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UC Riverside to Hold Investiture Ceremony for Chancellor Wilcox Thursday, April 24

(April 22, 2014)

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox will receive the Chancellor Medal in an investiture ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Student Recreation Center, in front of about 1,000 people, including guests from around the University of California system and other national academic institutions.

Asian American-Pacific Islander Report Series Launched

(April 22, 2014)

The Center for American Progress will introduce a new report series, “The State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,” which will include research and analysis from AAPI Data, a project at UC Riverside, on Wednesday, April 23.

New Solar Tables Give UCR Students a Place to Recharge

(April 22, 2014)

It is now a little bit easier for students at the University of California, Riverside to find some place to plug in and charge their phones and laptops, as 13 new, environmentally-friendly solar charging stations that double as canopied, café-style tables, have been installed this week at sites across the campus.

UCR’s Stacey Grady Overcomes Cancer, Arthritis to Finish in Boston Marathon

(April 21, 2014)

Runners who want to compete in the legendary Boston Marathon must overcome a variety of challenges. But UC Riverside staff member Stacey Grady overcame all of those and more to fulfill her dream of being one of the 36,000 runners competing in the annual Patriot Day race, held on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Mantis Shrimp Stronger than Airplanes

(April 21, 2014)

Inspired by the fist-like club of a mantis shrimp, a team of researchers led by University of California, Riverside, in collaboration with University of Southern California and Purdue University, have developed a design structure for composite materials that is more impact resistant and tougher than the standard used in airplanes.

Spike & Mike Film Collection Donated to UCR

(April 21, 2014)

Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation comes to UC Riverside on May 13 in a public celebration of the donation of hundreds of 35mm films that screened in the festivals.

Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside

(April 18, 2014)

Indigenous choreographers and dance scholars from the United States and New Zealand will gather at the University of California, Riverside April 29-May 2 to explore connections between traditional and contemporary dance and Native traditions, spiritual healing and understandings of how to live as a Native person in the world.

Science Fiction Author Nalo Hopkinson to Speak April 23

(April 18, 2014)

Award-winning science fiction author Nalo Hopkinson will discuss her new book, "Sister Mine," on April 23 at 3:15 p.m. in Special Collections & University Archives.

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