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News and Events

Where Have All the Women Gone?

(May 22, 2017)

A panel of women city council members will discuss why there are so few female officeholders in Riverside County on May 31.

Using Seaweed to Kill Invasive Ants

(May 18, 2017)

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have developed an inexpensive, biodegradable, seaweed-based ant bait that can help homeowners and farmers control invasive Argentine ant populations.

UC Riverside and SoCalGas Announce Opening of New Research Center

(May 17, 2017)

The University of California, Riverside and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today marked the establishment of a new Center for Renewable Natural Gas. The Center is the first academic establishment in the United States dedicated to the study and applied research of renewable gas technologies.

UCR Study Sheds Light on Earth’s First Animals

(May 17, 2017)

More than 550 million years ago, the oceans were teeming with flat, soft-bodied creatures that fed on microbes and algae and could grow as big as bathmats. Today, researchers at the University of California, Riverside are studying their fossils to unlock the secrets of early life.

New ‘Inland Empire Business Activity Index’ Tracks Region’s Economic Performance

(May 17, 2017)

The Inland Empire now has a new business activity index dedicated to accurately tracking the performance of the region’s economy on an ongoing basis. Launched today by UC Riverside’s School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development, the new index finds that business activity in the Inland Empire has grown consistently for 21 straight quarters – a streak that began in the first quarter of 2012.

UC President Janet Napolitano Meets with Riverside Leaders, Alumni at UCR

(May 15, 2017)

Napolitano applauded UC Riverside’s impact in the community, the country and the world. The interconnecting partnerships UCR has built are unique and serve as a reminder of the growing strength of the university, she said.

Study Expands Understanding of How the Brain Encodes Fear Memory

(May 15, 2017)

Research published by UC Riverside scientists on “fear memory” could lead to the development of therapies that better reduce the effects of PTSD.

UCR Health’s New Office Space in Downtown Riverside Has Grand Opening

(May 12, 2017)

The UC Riverside School of Medicine and UCR Health had the grand opening on May 10 of UCR Health's new office space in downtown Riverside.

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