News

September 2012

Nun who wrote 'Dead Man Walking' to speak at University of Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
Sister Helen Prejean to speak on the injustices of the death penalty.

INLAND: Leading death-penalty opponent to speak
Press-Enterprise - Online

University of Redlands announces new Board of Trustees members
Redlands Daily Facts
Three alumni of the University of Redlands have been named to new terms as members of the Board of Trustees and three former trustees have returned to the board.

Fasting and intensive prayer mark Yom Kippur
Redlands Daily Facts
Yom Kippur is a moment of reflection that is similar to other religious observances, said Lillian Larsen, associate professor of religious studies at the University of Redlands, for the past six years.
"This would be comparable to something like Ramadan with Islam, in which there is also a period of fasting and reflection," Larsen said. "It would perhaps be similar to Lent and Christianity. It's the idea of starting a new time and taking stock."

REDLANDS: New faculty members on board
Press-Enterprise - Online
Their expertise includes writing, macroeconomics, biology, library science, art the music of Leonard Bernstein. The University of Redlands recently announced the hiring of eight new faculty members…

Officials, activists push for fix to Salton Sea's growing crisis 
Desert Sun - Online
The same conditions that spewed odors throughout the region could one day also bring with it clouds of dust from newly exposed sea bottom that harm regional residents’ health, said Timothy Krantz, a University of Redlands professor and leading Salton Sea researcher.

REDLANDS: University opens Native American Program center
Press-Enterprise
A Native American evening prayer marked the opening of a student center for Native American Programs at the University of Redlands last week.

Banned Book Week marks 30 years at University of Redlands
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin – Online/San Bernardino Sun/Redlands Daily Facts
Redlands Armacost Library will celebrate the 30th annual Banned Books Week Sept. 30 to Oct. 6. In addition, Armacost Library is co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual University of Redlands Reads Out event on Oct. 3, from 11:30 a.m. till 1 p.m.

REDLANDS: University has new chair
Press-Enterprise - Online
The University of Redlands announces the appointment of Scott Stevens as the new John and Linda Seiter Endowed Chair in Writing across the Curriculum.

John Weeks: Public vs. private? we should always have options
LANG sources
It's interesting how bad times for some can be good times for others. I read with great interest the A1 story earlier this week about how the Inland Empire's private universities are thriving, even as public universities are struggling…

REDLANDS: Jon Robertson begins 30th year with symphony
Press-Enterprise - Online
The Redlands Symphony Orchestra will perform two concerti at the season-opening concert on Saturday, Sept. 22. One concerto will have soloist, the other will not. Not in the familiar way, that is."

New Native American programs on Redlands campus
Redlands Daily Facts - Online 
A ceremony today will serve as a landmark occasion for the University of Redlands, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and Native Americans in Redlands and in neighboring communities.

REDLANDS: University hosts 'Animals, Society' lecture series
Press-Enterprise - Online
Jonathan Balcombe, one of the speakers in the University of Redlands Animals and Society lecture series. This year's Animals and Society lecture series at the University of Redlands will feature three speakers…

Rah Rah Redlands scores with crowd
San Bernardino Sun/Redlands Daily Facts/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
"This is a great community event," Kuncl said. "There is a County Fair color to it and there is local color to it. It's a big, fun atmosphere."

Rotten smell reeks havoc across Southern California
Los Angeles Times - Online
A massive fish die-off in the Salton Sea is the prime suspect in a rotten smell that swept the region, but experts can't recall a bad odor ever traveling so far.

Show features artworks by University of Redlands faculty
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
Art by University of Redlands faculty members is on exhibit through Oct. 6 at the university's art gallery. The exhibit includes art by Terry Long, Raul Acero, Gene Jimenez, Tommi Cahill, Renee Azenaro, Anna Gaitan and Penny McElroy.

Private universities thrive as public schools suffer during recession
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
Once upon a time, Jessica Aceves would be beginning her freshman year at Cal Poly Pomona or UC Riverside this fall.Instead, the 17-year-old Colton High School graduate is a freshman at the University of La Verne, where she's majoring in math -- for the...

