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New App Connects Students and Tutors

(February 11, 2016)

Are you struggling at school, or hoping to master a new skill? Perhaps you’d like to earn some extra money as a tutor? An app created by two computer science students at the University of California, Riverside might be just what you need. Sultan Khan and Haasith Sanka’s ‘Scholarly’ app won first place at the world’s largest education Hackathon in October. It is now available as a free download on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

New Book Hones in on Animal Performance

(February 11, 2016)

How animals function in their natural habitat and how evolution has shaped this function are the focus of a new book written by biologists at UC Riverside and the UMass Amherst.

GPS Tracking Down to the Centimeter

(February 10, 2016)

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a new more computationally efficient way to process data from the Global Positioning System (GPS), to enhance location accuracy from the meter-level down to a few centimeters.

Retired CIM Warden to Discuss Impacts of Prison Realignment

(February 9, 2016)

Richard Alvarado, retired chief deputy warden for the California Institution for Men in Chino, will discuss the ramifications of the California Public Safety Act on Feb. 10.

UCR to Host Solar Conference

(February 9, 2016)

‘Opportunities for Solar: Ways Forward for Inland Southern California’ is set for 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Bourns Technology Center, 1200 Columbia Avenue in Riverside.

Uncoding a Citrus Tree Killer

(February 9, 2016)

A team of researchers led by a University of California, Riverside scientist has been awarded a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in an attempt to save the United States citrus industry from a disease that has already devastated the industry worldwide.

Getting More Miles From Plug-in Hybrids

(February 8, 2016)

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) can reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions compared to their gas-only counterparts. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have taken the technology one step further, demonstrating how to improve the efficiency of current PHEVs by almost 12 percent.

UC Riverside Student Selected as a Gates Cambridge Scholar

(February 8, 2016)

Connor Richards, a fourth-year physics major at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world.

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