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  • Vaccine Researcher to Speak April 27
    (April 13, 2015) Vaccine researcher Larry Grill, dean of research at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, will discuss “The Next Generation of Vaccines and Biologic Pharmaceuticals” at the University of California, Riverside on April 27.
  • Medical School Open House Targets Region’s Future Doctors
    (April 13, 2015) The UC Riverside School of Medicine is hosting an open house on Saturday, May 16, 2015 for community members interested in exploring what it’s like to be a UCR medical student. Medical school leadership, faculty and students will lead sessions and demonstrations focused on what it takes to get into medical school, the admissions process and key aspects of the medical student experience.
  • Changing How Students Learn
    (April 13, 2015) So, in 2012, Vahid and his former UC Irvine Ph.D. classmate Smita Bakshi, also formerly a UC Davis professor and currently a professional in Silicon Valley’s high-tech industry, founded zyBooks.com. Their goal: Reinvent college learning material, by starting from scratch, for the web.
  • UCR Symposium for Undergraduates Pushes Hands-On Research
    (April 10, 2015) Get your thinking caps on and your creative juices flowing as the ninth annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity is scheduled for the end of the month. It’s not your run-of-the-mill symposium, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Education, the symposium is an opportunity for students in all disciplines, including arts, humanities, sciences and engineering, to present their faculty-mentored projects to an audience of peers, faculty, and administrators.
  • Reza Aslan to Speak on Islamophobia
    (April 9, 2015) Dr. Reza Aslan, Professor of Creative Writing at UCR, will discuss “Islamophobia: The Real Enemy” on Monday, April 13 as part of the Middle Eastern Student Center’s weeklong celebration of culture, tradition, and unity.
  • Undergraduates Win Prestigious National Awards
    (April 9, 2015) Two UC Riverside undergraduates have each won a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and competitive undergraduate awards given in the sciences.
  • President Napolitano Addresses Myths About UC
    (April 9, 2015) Talking to business and civic leaders at the historic Mission Inn, UC President Janet Napolitano today addressed myths about UC system financing as spoke fondly of the Riverside community and campus. “There are myths about basic research – about how much basic research costs, or about its purported irrelevance to the university,” she said. Napolitano then cited several examples of the direct way UC research — including the work of UCR faculty — has improved the lives of Californians.
  • Engineering College to Launch Online Degrees
    (April 9, 2015) The University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering recently announced its partnership with Pearson to create a new online degree program in engineering, with specializations in bioengineering, electrical engineering (power systems), environmental engineering systems (water), materials at the nanoscale and mechanical engineering. T

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