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  • UC Riverside Sociology Professor Named President of the Pacific Sociological Association, Planning 88th Annual Conference
    (August 18, 2016) Karen Pyke, sociology professor at the University of California, Riverside, has been named the president of the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA), and the program chair for PSA’s annual conference. The theme for the 2017 meeting is “Institutional Betrayal: Inequity, Discrimination, Bullying, and Retaliation in Academia.” The conference will be held April 6 - 9, 2017, at The Hilton Portland and Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon.
  • Nuclear Puzzle May Be Clue to Fifth Force
    (August 17, 2016) In a new paper, University of California, Riverside theoretical physicist Flip Tanedo and his collaborators have made new progress towards unravelling a mystery in the beryllium nucleus that may be evidence for a fifth force of nature.
  • Scholar Named to The California Endowment Board
    (August 16, 2016) Karthick Ramakrishnan, associate dean of the School of Public Policy, has been named to The California Endowment Board of Directors.
  • Dean Deborah Deas Appointed to Stem Cell Agency Board
    (August 15, 2016) Deborah Deas, the Mark and Pam Rubin Dean and Chief Executive Office for Clinical Affairs at the UC Riverside School of Medicine, has been appointed to the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state’s stem cell agency.
  • Ph.D. Student Interns at Smithsonian Institution
    (August 12, 2016) Ph.D. student Mayela Caro received the prestigious and highly competitive Smithsonian Minority Awards Program-Visiting Student Internship.
  • Molecular Flexibility Shown to Help Pharmaceutical Drugs Bind to Their Targets
    (August 11, 2016) Scientists have discovered an alternative way to create a stronger binding between pharmaceutical drugs and the part of the body they are targeting - a development that can be used to fight a variety of diseases, including breast cancer.
  • Twenty-six New Species of Minute Litter Bugs Described in New Book
    (August 11, 2016) A new book, "Pegs, Pouches, and Spines: Systematics and Comparative Morphology of the New World Litter Bug Genus Chinannus Wygodzinsky, 1948," revises one genus, Chinannus, which was previously believed to consist of just two species found in Costa Rica and Trinidad. However, the authors of the book describe 26 new species, and expand the known range to most countries between Nicaragua and Bolivia.
  • Congressman Raul Ruiz to Speak at “Future Physician Leaders” Reception
    (August 11, 2016) Next week, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., will address more than 170 students, physicians and health care leaders at the Future Physician Leaders End of Program Reception at UCR Palm Desert Center. The reception, open to media, is by invitation only.

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