News

July 2011

Astronomy Festival features Great Basin skies
Elko Daily Free Press
Dr. Tyler Nordgren, the festival’s keynote speaker, is a noted astronomer and professor of astronomy at the University of Redlands in California. He is author of the book “Stars Above, Earth Below: A Guide to Astronomy in the National Parks.” Nordgren has been a member of the National Park Service Night Sky Team since 2005. In 2007, he spent a full year traveling through the national parks working with rangers, scientists and park visitors to better understand the world of astronomy visible every day and night in the parks.

Reception welcomes new Redlands police chief
Redlands Daily Facts, San Bernardino Sun, other sources
New Police Chief Mark Garcia received a warm welcome Thursday afternoon at a reception hosted by the Northside Impact Committee. Residents, city and elected officials attended the event, which was an opportunity to meet the new chief, who was hired June 17. City Manager N. Enrique Martinez and Dr. James Appleton, president of the University of Redlands, also also among those who spoke.

Retired professor writes new book
Redlands Daily Facts
Lawrence Harvill, a retired University of Redlands professor, has written a new book, "Applied Matrix Algebra," published this month by Xlibris. For a long time, matrices and matrix algebra (also known as linear algebra) were subjects studied almost exclusively by pure mathematicians, and most physicists and engineers were unaware of the existence of matrix algebra, according to a news release about the book. In his new book, Harvill delves deeper into this branch of mathematics and offers an easy-to-grasp manual for students. "Applied Matrix Algebra" has been written to satisfy the needs of a one-semester introductory course in linear or matrix algebra.

The camp with the cause
Redlands Daily Facts
It looks like a blizzard hit the field at Dodge Stadium, but there's nothing cold about the Sam Richey Memorial Technique Camp. Decked out in identical white T-shirts with the clinic namesake's image emblazoned on the front, around 120 kids sprinted and shuffled around the grass on day two of the camp Tuesday. The free four-day event is named in honor of the former Redlands student, football player and coach that lost his life in 1997 when a car he was working on for a family vacation fell on him, crushing his chest. To say the accident couldn't have taken the life of a guy anymore "Redlands" than Richey is an understatement. Richey was a 1977 graduate of RHS, an alumni of the University of Redlands and the defensive line coach from 1982 until 1986.

Camp strikes right notes for children
Redlands Daily Facts, 2 other sources
While the piano may seem like a solitary instrument, the University of Redlands has found a way to turn learning into a group activity. The university's Piano Camp began Sunday for students ages 10 to 18 who have intermediate piano skills. The camp aims to teach children a variety of lessons in a group setting, as opposed to the typical one-on-one lesson.

Unemployment climbs in Inland Empire, Los Angeles County
Redlands Daily Facts, 2 other sources
For University of Redlands economist Johannes Moenius, continued home price declines and this summer's high gas prices mean he is not confident that consumers will be willing to spend the money that will lead employers to increase payrolls. And although the recession has been officially over for more than two years, Moenius has yet to be convinced conditions have changed much for the better. "When did this financial crisis end?" Moenius asked. "Do you have the answer for it? I don't."

Running for, not from, law enforcement
Redlands Daily Facts, 2 other sources
Sarah Emoto, like many fresh, young college grads, is not quite sure what she wants to do with her life. So in the meantime, she's going to go running. Across the country. That's right, across the county. Emoto will begin her cross-country run today, leaving from Huntington Beach, and heading toward New York City. While her run is not a fundraiser, she is dedicating her run to law enforcement and military personnel, active, retired and fallen in the line of duty. "I wanted to do it for those people (who serve their country)," she said, "to show appreciation for their sacrifices."  

Harp camp draws students from near and far
Press Enterprise
Youth and adult musicians from as far away as Canada gathered at the University of Redlands School of Music building this week for Summer Harp Camp, which began Monday and culminates in a concert today at noon at the Frederick Loewe Performance Hall in Watchorn Hall. "They get the ensemble experience and the expertise of working with new people," said camp coordinator Mary Dropkin.

