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


(UCR) has a critical mass of all groups, so students feel quite comfortable...They feel it’s a welcoming campus and an inclusive campus.

Steven Brint, vice provost for undergraduate education, on UCR's support for Latino students and its role as the first UC campus to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution in 2008


The two subspecies were originally described as separate species, partly on the basis of small differences in the tail feathers between them, but were then classified in 1945 as subspecies of the Bahama woodstar...It’s time now to call these two distinct species of hummingbirds.

Christopher Clark, assistant professor of biology, on the recent discovery of a new bird species, a tiny 'bee hummingbird' family, in the Bahamas


It is the first time that anyone has used synthetic biology to reprogram a plant response to a specific chemical.

Sean Cutler, associate professor of cell biology and chemistry, on his research that genetically engineers plants to consume less water after they are exposed to an agrochemical, which will allow the plants to survive on less water during California's four-year drought


Students from high-prestige institutions are likely to be better-placed not only because they come from high-prestige programs with higher social and cultural capital, but also because they are probably more talented and productive than the students who attended less prestigious institutions (on the average).

Robert Hanneman, professor of sociology, on the prevalence of elitism in academia


The Obama graduation initiative will move forward if community college students can be relieved of economic hardships.

John Levin, professor of education, on President Obama's proposal to make the first two years of community college free for those willing to work for it


The tighter controls reflect instability within the party as President Xi Jinping shakes up the political landscape in a much-publicised anti-corruption campaign that's netted thousands of government officials...The strategy echoes back to the political purges of Mao Zedong , the founding father of the People's Republic of China.

Perry Link, distinguished professor of comparative literature and foreign language, on the growing Internet censorship in China and how the strategy of President Xi Jinping bears a strong resemblance to the political purges of Mao Zedong


Even if (the research for a new lightweight steel) takes a long time before it can become a part of production, the novelty of the microstructure that forms could be very useful for thinking about how to construct new alloys.

Suveen Mathaudhu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, on international research on a new lightweight steel that could improve cars’ fuel efficiency


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