Crowd celebrates life of beloved Marin coach Bob Troppmann
San Jose Mercury News - Online
He attended the University of Redlands, where he met Marilyn - "I kind of chased him all across campus. I saw him and I liked the way he looked," she said - and eventually ended up as a football coach in Marin County at Sir Francis Drake High, Redwood High and the College of Marin.

Agreement allows discounted transfer for Chaffey students to Redlands School of Business
San Jose Mercury News - Online
An agreement signed Thursday between University of Redlands and Chaffey College will give transferring students faciliated admission and discounted tuition to UofR's School of Business…

Welcome to Three New Presidents
NAC&U
In addition to serving as provost at the University of Rochester, Dr. Kuncl was a professor of brain and cognitive sciences and neurology.

Food truck festival celebrates kickoff to UofR football season
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
The fourth annual Rah Rah Redlands will for the first time feature food trucks. There will also be a performance from the Redlands Fourth of July Band, Hangar 24 kegs and a bounce house at the Bulldog Football Practice Field (just east of Ted Runner Stadium) from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Then the campus and the community are invited to watch as the Bulldogs host their home opener against Pacific Lutheran. "It's another great event that brings the community to our campus," U of R athletic director Jeff Martinez said.

University of Redlands Students Available for Hire
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
Being a college student is hard work. Being a broke college student is even harder. While academics are top priority at the University of Redlands, those in the community may consider hiring University of Redlands students as tutors, child care provider...

9/11 candlelight vigil at UofR somber, touching
Redlands Daily Facts – Online
Dozens surrounded two lit candles on tables in front of the University of Redlands' Memorial Chapel Tuesday at an early morning candlelight vigil honoring the victims and the responders in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

9/11 Remembered at University of Redlands.
Inland Newspapers—You Tube
Joseph Harris plays Amazing Grace at the University of Redlands during a candlelight vigil on Tuesday September 11, 2012, the 11th anniversary of 9/11.

9/11 remembered at University
Highland Community News - Online
A group of 35-40 people gathered at the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel on 9/11…

Environmental Sciences Professor Tim Krantz quoted in the following stories:

California air officials sniff out sulfurous Salton Sea as source of stench near Los Angeles
Washington Post - Online

Our Voice: Lack of Salton Sea progress stinks
Desert Sun

Salton Sea identified as cause of big stink
Orange County Register - Online

Dying Salton Sea Possible Source Of LA Stink NPR – Online, AP story also appeared in Press Democrat, Yahoo! News, Sacramento Bee

Rotten smell reeks havoc across Southern California
Los Angeles Times - Online
Tim Krantz, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Redlands, said that as the Salton Sea's water level declines, the most smelly water is slowly moving from the bottom closer to the surface. He believes the strong southeasterly storm and heavy winds Sunday pulled the fresher surface layer off the sea and replaced it with the more fetid water at the bottom.

REDLANDS: Astronomer explores theories about Mars
Press-Enterprise
Tyler Nordgren, a professor in physics and astronomy at the University of Redlands, poses with a photo of a sundial he helped create for the Curiosity rover now exploring Mars.

Forum speaker offers hints about the possibility of life on Mars
San Bernardino County Sun
University of Redlands professor of physics and astronomy Tyler Nordgren kept things simple on Wednesday. Nordgren conducted a presentation, "Curiosity - The Drive for Mars," and asked the questions everyone has asked. "Why Mars?" Nordgren asked.

REDLANDS: University recognized for the 'public good'
Press-Enterprise - Online
The University recently garnered the No. 30 spot on Washington Monthly's 2012 master's universities rankings, putting the University in the top 5 percent nationally for those institutions noted for their contributions to the “public good.”

First day of classes at University of Redlands
San Bernardino Sun/Redlands Daily Facts
Some students rushed around campus, others strolled, as opening day of classes arrived at the University of Redlands on Tuesday. The school welcomed its largest incoming class in school history - 872 new students in all, 734 of which are freshmen.

University of Redlands to host Vintage Johnston wine event
San Bernardino Sun/Redlands Daily Facts
The University of Redlands is preparing to host its annual Vintage Johnston wine tasting and dinner, which has become one of the highest quality wine events in California.


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

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

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