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Memorial Service for Educator Pam Clute Announced for 4 p.m. Sept. 6 at UCR

(August 26, 2016)

In recognition of Dr. Pamela S. Clute’s long service to UCR, California, and far beyond, there will be a public memorial service at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the UC Riverside Student Recreation Center South Building. The event, “Pam Clute: A Celebration of Life,” will include tributes by community leaders from the Inland Region.

Beam Me Up, Scotty!

(August 26, 2016)

When Gene Roddenberry launched the starship Enterprise into living rooms across the nation on Sept. 8, 1966, it wasn’t long before Capt. James T. Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu and Chekov developed a loyal following. Although the original “Star Trek” series lasted only three seasons on NBC, the Enterprise gave birth to several films, spinoff TV series, and legions of fans known as Trekkies or Trekkers.

Tod Goldberg Wins Silver Pen Award

(August 25, 2016)

Tod Goldberg, administrative director of UC Riverside’s Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts at the Palm Desert Center, has won the 2016 Silver Pen Award presented by the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.

Blending Wastewater May Help State Cope with Drought

(August 25, 2016)

An economic model developed by UCR researchers demonstrates how blending wastewater could produce irrigation water with nutrients that are beneficial to specific crops and increase the affordability of recycled wastewater.

Latin America Scholar Optimistic about Historic Colombian Peace Deal

(August 25, 2016)

Latin America scholar David Pion-Berlin offers an analysis of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerilla group announced Aug. 24.

Students Launch their Careers in Management

(August 24, 2016)

Fifty college students from around the country recently completed the University of California Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML), which was held Aug. 7-20 at the University of California, Riverside’s School of Business. SIEML is a two-week all-expenses-paid career building experience for students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

Cosmic Neighbors Inhibit Star Formation, Even in the Early-universe

(August 24, 2016)

UC Riverside astronomers and colleagues have discovered four of the most distant clusters of galaxies ever found.

Parents, Listen up: Children Keep Still During Prayer

(August 23, 2016)

Preschool-aged children, and their parents, are more likely to view the physical actions of prayer (i.e., closing eyes, folding hands) to help with reflection and communicating with God. This is according to a new study by Rebekah Richert, a psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside. The paper, titled “Folding Your Hands Helps God Hear You: Prayer and Anthropomorphism in Parents and Children,” was published in Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion. The study was funded by the Social Science Research Council New Directions in the Study of Prayer Initiative and The John Templeton Foundation Gods in Minds Initiative.

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