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Full Slate of Events on Schedule as 2014-15 School Year Commences at UC Riverside

The 2014-15 academic year at the University of California, Riverside gets underway with the first day of classes on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. But the campus will come to life beginning on Monday Sept. 29, 2014 with a series of events as part of the annual Highlander Welcome, a two-week long series of events that help kick off the school year

Finding Answers to Basic Questions About the Universe

UC Riverside graduate students Jesse Heilman and Elizabeth Kennedy are working on the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment, a large particle-capturing detector at CERN, Switzerland.

Hold On, Tiger Mom

Nonsupportive and punitive parenting techniques used by some Chinese parents might lead to the development of low self-esteem and school adjustment difficulties in their children and leave them vulnerable to depression and problem behaviors, according to a paper recently published by a University of California, Riverside assistant professor and other researchers.

Project Launch Celebration for Multidisciplinary Research Building Set for Oct. 6

The project launch celebration for the proposed Multidisciplinary Research Building at UCR will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in UCR Parking Lot 10. The Multidisciplinary Research Building will provide office and research space for some of the 650 ladder-rank faculty currently on campus and the 300 new faculty members that Wilcox announced would be added over the next five years.

Project Launched to Study Evolutionary History of Fungi

UC Riverside is one of 11 collaborating institutions that have been funded a total of $2.5 million by the National Science Foundation for a project focused on studying zygomycetes – ancient lineages of fungi.

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Living the Promise: Sharon WalkerLiving the Promise: Sharon Walker

Each year, contaminated irrigation sources contribute to countless food-related bacterial outbreaks, often leading to serious sickness or death. Walker’s lab analyzes every stage of the food production and distribution process, paying particular attention to the growth, harvesting, rinsing, packaging, and retail practices associated with the produce that ultimately ends up on our tables. Her lab’s findings enable the USDA to better regulate land management policies, as well as specific harvesting and handling procedures that contribute to contamination.

Living the Promise: Cheryl HayashiLiving the Promise: Cheryl Hayashi

By studying the elasticity, tensile strength, genetic structure and mechanical properties of spider silks, Cheryl Hayashi is helping biotechnologists develop a variety of new materials for industrial, medical and military applications such as super-strong body armor, specialty rope and surgical microsutures.

Living the Promise: Marko PrincevacLiving the Promise: Marko Princevac

Fire has been with us forever, and it will always be with us. And while it can be a very useful tool, it can also scare us. Marko Princevac is working to understand how fire behaves—how it moves, where it moves and why it moves—so that we can control and fight fire more effectively and safely take advantage of its many benefits.

Living the Promise: Ilhem MessaoudiLiving the Promise: Ilhem Messaoudi

By 2030, one fifth of the global population will be over the age of sixty-five. With a better understanding of how the immune system changes as we age, UCR researchers are paving the way for improving people’s ability to respond to vaccines and infections, enhancing overall health and quality of life for an aging population.

Riverside Postdoctoral Association Symposium 2014 at UC RiversideRiverside Postdoctoral Association Symposium 2014 at UC Riverside

Sponsored by the Graduate Division at UC Riverside, the Riverside Postdoctoral Association Symposium 2014 is an exciting avenue for postdoctoral researchers to network and discover research outside their fields, potentially creating interdisciplinary dialogue. Open to the public, the free symposium begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, and ends at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Randy Schekman, the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, is scheduled to give the keynote address.

Campus Events

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Fundamentals of Law for the Legal Professional

Enrichment: 6–9:30 p.m.

Stress Less Series

Lecture: Noon–1 p.m.

Water and Our Future: What's It to You?

Seminar: 5:30–7 p.m.

Chancellor's Staff & Faculty Welcome Picnic

Gathering: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

An Introduction to Birding in Your Own Backyard

Enrichment: 6–9 p.m.

Women's Soccer: Duquesne

Sport: 7–9 p.m.

Geology and Natural History of Yosemite: A Weekend of Discovery

Enrichment: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Volleyball: Hawai'i

Sport: 7–9:30 p.m.

Philosophical History and Foundations of Yoga

Exhibition: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Work-Study Orientation

Seminar: 10–11 a.m.

Work-Study Orientation

Seminar: 2–3 p.m.

Home Winemaking

Enrichment: 7–9:30 p.m.

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