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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.

News and Events

Farewell, Mr. Spock

(February 27, 2015)

For scholars at UC Riverside, as for science fiction fans around the world, the death today of Leonard Nimoy – Mr. Spock of “Star Trek” fame – is a deep loss.

How Were Fossil Tracks Made by Early Triassic Swimming Reptiles So Well Preserved?

(February 27, 2015)

UC Riverside paleontologists have now determined that a unique combination of factors in Early Triassic delta systems resulted in the production and unusually widespread preservation of swim tracks made by various tetrapods.

Forum to Address Status of Latinos March 7

(February 25, 2015)

Latino scholars, community leaders and activists will meet at UC Riverside on March 7 to discuss the status of Latinos in the United States.

Racial Justice Conference for Teachers Accepting Applications

(February 25, 2015)

Applications from elementary, middle and high school teachers are now being accepted for a three-day conference in June intended to support the growth, success and retention of teachers of color who work in schools serving students of color.

Water Economics and Policy Professor Named 2015 AAEA Fellow

(February 23, 2015)

Ariel Dinar, professor of environmental economics and policy at the UCR School of Public Policy, has been named a 2015 Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, the organization’s most prestigious honor.

Novel Pretreatment Could Cut Biofuel Costs by 30 Percent or More

(February 23, 2015)

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing the amount of enzymes needed to break down the raw materials that form biofuels.

Colloquium to Examine Archaeology of the Asian Diaspora in California

(February 20, 2015)

The Archaeological Institute of America, Local Society-Riverside and Inland Southern California will present a colloquium on the “Archaeology of the Asian Diaspora in California” on Feb. 28 beginning at noon at UCR ARTSblock.

The Winter 2015 UCR Magazine is Here

(February 20, 2015)

By the year 2025, the world’s population is expected to reach eight billion. Yet already, 1 billion people suffer from chronic hunger or serious nutritional deficiencies. To address these global food issues, the University of California Global Food Initiative was established. This issue’s cover story talks focuses on UC Riverside’s roots in food and agricultural research, and why the campus is a key engine of this initiative. Our scientists created chemicals that slow the aging of citrus, found ways to make drought-resistant rice, and discovered weapons to protect California against the Asian citrus psyllid, a pest that could devastate the state’s citrus industry.

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