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Smoothly Sailing into Elementary School for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

(January 13, 2017)

Young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are less likely to develop positive relationships with their teachers than typically developing kids do, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. The researchers hope that by understanding—and ultimately improving—these relationships, educators can support children with ASD in their early school years and help them make long-term gains in their academic, behavioral, and social adjustment.

Researchers Quantify in High Speed a Viper’s Strike in Nature for the First Time

(January 13, 2017)

The antagonistic predator-prey relationship is of interest to evolutionary biologists because it often leads to extreme adaptations in both the predator and prey. One such relationship is seen in the rattlesnake-kangaroo rat system. UC Riverside biologist Timothy Higham has captured in high speed (500 frames per second) a rattlesnake trying to capture a kangaroo rat.

Fighting Viruses to Improve Agriculture

(January 12, 2017)

A University of California, Riverside researcher is leading a team that will receive $300,000 over two years to study the life cycles of viruses that are harmful to humans and agricultural plants.

Study Explains How Western Diet Leads to Overeating and Obesity

(January 11, 2017)

New research by UC Riverside scientists shows that chronic consumption of a western diet leads to overeating and obesity due to elevations in “peripheral endocannabinoid signaling.”

Third Annual Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival, Jan. 11 to Feb. 2

(January 10, 2017)

The University of California, Riverside Department of Music, in partnership with the UCR Center for Iberian and Latin American Music, the São Paulo State University Campinas, and many others, presents the third annual Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival Jan. 11 through Feb. 2. The series celebrates the chamber music of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos and other Latin American composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

New Technology Will Cut Plug-in Hybrid Fuel Consumption by One Third

(January 10, 2017)

Engineers at the University of California, Riverside have taken inspiration from biological evolution and the energy savings garnered by birds flying in formation to improve the efficiency of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by more than 30 percent. Titled “Development and Evaluation of an Evolutionary Algorithm-Based Online Energy Management System for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” a paper describing the research was recently accepted for publication in the journal IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Living the Promise: The Ted and Jo Dutton Presidential Chair in Education Policy and Politics

(January 10, 2017)

Today, as the inaugural Ted and Jo Dutton endowed presidential chair for education policy and politics in the Graduate School of Education, Professor Joseph Kahne’s work is motivated by a deep desire to reform and strengthen schools across the nation. He sits on the steering committee of the National Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, and is currently the chair of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics.

Books the Size of Your Fingernail

(January 10, 2017)

Bring your best pair of reading glasses – you’ll need them. The University of California, Riverside Library will host “The Magic of Miniature Books” exhibition Jan. 17 through March 30.

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