Content Authored by: Julia Woock

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

“Emily & Sue,” composed by Dana E. Kaufman, was released in early November. A film debuted November 30.

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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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