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Affordable Housing Shortage Examined

(January 27, 2015)

The need for more affordable housing in the Inland Empire, and possible policy solutions, will be discussed in a seminar presented Feb. 18 by the UC Riverside Center for Sustainable Suburban Development.

Researchers Identify Natural Plant Compounds That Work Against Insects

(January 27, 2015)

An international team of researchers, including a UC Riverside entomologist, has identified natural compounds in plants that could be used to develop novel effective insecticides.

Providing Leadership Training for High School Girls

(January 27, 2015)

About 150 high school girls from the Riverside Unified School District will learn about leadership and the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at a Feb. 6 event led by a University of California, Riverside educator.

Researchers Make Magnetic Graphene

(January 26, 2015)

UC Riverside physicists have found a way to induce magnetism in graphene while also preserving the material's electronic properties.

UCR Orchestra Presents ‘Heroes and Anti-Heroes’ Concerts Feb. 7–8

(January 23, 2015)

The UC Riverside Orchestra will present a concert, “Heroes and Anti-Heroes” on Saturday, Feb. 7, and Sunday, Feb. 8, that will feature a performance of Aaron Copland’s stirring “Lincoln Portrait” with narration by UCR Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox.

UCR Psychologist to Lead UC Consortium on Social Science and Law

(January 23, 2015)

The director of UC Riverside’s Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies will lead a University of California systemwide effort to advance social science and law research in a project designed to foster collaboration and multidisciplinary research across the UC’s 10 campuses

Novel Focuses on Witches in the Basque Country

(January 22, 2015)

Begoña Echeverria grew up in the Basque immigrant community of Chino, Calif. She earned her Ph.D. by studying efforts to revitalize the Basque language in Donostia (San Sebastian) in the Autonomous Basque Community of Spain. She became a professor at the University of California, Riverside’s Graduate School of Education with research focused on Basque identity, language and culture. She is even part of a musical group that sings and writes Basque songs. So, it was only natural that when she decided to write a novel it would touch on all those elements. That novel, The Hammer of Witches, was recently published by the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Former Secretary of Labor, Political Commentator Robert Reich to Speak Feb. 10

(January 22, 2015)

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, who is widely regarded as a leading expert on inequality, work and the economy, will speak at UCR on Feb. 10 as part of the School of Public Policy Seminar Series.

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