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UC Riverside Ant Expert at Ant-Man Premiere

(July 1, 2015)

A UC Riverside graduate student was standing among Hollywood stars Monday, June 29 at the red carpet premiere of Marvel's Ant-Man at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Kevin Welzel, invited by Walt Disney Studios, stood alongside a giant formicarium – or ant house – to answer questions red carpet attendees had about ants.

UCR Extension Offers Free Lectures on Crime Fighting

(June 29, 2015)

UCR Extension will present lectures on crime fighting every Wednesday in July from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. These are free and open to the public.

Twilight Tours of Botanic Gardens Offered

(June 29, 2015)

The Friends of the UCR Botanic Gardens will hold twilight tours at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 10 and Friday, August 7 at the Botanic Gardens.

Willows Korean Aviation School Fueled Independence Movement

(June 29, 2015)

A new book co-authored by Edward T. Chang examines the little-known history of the Willlows Korean Aviation School/Corps that trained more than 30 combat pilots in the fight to free Korea from Japanese rule.

UC Riverside Engineering Students Build Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

(June 26, 2015)

They call themselves the UCR Unmanned Aerial Systems, a group of about 20 students from the Bourns College of Engineering at UC Riverside, who participated earlier this month in the 13th annual Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Student Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) Competition in Maryland.

Why Are Seabirds Abandoning Their Ancestral Nesting Grounds in Gulf of California?

(June 26, 2015)

UC Riverside's Exequiel Ezcurra and a colleague in Mexico show that ocean warming and overfishing are producing an ecological collapse of the Gulf of California’s productive Midriff region.

UCR Medical School Achieves Second Step in Accreditation Process

(June 26, 2015)

UC Riverside's School of Medicine has been granted provisional accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

$7 million Grant Awarded to Study Childhood Influences on Cognitive, Physical Health by Midlife

(June 25, 2015)

Psychologist Chandra A. Reynolds has been awarded a $7 million, five-year grant by the National Institute on Aging to study how early childhood influences versus recent influences affect cognitive and physical health by middle age.

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