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White House Ratings To Change the Conversation About Higher Education

(December 18, 2014)

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox said he is glad to see the White House focus on metrics for higher education that will emphasize access and opportunity for all college-goers. The White House is expected to issue a long-awaited report about federal guidelines on how to measure excellence in higher education.

Free Rose Pruning Demonstration Planned

(December 16, 2014)

The University of California, Riverside Botanic Gardens will host its annual free rose pruning demonstration from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 in the rose garden.

Grant Aims to Increase Faculty Diversity

(December 15, 2014)

The University of California, Riverside has been awarded a $500,000 grant by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a research and mentoring program for undergraduates aimed at increasing diversity among faculty in American universities.

Full Scholarships Offered for M.P.P. Program

(December 12, 2014)

The School of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside will offer scholarships covering full tuition to well-qualified applicants seeking admission to the Master of Public Policy degree program.

Great Expectations, Not-so-great Resolutions

(December 11, 2014)

Faculty experts at the University of California, Riverside are available to discuss their latest research and topics ranging from the chemistry of your favorite holiday concoctions, managing expectations and the worst New Year’s resolutions to the history of the Inland Empire and atheist humor.

Tooth Loss in Birds Occurred About 116 Million Years Ago

(December 11, 2014)

Based on the fossil record, were teeth lost in the common ancestor of all living birds or convergently in two or more independent lineages of birds? UC Riverside biologists propose an answer.

Three UC Riverside-managed Natural Reserves to Be Used to Study Effects of Climate Change on Ecosystems

(December 11, 2014)

Three natural reserves managed by UC Riverside will be involved in an ambitious plan to use the UC Natural Reserve System (NRS) to detect and forecast the ecological impacts of climate change in California.

University STEM Academy Built on Principles of Kwanzaa

(December 10, 2014)

UCR's University S.T.E.M. Academy, which launched this fall, is built around the principles of Kwanzaa, the seven-day holiday created to connect African Americans with their African cultural and historical heritage.

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