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Best Selling Author John Elder Robison to Speak at UC Riverside

(December 8, 2016)

John Elder Robison, a New York Times bestselling author, an adult living with Asperger syndrome, and an autism advocate, will share insights from his latest book, “Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening,” at a public event on Sunday, Jan. 8 at the University of California, Riverside. The free talk is open to the public.

Free Rose Pruning Demonstration Planned

(December 8, 2016)

The University of California, Riverside Botanic Gardens will host its annual free rose pruning demonstration from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 in the rose gardens.

A Family Legacy: Expanding Pomegranate Production

(December 7, 2016)

More than 30 years later, Chater is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Riverside, with a focus on pomegranate research and a 2016 University of California Global Food Initiative student fellow. He is building on the work of his grandfather, S. John Chater, who was a maintenance worker at hospital but developed a cult following among rare fruit growers in California for developing new varieties of pomegranates.

How Your Parenting Tactics Influence Your Teen’s Problem Behaviors

(December 7, 2016)

In a new study, Misaki Natsuaki, psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside, and Laura Dimler, a graduate student in psychology at UCR, found that when teens viewed their parents’ parenting tactics more negatively than parents did, they showed elevated levels of aggressive behaviors.

What Makes a Neuron a Neuron?

(December 6, 2016)

A UC Riverside-led team of researchers has found that two sibling RNA-binding proteins (PTBP1 and PTBP2) serve both redundant and unique functions in the developing brain when neural stem cells are changed into neurons, providing insight into how neurons are formed.

New Mechanism to Control Human Viral Infections Discovered

(December 5, 2016)

A team of researchers, co-led by a University of California, Riverside professor, has found a long-sought-after mechanism in human cells that creates immunity to influenza A virus, which causes annual seasonal epidemics and occasional pandemic

Robert Herschler, UCR’s Longtime Registrar, Dies at 86

(December 1, 2016)

Robert B. Herschler, a jaunty renaissance man who sweetened his long tenure as UC Riverside’s registrar and ombudsman with avid lunch-time discussions about Dickens and a lifetime love for piano and jazz, died at home on Nov. 22 at the age of 86.

Physics, Photosynthesis and Solar Cells

(November 30, 2016)

A University of California, Riverside assistant professor has combined photosynthesis and physics to make a key discovery that could help make solar cells more efficient. The findings were just published in the journal Nano Letters.

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