News: February 2003

Inland Area Gets West Coast Premiere of "Esperanza"

(February 26, 2003)

Leader in Indonesian Language and Literature to join UC Riverside

New Faculty to Establish a New Program in Southeast Asian Studies (February 24, 2003)

Professor Richard Godbeer to Discuss His Book "Sexual Revolution in Early America" Part of "Meet the Author" Lectures hosted by The Library

Sexual Revolution in Early AmericaRichard Godbeer, Professor of History, will speak about his eye-opening book, "Sexual Revolution in Early America," in which he reexamines the sexual lives of our founding fathers and mothers. The free public lecture is scheduled for 3 p.m., Wednesday March 12, on the fourth floor Special Collections reading room of the Tomás Rivera Library.
(February 20, 2003)




The Library's "Meet the Author" Lecture Series presents Eric Elliott

By Ferda Mehmet, student intern of CHASS College Computing

Eric ElliottThursday afternoon, February 6th, 2003, Dr. Eric Elliott, Head Linguist of the Takic Language Revitalization Program, lectured in the Costo Library, which is housed on the fourth floor of the Rivera Library. His topics included the importance of language revitalization and preservation, linguistics, and his work with Takic languages. The program is a Costo Partnership between UCR and the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians. In the past fifteen years, Elliott has worked on documenting the Luiseño, Serrano, and Cahuilla languages, resulting in three major publications. These publications include "Yumáyk Yumáyk," a fourteen hundred page series of Luiseño and English bilingual texts; "Wayta' Yawa," a nine hundred page series of Serrano and English bilingual texts; and "‘ísill Héqwas Wáxisj," a thirteen hundred page collection of Cahuilla and English bilingual texts. (February 13, 2003)

UC Riverside Hosts Women's History Month Conference March 3

The "2003 Women's History Month Conference" will bring women from the Inland Empire together for workshops, exhibits and discussions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 3. The event will be held at the UC Riverside Extension Center, 1200 University Ave., Riverside, Calif.
(February 10, 2003)

New Center at UCR to Study the Inland Empire

A public conference February 20 and 21 will culminate the planning process for the proposed Center for Sustainable Suburban Development at the University of California, Riverside.

While there are dozens of institutes and academic centers around the world investigating issues related to urban areas, this will be the first academic center devoted to suburban issues. "Riverside and San Bernardino counties are likely to be the nation's laboratory bench for economic, political, environmental and social issues as well as policy experiments over the next two to three decades," said Gary Dymski, an economics professor at UCR and director designate for the Center. "We think the Center can use its location to help its neighboring communities while doing world-class research on suburban issues."

The planning process has been funded by a gift from Ali Sahabi of SE Corporation, which is developing the ambitious Dos Lagos project in southern Corona.

The two-day conference will bring together leading academics from around the country to help finalize the Center's mission statement and its research agenda. The conference follows two breakfast consultations where political, business and community leaders from Riverside and San Bernardino counties offered their ideas on the region's challenges and how the Center could help solve them.

Major speakers will include former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros and Myron Orfield, a leading thinker on regional politics and analysis, and a Minnesota State Senator. Cisneros company, American CityVista of San Antonio, is a major developer in the Hispanic market and is closely associated with KB Home.

Conference participants include Michael Dear, director of the Southern California Studies Center at USC, Paul Ong, Director of the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies at UCLA, Fernando Guerra, Director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola-Marymount University, Nick Bollman, President of the California Center for Regional Leadership, Carol Whiteside, President of the Great Valley Center in Modesto, and Mark Pisano, Executive Director of the Southern California Association of Governments. One panel will feature Reid Ewing, lead author of the recent study which found Riverside and San Bernardino counties had the worst sprawl in the United States, and local economist John Husing.

The keynote address will be given by Edward Blakely, dean of the Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy at the New University in New York City. Blakely, a graduate of San Bernardino High School and UCR, has also headed the planning and policy schools at Berkeley and USC. It is hoped that the Center eventually will be named in Blakely's honor.

The conference is open to all. If you are interested, please contact Andy McCue at the Center's offices. Either call (951) 827-4103 or try andy.mccue@ucr.edu
(February 10, 2003)

Women and Tea Plantations Topics of Library's Meet-The-Author Event at UC Riverside

Time for teaWomen and tea in India will be the topic of discussion at the University of California, Riverside when Piya Chatterjee, an associate professor of women's studies, discusses her 2001 book, "A Time for Tea: Women, Labor, and Post-Colonial Politics on an Indian Plantation."
(February 6, 2003)



UC Riverside Hosts KPCC's "Talk of the City"

Live Broadcast to Celebrate Campus' 26th Annual Writers Week and Discuss Riverside Police Department Reform
(February 3, 2003)


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