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President of Ghana Encourages Use of Technology to Foster Unity

(October 5, 2015)

John Dramani Mahama, president of Ghana and accomplished author, historian and journalist, urged the audience to wield the power of social media to bridge cultural divides. He spoke Friday, Oct. 2 at UC Riverside.

Study Finds High HPV Prevalence in Subset of Peruvian Men

(October 5, 2015)

UC Riverside's Brandon Brown led a team that has done the first study in Peru to report HPV infection in multiple anatomical sites in men who have sex with men, and suggesting benefit of the HPV vaccine in this population.

‘Use it, or lose it’ Not a Loss After All

(October 2, 2015)

“You lose what you don’t use.” It’s a phrase that has been tossed around for years, implying that humans forget information they’ve learned over the course of their lives if they don’t put it to use, or that adults cannot learn things as well as infants and children. But, according to research by Rachel Wu, assistant professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, that is not exactly true.

UC Riverside Library Awarded Grant to Participate in the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Initiative

(October 2, 2015)

The University of California, Riverside Library received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) to participate in the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History initiative.

Yes Men Coming to UC Riverside

(October 1, 2015)

The University of California, Riverside will host a free screening of the documentary “The Yes Men Are Revolting” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 in ARTS 335.

UCR Freshmen Launch Year at Convocation

(October 1, 2015)

UC Riverside's new freshmen — the class of 2019 — heard some advice from campus leaders at the convocation ceremony that launched the school year. It was held Monday, Sept. 21, inside the Student Recreation Center.

Liftoff for Alternative Futurisms

(October 1, 2015)

UC Riverside will expand the universe of science fiction literature with a yearlong exploration of ethnic futurisms that kicks off in October with a two-day conference, panel discussions, film screenings and a public reading.

Researchers Show How Brain’s Wiring Leads to Cognitive Control

(October 1, 2015)

How does the brain determine which direction to let its thoughts fly? Looking for the mechanisms behind cognitive control of thought, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, University of California, Riverside and Santa Barbara and Army Research Laboratory have used brain scans to shed new light on this question.

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