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News and Events

New Mechanism to Control Human Viral Infections Discovered

(December 5, 2016)

A team of researchers, co-led by a University of California, Riverside professor, has found a long-sought-after mechanism in human cells that creates immunity to influenza A virus, which causes annual seasonal epidemics and occasional pandemic

Robert Herschler, UCR’s Longtime Registrar, Dies at 86

(December 1, 2016)

Robert B. Herschler, a jaunty renaissance man who sweetened his long tenure as UC Riverside’s registrar and ombudsman with avid lunch-time discussions about Dickens and a lifetime love for piano and jazz, died at home on Nov. 22 at the age of 86.

Physics, Photosynthesis and Solar Cells

(November 30, 2016)

A University of California, Riverside assistant professor has combined photosynthesis and physics to make a key discovery that could help make solar cells more efficient. The findings were just published in the journal Nano Letters.

Bridging the Vocabulary Gap

(November 29, 2016)

Elementary school students in Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD) and across the U.S. are participating in Project Moving Forward, a vocabulary development program created by Linda Navarrette, who directs the initiative from the University of California, Riverside’s Graduate School of Education.

Endowed Chairs: Stepping Stones to Higher Levels of Research

(November 28, 2016)

UC Riverside currently has 55 “chairs” endowed by donors for specific purposes, and 18 of those have been created in the past three years. “An endowed chair is one of the most important and honored spots in higher education, because it fosters academic excellence and recognizes superior faculty,” said UCR Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox. “Our goal by the end of our current fundraising campaign in 2020 is to get to 75 endowed chairs. I am confident we will make it.”

Homecoming 2016: A Reminder of our Highlander Pride

(November 28, 2016)

This year's Highlander pride kicked off Homecoming on Nov. 18, with a dinner to celebrate the 30th Annual Alumni Awards of Distinction, where Shola Lynch, Ofelia Valdez-Yeager, and David Gutierrez were honored.

Writers Week Celebrates 40th Anniversary

(November 23, 2016)

Writers Week, the longest-running, free literary event in California, celebrates its 40th anniversary at UCR Feb. 14-16, 2017.

PBS NewsHour Highlights UC Riverside Poet

(November 23, 2016)

PBS NewsHour is featuring Allison Hedge Coke, distinguished professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, and her poem “America, I Sing You Back” on its website.

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