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Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside

(April 18, 2014)

Indigenous choreographers and dance scholars from the United States and New Zealand will gather at the University of California, Riverside April 29-May 2 to explore connections between traditional and contemporary dance and Native traditions, spiritual healing and understandings of how to live as a Native person in the world.

SciFi Author Nalo Hopkinson to Speak April 23

(April 18, 2014)

Award-winning science fiction author Nalo Hopkinson will discuss her new book, "Sister Mine," on April 23 at 3:15 p.m. in Special Collections & University Archives.

UC Riverside Named to Princeton Review Green College List

(April 18, 2014)

The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition, has recognized the University of California, Riverside as one of the top green colleges in North America. This survey was conducted in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and appears in the annual, downloadable book that was released on April 17, 2014.

Mantis Shrimp, Toucan and Trilobite, Oh My

(April 17, 2014)

A team of researchers led by a University of California, Riverside professor of engineering have been selected to receive a $7.5 million Department of Defense grant to uncover fundamental design rules and develop simple and basic scientific foundations for the predictable design of light-weight, tough and strong advanced materials inspired by a wide diversity of structures from plants and animals, including the mantis shrimp, toucan and bamboo.

Orchid Named After UC Riverside Researcher

(April 17, 2014)

An orchid has been named "Lophiaris silverarum" after UC Riverside's Katia Silvera and her father.

UCR Presents Lecture Series to Offer Four Events During Spring ’14

(April 15, 2014)

The UC Riverside Presents Lecture Series continues in spring quarter 2014 with four impressive presentations that are dedicated to sharing the stories of unique individuals to the Riverside community. The lectures, which will be held in University Theatre, are free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in Lot 6 for each event.

Turning Harmful Gas into Valuable Fuels, Chemicals

(April 15, 2014)

A University of California, Riverside researcher is leading a team that won a nearly $500,000 grant to study a process that transforms harmful greenhouse gas emissions into valuable fuels and chemicals by using a unique catalyst.

Free Screening of “Girl Rising” Scheduled for Thursday, April 24

(April 15, 2014)

The University of California, Riverside's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will present the groundbreaking documentary "Girl Rising," which shows how educating girls and young women in the developing world can transform families, communities and countries while breaking the cycle of poverty.

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