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Thursday, December 5, 2019

President of Ghana lectures on African Diaspora at UCR

The President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, gave a lecture regarding the African diaspora in the University Theater, which was filled to its capacity with over 300 people. The lecture, titled “The African Diaspora:...

Red-haired individuals prone to melanoma without sunlight exposure, UCR chemists find

Chemists at UCR have found that red-haired, fair-skinned individuals contain a skin pigment that may in itself cause the production of UV-independent melanoma. Through experimentation on strains of albino and red-haired mince, findings suggest...

UC physicians strike again

Over 120 UC student health service doctors joined the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) — which represents and advocates for physicians across the nation — to go on strike again, from April...

UC veterans advisory committee discusses plans

UC President Janet Napolitano met with 10 veteran-student representatives from each UC campus on Jan. 31 and announced the formation of a systemwide veterans’ advisory group on Feb. 3. The group seeks to address...

UCR graduate student wins $100,000 grant

The Grand Challenges Exploration Initiative (GCI), sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, recently awarded a UCR computer science graduate student a $100,000 grant to continue her research on insect-classifying sensors. Yanping Chen, who...

News in brief

Professor to give talk on U.S. as a nation of immigrants On Thursday, Jan. 14, Mai Ngai – professor of history and Lung Family Professor of Asian American studies at Columbia University —  will give...

Georgia professor speaks about undocumented students at UCR

Last Thursday evening, Laura Emiko Soltis, a professor of human rights at Freedom University in Georgia, gave her keynote address to a full room at UC Riverside’s Center for Ideas and Society. Soltis kicked...

Chancellor Town Hall Meeting

During his quarterly town hall meeting on June 5, Chancellor White presented an overview of the current state of UCR, investments toward UC institutions and accompanying initiatives in the area of social reform. Chancellor...

Rep. Takano addresses students’ concerns about the US’ political future

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) visited UCR to discuss the incoming Trump administration and how he believes the political landscape is going to change in 2017. During the event, titled, “Has...

Grant to help women leaders in higher education

UCR Professor of Anthropology and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Excellence Yolanda Moses has been awarded a $346,500 grant from the Ford Foundation to address the lack of women in leadership roles...