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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

Historian Robert Hine, Mentor, Scholar and a UCR Founding Professor, Dies at Age 93

(April 17, 2015)

American West historian Robert Hine, one of UC Riverside’s founding professors who became known outside academic circles for his moving autobiography about regaining his vision after 15 years of blindness, has died.

UC Riverside Library Awarded Grant to Survey Inland Empire Historical Archives

(April 17, 2015)

When University Librarian Steve Mandeville-Gamble launched Inland Empire Memories in 2013, his goal was to collect the rich cultural legacies of the diverse communities of Southern California’s Inland Empire (IE) region. He never imagined it would garner the attention and support of so many, including the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, one of the leading supporters of social science research in Southern California.

UC Riverside to Host Earth Week Activities

(April 16, 2015)

Students, staff and faculty at University of California, Riverside, are invited to learn about the Earth, its environment, and what we can do to protect it during the annual Earth Week celebration. Earth Day itself is Wednesday, April 22, but events run through Saturday, April 25.

Neuroscience Event Aims to Raise Public’s Awareness of How the Brain Functions

(April 16, 2015)

To increase the public’s awareness of how the brain functions and to bring people up to speed with progress made in brain research, the Neuroscience Graduate Student Association at UC Riverside is hosting a Brain Awareness Day on April 22.

Conference to Examine Asianness in WWII America

(April 16, 2015)

A UCR symposium will explore “Allies, Enemies, and Citizens: Figuring Asianness in World War II America” on May 1.

TEDxUCR to Host Kaleidoscope Series

(April 16, 2015)

The videos may have popped up on your Facebook newsfeed, or a friend may have emailed you one in the past - the inspiring, thought-provoking, conversation-starting lectures known as TED Talks. And you may be excited to know, you can catch a TEDx event at the University of California, Riverside on Friday, April 17, from 4-8:30 p.m. at the University Theater.

English Professor Named a Fulbright Scholar

(April 15, 2015)

Adriana Craciun, a professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for 2015-16 to support her Arctic Enlightenments project.

UCR Students Still the Largest Group of City Year Corps Members Working to Increase Graduation Rates in Poor Urban Schools

(April 15, 2015)

University of California, Riverside biology graduate Michelle Ramon is starting medical school at UCLA in June. UCR mathematics graduate Alex Owens loves crunching numbers and wants to get his doctorate in public policy administration. So why, after four years of intense coursework, would they spend their first year out of college working for a pittance, 10 hours a day, five days a week, in some of Los Angeles’ worst performing schools?

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