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New Report Points to Racial Disparities in Nearly All Forms of Political Participation in California

(June 30, 2016)

Latinos and Asian Americans are the least likely to have a say in California’s politics, during election cycles and year-round. That is one of the key findings of a new report by the School of Public Policy and Advancement Project.

Anthropologist Awarded NSF Grant to Excavate Maya Households

(June 29, 2016)

An international team of researchers led by UCR anthropologist Travis Stanton will begin excavating household sites along a causeway on the Yucatán Peninsula next summer to determine how life changed for tens of thousands of people who lived along what was the longest road in the ancient Maya world.

UCR Extension Summer STEM Program Comes to UCR Palm Desert

(June 24, 2016)

For the first time since its inception, the UCR Extension Expanding Horizons summer program is broadening its reach to the desert community, and hosting its one-week STEM Discovery Academy at UCR Palm Desert June 27 through July 1.

UCR Extension Instructor Wins Award of Distinction for Graphic Design

(June 24, 2016)

Randall Cornish, an instructor for UCR Extension’s Digital Arts & Design Summer Academy, has received an Award of Distinction from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts in New York City for his BeeDorm logo, which he designed for college dormitory buildings. “The idea was to create a fun and playful identity that would enhance social life on campus,” Cornish said.

Asian-Owned Firms Growing Faster, Generating Higher Revenues in U.S., California, and Inland Southern California

(June 23, 2016)

A new analysis of recently available U.S. Census data finds that businesses owned by Asians are growing faster in number and generating higher average revenues than ‘total’ businesses in the United States, California, and Inland Southern California. Within the Inland region, average per firm revenue at Asian-owned businesses exceeded average revenue at total firms in the area by more than $20,000 (6.6%) during the study period.

UC Riverside Mentoring Program Receives Three-year Grant

(June 22, 2016)

The University Eastside Community Collaborative (UECC), a mentoring and tutoring program at the University of California, Riverside, has received a federal grant from AmeriCorps to will help fund the program. The grant will provide UECC with nearly $275,000 per year for three years.

UC-Mexico Initiative Gains Momentum on Both Sides of the Border

(June 22, 2016)

The UC-Mexico Initiative launched in 2014 with the intention of stimulating development of new programs and partnerships involving academia, government, corporations and foundations across Mexico and the United States.

Summer Twilight Tours Planned at Botanic Gardens

(June 22, 2016)

The Friends of the UCR Botanic Gardens are holding two twilight tours this summer at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens.

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