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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Soda tax could save 26,000 lives over a decade and generate $13 billion in...

It’s possible a nationwide penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened drinks could prevent an estimated 26,000 deaths, 2.4 million cases of diabetes, 95,000 coronary heart events and 8,000 strokes over the next decade, according to a...

UCR entomologist tackles Rwanda’s agricultural pest

UC Riverside Entomology Professor and Jefferson Science Fellow Thomas Miller has ventured to Rwanda in order to investigate the defects resulting in a “potato-tasting” coffee plant. This peculiar deficiency is thus far sourced to the...

UCR psychologist receives award

The Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust has awarded UC Riverside Professor of Psychology Howard Friedman $25,000 for serving as a mentor and guide for students whose work has prompted beneficial change in the community. “The...

Chancellor creates task force on speech, removes protest guidelines

The UC Riverside Task Force on Speech and Assembly had their first meeting last Friday following the release and subsequent removal of guidelines concerning student protest. The publication of the protest guidelines occurred in...

UCR scientists assist in discovery of rare galaxy

The galaxy known as GN-108036 was recently discovered by a team of astronomers including two UC Riverside researchers. Professor Bahram Mobasher and graduate student Hooshang Nayyeri assisted in the research, which found that the...

UCR faculty recognized for scientific contributions

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has selected four faculty from UC Riverside to join the prestigious association.  According to AAAS guidelines, fellows are singled out for their “scientifically or socially...

UCR leads efforts to eliminate citrus pest

The usage of parasitic wasps by UC Riverside scientists is among the most recent and innovative strategies implemented in the fight against the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP), a highly problematic agricultural pest. The release...

UCR researchers locate rarest bumblebee in the United States

The latest buzz in the scientific community has been around the recent rediscovery of an elusive species of bumblebee that was last seen in the United States in 1956. On Monday, Dec. 5, 2011,...

Grant enables UCR to continue community outreach

The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at UC Riverside has been selected to receive a five year, $1.15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This educational program, first implemented at UC Riverside...

UC Davis pepper-spray incident prompts outrage

UC Davis administrators and top officials from the University of California have launched rigorous damage control initiatives and investigative reports in response to the use of pepper spray on peaceful protesters. The incident has...