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Washington Post Editor Will Speak at UC Riverside about Journalism’s Transition from Print to Web

(March 2, 2015)

Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing American journalism in a 7 p.m. lecture on Tuesday, April 7 in the University Theatre at UC Riverside.

Glass Coating Improves Battery Performance

(March 2, 2015)

Researchers in the Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside have investigated a strategy to prevent this “polysulfide shuttling” phenomenon by creating nano-sized sulfur particles, and coating them in silica (SiO2), otherwise known as glass.

Next Astronomy Talk to Focus on Milky Way, Structure of Cosmic Web

(March 2, 2015)

Miguel Aragón-Calvo will give a talk on campus titled “Life at the Edge of a Cosmic Cliff.”

Colon + Septic Tank = Unique, at Times Stinky, Study

(March 2, 2015)

What do a human colon, septic tank, copper nanoparticles and zebrafish have in common? They were the key components used by researchers at the University of California, Riverside and UCLA to study the impact copper nanoparticles, which are found in everything from paint to cosmetics, have on organisms inadvertently exposed to them.

Free Public Talk on Health Benefits of Vitamin D

(March 2, 2015)

UC Riverside's Anthony Norman, an international expert on vitamin D, will give a free public lecture on campus on Wednesday, March 4, in which he will explain the relationship between vitamin D and health.

Grant to Support Leadership Training of Women in War-torn Nations

(March 2, 2015)

The Ford Foundation awards Yolanda T. Moses $346,500 to develop a leadership training program for women in higher education in war-torn countries.

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.

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