May 2012

Transit of Venus to get star treatment at Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles Times Travel
"In a way, you could call a solar eclipse a transit of the moon," says Tyler Nordgren, astronomer, author and associate professor of physics at the University of Redlands. "Venus will be moving in front of the sun's disk."

Hundreds receive university degrees
Press Enterprise
Ricardo Luis Anza’s family cheered when his name was announced and he stepped onto the University of Redlands Greek Amphitheater stage to receive his bachelor’s degree in Spanish.

Inland Empire's private colleges feel some pain, some gain
San Bernardino County Sun, LANG sources
"The thing that was very different about this economic downturn was that all those areas got hit," Doolittle said. "Gifts got impacted, the endowment got impacted, and certainly families' financial situation worsened."

Planning begins for city’s 125th anniversary
Char Burgess, vice president and dean of Student Life, is serving on this committee.

Veterans helped at Small Business Summit
Press Enterprise
Jim Spee of the University of Redlands and Jesse Medina of the Association of the United States Army were among those who attended the summit to provide business tips and opportunities to veterans and non-veterans. Spee said attracting businesses to the city's downtown hub would produce an initial burst of employment and sales and secondary benefits as well. Businesses would attract other businesses, which in turn would create more demand and more jobs.

ELECTION: National spotlight on the race for CD31
Redlands alum and sitting Redlands mayor Pete Aguilar a favorite in the race.

Card bonanza for WWII vet's 90th birthday
Lamorinda Weekly
When he was two years old, the family moved to Redlands, California for his father's job, serving on the faculty, and later as the Dean of Humanities, for Redlands College—now University of Redlands.

California and Inland Empire jobless rates fall as people leave labor force
Inland Politics, other sources
But whether the sudden drop in the reported labor force is a result of a statistical glitch or a mass exodus of discouraged workers from the Inland Empire’s labor force is unknown. “I don’t think you can find anyone who realizes what’s going on,” said University of Redlands economist Johannes Moenius.

See the solar eclipse at a national park
“It’s the whole earth-sun connection,” said Tyler Nordgren, a physics professor at the University of Redlands. “We’re all solar-powered. We depend on the sun for life and energy so it’s important to pay attention to it.”

Rare ‘ring of fire’ eclipse coming Sunday
“It’s a chance to get in touch with that inner ancestor of yours and really marvel at the changes that happen to our universe,” said Tyler Nordgren, a University of Redlands physics professor who will present programs at national parks in Arizona and New Mexico this weekend.

‘Solarthon’ will equip eight homes
Organizations including Sustainable UCR, Society of Women Engineers at UCR and University of Redlands Green Buildings Club raised money to sponsor the installations, according to a GRID news release. A mid-day program will feature elected officials, the homeowners and a $30,000 donation by Wells Fargo toward solar job training.

University names director of military, veterans relations
Press Enterprise
The University of Redlands has named Tana Sanderson to the newly created position of director of military and veterans relations. Sanderson will oversee the recruitment ...

University’s speech-language pathology program honored
The University of Redlands Speech-Language Pathology program has been recognized in the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group.

Warehouse on grove back to planners today
If approved, the project will be built on city-owned land that is now a citrus grove many want to stay.

Will the train be stopping at Esri?
Directions Magazine
It’s a fair question as discussions continue about a new rail line from San Bernardino, CA into Redlands. The first phase of a planned line has three stops for the passenger rail service in Redlands: one near Esri, one near the 14-screen cinema, and one near the University of Redlands.

Thurber, an English bulldog, is the University's mascot.

He is named after Clarence Howe Thurber, University president from 1933-37.

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