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2 hrs ago | Inland Empire California

Riverside Streetcar Study to Give Update

The Riverside Reconnects Streetcar Feasibility Study, which is examining what a streetcar system could mean for Riverside, will be the subject of a community update and question/answer session at a workshop Thursday evening.

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7 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

New paper offers unexpected tip for men negotiating signing bonuses

Possessing a wider face is a plus for males when they negotiate for themselves in business situations, according to a paper recently published in The Leadership Quarterly.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

RiversideRIVERSIDE: Entomologist receives international honor for career achievement

Jocelyn Millar, left, a professor of entomology at UC Riverside, with Stefan Schulz, past-president of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, after receiving the ISCE Silver Medal at the society's annual meeting in Urbana-Champaign, Ill., in July 2014.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Champaign, IL, Chemistry

SFGate

A bloated face may be worth $2,200 to you

Here's a research topic you may have overlooked: facial width and its effect on careers.

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KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Monsoons bring thunder and lightning to the valley

This week's dry, scorching heat gave way to heavy humidity, rain and rumbling. "I heard the lightning and the thunder and we had probably a quarter inch of rain," said Paul Copeskey of Rancho Mirage.

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Related Topix: Weather, Rancho Mirage, CA, Palm Desert, CA, Indio, CA

Medical News Today

Deleting enzyme favorably impacts behaviors associated with Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes obsessive-compulsive and repetitive behaviors, and other behaviors on the autistic spectrum, as well as cognitive deficits.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Genetics, Medicine, Minocin, Minocycline (generic)

Fri Jul 25, 2014

CBS Local

Scientists At UC Riverside Point At Enzyme For Critical Role In Development Of Autism

Scientists at UC Riverside are pointing at an enzyme called MMP-9 as playing a critical role in the development of autism.

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Related Topix: Health, Autism, Genetics, Medicine

The Press-Enterprise

RiversideHealing the Inland Empire

A lot of changes are inspiring the brighter view of Inland medical care: New hospitals, new medical schools and major expansions of existing medical centers.

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Related Topix: Loma Linda University, San Bernardino County, CA, Riverside County, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

RiversideUCR: Researchers find key component of autistic behavior

A UC Riverside-led team of researchers says it has found conclusive evidence that a naturally produced enzyme in the body is responsible for autism and other neurological disorders in people with Fragile X syndrome.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health

Patch.com

Surprising Trait Helps When Negotiating a Pay Raise

Men with wide faces are better negotiating raises than their narrow-faced brethren, but having a broad mug isn't helpful in scenarios requiring creative solutions, according to research conducted by two UC Riverside professors.

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EurekAlert!

Study gives new perspective on agricultural plastic, debris burning, and air quality

To reduce fire hazard in the United States, wildland managers often utilize the silvicultural practice of mechanically cutting woody shrubs and suppressed trees .

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Related Topix: Fire

Wed Jul 23, 2014

R & D

Study links enzyme to autistic behaviors

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes obsessive compulsive and repetitive behaviors, and other behaviors on the autistic spectrum, as well as cognitive deficits.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Genetics, Medicine, Minocin, Minocycline (generic)

Business Journal

a UC cashes in on nonresidents

Some people characterize the trend as "a fresh perspective," while others say that Californians are being squeezed out.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, UC Merced

New Scientist

Oxygen oasis for early life found in ancient rock

FOR the first half of Earth's existence, there was no oxygen to be had. The air wasn't breathable and life in the oceans was little more than primitive sludge.

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Related Topix: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Science / Technology

PhysOrg Weblog

Wide-faced men negotiate nearly $2,200 larger signing bonus

Having a wider face helps men when they negotiate for themselves but hurts them when they are negotiating in a situation that requires compromise.

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The Press-Enterprise

RiversideUC RIVERSIDE: Campus hosts 'boot camp' to ease Native Americans' entry

"I'm afraid because it's really hard to leave my family," he said, noting that college would mean he'd be away from taking part in the same rite for his little sister and participating in other important tribal ceremonies.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Kids

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Men With Wide Faces Are Better Negotiators

New research finds that men with wide faces tend to take a more competitive approach to negotiations than do their counterparts with smaller facial width-to-height ratios, helping them claim a bigger slice of the proverbial pie in negotiations that have obvious winners and losers.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Redlands Daily Facts

Twilight tours offered at UC Riverside Botanic Gardens

The Friends of the University of California, Riverside, Botanic Gardens will host twilight tours at 6:30 p.m. July 25 and Aug. 15 at the gardens, on the east side of the UCR campus.

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EurekAlert!

UC Riverside entomologist receives international honor for chemical ecology contributions

Jocelyn Millar , a professor of entomology and cooperating faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the Silver Medal for career achievement by the International Society of Chemical Ecology .

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Chemistry

EurekAlert!

Catching grease to cut grill pollution

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A team of University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering students have designed a tray that when placed under the grates of a backyard grill reduces by 70 percent the level of a harmful pollutant produced during cooking.

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Related Topix: Riverside (Riverside, CA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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