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Grad Slam 2023 holds first in-person competition open to public since COVID-19

Executive functioning skills are essential for organization, goal planning, and time management. It is also a major issue for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. Although tools are being developed to help with things like time management, children can go undiagnosed. Elissa Monteiro wants to change that. Monteiro’s...

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Anthropology professor co-authors study about climate change and the effects on human health

The study uses bioarchaeological data to trace the impact of climate change over the past 5,000 years

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Professor earns prestigious NEH grant

Anthea Kraut researches the role of dance-ins during Hollywood’s Golden Age

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UCR professor honored by National Academy of Inventors

Masaru Rao named a senior member of the academy

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UC Riverside faculty are honored at promotion ceremony

UC Riverside honored promoted faculty members at a luncheon at the Alumni and Visitors Center on Jan. 30. About 40 people attended, including Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox. Supervisors and colleagues joined those who were honored in celebrating their efforts. Promotions occurred across UCR schools, including the College of Humanities, Arts and Social...

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United Talent Agency is now representing alum Aaron Carew

Carew is currently the co-executive producer of CW’s “Walker” television series

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Professor receives IEEE technical achievement award

Albert Wang, a UCR professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received the 2022 J.J. Ebers Award from IEEE Electron Devices Society “for pioneering contributions to the reliability of 3D heterogeneous integration in integrated circuits.” The prestigious J.J. Ebers Award was established in 1971 to “foster progress in electron devices and...

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Alumna elected to the Television Academy Board of Governors

Megan Chao elected to a first term uncontested.

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A cappella pop opera about Emily Dickinson explores queerness, feminism, and forbidden love

Dana E. Kaufman , UC Riverside assistant professor of music composition was speaking at Amherst College in 2019 when a former professor suggested she pitch a project for the college’s bicentennial celebration. As a composer who gravitates towards storytelling that highlights marginalized identities and narratives, Kaufman wanted to amplify a story...

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Retired sociology professor earns award for demography work

David Swanson, UC Riverside Edward A. Dickson emeritus professor of sociology, along with two colleagues, was recognized during this year’s Southern Demographic Association conference in Knoxville, Tennessee. “This is a tremendous honor. The award is the only recognition available in the field of state and local demography,” said Swanson, who...

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Graduate student recognized for domestic violence research

A UC Riverside graduate student has been recognized for their work and research on domestic violence. The American Association of University Women awarded an American Dissertation Fellowship to Romina Garcia, a doctoral student in ethnic studies at UC Riverside. AAUW is one of the world’s oldest supporters of graduate women’s education. The...

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Chemist receives DOE grant to explore energy conservation in industrial processes

Francisco Zaera, a UCR distinguished professor of chemistry, has received a $500,000 grant from the United States Department of Energy, or DOE, to research the optimization of catalytic processes through environmentally friendly alternatives. Zaera is a physical chemist specializing in catalysts, which are used in a variety of industrial processes...

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UCR public policy student meets with Vice President Kamala Harris

Reproductive rights are a central issue that may determine the outcome of the upcoming midterm election. Vice President Kamala Harris met with 75 student leaders from 33 different states on Oct. 14 to review ways to address reproductive rights. Among the students was Catherine Mah, 19, a UC Riverside student and second-year public policy major. Mah...

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ScotSurplus reopens at new, larger location

UC Riverside’s ScotSurplus store is back this fall at a new location after a more than two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. ScotSurplus offers an eclectic assortment of used furniture, electronics, office supplies, clothing, books, bikes, lab supplies, and more. The items come from departments across the university. “ScotSurplus is a benefit to the...

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