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Sometimes instead of providing someone to comment on the news, UC Riverside makes the news. Our events and milestones may be UCR centered sometimes, but other times may offer clues to larger trends in higher education or world events.

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“Play the LA River” Awarded Grant

(August 1, 2014)

ArtPlace America has awarded a $185,000 grant to researchers from UC Riverside and UCLA to support “Play the LA River,” the project of a collective of artists, designers, community organizers, scholars and urban planners.

UCR Chancellor Participates in D.C. College Access Workshop

(July 31, 2014)

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox is one of dozens of national education leaders from 10 states participating today in a White House Workshop on College Opportunity.

Philosopher Whose Work Influenced the Law Honored

(July 31, 2014)

Carl Cranor, a distinguished professor of philosophy whose work has changed how scientific testimony is addressed in court cases, has been awarded the prestigious Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professorship in Philosophy for 2014-15.

Guardian Princesses Welcome Fans to Launch Party

(July 30, 2014)

Fans of the Guardian Princesses books and characters will celebrate the launch of a new educational media organization embodying the ideals of the superheroines at a party on Saturday, Aug. 2, at UCLA. The Guardian Princesses stories and Guardian Princess Alliance are the creation of Setsu Shigematsu, UCR associate professor of media and cultural studies.

EU Sanctions Against Russia a Historic Moment

(July 30, 2014)

The imposition of economic sanctions against Russia by the European Union is so significant that historians 50 years from now will point to this week as a turning point in 21st century geopolitics, according to UCR Provost Paul D’Anieri.

Home Sweet Home

(July 29, 2014)

UC Riverside Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jim Wooldridge today named former Highlanders standout and 14-year major leaguer Troy Percival ’91 the fifth head baseball coach in UC Riverside's six decades of NCAA competition.

1996 Research Article Deemed a Classic Paper

(July 29, 2014)

A 1996 research paper authored by UC Riverside’s Michael J. Pazzani and two colleagues has been selected by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence to win the 2014 Classic Paper Award.

New Baseball Coach to Be Announced Tuesday, July 29

(July 28, 2014)

UC Riverside Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jim Wooldridge announced today that the Highlanders will introduce their new head baseball coach to the community at 12 noon Tuesday, July 29 at UC Riverside's Alumni & Visitors Center, 3701 Canyon Crest Dr.

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