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Researchers Make Magnetic Graphene

(January 26, 2015)

UC Riverside physicists have found a way to induce magnetism in graphene while also preserving the material's electronic properties.

UCR Orchestra Presents ‘Heroes and Anti-Heroes’ Concerts Feb. 7–8

(January 23, 2015)

The UC Riverside Orchestra will present a concert, “Heroes and Anti-Heroes” on Saturday, Feb. 7, and Sunday, Feb. 8, that will feature a performance of Aaron Copland’s stirring “Lincoln Portrait” with narration by UCR Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox.

UCR Psychologist to Lead UC Consortium on Social Science and Law

(January 23, 2015)

The director of UC Riverside’s Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies will lead a University of California systemwide effort to advance social science and law research in a project designed to foster collaboration and multidisciplinary research across the UC’s 10 campuses

Novel Focuses on Witches in the Basque Country

(January 22, 2015)

Begoña Echeverria grew up in the Basque immigrant community of Chino, Calif. She earned her Ph.D. by studying efforts to revitalize the Basque language in Donostia (San Sebastian) in the Autonomous Basque Community of Spain. She became a professor at the University of California, Riverside’s Graduate School of Education with research focused on Basque identity, language and culture. She is even part of a musical group that sings and writes Basque songs. So, it was only natural that when she decided to write a novel it would touch on all those elements. That novel, The Hammer of Witches, was recently published by the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Former Secretary of Labor, Political Commentator Robert Reich to Speak Feb. 10

(January 22, 2015)

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, who is widely regarded as a leading expert on inequality, work and the economy, will speak at UCR on Feb. 10 as part of the School of Public Policy Seminar Series.

How Malaria-Spreading Mosquitoes Can Tell You’re Home

(January 22, 2015)

A UC Riverside team of entomologists has found that malaria-spreading mosquitoes respond very weakly to human skin odor alone.

UC Meets Milestone Goals to Address Sexual Violence on Campuses

(January 21, 2015)

The University of California will meet its January goals toward implementing a comprehensive approach to addressing sexual violence on campuses, including the creation of a confidential student advocate and support office on each campus, it was announced today (Jan. 21). These measures were among the seven recommendations the President’s Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault issued in Septembe

Mathematics Enthusiast and Fitness Fanatic Entering New Phase

(January 21, 2015)

Somewhere it’s officially noted that Pamela Clute has retired from the University of California, Riverside after more than 40 years of teaching, directing the ALPHA Center and creating innovative programs and partnerships in mathematics and science instruction. But Clute, a former assistant vice chancellor, doesn’t like to use the “R” word to describe her latest phase in life.

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