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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.

News and Events

Guardian Princesses Welcome Fans to Launch Party

(July 30, 2014)

Fans of the Guardian Princesses books and characters will celebrate the launch of a new educational media organization embodying the ideals of the superheroines at a party on Saturday, Aug. 2, at UCLA. The Guardian Princesses stories and Guardian Princess Alliance are the creation of Setsu Shigematsu, UCR associate professor of media and cultural studies.

EU Sanctions Against Russia a Historic Moment

(July 30, 2014)

The imposition of economic sanctions against Russia by the European Union is so significant that historians 50 years from now will point to this week as a turning point in 21st century geopolitics, according to UCR Provost Paul D’Anieri.

Home Sweet Home

(July 29, 2014)

UC Riverside Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jim Wooldridge today named former Highlanders standout and 14-year major leaguer Troy Percival ’91 the fifth head baseball coach in UC Riverside's six decades of NCAA competition.

1996 Research Article Deemed a Classic Paper

(July 29, 2014)

A 1996 research paper authored by UC Riverside’s Michael J. Pazzani and two colleagues has been selected by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence to win the 2014 Classic Paper Award.

New Baseball Coach to Be Announced Tuesday, July 29

(July 28, 2014)

UC Riverside Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jim Wooldridge announced today that the Highlanders will introduce their new head baseball coach to the community at 12 noon Tuesday, July 29 at UC Riverside's Alumni & Visitors Center, 3701 Canyon Crest Dr.

Solving the World’s Most Pressing Problems

(July 23, 2014)

Solving the world’s most challenging problems requires global collaboration among researchers and a new generation of problem solvers equipped to understand the perspectives of other countries and the impact of those views at home and abroad.

UCR Leads in City Year Applicants for Third Year in a Row

(July 23, 2014)

UC Riverside students are well known for their dedication to public service, but in 2014 it is once again a group of recent graduates who are helping the school attain acclaim; for the third year in a row, UCR leads the nation in graduates applying to the City Year program. A total of 131 graduates applied to participate in the program, which partners with schools and teachers to place 2,500 volunteers in 247 high-need schools across the country. Corps members work to keep young people in school and on track academically through in-class support, one-on-one and small group tutoring, mentoring and after school programs.

Study Links Autistic Behaviors to Enzyme

(July 23, 2014)

Biomedical scientists at UC Riverside have published a study that sheds light on the cause of autistic behaviors in Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental impairment and the most common cause of autism.

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