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Soybean Oil Causes More Obesity Than Coconut Oil and Fructose: A diet high in soybean oil causes more obesity and diabetes than a diet high in fructose, a sugar commonly found in soda and processed foods, according to a just published paper by scientists at the University of California, Riverside.

Read more about UC President Announces $15/hour Minimum Wage

University of California President Janet Napolitano announced on July 22 that the minimum wage for its workers — both direct and service contract employees — will be raised to $15 an hour over the next three years. In addition, she directed that all contractors doing business with UC comply with government and university workplace laws and policies.

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Read more about UCR School of Medicine Center Wins Prestigious Grant

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded a $250,000 grant to the UC Riverside School of Medicine’s Center for Healthy Communities for a community engagement project aimed ultimately at improving the health of Latino residents of the city of Riverside through partnered research.

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Other News at UCR Today

Laila Lalami Nominated for Man Booker Prize

Creative writing professor's work of historical fiction, “The Moor’s Account,” nominated for major prize.

Scotty Highlander goes to Scotland

See mini Scotty at the battle of Bannockburn in a summer blog post from UCR undergraduate Bethanie Le.

All Things Research

Vice Chancellor for Research Michael Pazzani speaks joins with others discussing federal research funding.

Celebrate "Ant-Man" with Ant Facts

Little known facts about ants to take with you to the movie theater.

Massimiliano Gatti Exhibit

Now through September 5
Gatti’s photographs explore the history of the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and the immigration from North Africa coasts to Europe.


Thursday, August 6
6 - 9 p.m.
The Riverside Arts Walk is a free monthly community event that celebrates the diversity of arts and culture in Riverside and the Inland Empire.

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