Oldest printing business mixes old and new
Press Enterprise
Despite changing times, Citrograph Printing Co. in downtown Redlands is still going strong. This year marks 124 years of doing business, making Citrograph the oldest business in Redlands, and the longest-running print company in the state. University of Redlands, A.K. Smiley Public Library and other public and private organizations make up the longtime client list, requesting brochures, bound books, invitations for annual events and more on a regular basis.

D.C. budget problem threatens San Bernardino County investment pool
Redlands Daily Facts
"There are tremendous pressures on both political parties to reach a settlement before (the deadline of) Aug. 2," said Johannes Moenius, an associate professor of economics at the University of Redlands School of Business. “In its credit-watch alert, Standard & Poor's said there is a "at least a one-in-two likelihood that S&P could lower the long-term rating on the U.S. in the next 90 days."

University's School of Music summer camps wrap with concerts
Press Enterprise
The Community School of Music and the Arts summer workshops for preparatory strings, ensemble chamber, orchestra and youth symphony have been meeting throughout the week at the University of Redlands School of Music buildings for daily courses and ensembles.

LAEDC forecast offers very little short-term daylight
Press Enterprise
That is not likely to be the case in 2011, meaning that employment levels at Inland distribution center will probably show some normal second-half growth, Sidhu said. According to a recent report by economists at the University of Redlands, of the 10 Southern California ZIP codes with the highest concentrations of logistics workers, seven are in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

Jose Lalas: Independence possible for all through culturally relevant education
Los Angeles Daily News–AP 
Improving educational outcomes for racial minorities and students from economically disadvantaged households is at the core of educational justice. Focusing on culturally relevant education can stop this childhood crisis in its tracks.

Dorothy Inghram honored for life's work
Redlands Daily Facts
When the University of Redlands awarded Dorothy Inghram the Lifetime Achievement in Educational Justice Award, they were truly honoring her for a lifetime of work.

The 2011 Esri International User Conference 
Directionsmag.com
One of the most valuable presentations at the EdUC detailed the different ways in which the University of Redlands has rolled out GIS for different instructors with a variety of students and diverse projects.

Ex-sheriff's official to speak at business event   
The Press-Enterprise 
Valerie Hill, the former undersheriff of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, will speak Thursday at a business event in Temecula. Hill will discuss the principles of leadership during a speaker's bureau event of the University of Redlands School of Business.

Ranks of San Bernardino County welfare recipients grow dramatically
Redlands Daily Facts  
"This is unbelievable," said University of Redlands economist Johannes Moenius. "What this tells us is that structural problems not addressed in the boom years really kicked in big time during the recession years," he said.

Paralyzed graduate explores benefits of scuba diving
Redlands Daily Facts
When Cody Unser is in the water, she's free. Free from the gravity of her wheelchair, her mother said, and free from the restrictions Unser faces each day because of transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder that paralyzed her from the chest down.

Redlands student documenting Cambodian women in blog 
Elitestv.com 
Born in Cambodia and educated in the United States, 20-year-old Sreyneath Poole has begun documenting “Inspiring Cambodian women” in her blog. Currently studying international relations at University of Redlands, California, she hopes to encourage Cambodian women to stand up and make their voices heard.

Redlands in the NAC&U: University of Redlands Students and Faculty Team Up for Geographic Research Mission    

U. OF REDLANDS: Speaker debunks achievement gap theories 
The Press-Enterprise

SAN BERNARDINO: Challenger seen as credible foe to city attorney
The Press Enterprise

Step up, parents: children need money mentors
Redlands Daily Facts

University funding projects city can't afford
The Press-Enterprise  

Two Inland educators to be honored
The Press-Enterprise  

Kurotani: Beyond the Paper Screen—Transitional generation defined by views of work 
Daily Yomiuri Online 

McEntire, Smith, Wingfield, and Yoder join accounting firm  
Johnsoncitypress.com

A Redlands Fourth: Sylva Park area hosts parade, activities  
Redlands Daily Facts 

Chamber, mayor to address future of Redlands  
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Tetiaroa Society teams with University of Redlands Environmental Studies researchers for comprehensive study of famed Polynesian atoll  
GIScafe.com


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