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Sleep Researcher Awarded Federal Grants Totaling $2.7 million

(October 31, 2014)

Psychologist Sara C. Mednick has been awarded nearly $2.7 million in federal grants to continue research that has implications for improving sleep and memory for aging adults and the health of college students who pop so-called “smart drugs.”

Salton Sea Sustainability Issues Addressed

(October 31, 2014)

The Center for Ideas and Society will host a panel on the ecological challenges facing the Salton Sea and the communities that surround it on Nov. 10 at 4 p.m.

A University-Sized Sale With Something for Everyone

(October 30, 2014)

On the first Tuesday of each month, they come. Some faces are familiar, some are new, but they all line up in the UC Riverside Corporation Yard, standing in the late-morning light, waiting for the doors of the Surplus Warehouse to slide open. Inside those doors is a unique collection of items for sale – items that the University of California, Riverside doesn’t need anymore – that are up for sale at the regular Surplus Equipment sale.

Why Didn’t Animals Appear Sooner in Earth’s History?

(October 30, 2014)

UC Riverside research shows oxygen levels were only 0.1 percent of today’s levels for roughly billion years before rise of animals, thus delaying their appearance.

The Day the Wall Fell

(October 30, 2014)

Two scholars at UC Riverside are available to discuss the sudden collapse of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago and the impact on residents of the former East Germany.

UC Riverside to Host Inland Empire Black Health Expo

(October 30, 2014)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Members of region's African American community are invited to attend the Inland Empire Black Health Expo on the campus of the University of California, Riverside on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Highlander Union Building.

Janet Lucas Appointed as Interim Director of Athletics at UC Riverside

(October 30, 2014)

Veteran athletics administrator Janet Lucas will lead the UC Riverside Division I Athletics program on an interim basis, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced Thursday. Lucas has been working as the executive associate athletics director at UC Riverside since 2006, and has agreed to take over following the resignation of Jim Woodridge, which takes effect today.

Grab Your Kilt and Your #MiniScotty and Get Ready For Homecoming 2014

(October 29, 2014)

It’s time to dust off that kilt, fold up that #MiniScotty figure, and take the high road back to the University of California, Riverside for Homecoming 2014. The annual celebration will take place Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15, and organizers hope that a significant number of the campus’ nearly 100,000 alumni will join the 20,000 current undergraduate and graduate students for a weekend filled with fun and festivities.

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