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Sometimes instead of providing someone to comment on the news, UC Riverside makes the news. Our events and milestones may be UCR centered sometimes, but other times may offer clues to larger trends in higher education or world events.

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Solving the World’s Most Pressing Problems

(July 23, 2014)

Solving the world’s most challenging problems requires global collaboration among researchers and a new generation of problem solvers equipped to understand the perspectives of other countries and the impact of those views at home and abroad.

UCR Leads in City Year Applicants for Third Year in a Row

(July 23, 2014)

UC Riverside students are well known for their dedication to public service, but in 2014 it is once again a group of recent graduates who are helping the school attain acclaim; for the third year in a row, UCR leads the nation in graduates applying to the City Year program. A total of 131 graduates applied to participate in the program, which partners with schools and teachers to place 2,500 volunteers in 247 high-need schools across the country. Corps members work to keep young people in school and on track academically through in-class support, one-on-one and small group tutoring, mentoring and after school programs.

Study Links Autistic Behaviors to Enzyme

(July 23, 2014)

Biomedical scientists at UC Riverside have published a study that sheds light on the cause of autistic behaviors in Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental impairment and the most common cause of autism.

Wide-Faced Men Negotiate Nearly $2,200 Larger Signing Bonus

(July 22, 2014)

Having a wider face helps men when they negotiate for themselves but hurts them when they are negotiating in a situation that requires compromise. Additionally, men who are more attractive are better collaborators compared to less attractive men.

Entomologist Receives High International Honor for Chemical Ecology Contributions

(July 21, 2014)

Jocelyn Millar, a professor of entomology at UC Riverside, has been awarded the Silver Medal for career achievement by the International Society of Chemical Ecology,

Catching Grease to Cut Grill Pollution

(July 21, 2014)

A team of University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering students have designed a tray that when placed under the grates of a backyard grill reduces by 70 percent the level of a harmful pollutant produced during cooking.

President Obama Learns about UC Riverside Transportation Research

(July 18, 2014)

On Tuesday (July 16), as President Barack Obama toured the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Va. he observed some research from the University of California, Riverside, including a transportation research video.

USDA Head of Research to Lay Out Research Support Priorities

(July 16, 2014)

On July 21, Sonny Ramaswamy, the director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will discuss the institute's priorities for research support.

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