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Author Rebecca Skloot to Present Free Public Lecture at UCR as Part of Immortality Project Lecture Series

(October 20, 2014)

The story of a set of human cells that have been used extensively in medical research for more than six decades, the tragic history of the woman they were taken from, and the accompanying ethical issues of race and class in medical research will be discussed in a free public lecture by New York Times bestselling writer Rebecca Skloot, author of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in the Highlander Union Building, room 302.

Free Forum at UC Riverside to Feature 41st District Congressional Candidates

(October 16, 2014)

The two candidates bidding to represent the 41st Congressional District will exchange views and discuss topics, ideas and issues affecting the Inland Empire in a free public forum Oct. 23.

Why Are Some People With Autism Hypersensitive to Sound?

(October 16, 2014)

UC Riverside has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the mechanisms of auditory hypersensitivity in Fragile X syndrome.

UCR Poet a National Book Award Finalist

(October 15, 2014)

English professor and poet Fred Moten is one of five finalists for the prestigious National Book Award in Poetry.

Lecture to Discuss Exploring and Practicing Sustainability on College Campuses

(October 15, 2014)

Former Unity College President and Environmental Studies Professor, Mitchell Thomashow will visit UC Riverside to help raise awareness about climate change discuss the role that college campuses can play in exploring and practicing sustainability.

What Goes Up Must Come Down

(October 14, 2014)

Geckos employ an adhesive system that facilitates their climbing vertically, and even in inverted positions. But can geckos employ this system when moving downhill? UC Riverside biologists have an answer.

Oct. 18 Fair Celebrates Archaeology

(October 14, 2014)

Celebrate International Archaeology Day on Oct. 18 at the Archaeology Fair in Redlands. UCR historian Denver Graninger is one of the organizers.

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox to Provide Keynote Address for Achieve UC at North H.S.

(October 14, 2014)

The message that a University of California education is attainable and affordable will be presented by UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox to students at Riverside's John W. North High School during the third-annual Achieve UC event on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

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