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  • Water Economics and Policy Professor Named 2015 AAEA Fellow
    (February 23, 2015) Ariel Dinar, professor of environmental economics and policy at the UCR School of Public Policy, has been named a 2015 Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, the organization’s most prestigious honor.
  • Novel Pretreatment Could Cut Biofuel Costs by 30 Percent or More
    (February 23, 2015) Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing the amount of enzymes needed to break down the raw materials that form biofuels.
  • Colloquium to Examine Archaeology of the Asian Diaspora in California
    (February 20, 2015) The Archaeological Institute of America, Local Society-Riverside and Inland Southern California will present a colloquium on the “Archaeology of the Asian Diaspora in California” on Feb. 28 beginning at noon at UCR ARTSblock.
  • The Winter 2015 UCR Magazine is Here
    (February 20, 2015) By the year 2025, the world’s population is expected to reach eight billion. Yet already, 1 billion people suffer from chronic hunger or serious nutritional deficiencies. To address these global food issues, the University of California Global Food Initiative was established. This issue’s cover story talks focuses on UC Riverside’s roots in food and agricultural research, and why the campus is a key engine of this initiative. Our scientists created chemicals that slow the aging of citrus, found ways to make drought-resistant rice, and discovered weapons to protect California against the Asian citrus psyllid, a pest that could devastate the state’s citrus industry.
  • Lecture to Address Religious Freedom and U.S. Foreign Policy
    (February 20, 2015) Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, a scholar of the politics of religious diversity, international relations, and religion, will deliver the annual Holstein Lecture at UC Riverside on Feb. 24.
  • ‘Hanging Out’ Exhibition Opens Feb. 26
    (February 19, 2015) “Hanging Out,” an exhibition and set of performances developed by anthropology professor Susan Ossman and graduate students in her “Art to Ethnography” seminar, opens in the Afterimage gallery in University Village on Feb. 26.
  • Free Public Viewing of Solar Activity
    (February 19, 2015) The public has an opportunity to see solar explosions and sunspots through telescopes on Feb. 24 at UC Riverside.
  • Researchers Build Atomically-Thin Gas and Chemical Sensors
    (February 18, 2015) The relatively recent discovery of graphene, a two-dimensional layered material with unusual and attractive electronic, optical and thermal properties, led scientists to search for other atomically thin materials with unique properties.

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