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UC Riverside to Help Establish an Urban Water Sustainability Research Network

(July 31, 2015)

UC Riverside is one of 14 academic institutions and key partners across the United States that have received $12 million from the National Science Foundation to establish the Urban Water Innovation Network.

Novel Nominated for Top International Award

(July 29, 2015)

“The Moor’s Account,” a novel by creative writing professor Laila Lalami, has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the world's most prestigious award for literary fiction written in English and published in the U.K.

Reshaping the Solar Spectrum to Turn Light to Electricity

(July 27, 2015)

Chemists at UC Riverside have found an ingenious way to make solar energy conversion more efficient.

Special Olympics USA Takes Over UC Riverside

(July 23, 2015)

It’s been a long time coming. For the second time since the event's inception in 1968, the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will be held in Los Angeles. But, before the games kickoff on Saturday, July 25 – the entire Special Olympics USA team is staying at the University of California, Riverside campus.

Soybean Oil Causes More Obesity Than Coconut Oil and Fructose

(July 22, 2015)

A diet high in soybean oil causes more obesity and diabetes than a diet high in fructose, a sugar commonly found in soda and processed foods, according to a just published paper by scientists at the University of California, Riverside.

Laila Lalami Novel Reaps Another Honor

(July 21, 2015)

Pulitzer Prize finalist and UC Riverside creative writing professor Laila Lalami has won an American Book Award for her latest novel, “The Moor’s Account.”

Warehouse Jobs Pay Poorly, Lack Health Insurance

(July 21, 2015)

Warehouses provide jobs for thousands of workers in the Inland Empire. But a majority of blue-collar warehouse jobs typically pay less than a living wage, are often temporary, and do not provide health-care benefits, according to UCR researchers.

UCR Extension Hosts Webinar Focusing on Fraud

(July 21, 2015)

UCR Extension is hosting “A Vulnerable Population: Combating Fraud Among Seniors,” a four-hour webinar covering Internet fraud, mail fraud and identity theft on Saturday, Sept. 12. The webinar is associated with UCR Extension’s Professional Certificate in Fiduciary Management program but the public is welcome.

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