William “Billy” Collins (born March 22, 1941) is an American poet. He served two terms as the Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003. In his home state, Collins has been recognized as a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library (1992) and selected as the New York State Poet for 2004-2006. He was recently appointed the Irving Bacheller Chair of Creative Writing at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and is a Visiting Scholar with the Winter Park Institute.
Danièle Chatelain is a professor of French and a writer. She holds master's degrees from the University of Strasbourg and the University of California, Riverside, where she also got a Ph.D. in 1982. She is currently a professor of French at the University of Redlands. She is married to George Edgar Slusser, with whom she shares an interest for the comparative analysis of science fiction, with a focus on the influence of the works of H. G. Wells.
Barbara Hambly (born August 28, 1951) is an award winning and prolific American novelist and screenwriter within the genres of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and historical fiction. Her writing includes novels occurring within worlds of her own creation (generally occurring within an explicit multiverse), as well as within previously existing mythos.
Troy Eugene Percival (born August 9, 1969) is a former Major League Baseball closer. He spent most of his career with the California/Anaheim Angels and was an integral part of that franchise's 2002 World Series championship team. He also played for the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Tampa Bay Rays.
David C. Geary is a notable United States cognitive developmental psychologist with interests in mathematical learning and in evolution. He is currently a Curators’ Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.
John William Henry II (born September 13, 1949) is a futures and foreign exchange trading advisor who founded John W. Henry & Company (JWH). He is the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing. In March 2006, Boston Magazine estimated his net worth at $860 million, but noted that his company had recently experienced difficulties. In May 2007, reports in the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg noted further difficulties with the firm.
Frank Bidart (born 1939 in Bakersfield, California) is an American academic and award-winning poet. In 1957, he began to study at the University of California at Riverside and went on to Harvard, where he was a student and friend of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop. He began studying with Lowell and Reuben Brower in 1962. He has taught at Wellesley College since 1972 and is currently (as of 2009) a professor of English there. He has also taught at nearby Brandeis University.
Neil A. Campbell (April 17, 1946–October 21, 2004) was an American scientist known best for his textbook Biology. First published in 1987, the text, which is co-authored by Jane Reece is in its 8th edition. The title is popular worldwide and is used in both high school and college-level classes. Besides educational content, the book also features interviews with well known biologists such as John Maynard Smith, Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins and Patricia Churchland.
Eric Vaughn Show (rhymes with "now") (May 19, 1956 – March 16, 1994) was a Major League Baseball player for the San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics. On September 11, 1985, Show gave up Pete Rose's record-breaking 4,192nd career hit.
Randall Hyde (1960 -) is best known as the author of The Art of Assembly Language, a popular book on assembly language programming. He created the Lisa assembler in the late 1970s and developed the High Level Assembly (HLA) language. Randall Hyde was educated at, and became a lecturer at, the University of California at Riverside. He earned a bachelors degree in Computer Science in 1982, and a Masters degree in Computer Science in 1987 - both from UC Riverside.
Gary Dennis McCord (born May 23, 1948) is an American professional golfer, commentator, author, and actor. McCord was born in San Gabriel, California and raised in southern California. He was a two-time Division II All-American at UC Riverside. He won the NCAA Division II individual championship in 1970 and turned professional in 1971. McCord's best two finishes on the PGA Tour were at the Greater Milwaukee Open, placing second in both 1975 and 1977.
Ronald E. Neumann (born 1945) was formerly the United States Ambassador to Afghanistan (2005-2007) and previously served as ambassador to Bahrain (2001-2004) and Algeria (1994-1997). He is the son of former ambassador Robert G. Neumann and traveled extensively after college in Afghanistan while his father was ambassador there. He pronounces his last name Newmann (without the Germanic neu) and his name is sometimes seen spelled that way. Mr.
Lindsay Elizabeth Ridgeway is a former American child actress in film, television, and theater. She is a voice actor in several animated shows like Totally Spies! and plays the character Britney. She was the second actress to play Morgan Matthews on the TV show Boy Meets World. In 1994, she originated the role of Tina Denmark in the Los Angeles cast of Ruthless! The Musical, and her performance is captured on the cast recording.
Jack Sarfatti (born September 14, 1939) is an American theoretical physicist and the author of a number of popular works on quantum physics and consciousness. He is known for his iconoclastic ideas, and is interested in what he sees as the breakdown of the paradigm that posits science and the humanities as separate disciplines, arguing that physics — which he calls "the Conceptual Art of the late 20th Century" — has replaced philosophy as the unifying force between science and art.
Stephen Paul Breen is a nationally syndicated cartoonist. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1998 and 2009 . He graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1988 and attended the University of California, Riverside, where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science. It was at UCR that he started drawing editorial cartoons for his school paper, The Highlander. In 1991, Steve won the Scripps Howard Charles M.
Michael "Butch" McColly Johnson (born May 28, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos. He played college football at the University of California, Riverside and was drafted in the third round (87th overall) of the 1976 NFL Draft. In Super Bowl XII, Johnson caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Roger Staubach.
Kim Bryant Allen (born April 5, 1953 in Fontana, California) is a former Major League Baseball player. After attending University of California, Riverside and a nondescript minor league career, Allen briefly earned prospect status with the Seattle Mariners on the strength of his spectacular 1980 season for the Triple-A Spokane Indians. That season he registered a 35 game hitting streak and stole 84 bases, the most in the Pacific Coast League since 1913.