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Push for Online Textbooks Saves Students Big Bucks

(January 17, 2017)

Concerned about the impact on student success, a UCR task force composed of faculty, librarians, and information technologists launched the Affordable Course Materials Initiative in fall 2015.

Pioneer in Fighting Sexism in the Workplace to Speak Jan. 24

(January 17, 2017)

Myra Strober, a renowned labor economist and Professor Emerita at Stanford University’s School of Education, will speak at a public lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the University of California, Riverside.

Knowledge at Risk: Managing the Contradictions of the Contemporary University

(January 17, 2017)

The University of California, Riverside Department of Sociology will host a free public lecture by Craig Calhoun, the president of The Berggruen Foundation, and the former director of The London School of Economics and Political Science, on Thursday, Jan. 26.

Smoothly Sailing into Elementary School for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

(January 13, 2017)

Young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are less likely to develop positive relationships with their teachers than typically developing kids do, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. The researchers hope that by understanding—and ultimately improving—these relationships, educators can support children with ASD in their early school years and help them make long-term gains in their academic, behavioral, and social adjustment.

Researchers Quantify in High Speed a Viper’s Strike in Nature for the First Time

(January 13, 2017)

The antagonistic predator-prey relationship is of interest to evolutionary biologists because it often leads to extreme adaptations in both the predator and prey. One such relationship is seen in the rattlesnake-kangaroo rat system. UC Riverside biologist Timothy Higham has captured in high speed (500 frames per second) a rattlesnake trying to capture a kangaroo rat.

Fighting Viruses to Improve Agriculture

(January 12, 2017)

A University of California, Riverside researcher is leading a team that will receive $300,000 over two years to study the life cycles of viruses that are harmful to humans and agricultural plants.

Study Explains How Western Diet Leads to Overeating and Obesity

(January 11, 2017)

New research by UC Riverside scientists shows that chronic consumption of a western diet leads to overeating and obesity due to elevations in “peripheral endocannabinoid signaling.”

Third Annual Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival, Jan. 11 to Feb. 2

(January 10, 2017)

The University of California, Riverside Department of Music, in partnership with the UCR Center for Iberian and Latin American Music, the São Paulo State University Campinas, and many others, presents the third annual Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival Jan. 11 through Feb. 2. The series celebrates the chamber music of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos and other Latin American composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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