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Free Public Talk on Health Benefits of Vitamin D

(March 2, 2015)

UC Riverside's Anthony Norman, an international expert on vitamin D, will give a free public lecture on campus on Wednesday, March 4, in which he will explain the relationship between vitamin D and health.

Grant to Support Leadership Training of Women in War-torn Nations

(March 2, 2015)

The Ford Foundation awards Yolanda T. Moses $346,500 to develop a leadership training program for women in higher education in war-torn countries.

Farewell, Mr. Spock

(February 27, 2015)

For scholars at UC Riverside, as for science fiction fans around the world, the death today of Leonard Nimoy – Mr. Spock of “Star Trek” fame – is a deep loss.

How Were Fossil Tracks Made by Early Triassic Swimming Reptiles So Well Preserved?

(February 27, 2015)

UC Riverside paleontologists have now determined that a unique combination of factors in Early Triassic delta systems resulted in the production and unusually widespread preservation of swim tracks made by various tetrapods.

Forum to Address Status of Latinos March 7

(February 25, 2015)

Latino scholars, community leaders and activists will meet at UC Riverside on March 7 to discuss the status of Latinos in the United States.

Racial Justice Conference for Teachers Accepting Applications

(February 25, 2015)

Applications from elementary, middle and high school teachers are now being accepted for a three-day conference in June intended to support the growth, success and retention of teachers of color who work in schools serving students of color.

Water Economics and Policy Professor Named 2015 AAEA Fellow

(February 23, 2015)

Ariel Dinar, professor of environmental economics and policy at the UCR School of Public Policy, has been named a 2015 Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, the organization’s most prestigious honor.

Novel Pretreatment Could Cut Biofuel Costs by 30 Percent or More

(February 23, 2015)

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing the amount of enzymes needed to break down the raw materials that form biofuels.

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