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Public Hearing Outlines UC Riverside’s Success in Diversity

(May 29, 2015)

UC Riverside’s undergraduate diversity needs to be shared in the graduate population and in the faculty, according to those who testified at a public hearing Friday on campus in front of the California Assembly Committee on Higher Education.

Psychologist to Lecture on “Pathways to Longevity”

(May 29, 2015)

Howard Friedman, distinguished professor of psychology , will present the 63rd annual Faculty Research Lecture at UCR on Thursday, June 4, at 3:30 p.m. His topic is "Pathways to Longevity."

Insect Mating Behavior Has Lessons for Drones

(May 29, 2015)

Can understanding insect behavior be useful for robotics research? Yes, according to a UC Riverside entomologist whose research shows that insect behavior has implications for airborne robots (drones) that ply the sky searching for signature odors.

Bright Lights, Big University

(May 28, 2015)

Big Springs Drive has more of a glow after dark to brighten the way for UC Riverside students walking back and forth to the residence halls. The change comes from new LED lamps, which are brighter and more energy efficient.

UC Riverside Accepted as Yellow Ribbon Campus

(May 28, 2015)

The University of California, Riverside has been accepted as a Yellow Ribbon institution by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The program is designed to help students avoid up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with educational programs.

Parents Feel Racial Socialization May Help Minority Children Succeed in School

(May 28, 2015)

A UC Riverside-led team of researchers describe the types of racial socialization in early childhood that may increase a child’s ability to flourish in school and ultimately lead a healthier life.

Business School Names Executive Fellows

(May 27, 2015)

The University of California, Riverside School of Business Administration has named Robert Stapleton and Tobin Sloane its Executive Fellows for the 2015-16 school year.

Public Talk to Discuss Sugar Aversion in Cockroaches

(May 27, 2015)

Coby Schal, an international expert in urban entomology, will give the 2015 Alfred M. Boyce Lecture at UC Riverside on June 1 on the topic of cockroaches, specifically their aversion to sugar.

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