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UC Riverside officials say cleaning services at some student housing facilities and some dining venues will be affected by a 3-day strike by University of California union workers beginning today.  More on the UC strike from The California Report's Penny Nelson.

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Do you think you could tell the difference between the taste of tap water, bottled water, and recycled water?  A UC Riverside researcher recently published a study including the results of a blind, "toilet-to-tap" water taste test.  The California Report's Penny Nelson has the story.

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A judge ordered the California Department of Agriculture to stop spraying dozens of pesticides.  Some environmental groups count this as a win.  However, a UC Riverside researcher warns the move to stop the spraying will hurt efforts to fight a damaging citrus disease.  Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric has more.

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Writers, poets, and other speakers from across the nation will participate in the University of California, Riverside's annual Writers Week events.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Pickets and protests will be evident at many University of California campuses today.  The UC and one of it's biggest employee unions are still at a stalemate over contract talks that have been stalled for months.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A former California lawmaker is being charged with illegally helping his wife - popular UC Riverside professor and administrator Pamela Clute - end her life.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A little-known section of the San Jacinto Fault in Southern California could erupt with a damaging earthquake a lot sooner than once thought.  A research team at UC Riverside made the discovery by using a new technique in seismic detection.  Details from The California Report's Steven Cuevas.

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Inland Empire-based local, state, and federal officials will gather with representatives from the California Air Resources Board today (Friday) to break ground on CARB's new, giant, state-of-the-art headquarters and vehicle emissions testing facility.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Researchers at the University of California Riverside have developed a ceramic skull implant where doctors can deliver ultrasound treatments on a recurring basis.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio spoke with Guillermo Aguilar, professor and chair of Mechanical Engineering about the research efforts.

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The University of California Riverside announced it's Fulbright Scholars last month.  Today, the first of two stories focused on the local winners and their plans for the year.  KVCR's Carla Marquez has the story.

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A famous UC Riverside professor is caught up in a national Twitter controversy.  UCR Professor Reza Aslan has been dropped as a TV series producer and host by CNN after Aslan tweeted a crude message about President Trump.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Three scholars at UC Riverside have been awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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New academic rankings show that UC Riverside's Department of Entomology is the #2-ranked insect research program in the world.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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California legislative leaders from both parties will speak next week at UC Riverside  on the subject of bipartisan leadership.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Last week, hundreds of UC Riverside students and others participated in a host of protests marking the current political climate.  Students organized and participated in at least two protests during which the demonstrations spilled off campus and blocked city streets.  Also, co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement arrived on campus last week.  They said they wanted to rally students with strategies on how to endure the events that are leaving many afraid, angry, and hopeless.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio - herself a UCR student - tracked the demonstrations in this report.

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More than 300 workers at UC Riverside will join a UC-wide, one-day labor walkout today (Tuesday.)  The action -- called by Teamsters Local 2010 -- is to draw attention to what the union says are laggard contract talks.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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We often hear the words 'Latino,' 'Chicano,' and 'Hispanic' used interchangeably.  But what are the actual differences between these identifying labels?  KVCR's Isel Cuapio spoke with UC Riverside Political Science Professor Francisco Pedraza to discuss the differences between these labels, and why the differences matter.

UC Riverside Provost Resigns

Dec 21, 2016

Last Friday, UCR Provost Paul D'Anieri announced that he would step down from his administrative post. KVCR's Isel Cuapio has details.

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Hundreds of UC Riverside students and others marched through campus and city streets yesterday (Tuesday) to protest the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. President.  The protest was organized and peaceful, and drew compliments from Riverside police.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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This year the University of California, Riverside had its largest incoming freshman class ever.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio spoke with UCR Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Jim Sandoval, about the record level of undergraduate admissions.

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Researchers at UC Riverside are exploring the viability of blending treated and fortified recycled water with ground water for use on crops and landscaping.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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A couple of prominent academic figures at the University of California, Riverside have been appointed to statewide public service boards.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

UCR Professor Discovers the Science Behind Superheroes

May 12, 2016
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Captain America's shield is one of many famous superhero weapons. It's made out of two fictional metals: Adamantium and Vibranium. They make the shield lightweight, super strong and most importantly indestructible. With Marvel's installment of Captain America: Civil War, it's hard not to imagine if superhero technology will ever be a reality.

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Thanks to a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, UC Riverside is continuing to host a two-year series of quarterly conferences - one gathering every three months for two years - to examine issues of diversity and inclusivity in higher education.  It's called the Mellon Advancing Intercultural Studies Conference.  Its happening tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday showcasing programs to enhance educational and cultural experiences in the area.  KVCR's Natalya Estrada spoke with Georgia Warnkey at UCR about the program.

Long-time Inland Empire businessman, former University of California regent, and one of the earliest boosters and financial supporters of UC Riverside, Jacque S. "Jack" Yeager, Sr., died yesterday at age 94.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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KVCR's Ken Vincent interviews Riverside City Manager John Russo about details of last week's announcement that the California Air Resources Board will relocate it's existing emissions and air quality research laboratory from El Monte in Los Angeles County to a new, expanded facility CARB will construct near UC Riverside.

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EDITORS NOTE: THE "ON THE LINE" EXHIBITION OPENS SATURDAY, MARCH 5, AT THE ARLANZA BRANCH LIBRARY IN RIVERSIDE (NOT at the Casa Blanca Branch, as previously reported). 

RIVERSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY, ARLANZA BRANCH 8267 Philbin Ave

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Laundry is not exactly a glamorous subject.  Whites, wrinkles, and detergent aren't the most exciting things to ponder, but UC Riverside anthropologist Dr. Susan Ossman begs to differ. 

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Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching.  Chances are the table of party food will not only include wings and 7-layer bean dip, but also guacamole.  The creamy avocado spread is synonymous with California -- and the big game.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem recently went to UC Riverside laboratory trying to build a better avocado.

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When the founding dean of UC  Riverside's medical school, Dr. G. Richard Olds, announced he was stepping down last summer, the news came as a surprise.  Colleagues and the campus community were shocked by the news that one of the top members of the UCR leadership would be departing so suddenly.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem recently spoke to Dr. Olds about his exodus and his new job in the Caribbean.

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The City of Riverside, local colleges, universities, and school districts are collaborating to present scores of half-hour science and art demonstrations, displays, workshops, performances, contests, and other free, public activities throughout downtown Riverside from this afternoon through late tonight.  It's called "The Long Night of Arts & Innovation."  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

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