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Improving on Mother Nature: Led by UC Cooperative Extension horticulturalist Mary Lu Arpaia, UCR's avocado breeding program has worked with California growers to enhance crop productivity and to release delicious new varieties of the popular fruit. Explore more breakthrough research at promise.ucr.edu

Read more about Seven Interesting Facts About Pumpkins

Tis the season for pumpkin everything! Learn more about the plant that has brought you pumpkin pies, Cinderella's carriage and jack-o-lanterns. In the spirit of autumn, we are discussing pumpkins with Milt McGiffen, Cooperative Extension vegetable crops specialist and plant physiologist.From their prehistoric roots to their history at UCR, here are seven facts.

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Read more about Entomology Professor Receives National Teaching Award

Timothy Paine received the Excellence in College and University Teaching Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences award at the 128th APLU Annual Meeting, which is currently taking place in Indianapolis, Ind. He will receive $2,000 to be used to improve teaching. He is one of nine recipients of awards in that category.

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Other News at UCR Today

What's It Like to Be Muslim in America?

Award-winning novelist Laila Lalami writes in the New York Times about what it is like to live in the west's "gray zone."

Play Premieres in Joshua Tree

“An Actor’s Carol” to be performed Dec. 4-12 in Joshua Tree.

Study Shows Some 3D Printed Objects are Toxic

Researchers find zebrafish embryos die at alarming rates when exposed to certain 3D printed materials.

See Tracks? Think Train!

A new Metrolink line presents a safety conundrum at UCR.

Outpost Concert Series: Pause

Wednesday, December 2
7 p.m.
Culver Center of the Arts
Pause is a collaboration between five musicians, award-winning composers and visual artists from UCR exploring new expressions of the human condition.

Book Talk: Thomas Cogswell

Tuesday, December 1
3–5 p.m.
College Building South 114
Center for Ideas and Society presents a book talk with Thomas Cogswell, Professor of the History Department, about his book "The Murder of King James I."

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