Living the Promise at University of California Riverside, 2015

Living the Promise at University of California Riverside, 2015

October 14, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


A job here at UCR has given me a
huge opportunity. They realize what it takes to really run a successful lab and
they try to do as much to support you to have you grow. One of the things that fascinated me
about Riverside was coming to a community where research and education
is going to really affect the people. We are willing to collaborate and we also
have infrastructures here necessary to carry out the collaborative
projects. We have faculty coming from all over the United States from really
big institutes. They want to come here because they know UC Riverside is
actually really amazing. Everybody at the University is very supportive of new ideas
and new approaches to doing things and so that’s really the special thing about
UC Riverside in addition to world-class facilities and positive progress. I think
a lot of people would say that UCR has done something really exceptional.
It’s become a family, and it’s one of the things it is ultimately I think the
thing that I’m most proud of. what I love about being a professor here
is that I’m working with students who have an incredible drive to succeed at
the university, to get a degree, and that is what the promise of UCR is,
is to increase education. Living the Promise means that faculty must do more to bridge the
gap between basic and applied research and make their research improve the
lives of people. It’s about educating students on the usefulness of applying
economics to managing resources more efficiently. It is going to maintain, and develop, and
continue to nurture a world class institution; but it also means that we’re
going to continue to drive curiosity. That is what I guess it was I suppose
was a promise I made to myself. Is to be in the position that allows me to
inspire younger students. I can can collaborate with a very diverse group of faculty and excite love for research to a whole group of students, and this is the place
to be, and I love what I’m doing right here.