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UC Riverside Recognized for Graduation Rate Success by Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

(July 27, 2016)

The University of California, Riverside was named a national finalist for the 2016 Project Degree Completion Award, which recognizes institutions that employ innovative approaches to improve retention and degree completion.

UCR’s Brenda Martinez is Part of the USA Team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

(July 27, 2016)

UC Riverside’s very own three-time All-American Brenda Saucedo Martinez is on her way to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

New Book Gives Comprehensive Overview of Astrocyte Biology

(July 27, 2016)

UC Riverside's Devin K. Binder and Jacqueline A. Hubbard have coauthored a book that provides a comprehensive overview of astrocyte biology.

Low Oxygen Levels May Have Delayed Emergence of Animals

(July 25, 2016)

Reinhard and coauthors — including Tim Lyons, UC Riverside distinguished professor of biogeochemistry and leader of the Alternative Earths Team, and his graduate student Stephanie Olson — suggest in a paper published today (July 25) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that oxygen in the surface ocean was either absent or highly variable for most of Earth history, and this combination likely disfavored the emergence of animals.

Tech Awards Named for UCR Staff Member Announced

(July 22, 2016)

The University of California System recognized 10 innovative technology projects on Tuesday, July 12 during the annual UC Computing Services Conference. The annual awards program honoring achievements in Information Technology efficiency and innovation are named in honor of former UC Riverside Chief Information Officer Larry L. Sautter, who died of cancer in 1999.

Two UCR Teams Knocking it Out of the Park Academically

(July 22, 2016)

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has recognized the academic achievement of the UC Riverside women’s tennis and golf teams for making it into the top 10 percent in the nation when it comes to performance in the classroom. Not the court, or the course, but the classroom.

Researchers to Study Health Impacts of Drought

(July 20, 2016)

School of Public Policy researchers have been awarded $284,680 grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action Program to determine whether drought and adverse weather conditions cause health problems.

Building Lab Instruments One Block at a Time

(July 20, 2016)

A team of researchers and students at the University of California, Riverside has created a Lego-like system of blocks that enables users to custom make chemical and biological research instruments quickly, easily and affordably. The system of 3D-printed blocks can be used in university labs, schools, hospitals, and anywhere there is a need to create scientific tools.

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