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  • Paying it Forward to Help Aspiring First Generation Professors Find their Path

    Gloria Luong, the 2006 Outstanding Student in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Science, took a nervous plunge into graduate work, became a college professor, and now, 10 years later, is extending her hand to help Carla Arredondo, another first-generation UCR alumna, pursue a Ph.D. of her own.

  • UCR Grad Student Talks Straight To Win Big

    A UC Riverside doctoral student who is working to create smaller, more powerful microprocessors using graphene instead of silicon is UC’s newest Grad Slam champion. Grad student Peter Byrley took home the "Slammy" on April 22, the culmination of a systemwide contest that recognizes and rewards the gift for gab – specifically, the ability to summarize complex research for a lay audience in a way that is concise, engaging and illuminating.

  • Selfish Behavior Lowers Levels of Happiness

    Cheating to get ahead is likely to reduce your level of happiness. That’s according to a new study by University of California, Riverside sociology professor Jan E. Stets. The study, titled “Happiness and Identities,” was published in the journal Social Science Research.

  • Chair of UC Riverside’s Theater Department to Present at International Conference in Italy

    Erith Jaffe-Berg, chair and associate professor of the Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production at the University of California, Riverside, will speak at The Birth and Evolution of the Venetian Ghetto international conference in Venice, Italy, on Friday, May 6.