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UCR Earns Top-150 Mark in Annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

(August 29, 2014)

For the twelfth year in a row, the University of California, Riverside has been included among the top 150 universities in the world on the annual Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities. The survey, which bills itself as “the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world’s top 500 universities," was released in August, 2014.

Fan Photographer Leaves Collection, Estate to UCR

(August 28, 2014)

Jay Kay Klein left his collection of thousands of photographs of science fiction authors and fans, and his $3.5 million estate, to the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy.

UCR Ranked No. 2 in Washington Monthly Survey for Second Year

(August 24, 2014)

For the second year in a row, Washington Monthly Magazine has ranked the University of California, Riverside second among national universities in their tenth-annual College Ranking Survey. It is the fourth consecutive year that UC Riverside has been ranked in the top-10 of the survey, which considers civic engagement, research, and social mobility. Prior to the No. 2 ranking in 2013, UCR was fifth in 2012 and ninth in 2011.

Five UC Riverside Scientists Among World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds

(August 22, 2014)

Thomson Reuters, a leading source of information for businesses and professionals, has included five UC Riverside researchers in its 2014 list of some of the best and brightest minds of our times.

Hacking Gmail with 92 Percent Success

(August 20, 2014)

A team of researchers, including an assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering, have identified a weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows and iOS mobile operating systems that could be used to obtain personal information from unsuspecting users. They demonstrated the hack in an Android phone.

Julie Chobdee Wins American Public Health Association’s College-Based Leadership Award

(August 19, 2014)

In recognition of her efforts to help eliminate on-campus tobacco use across the University of California system, UCR Wellness Program Coordinator Julie Chobdee has been named recipient of the American Public Health Association's 2014 College-Based Leadership Award. The award recognizes individuals for outstanding effort in a college-based campaign to reduce alcohol, tobacco or other drug use among college-age students. Chobdee will receive the award at the organization's annual meeting in New Orleans, LA on Nov. 18, 2014.

Unequal Demands on Women for University Service Retard Careers

(August 17, 2014)

Women professors are asked to serve on university committees in such disproportionate numbers that they are deprived of research time that is essential for promotion and find their careers lagging behind their male colleagues as a result.

Humor Key Tool in Growing New Atheist Movement

(August 17, 2014)

As the New Atheist Movement demonstrates, humor can be an effective tool to build a movement’s identity and develop strategies that empower members to operate in the realms of culture and politics.

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