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Solving the World’s Most Pressing Problems

Solving the world’s most challenging problems requires global collaboration among researchers and a new generation of problem solvers equipped to understand the perspectives of other countries and the impact of those views at home and abroad.

UCR Leads in City Year Applicants for Third Year in a Row

UC Riverside students are well known for their dedication to public service, but in 2014 it is once again a group of recent graduates who are helping the school attain acclaim; for the third year in a row, UCR leads the nation in graduates applying to the City Year program. A total of 131 graduates applied to participate in the program, which partners with schools and teachers to place 2,500 volunteers in 247 high-need schools across the country. Corps members work to keep young people in school and on track academically through in-class support, one-on-one and small group tutoring, mentoring and after school programs.

Study Links Autistic Behaviors to Enzyme

Biomedical scientists at UC Riverside have published a study that sheds light on the cause of autistic behaviors in Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental impairment and the most common cause of autism.

Wide-Faced Men Negotiate Nearly $2,200 Larger Signing Bonus

Having a wider face helps men when they negotiate for themselves but hurts them when they are negotiating in a situation that requires compromise. Additionally, men who are more attractive are better collaborators compared to less attractive men.

Entomologist Receives High International Honor for Chemical Ecology Contributions

Jocelyn Millar, a professor of entomology at UC Riverside, has been awarded the Silver Medal for career achievement by the International Society of Chemical Ecology,

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Fire Predictions for 2014 by UCR Professor Richard MinnichFire Predictions for 2014 by UCR Professor Richard Minnich

Richard Minnich, a professor of Earth sciences and noted fire ecologist at the University of California, Riverside, predicts the 2014 fire season for Southern California.

Time Lapse - UCR Staff Assembly Campus Makeover - 2014Time Lapse - UCR Staff Assembly Campus Makeover - 2014

On May 22, 2014, a group of Staff Assembly volunteers, with the assistance of UCR Grounds, made over a planter area between Physics 2000 and Boyce Hall. This is a time lapse of the makeover, with about 50 minutes of work reduced to just a couple of minutes.

"The Refrigerator" by UCR Professor Paulo C. Chagas"The Refrigerator" by UCR Professor Paulo C. Chagas

This composition by music professor Paulo C. Chagas premiered in São Paulo in April. It was commissioned by the Cultural Center in São Paulo on the 50th anniversary of the coup that overthrew Brazil's democratically elected government. "The Refrigerator" — named for the torture device Chagas endured —recalls the brutality he survived and explores opportunities for a life lived in love and peace.

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UCR: Our Favorite Faculty - Susan Straight and Rebecca ParedesUCR: Our Favorite Faculty - Susan Straight and Rebecca Paredes

UC Riverside has grown dramatically in the past few years -- in both size and stature. But we've tried to keep our class sizes small. Our undergraduate students are still able to maintain close relationships with their professors and instructors. And that means spending quality time with some of the world's finest faculty. To learn more about the UCR experience, including our admissions process and requirements, please go to

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