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Writers Week Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Best-selling, award-winning authors will discuss their work Feb. 14-16, 2017

November 23, 2016

Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o will receive the second annual Los Angeles Review of Books/UCR Creative Writing Lifetime Achievement Award at Writers Week.

Who Says?

There is little doubt that hosting the Olympics is an enormous boost for a local economy — both in the short term as driven by activity surrounding the events themselves, and in the long term given how these events raise the global profile of the region.

Christopher Thornberg, director of economic forecasting and professor of the school of business administration, on the bid for Los Angeles to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, an opportunity that could create over 74,000 new jobs, and boost the local economy by $11 billion


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WNBA Chamique Holdsclaw Coming to UCR

WNBA superstar Chamique Holdsclaw is coming to UCR for the screening of “Mind/Game,” the documentary based on Holdsclaw’s life.

Awards & Honors

Recognition for Outreach and Public Services Librarian, Robin M. Katz

The James Harvey Robinson Prize is awarded to the creators of a teaching aid that has made the most outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history for public or educational purposes.

Research & Scholarship

Secret New Weapon of Insect-Transmitted Viruses Exposed

The scientists uncovered molecular mechanisms that the cucumber mosaic virus uses to manipulate plants to make them release odors that attract aphids, which transmit the virus.

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