August 2012

University reports Class of 2016 survey results
Press Enterprise
University of Redlands President Ralph Kuncl speaks with student leaders. Freshmen arriving at the University of Redlands next week will bring smart phones, iPods and game consoles, a university survey shows.

U of R opens modernized gourmet dining commons
Redlands Daily Facts
Irvine Commons is not your father's college cafeteria. It opened Thursday as the first phase of a more-than-$6 million renovation at the University of Redlands."It was radically different," said U of R vice president and dean of student life Char Burgess.

University of Redlands ranked among nation's best colleges
Highland Community News
The Forbes rankings recognize the top 15 percent of the nation's 4,000 colleges and universities, effectively putting the University of Redlands in the top 5 percent of all colleges in the United States.

Mayor to do bed-of-nails stunt in motivational assembly
Redlands Daily Facts
Feats of strength and courage will be the highlight of a presentation in Redlands this week, including a stunt featuring University alum, Mayor Pete Aguilar. This event is at the University of Redlands.

University included in Fiske Guide to Colleges
Karen Bergh, director of public relations for the University of Redlands, said: “The University’s designation as a top college in these guides, which include students’ voices and opinions, gives further acknowledgement of the value and quality of a University of Redlands education. They can be a valuable resource when parents and students are looking for colleges that are a good fit.”

Redlands woman publishes fourth children's book
Redlands Daily Facts 
Longtime Redlands author Diane Adams will celebrate the publication of her fourth book - "I Want to Help" - with book signings next month. She is involved in the U of R Town and Gown and Redlands Family Service Association in her spare time.

Job Numbers in California Keep Growing
Highland Community News
This month, ISEA study finds year-over-year job growth in California continues. Significant job growth in Northern California has concentrated in the coastal areas including Santa Rosa, San Francisco, San Jose, and Salinas. 

University of Redlands ranked among nation’s best colleges
Highland Community News
The University of Redlands has been named on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges, among the top 20 schools in California to make the list. The rankings, which are compiled for Forbes by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity, focus on the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates and low-levels of debt.

First day of school for new University of Redlands president
Redlands Daily Facts
New University of Redlands President Dr. Ralph W. Kuncl replaces James Appleton who retired in May. Dr. Kuncl is the university's 11th president.

REDLANDS: University's new president arrives on campus
University of Redlands President Ralph Kuncl was moving into his office on Thursday, his first day in his new job.

Hugo Bedau, 85
New York Times
Hugo Bedau, a philosopher who preferred to wrestle with the knottiest of public policy issues rather than reason from the remove of academia — most notably in confronting capital punishment, which he opposed as immoral, unjust and ineffective — died on Monday in Norwood, Mass. He was 85. He received a bachelor’s degree from University of Redlands in Southern California and did his graduate work in philosophy at Boston University and Harvard.

Tough job market sending many baby boomers into early retirement with meager funds
Sacramento Bee - Online
Economist Diane Macunovich of the University of Redlands has studied the baby boomers' movement through the labor force and how they affected other age groups. When they were young, baby boomers squeezed out older workers who wanted part-time jobs at the end of their careers, pushing down the average age of retirement.

REDLANDS: University ranked among the nation's best colleges
Press-Enterprise - Online
The University of Redlands was recently named on Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, among the top 20 schools in California to make the list. The 2012 rankings were posted on Aug. 1, 2012.

Redlands alum returns from helping U.S. men's water polo team at Olympics
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
University of Redlands graduate James Graham recently lent his services to the United States men's water polo team during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. 

UofR doubles Redlands anniversary celebration fund with $10,000 donation
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
REDLANDS - The city's 125th Anniversary Committee has received its second $10,000 donation toward the celebration - this one from the University of Redlands.

The Real Reason Jennifer Aniston’s Fans Worried About Her
New York Magazine online
But Kathleen Feeley, a historian at Redlands University who studies popular culture, is cynical. In an e-mail, she writes:
“These celebrity couples are the protagonists in modern-day fables and fairy tales. They are set up for happily ever after. And they are set up to fail.

Winchester: Pageant winner to compete for Miss California USA
Press Enterprise
Alum Allie Ibarra will compete in the Miss California USA state pageant.

REDLANDS: University ranked among the nation's best colleges
Press-Enterprise - Online
The University of Redlands was recently named on Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, among the top 20 schools in California to make the list. The 2012 rankings were posted on Aug. 1, 2012.

How a sundial lets Curiosity see Mars in living color
Popular Science Online
Determining a rock's interestingness is largely accomplished by just looking at it, so the view must be accurate, explains Tyler Nordgren, associate professor of physics at the University of Redlands in California.

Schools should be a source of pride
The Daily Herald
I attended the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif., and graduated 62 years ago. They have always served a balanced program and schedule, every activity, fraternity, every athletic division deserved and received equal time, equal attention and equal publicity. 

Redlands professor worked on Curiosity camera
Redlands Daily Facts, other LANG sources
In Redlands, Professor Tyler Nordgren was on the edge of his seat Sunday night, watching Curiosity land after an eight-month journey.

Curious about Curiosity: What We’ll Learn From Mars
University of Redlands professor Tyler Nordgren explains what Curiosity may discover.

REDLANDS: Professor has hand in Mars mission
Tyler Nordgren, a professor in physics and astronomy at the University of Redlands, poses with a photo on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, of a sundial he helped build that is currently on the Curiosity rover that is scheduled to land on Mars this Sunday. 

Hollywood made a stop at the University of Redlands this week
San Jose Mercury News and other LANG sources
Scenes for an independent film were shot Wednesday on the campus, and portions of a commercial were shot Friday.Friday's shoot was an early morning venture at the corner of Colton Avenue and University Street, where Firestone Tires

New building director starts in San Marcos
San Diego Union Tribune 
A veteran building official joined the city of San Marcos this week as the new building division director.

Athletics are an important part of student life.
softball player

The University softball field was modeled after the one in "Field of Dreams."

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