Saturday, April 27, 2013

Retirement Reception for Janet Arey and Roger Atkinson

On Thursday, April 25 the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program and the Department of Environmental Sciences held a program and a reception to recognize the many contributions of Prof. Janet Arey and Roger Atkinson who have recently retired from UC Riverside after 30+ years of service.  Paul Ziemann started the program an overview of the professional careers of Dr. Arey and Dr. Atkinson interspersed with some great photos of them over the years.  His presentation was followed by brief comments by Sara Aschmann, Yinsheng Wang, Michael Anderson and Noriko Nishino.  David Eastmond, then presented each of them with an engraved glass plaque recognizing their extraordinary service to their students, their profession and the University as well as some other gifts provided by many generous individuals.  The program was followed by a reception where the students, alumni, current and emeritus faculty and staff were able to visit and express their personal thanks and best wishes to Janet and Roger.

Janet sent me a nice message following the reception.  Excerpts from the message are below.

"Thanks so much for the wonderful sendoff!!  I was so pleased to see P.J. and Sumandeep and, of course, Noriko.  I’m really looking forward to seeing the remembrance book that April is working on. It was great talking to colleagues I haven’t seen in a while and everyone agrees that we’re moving to a beautiful area.  You all made us feel really appreciated and that means a great deal to both Roger and me."

"Thanks so much for having the gathering for us.  The gifts were very thoughtful.  I know the sweatshirts will feel really comfy in the cooler coastal weather.  I plan to keep in touch through social media (LinkedIn and maybe Facebook) now that I’ll have time to learn how to use them."

 Janet and Roger will be moving to northern California next month. 

Below are some photos from the event.  I expect to get some more which I will add at a later time.
Janet Arey and Roger Atkinson

Janet Arey looking at flowers sent by an alumnus.

Janet Arey and Roger Atkinson 

 Paul Ziemann and David Eastmond

 Noriko Nishino, ETOX Alumna and former Ph.D. student

Michael Anderson, Chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences

 A view of the audience during the program.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Retirement reception for Janet Arey and Roger Atkinson at UC Riverside

After many years of dedicated service, Professors Roger Atkinson and Janet Arey are retiring from the University of California, Riverside.  The Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program and the Environmental Sciences Department will be hosting a short program and a reception in their honor.  The event will be held on Thursday April 25 beginning at 4 pm in Chung Hall (ENGR 2) room 205/206.  For those of you who will be in the area, we would love to have you join us.  If you will be attending, please send let me know so we can plan for refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there.  

Toxicology Positions within California EPA

Below is a flyer sent by UCR ETOX alumnus Albert Wang which provides an overview hiring at the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.  OEHHA is actively recruiting toxicologists and others with related expertise.  Please see the flyer for more information. If you click on it, the image will be more readable.