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Princeton Review Includes UC Riverside Among Top 380 Colleges in Annual Guide

Only 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book

August 3, 2015

UC Riverside was included in the latest edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 380 Colleges" Guide.

Who Says?

In the long run, when are we going to declare suppression a failure? What is it going to take?

Richard Minnich, professor of earth sciences, on how California firefighters are extinguishing fires too quickly and how this suppression has led to an environment more conducive to destructive fires


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UCR Extension Hosts Webinar Focusing on Fraud

UCR Extension is hosting “A Vulnerable Population: Combating Fraud Among Seniors,” a four-hour webinar covering Internet fraud, mail fraud and identity theft on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Awards & Honors

Six Graduate Students Win Entomology Awards

Six graduate students in the Department of Entomology have received a total of $75,000 in Robert van den Bosch Scholarships offered by the Center for Biological Control at UC Berkeley. All but one of the seven awards went to UCR students, to pay for graduate student salaries, tuition and fees, laboratory help, supplies or travel for research.

Research & Scholarship

Soybean Oil Causes More Obesity Than Coconut Oil and Fructose

A diet high in soybean oil causes more obesity and diabetes than a diet high in fructose, a sugar commonly found in soda and processed foods, according to scientists at UCR. “This was a major surprise for us … especially when you see headlines everyday about the potential role of sugar consumption in the current obesity epidemic,” said Poonamjot Deol, the assistant project scientist who directed the project in the lab of Frances M. Sladek, a professor of cell biology and neuroscience.


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