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Getting More Miles From Plug-in Hybrids

(February 8, 2016)

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) can reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions compared to their gas-only counterparts. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have taken the technology one step further, demonstrating how to improve the efficiency of current PHEVs by almost 12 percent.

UC Riverside Student Selected as a Gates Cambridge Scholar

(February 8, 2016)

Connor Richards, a fourth-year physics major at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world.

Double Dose of Bad Earthquake News

(February 8, 2016)

A team of researchers, including one from the University of California, Riverside, has discovered that earthquake ruptures can jump much further than previously thought, a finding that could have severe implications on the Los Angeles area and other regions in the world.

Bernd Magnus Memorial Conference Feb. 12-13

(February 4, 2016)

The UC Riverside Department of Philosophy presents the Bernd Magnus Memorial Conference Feb. 12-13, an event that will explore issues in ethics and public policy, as well as topics related to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.

And the Oscar Goes to…

(February 4, 2016)

The red carpet has yet to be rolled out, the opening monologue has not been given, and the winners have not been announced, but the controversy has already begun. As Hollywood prepares for the 88th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 28, Academy Awards experts at the University of California, Riverside are available to discuss various topics and the controversy surrounding the big night in Hollywood. UC Riverside scholars can address topics from the diversity debate to the boycott, from movie-making to film fans, music, screenwriting nominees, genres, and even why some films that were popular with fans and critics failed to win nominations this year.

UC Riverside Psychology Professor Recruiting for New Study

(February 3, 2016)

Megan Robbins, assistant professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, is looking to recruit 150 same- and opposite-sex couples for a new study that will look at how couples interact in their daily lives.

Breakthrough in Generating Embryonic Cells That Are Critical for Human Health

(February 3, 2016)

Critical for human development and health, neural crest cells arise early in the development of vertebrates. They migrate extensively inside the embryo, and differentiate to give rise to a wide array of diverse derivatives. Accessing these cells, however, is difficult. Work done by a research team led by a UC Riverside biomedical scientist now provides a fast, simple and cost-effective method to generate neural crest cells, facilitating research in basic sciences and clinical applications alike.

David L. Ulin a PEN Award Finalist

(February 3, 2016)

David L. Ulin has been named a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay for his book “Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles.”

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