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Historian Wins Prize for Research on Swiss History

(February 17, 2017)

Randolph C. Head, professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, has won the 2017 Max Geilinger Foundation Prize for a body of research on Swiss history.

What is the Value of a Tree?

(February 17, 2017)

What is the value of a tree? That is the topic of free public lectures that will be held in Riverside, Idyllwild and Palm Desert the week of Feb. 19.

Method Developed by Biomedical Scientists Could Help in Treatment of Several Diseases

(February 16, 2017)

Nonsense-mediated RNA decay (NMD) is a processing pathway in cells that, like a broom, cleans up erroneous RNA. UC Riverside biomedical scientists report that they have come up with a method in the lab that detects NMD efficiency inside the cell.

UC Riverside Student Awarded Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship

(February 15, 2017)

Phong Au-Hong, a junior in the entomology department at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded one of 20 spots in the Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute (PPIA JSI) at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College.

Experts to Discuss State Budget Priorities

(February 15, 2017)

State spending priorities and potential impacts on California’s budget of federal funding changes will be discussed on Feb. 21.

No, That’s Not a Brown Recluse Spider Bite

(February 15, 2017)

Many skin conditions are misdiagnosed by doctors as brown recluse spider bites. This can lead to tragedy because about 40 medical conditions, including several deadly bacterial infections, can be confused with brown recluse bites.

UC Riverside to Host Asterisk Trans* Conference

(February 14, 2017)

Asterisk, and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LBGT) Resource Center at the University of California, Riverside, will present the 3rd Asterisk Trans* Conference on Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25. Events will kick off with a keynote speech by deaf activist Drago Renteria, and a performance by Trans Chorus of Los Angeles (TCLA).

Ventura Fault Could Cause Stronger Shaking, New Research Finds

(February 14, 2017)

A new study by a team of researchers, including one from the University of California, Riverside, found that the fault under Ventura, Calif., would likely cause stronger shaking during an earthquake and more damage than previously suspected.

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