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Sometimes instead of providing someone to comment on the news, UC Riverside makes the news. Our events and milestones may be UCR centered sometimes, but other times may offer clues to larger trends in higher education or world events.

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How Healthy Is Genetically Modified Soybean Oil?

(March 5, 2015)

UC Riverside scientists have found that genetically modified soybean oil is just as unhealthy as regular soybean oil in that it also induces obesity, diabetes and fatty liver. But is has one advantage.

Economist Aman Ullah Honored with Conference

(March 4, 2015)

Economists from institutions around the world will gather March 13-15 at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa to honor Aman Ullah, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Economics at the University of California, Riverside.

Theater Professor a 2015 Latina of Influence

(March 4, 2015)

Theater professor Tiffany Ana López has been named a 2015 Latina of Influence by "Hispanic Lifestyle," an independently produced television program that reaches more than 16 million households on PBS and independent TV stations in California, Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas.

Think Twice About Investing in Own Company

(March 4, 2015)

Employees whose retirement plan is invested in stock of the company where they work do not pull out money as the firms approach financial distress, a recent paper co-authored by a University of California, Riverside assistant professor found.

California Indians, Scholars Discuss Impending Canonization of Junípero Serra

(March 3, 2015)

California Indians and scholars of Native American history will discuss issues related to the decision by Pope Francis to elevate to sainthood Junípero Serra, the controversial founder of California’s mission system, at a symposium March 13 at UCR.

Washington Post Editor Will Speak at UC Riverside about Journalism’s Transition from Print to Web

(March 2, 2015)

Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing American journalism in a 7 p.m. lecture on Tuesday, April 7 in the University Theatre at UC Riverside.

Glass Coating Improves Battery Performance

(March 2, 2015)

Researchers in the Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside have investigated a strategy to prevent this “polysulfide shuttling” phenomenon by creating nano-sized sulfur particles, and coating them in silica (SiO2), otherwise known as glass.

Next Astronomy Talk to Focus on Milky Way, Structure of Cosmic Web

(March 2, 2015)

Miguel Aragón-Calvo will give a talk on campus titled “Life at the Edge of a Cosmic Cliff.”

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