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Karen Refugees Cheer “Miss Burma”

(June 23, 2017)

Creative writing professor Charmaine Craig knew that her latest novel, "Miss Burma," would shed light on the history of Burma and its persecuted ethnic minorities. But she didn’t anticipate the pride it would elicit from Karen refugees, who have turned out to meet her at book-signings across the United States.

Research Accelerates Quest for Quicker, Longer-lasting Electronics

(June 23, 2017)

In the world of electronics, where the quest is always for smaller and faster units with infinite battery life, topological insulators (TI) have tantalizing potential.

Deadly Beetle Threatens Palm Trees

(June 23, 2017)

A palm tree-killing insect that is already established in southern San Diego County in California could spread elsewhere, warns UC Riverside entomologist Mark Hoddle.

UC Riverside to Host Science Fiction Research Association Conference

(June 22, 2017)

The University of California, Riverside will host the 2017 Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) conference on Wednesday, June 28 to Saturday, July 1. This year’s conference theme is “Unknown Pasts / Unseen Futures.”

Twilight Tours Planned at Botanic Gardens

(June 22, 2017)

The Friends of the UCR Botanic Gardens are holding two “Twilight Tours” at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens. The docent-led tours are scheduled for Friday, July 14 and Friday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Reality Lounge Returns to ShortFest

(June 20, 2017)

A virtual reality lounge at the 2017 Palm Springs International Shortfest will transport visitors to unexpected adventures in a free, two-day event presented by the UC Riverside on June 22 and 23.

Demand for Housing Fuels Major Jump in Inland Empire Building Activity

(June 15, 2017)

The demand for single-family homes in the Inland Empire has fueled the strongest building activity in nearly a decade, according to a new analysis released today by the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development.

Entomologist Named a Pew Scholar

(June 15, 2017)

UC Riverside's Naoki Yamanaka, an assistant professor of entomology, has been named a Pew scholar in the biomedical sciences.

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