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Robert Herschler, UCR’s Longtime Registrar, Dies at 86

Robert B. Herschler, a jaunty renaissance man who sweetened his long tenure as UC Riverside’s registrar and ombudsman with avid lunch-time discussions about Dickens and a lifetime love for piano and jazz, died at home on Nov. 22 at the age of 86.

UC Riverside Announces New ARTSblock Director: Sheila Bergman

Sheila Bergman, who has more than 25 years of experience in non-profit management and fundraising, has been named as the Executive Director of UCR's ARTSblock. She will start on Feb. 6.

Physics, Photosynthesis and Solar Cells

A University of California, Riverside assistant professor has combined photosynthesis and physics to make a key discovery that could help make solar cells more efficient. The findings were just published in the journal Nano Letters.

Giving Tuesday Results in Gift of Education

It’s not just about shopping for the holidays. Sure, there’s black Friday and cyber Monday, marking days devoted to shopping. But then came Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, the annual day to celebrate generosity and give back to worthwhile causes. There were 177 gifts received Nov. 29, and the average gift size was $168. Some of the campaign's success was due to an emphasis on social media posts, which resulted in 5,840 "likes."

Who Says?

"Supportive services can help veterans transition into higher education and potentially set them up for academic success, but the evidence base still needs to be established. This study leads us one step closer to understanding the value of peer-led services for our most recent generation of veterans." -Ann Cheney assistant professor at the center for healthy communities in the UCR School of Medicine, on improving veterans educational experience.

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