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UCR Ranked No. 2 in Washington Monthly Survey for Second Year

(August 24, 2014)

For the second year in a row, Washington Monthly Magazine has ranked the University of California, Riverside second among national universities in their tenth-annual College Ranking Survey. It is the fourth consecutive year that UC Riverside has been ranked in the top-10 of the survey, which considers civic engagement, research, and social mobility. Prior to the No. 2 ranking in 2013, UCR was fifth in 2012 and ninth in 2011.

Five UC Riverside Scientists Among World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds

(August 22, 2014)

Thomson Reuters, a leading source of information for businesses and professionals, has included five UC Riverside researchers in its 2014 list of some of the best and brightest minds of our times.

Hacking Gmail with 92 Percent Success

(August 20, 2014)

A team of researchers, including an assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering, have identified a weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows and iOS mobile operating systems that could be used to obtain personal information from unsuspecting users. They demonstrated the hack in an Android phone.

Julie Chobdee Wins American Public Health Association’s College-Based Leadership Award

(August 19, 2014)

In recognition of her efforts to help eliminate on-campus tobacco use across the University of California system, UCR Wellness Program Coordinator Julie Chobdee has been named recipient of the American Public Health Association's 2014 College-Based Leadership Award. The award recognizes individuals for outstanding effort in a college-based campaign to reduce alcohol, tobacco or other drug use among college-age students. Chobdee will receive the award at the organization's annual meeting in New Orleans, LA on Nov. 18, 2014.

Unequal Demands on Women for University Service Retard Careers

(August 17, 2014)

Women professors are asked to serve on university committees in such disproportionate numbers that they are deprived of research time that is essential for promotion and find their careers lagging behind their male colleagues as a result.

Humor Key Tool in Growing New Atheist Movement

(August 17, 2014)

As the New Atheist Movement demonstrates, humor can be an effective tool to build a movement’s identity and develop strategies that empower members to operate in the realms of culture and politics.

UCR Once Again Included on Campus Pride’s List of Most LGBT-Friendly Universities

(August 15, 2014)

Campus Pride, the leading national organization for LGBT student leaders and campus groups, has included the University of California, Riverside on its annual survey of the nation's Top-50 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities.

Statistical Model Predicts Performance of Hybrid Rice

(August 13, 2014)

A research team, including a UC Riverside plant geneticist, has used genomic prediction to predict the performance of hybrid rice. The new technology could potentially revolutionize hybrid breeding in agriculture.

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