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LA Times examines link between SAT scores, success at UCR

An L.A. Times feature by higher education writer Teresa Watanabe describes UCR as a "living laboratory" in which to study how well students with high grades but low SAT scores fare in college. UCR has the second-lowest SAT scores in the UC system for its entering freshmen. But Times research...

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UC Riverside alumna named associate vice chancellor

Marie Schultz will oversee the university's development program

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Experts on SATs/standardized tests

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu SATs/standardized tests Stephen Brint: Distinguished professor of Sociology. Brint has written articles and books on standardized testing and its role in higher education. He is especially interested in solving education inequalities associated with racial...

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Men's Basketball tramples Cornhuskers in season opener

LINCOLN, NEB.- For the second time in three years, the UC Riverside Men's Basketball Team (1-0) opened its season on the road with a big win over a power five conference team. Tuesday night, the Highlanders roasted the Cornhuskers (0-1) from Nebraska 66-47, marking the program's largest margin of victory...

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Experts on aging

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Aging Ilana Bennett: Assistant professor of psychology. Effects of healthy aging and dementia on the brain and cognition; learning and memory in aging; neuroimaging markers of aging. Ilana.bennett@ucr.edu Brandon Brown: Associate professor, Center for...

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Experts on wildfires

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Wildfires Nicolas Barth: assistant professor, geology. Landscape response after a fire, slides and debris flows/mudflows following fires. nic.barth@ucr.edu Kelley Barsanti: assistant professor, chemical and environmental engineering. Modelling of atmospheric particulate matter, especially from biomass...

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Experts on the Salton Sea

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Salton Sea Emma Aronson: Associate professor of microbiology and plant pathology. Microbiome of the Salton Sea; microbial ecology of dust; wind- transported microorganisms; environmental microbiology; soil microbial ecology. emma.aronson@ucr.edu Roya Bahreini: Associate professor of...

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UCR breaks ground on largest-ever expansion

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (news.ucr.edu) - The University of California, Riverside and American Campus Communities held an official groundbreaking ceremony today for the first phase of the North District, a new living-learning, mixed-use community. The North District is a multiphase redevelopment project of the former Canyon Crest Family Housing site that will...

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Highlanders men's basketball releases 2019-20 schedule

The UC Riverside Men's Basketball Team has released its 2019-20 . This season's campaign under second-year head coach David Patrick features a 16-game non-conference slate for the Highlanders with eight of those contests scheduled to be played in front of a home crowd in the Highlanders' SRC Arena. The eight...

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Rodolfo H. Torres to be appointed Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development

Torres is a distinguished mathematician whose work has been supported by the National Science Foundation

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Experts on earthquakes

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Earthquakes Nicolas Barth: Assistant professor of geology. Research focuses on improving understanding of active faults and the evolution of landscapes. Neotectonics; tectonophysics; geomorphology; structure; natural hazards; landslides and debris flows/mudflows following fires. Barth offers...

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Student Shoutout: From summer memories to favorite classes

Temperatures are rising and UCR students are dreaming of vacations.

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GSOE dean is interim provost and executive vice chancellor

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced today the appointment of Thomas M. Smith as interim provost and executive vice chancellor, pending approval by UC President Janet Napolitano. Smith, who previously served as interim vice chancellor for student affairs during 2018, joined UCR in September 2014 as dean of the...

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Experts on psychiatry

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Psychiatry and mental health Ann Cheney: Assistant professor, Center for Healthy Communities. Structural inequalities in mental health; substance use and mental health; Latino immigrant mental health. ann.cheney@medsch.ucr.edu Takesha Cooper: Assistant clinical professor. Pediatric mental...

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Experts on stroke

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Stroke Byron Ford: Professor of biomedical sciences. Developing neuregulin-1 (NRG1) as a treatment in clinical trials for stroke; neuroscience; cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of stroke and acute brain injuries. byron.ford@ucr.edu...

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Experts on chemicals

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Experts on Chemicals David Eastmond: Professor of cell biology and toxicology.Mechanisms of toxicity and carcinogenesis of agricultural and environmental chemicals in humans and other mammals; glyphosate; cancer; benzene. david.eastmond@ucr.edu Carl Cranor: Distinguished professor of...

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Expanding the vision of queer dance

The two-day Explode! Queer Dance Festival will showcase artists from across the United States and around the world, featuring contemporary dance, improvisation, and drag. Curated by dance scholar Clare Croft, this will mark the festival’s West Coast debut. UCR ARTS and the UCR Department of Dance are co-hosting the event...

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How well do you know the Salton Sea?

What was once a destination for Hollywood's biggest stars is now one of California's gravest environmental threats. Test your knowledge to see how much you know about the Salton Sea. Learn more about the Salton Sea and its history and impacts on our air, water, earth, and fire in the...

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Experts on measles and vaccines

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Measles and vaccines Richard Carpiano: Professor of public policy and sociology. Medical sociology; social determinants of health; vaccination and misinformation related to vaccines; behavioral and attitudinal factors underlying child vaccination uptake (and refusal or...

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Experts on artificial intelligence

For fast access to experts, TEXT or call the 24-hour-experts hotline at 951-312-3049, or email news@ucr.edu Experts on artificial intelligence Zizhong (Jeffrey) Chen, Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering AI applications often involve lots of computations. Zizhong Chen is finding ways to speed up AI applications using high performance computing...

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