Starting July 2, UC Riverside’s Raymond Orbach Science Library will host the National Library of Medicine’s latest traveling exhibition, “Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature.”

The six-banner traveling exhibition explores the birth of Frankenstein, the life of author Mary Shelley, the scientific search for the principle of life, and the transformation of the “monster” in popular culture. Visitors will find the materials, up until August 11, at Orbach’s atrium. The library’s hours are Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Fridays from 7:30 a.m. -6 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

This exhibit is a teaser to a larger, more comprehensive Frankenstein exhibit that will be up this fall at the Tomás Rivera Library.

Hundreds Say Farewell to the Barn

During a June 14 gathering to celebrate the 101 years of the Barn’s history at UC Riverside, nearly 700 guests gathered, shared memories over hors d’oeuvres, and looked through historical photos.

The Barn is now closed for an 18-month renovation.

At the farewell party guests, who included alumni, students, staff, and faculty, enjoyed some of the Barn’s most famous menu items. Here is a partial list:

  • Chips and barn salsa
  • Southwest turkey and chipotle soy chicken pinwheels
  • Barn miso caesar
  • Berry quinoa
  • Spicy ahi spoons
  • Barn burger
  • Sonya’s soup shooters with mini grilled cheese
  • Barn fries
  • Miso cod


  • Hope’s cookies
  • Bread pudding
  • Apple cobbler

Agua fresca:

  • Pineapple spinach
  • Cherry mojito
  • Strawberry jamaica


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