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UC Grad Slam 2016: UC Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience.

Read more about Highlanders in High Office

If you attended UCR, you could well have rubbed elbows with at least a dozen state and federal officials who once walked the Highlander halls as students, including two of the most influential policymakers in California — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, who got his Ph.D. in political science at UCR in 2000, and 1976 political science graduate Mac Taylor, the legislative analyst who acts as the Legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal adviser.

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Read more about Self-healing Polymer Could Lead to Artificial Muscle

Researchers from the lab of Stanford chemical engineering Professor Zhenan Bao, including Chao Wang, an assistant professor of chemistry at UC Riverside, explain in a recent Nature Chemistry article how they made this super-stretchy substance - called an elastomer. They also showed that they could make this new elastomer twitch by exposing it to an electric field, causing it to expand and contract.

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A UCR Grad Student Wins GradSlam 2016

Explaining the difference between silicon and graphene in just three minutes did the trick for Peter Byrley, who triumphed in a UC wide competition.

Professor Was Pioneer in Nanotech

We remember Professor Robert Haddon for his pioneering work in nanotechnology.

UC Riverside to Hold Carbon Slam

Community invited to join UCR, City of Riverside in reducing emissions and promoting sustainability

Conference Focuses on Benefits of Diversity

May 6-7 event is open to the community and concludes a two-year research project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Wilderness of Mirrors, a play by Charles Evered

May 5–7
8–10 p.m.
Arts Building Studio Theatre, ARTS 113
A cloak-and- dagger drama that explores the conflict that arises between a Yale professor intent on recruiting for the war effort and his prize student.

Hot off the Presses: Anthea Kraut

Wednesday, May 4
3–5 p.m.
College Building South 114
The Center for Ideas and Society presents a book talk with Anthea Kraut, Associate Professor and Chair of the Dance Department.

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