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Riverside Police Association Honors Recovering Officer with New Scholarship

Officer Andrew Tachias credits part of his recovery to mental toughness he developed as a runner at UCR

February 5, 2016

UCR shot put athlete Nate Nahigian snaps a photo of fellow athlete Cody Jordan, left, Andrew Tachias, track Coach Nate Browne and former UCR track star Riverside Police Lt. Frank Assumma. Jeanette Marantos

Who Says?

The science portrayed in comic books is fairly diverse. From the metals work that you see in Captain America’s shield and in Thor’s metal hammer and in Wolverine’s claws; to bio-inspired materials, like Spiderman’s web; to magnetic materials and energy materials as manipulated by Magneto.

Suveen Mathaudhu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, on how stories behind famous comic book characters can act as an aid in teaching science and engineering to the general public


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Did You Know?

There's Still Time to Sign up for UCR’s Winter FarmShare

The 10-week program began Jan. 14, but UCR faculty, staff and students can participate for the final five weeks if they register by Feb. 18.

Awards & Honors

David L. Ulin a PEN Award Finalist

Book critic David L. Ulin, who teaches in UCR’s Low Residency M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts in Palm Desert, has been named a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay for his book “Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles.”

Research & Scholarship

Uncoding a Citrus Killer

A team of scientists led by UCR’s Wenbo Ma, associate professor of plant pathology, has been awarded a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in an attempt to save the United States citrus industry from a disease that has already devastated the industry worldwide.


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