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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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UCR Grad Student Talks Straight To Win Big

(April 28, 2016)

A UC Riverside doctoral student who is working to create smaller, more powerful microprocessors using graphene instead of silicon is UC’s newest Grad Slam champion. Grad student Peter Byrley took home the "Slammy" on April 22, the culmination of a systemwide contest that recognizes and rewards the gift for gab – specifically, the ability to summarize complex research for a lay audience in a way that is concise, engaging and illuminating.

Selfish Behavior Lowers Levels of Happiness

(April 28, 2016)

Cheating to get ahead is likely to reduce your level of happiness. That’s according to a new study by University of California, Riverside sociology professor Jan E. Stets. The study, titled “Happiness and Identities,” was published in the journal Social Science Research.

Chair of UC Riverside’s Theater Department to Present at International Conference in Italy

(April 28, 2016)

Erith Jaffe-Berg, chair and associate professor of the Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production at the University of California, Riverside, will speak at The Birth and Evolution of the Venetian Ghetto international conference in Venice, Italy, on Friday, May 6.

UC Riverside to Hold Carbon Slam

(April 28, 2016)

A May event at the University of California, Riverside will highlight how the campus and the City of Riverside are taking action to cut carbon—and what you can do to support these efforts.

Disconnect Between State and Local Government Examined in Policy Seminar

(April 27, 2016)

Rob Field, assistant county executive officer for the Riverside County Economic Development Agency, will discuss the complexities of the relationship between state and local government on April 28.

UC Riverside Conference Focuses on Issues and Benefits of Diversity

(April 27, 2016)

A two-year research project exploring issues and benefits of diversity at the University of California, Riverside and in Southern California will conclude with a conference May 6-7 in downtown Riverside that is open to the public.

Bacteria Beneficial to Plants Have Spread Across California

(April 27, 2016)

UC Riverside scientists have discovered that a strain of beneficial nitrogen-fixing bacteria has spread across California.

Neurologist to Co-lead Epilepsy Workshop

(April 26, 2016)

UC Riverside's Claudia Muñoz will be a key participant in a workshop on epilepsy that will take place on Friday, April 29, in downtown Riverside.

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