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Students Launch their Careers in Management

(August 24, 2016)

Fifty college students from around the country recently completed the University of California Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML), which was held Aug. 7-20 at the University of California, Riverside’s School of Business. SIEML is a two-week all-expenses-paid career building experience for students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

Cosmic Neighbors Inhibit Star Formation, Even in the Early-universe

(August 24, 2016)

UC Riverside astronomers and colleagues have discovered four of the most distant clusters of galaxies ever found.

Parents, Listen up: Children Keep Still During Prayer

(August 23, 2016)

Preschool-aged children, and their parents, are more likely to view the physical actions of prayer (i.e., closing eyes, folding hands) to help with reflection and communicating with God. This is according to a new study by Rebekah Richert, a psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside. The paper, titled “Folding Your Hands Helps God Hear You: Prayer and Anthropomorphism in Parents and Children,” was published in Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion. The study was funded by the Social Science Research Council New Directions in the Study of Prayer Initiative and The John Templeton Foundation Gods in Minds Initiative.

In Memoriam: Pamela Clute

(August 22, 2016)

As information becomes available about a memorial service, UCR Today will share it with the community.

UC Riverside Sociology Professor Named President of the Pacific Sociological Association, Planning 88th Annual Conference

(August 18, 2016)

Karen Pyke, sociology professor at the University of California, Riverside, has been named the president of the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA), and the program chair for PSA’s annual conference. The theme for the 2017 meeting is “Institutional Betrayal: Inequity, Discrimination, Bullying, and Retaliation in Academia.” The conference will be held April 6 - 9, 2017, at The Hilton Portland and Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon.

Nuclear Puzzle May Be Clue to Fifth Force

(August 17, 2016)

In a new paper, University of California, Riverside theoretical physicist Flip Tanedo and his collaborators have made new progress towards unravelling a mystery in the beryllium nucleus that may be evidence for a fifth force of nature.

Scholar Named to The California Endowment Board

(August 16, 2016)

Karthick Ramakrishnan, associate dean of the School of Public Policy, has been named to The California Endowment Board of Directors.

Dean Deborah Deas Appointed to Stem Cell Agency Board

(August 15, 2016)

Deborah Deas, the Mark and Pam Rubin Dean and Chief Executive Office for Clinical Affairs at the UC Riverside School of Medicine, has been appointed to the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state’s stem cell agency.

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