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Friday, September 20, 2019

$20,000 grant for YOK Center

A $20,000 grant from the Korean Foundation was awarded to UC Riverside’s Young Oak Kim (YOK) Center for Korean American Studies in support of the conference, “Confronting Sa-I-Gu: 20 Years After Koreatown Burned.” The...

UC official acknowledges likelihood of tuition increases

During a special budget teleconference held Jan. 11, top UC official Patrick Lenz revealed that the university does not envision any end to tuition increases in the near future. Lenz, who serves as the...

ASUCR update

A discussion of ASUCR’s “Taking a Stand” agenda and an apology regarding December’s protest guidelines dominated the content of ASUCR’s first senate meeting of the quarter.Jim Sandoval, vice chancellor for student affairs, began the...

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...