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The Month in Photos: February 2015

Snapshots of February's best moments.

February 25, 2015

On Feb. 19, UC Regent-designate Yolanda Gorman visited UC Riverside.

Who Says?

Who is being depicted in a portrait can consequently be an area of considerable controversy among art historians. ... The goal of this project is to be able to use state-of-the-art face recognition to identify the individuals seen in a particular portrait.

Amit K. Roy-Chowdhury, professor of electrical engineering, on his collaborative research with Conrad Rudolph, UCR professor of art history, using state-of-the-art face recognition technology on portraits to aid art historians in identifying particular individuals


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Chancellor Wilcox Walk & Talk Rescheduled

Due to rain on Monday, Feb. 23, the Walk and Talk with Chancellor Wilcox has been rescheduled for April 30, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Every month, there will be a 30-minute “walk and talk” opportunity with a member of the UCR Leadership team. Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Paul D’Anieri will lead an event on Thursday, March 19.

Awards & Honors

Google Gives Lick Observatory $1 million

The University of California’s Lick Observatory, which has been making important discoveries while training generations of scientists for more than 100 years, has received $1 million from Google to bring hands-on astronomical experiences to students and the public. The unrestricted funds, spread over two years, will go toward general expenses.

Research & Scholarship

David Swanson Lectures in Hawaii

Sociology professor David A. Swanson presented an invited lecture about the population of 18th century Hawai’i as part of the University of Hawai’i Sociology Colloquium Series on Feb. 13.

Swanson, who served as a member of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Scientific Advisory Committee for six years and chaired the group for two years, discussed “A New Estimate of the Hawaiian Population for 1778, the Year of First European Contact.”

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