Post Secret U Display

Campus Activity: 9–10 a.m.

Free Leica Inverted Training Session

Training: 9 a.m.–Noon

Weekday Carillon Concerts

Concert: Noon–1 p.m.

Jumpstart to Graduate School Ft. Kaplan

Seminar: 3–4:30 p.m.

Midterm Nap Session

Campus Activity: 4–5 p.m.

"Assessing the health of Southern California streams using benthic macroinvertebrates"

Seminar: 4:10–5 p.m.

Peer Connections Online Chats

Outreach: 7–9 p.m.

Law School Information Day

Seminar: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Simplifying Test Management with iLearn

Training: 10–11 a.m.

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