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Saving Bucks For Books: Rising textbook costs present a daunting challenge for many UCR students: Buy food or books. Concerned about the impact on student success at UCR, a task force composed of faculty, librarians, and information technologists launched the Affordable Course Materials Initiative in fall 2015.


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Buy food or books. That is the choice many UC Riverside students face as the cost of textbooks continues to rise.Concerned about the impact on student success at the University of California, Riverside, a task force composed of faculty, librarians, and information technologists launched the Affordable Course Materials Initiative in fall 2015. The project encourages faculty to choose textbooks and other resources that are available online free or at significantly lower cost.

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Read more about New Technology Will Cut Plug-in Hybrid Fuel Consumption by One Third

Engineers at the UC Riverside have taken inspiration from biological evolution and the energy savings garnered by birds flying in formation to improve the efficiency of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by more than 30 percent.The work was led by Xuewei Qi, a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) in UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering, and Matthew Barth, CE-CERT director and professor of electrical & computer engineering at UCR.

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Bring Back the Past: Head Coach John Masi

Sat. January 28
5:00 p.m.
Men's Basketball will honor former head coach John Masi at halftime.

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