UC Riverside Academic Senate



UCR and the "Research Mission"

May 8, 2019

Dear Senate Colleagues,

In response to input from faculty across the campus, i am pleased to announce that the Special Theme for the Senate’s Spring 2019 Division Meeting (Genomics Auditorium, Tuesday, May 21, 1:10 pm-3:00 pm) will be:

UCR and the "Research Mission"
The Future of Ph.D. Training and Faculty Scholarship on Our Campus

As our campus undertakes a new strategic planning process and the Academic Senate initiates a potentially transformative review of its general education curriculum, it is an urgent time to raise questions about UCR’s identity as a “tier one” public research institution. How will we fulfill our mission to train new generations of researchers and academic colleagues in the coming years? How can UCR’s Ph.D. programs grow and sustain capacity, scholarly distinction, and top-tier quality under challenging and materially restrictive institutional circumstances? How will UCR attract, retain, materially sustain, and intellectually nourish its faculty in a manner that resonates the University of California research mission?

I am privileged to welcome a group of colleagues who will address these and other critical questions at the Spring Division Meeting:

  • Anthony Jerry, Principal Investigator of Blackness Unbound: Critical Black Diaspora Studies Working Group (Assistant Professor, Anthropology)
  • Imani Kai Johnson, (Assistant Professor, Critical Dance Studies)
  • Hyle Park, Vice Chair of Graduate Council and Division Representative to CCGA (Associate Professor, Bioengineering)
  • Shawn Ragan, President of Graduate Student Association (Ph.D. student, History)
  • Jason E Stajich, Chair of Graduate Council (Professor, Microbiology and Plant Pathology)
  • Sandra Turner, (Assistant Professor, Paleoclimate/Paleoceanography, Earth Sciences)

I encourage all departments to send at least one faculty member to this Division Meeting to engage in this vital discussion. See you there.


2019 Faculty Research Lecture

The Riverside Division of the Academic Senate of the University of California is pleased to present the 67th Faculty Research Lecture

In Search of The Unknown "True" Model: Data-Based Nonparametric Econometrics

to by given by
Aman Ullah
Distinguished Professor, Department of Economics

Date: Tuesday June 4th, 2019
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Genomics Auditorium, Room 1102A

Riverside Division Meetings

The following meetings will be held at 1:10pm in Genomics Auditorium, Room 1102A:
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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