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UCR Event March 9 to Commemorate Citrus Milestones

UCR Event March 9 to Commemorate Citrus Milestones

(March 6, 2000)

"A Celebration of Citrus" - an evening event honoring the work of UCR scientists to advance the citrus industry worldwide and featuring interpretative displays, citrus art work and the culinary citrus creations of gourmet chefs -- is scheduled for Thursday, March 9, at the Riverside Convention Center.

The event will feature unique dishes created by gourmet chefs Troy MacLarty of the Culinary Institute of America in Saint Helena, Eric Nguyen of the Foxfire in Anaheim Hills, Richard Pacheco of the Riverside Convention Center and John Richardson of Mozarts Bistro in Big Bear Lake.

There will be displays of historical citrus artifacts, scientific instruments and orange crate labels, as well as citrus art by painter Elsie Pomeroy and photographs by Ansel Adams and Will Connell. The works come from the collections of the UCR/Californa Museum of Photography, UCR's Sweeney Art Gallery and the Riverside Municipal Museum.


6-7 p.m.: Reception, art show and interpretative displays.

7 p.m.: Banquet followed by program reflecting on the history of UCR's Citrus Experiment Station, established in 1907, the research contributions in support of the citrus industry and the individual scientists who made significant contributions.

Additional information: Proceeds will benefit the UCR Citrus Variety Collection, which contains 868 varieties of citrus that have been used to solve disease problems, improve commercial varieties and preserve valuable germplasm resources.

Members of the news media who plan to cover the event should phone Kathy Barton at (909) 787-2495 by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 9.

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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