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Expect High Energy Levels from UC Riverside’s New Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

And don’t get in between Tamica Smith Jones and her lunch

July 8, 2015

Tamica Smith Jones and Chancellor Kim Wilcox Carrie Rosema

Who Says?

A nuclear deal may accomplish what all Iranians in Southern California — my father’s generation and mine — dream of: an Iran that is a responsible actor on the global stage, that respects the rights of its citizens and that has warm relations with the rest of the world. As we Iranians like to say, inshallah. God willing.

Reza Aslan, professor of creative writing, on the emerging nuclear deal between Iran and a United States-led group of world powers


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View the BAS Client Survey Results

The UC PD gets very high marks for professionalism and service, according to the results of a client survey for all of the units reporting to Vice Chancellor Ron Coley.

Police Chief Mike Lane and his operation earned the highest scores and recommendations with 83 percent of those surveyed endorsing the service to campus. See the report from the survey here:

Awards & Honors

Bill Gary Chosen to be Publications Committee Chair at CMS

Bill Gary, a professor of physics and astronomy, has been selected to be the Publications Committee Chair of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider accelerator at CERN. Starting Sept. 1, as chair of the CMS Publications Committee, Gary will oversee all the publications (about 130 per year) from the experiment from nearly 2500 participating physicists.

Research & Scholarship

BCOE Paper Most Assesed in the Applied Physical Letters Journal

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) recently announced that a paper co-authored by two Bourns College of Engineering graduate students was the most assessed paper in the Applied Physical Letters journal from January to March 2015.
The paper, “Selective chemical vapor sensing with few-layer MoS2 thin-film transistors: Comparison with graphene devices,” was published in January 2015 by Rameez Samnakay, a materials science and engineering student, and Chenglong Jiang, an electrical and computer engineering student. Samnakay and Jiang – the first authors of the paper – are Ph.D. candidates in Professor Alexander Balandin’s Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) and Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center.


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