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Bernd Magnus Memorial Conference Feb. 12-13

(February 4, 2016)

The UC Riverside Department of Philosophy presents the Bernd Magnus Memorial Conference Feb. 12-13, an event that will explore issues in ethics and public policy, as well as topics related to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.

And the Oscar Goes to…

(February 4, 2016)

The red carpet has yet to be rolled out, the opening monologue has not been given, and the winners have not been announced, but the controversy has already begun. As Hollywood prepares for the 88th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 28, Academy Awards experts at the University of California, Riverside are available to discuss various topics and the controversy surrounding the big night in Hollywood. UC Riverside scholars can address topics from the diversity debate to the boycott, from movie-making to film fans, music, screenwriting nominees, genres, and even why some films that were popular with fans and critics failed to win nominations this year.

UC Riverside Psychology Professor Recruiting for New Study

(February 3, 2016)

Megan Robbins, assistant professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, is looking to recruit 150 same- and opposite-sex couples for a new study that will look at how couples interact in their daily lives.

Breakthrough in Generating Embryonic Cells That Are Critical for Human Health

(February 3, 2016)

Critical for human development and health, neural crest cells arise early in the development of vertebrates. They migrate extensively inside the embryo, and differentiate to give rise to a wide array of diverse derivatives. Accessing these cells, however, is difficult. Work done by a research team led by a UC Riverside biomedical scientist now provides a fast, simple and cost-effective method to generate neural crest cells, facilitating research in basic sciences and clinical applications alike.

David L. Ulin a PEN Award Finalist

(February 3, 2016)

David L. Ulin has been named a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay for his book “Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles.”

UC Riverside Presents Encuentros/Encounters Conference

(February 3, 2016)

The University of California, Riverside, in collaboration with the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music, presents Encuentros/Encounters 2016, a daylong conference and performance on Thursday, Feb. 25. This year’s event is titled “Flamenco and the Articulation of Identity,” and it will bring together 12 scholars of flamenco dance and music from all over the U.S. and Spain.

Widow of Murdered Bangladeshi/US Writer to Speak at UC Riverside

(February 2, 2016)

The wife of a recently killed Bangladeshi-American blogger and activist, who herself was attacked when her husband was murdered, will speak Monday, Feb. 29 at the University of California, Riverside.

Alternative Futurisms Series Continues

(February 2, 2016)

A yearlong exploration of ethnic futurisms continues at the University of California, Riverside in 2016 with appearances by luminaries in the world of science fiction and fantasy literature.

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