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Feeding the Needy, One Swipe at a Time

(May 1, 2015)

It started out as an idea, and now they’re seeing the impact of the fruits of their labor. Students at UC Riverside worked with Dining Services to launch a campus chapter of Swipes for the Homeless, and after two years of working toward that goal, they finally kicked things off during the 2014 winter quarter. And on April 30, the chapter donated about $5,000 worth of food and products to charity. How did they make that happen? Here’s a little background…

Sikh Studies Conference to Draw Global Scholars

(May 1, 2015)

Scholars and global leaders of the Sikh community from all over the world will be congregating at UC Riverside for a three-day conference on Sikh studies beginning on May 8.

Research on Big Data and Visualization Receives Major Funding

(May 1, 2015)

UC Riverside has received nearly $4.5 million from NASA to develop research, education, training and collaborative opportunities in big data and visualization.

Seeds of Change

(April 30, 2015)

UC Riverside's Cheryl Garner and Neal Malik will give a free public talk, “Seeds of Change: UCR’s Healthy and Sustainable Food Initiative,” on campus May 7.

Graduate Students Meet Lawmakers in Sacramento

(April 30, 2015)

On April 28, two UC Riverside graduate students – Jessica Diaz and Vicente Nunez – joined 20 other UC graduate students and UC President Janet Napolitano at the state capitol to highlight the value graduate research brings to the state.

Engineering College to Celebrate 25 Years

(April 29, 2015)

The University of California Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering will celebrate its 25th anniversary on May 16 with an event featuring two former chancellors of the university, the founding dean of the college, several prominent supporters of the college, a math magician and a laser light show.

Three Minutes to Give it All That You’ve Got

(April 29, 2015)

It’s the ultimate pitch. Three minutes to break-down complicated and complex research – AND explain it to strangers in a captivating way. That’s what these UC graduate students have in store. It’s called, UC GradSlam. And representing UC Riverside at this University of California, Office of the President (UCOP) competition in Sacramento will be Jeanette Rapicavoli.

Indigenous Choreographers at UC Riverside

(April 28, 2015)

Indigenous choreographers and dance scholars from the United States, Canada and New Zealand will gather at the University of California, Riverside April 29, and May 5, 7, and 8, to explore connections between traditional and contemporary dance and Native traditions, spiritual healing and understandings of how to live as a Native person in the world.

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