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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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A Week of Events Launches Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign

(September 28, 2016)

The launch of “Living the Promise: The Campaign for UC Riverside” is a historic moment for the campus. UCR has gained widespread recognition for the research, teaching, and public service of its faculty, students, alumni, staff, and friends.

Vaccinating Babies Without Vaccinating Babies

(September 26, 2016)

A UC Riverside research team has shown that mother’s milk contributes to the development of the baby’s own immune system by a process the team calls “maternal educational immunity.” Specific maternal immune cells in the milk cross the wall of the baby’s intestine to enter an immune organ called the thymus. Once there, they “educate” developing cells to attack the same infectious organisms to which the mother has been exposed.

Methane Muted: How Did Early Earth Stay Warm?

(September 26, 2016)

For at least a billion years of the distant past, planet Earth should have been frozen over but wasn’t. Scientists thought they knew why, but a new modeling study from the Alternative Earths team of the NASA Astrobiology Institute has fired the lead actor in that long-accepted scenario.

History of Spanish-language TV Explored in Smithsonian Internship

(September 26, 2016)

Public history graduate student Steven Moreno-Terrill spent much of the summer helping Smithsonian curators document the history of Spanish-language TV in the United States

Clinic Offers Top Quality Healthcare to Developmentally Disabled Adults and Much Relief for Their Families

(September 26, 2016)

The Access Clinic for developmentally disabled adults in Moreno Valley, launched by two UC Riverside School of Medicine physicians in partnership with Riverside University Health System, now sees 150 patients from all over inland Southern California.

Summit to Focus on Devastating Citrus Disease

(September 23, 2016)

The University of California, Riverside will host a summit Oct. 4 and 5 that is focused on a disease that is decimating the citrus industry.

Are You a Jerk?

(September 22, 2016)

Are you a jerk? How do you know? Jerk self-knowledge is hard to come by, says philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel.

Study Will Test Ecopipam’s Effectiveness in Treating Stuttering

(September 22, 2016)

A research team at UC Riverside will conduct a clinical trial to study how effective ecopipam is as treatment against stuttering.

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