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Mantis Shrimp, Toucan and Trilobite, Oh My

A team of researchers led by a University of California, Riverside professor of engineering have been selected to receive a $7.5 million Department of Defense grant to uncover fundamental design rules and develop simple and basic scientific foundations for the predictable design of light-weight, tough and strong advanced materials inspired by a wide diversity of structures from plants and animals, including the mantis shrimp, toucan and bamboo.

Orchid Named After UC Riverside Researcher

An orchid has been named "Lophiaris silverarum" after UC Riverside's Katia Silvera and her father.

UCR Presents Lecture Series to Offer Four Events During Spring ’14

The UC Riverside Presents Lecture Series continues in spring quarter 2014 with four impressive presentations that are dedicated to sharing the stories of unique individuals to the Riverside community. The lectures, which will be held in University Theatre, are free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in Lot 6 for each event.

Turning Harmful Gas into Valuable Fuels, Chemicals

A University of California, Riverside researcher is leading a team that won a nearly $500,000 grant to study a process that transforms harmful greenhouse gas emissions into valuable fuels and chemicals by using a unique catalyst.

Free Screening of “Girl Rising” Scheduled for Thursday, April 24

The University of California, Riverside's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will present the groundbreaking documentary "Girl Rising," which shows how educating girls and young women in the developing world can transform families, communities and countries while breaking the cycle of poverty.

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UC Riverside's Mantis ShrimpUC Riverside's Mantis Shrimp

Mantis shrimp in the lab of David Kisailus at the University of California, Riverside. Kisailus studies the structure of the fist-like club of the mantis shrimp to develop tougher and stronger materials. For more information about the research visit:

Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation archive comes to UCRSpike and Mike's Festival of Animation archive comes to UCR

Craig "Spike" Decker explains the origins of the Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation, the impact of the cultural phenomenon that helped launch the careers of some of today's hottest animators, and why he donated an extensive film archive to UC Riverside.

"The Refrigerator," by Paulo C. Chagas"The Refrigerator," by Paulo C. Chagas

University of California, Riverside music professor Paulo C. Chagas composed "The Refrigerator" for the 50th anniversary of the military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government in Brazil in 1964. The 40-minute piece recalls the torture he endured as a 17-year-old living under the military dictatorship. The composition includes voices, musical instruments, electronic music, and a multimedia component. This video, which features electronic sounds, is one piece of the multimedia presentation.

Scientists Generate 3D Structure for the Malaria Parasite GenomeScientists Generate 3D Structure for the Malaria Parasite Genome

Read more here at: Karine Le Roch, an associate professor of cell biology at the University of California, Riverside, discusses a 3D model she and her colleagues generated of the human malaria parasite genome at three different stages in the parasite's life cycle — the first time such 3D architecture has been generated during the progression of the life cycle of a parasite.

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