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9 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

Insect killer of crops, gardens arrives in Bay Area and is spreading north

Courtesy U.C. Riverside/Mike Lewis -- California gardeners harvesting their summer produce may encounter a new pest aAI the bagrada bug. The native of Africa, which made its first California appearance in Los Angeles County six years ago, has been sighted in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Agriculture, California

11 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

Teacher shortage in Monterey County persists

SALINAS >> There's an opening for a music teacher in Greenfield Union with a signing bonus of up to $5,000. There's another opening for a child development teacher at Carmel Unified.


Related Topix: Monterey County, CA

13 hrs ago | Daily Kos

More Intellectual Dishonesty in the Academic Labor Movement

"Academic Workers for a Democratic Union" have already written a " rebuttal " to my previous diary , but characteristically resort to more name-calling and mischaracterizations. My assertions still stand: they've presided over a precipitous decline in participation in the union, they made major concessions for the first time in UAW 2865 history, they did not tell members they made these concessions, and they exaggerated/lied about what they did accomplish.


Related Topix: UC Santa Barbara

18 hrs ago | UC San Diego Tritons

Alwafai Earns CCAA Runner of the Week Honors

UC San Diego's Tareq Alwafai has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week. The announcement was made Tuesday by the league.


Related Topix: UC San Diego

22 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Universities join forces to help lower-income students

But a group of universities, including Arizona State, is banding together for a common goal: improving graduation rates for lower-income students. Universities join forces to help lower-income students But a group of universities, including Arizona State, is banding together for a common goal: improving graduation rates for lower-income students.


Related Topix: Arizona State University, Family, Kids, Purdue University, University of Texas at Austin

Yesterday | Los Angeles Times

National Book Award longlist for poetry announced

The longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for poetry was announced Tuesday. The poets who made the cut include two MacArthur "genius" Fellows , an Episcopal priest , a professor at UC Riverside and a professor at Pomona College .


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry

Yesterday |

New 11-University Alliance Plans Efforts to Help Graduate More Needy Students

Eleven public research universities around the country that enroll some of the most economically and racially diverse student bodies in the nation have formed a collaboration aimed at increasing the numbers of low-income students who start and graduate from college. The institutions in the new University Innovation Alliance, to be formally announced on Tuesday at an event here, say that they have all committed to work together to test promising approaches, to document what works and what doesn't, and then to develop techniques to spread the ideas at a big-enough scale to make a difference.


Related Topix: Georgia State University, Riverside (Riverside, CA), Arizona State University, University of Texas at Austin

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

RiversideRIVERSIDE: Exchange students from Japan volunteer in sister city

Riverside Police Officer Daniel Baird shows exchange students from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, Riverside's sister city, a memorial wall for fallen officers on Sept. 11. A group of 15 exchange students from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, which is Riverside's sister city, toured the Riverside Police Department's Magnolia Station on Sept.


Related Topix: World News, Japan, Family, Kids

Pest Control

PMP Hall of Fame Class of 2014

The Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame was established in 1997 to recognize and thank those who have led the pest management industry to new heights. This year, four industry icons - Ed Bradbury, Gene Harrington, Don Reierson, and Dempsey R. Sapp Sr. - join the ranks of 75 other PMP Hall of Fame inductees.


Related Topix: Management, New Jersey, Entomology, Science


Nobel Laureate to Give Talk at UC Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Randy Schekman , one of the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, will give a presentation at the University of California, Riverside on Wednesday, Sept.


Related Topix: Riverside (Riverside, CA), Cell Biology, Biology, Science, UC Berkeley

Jorge Arias, 71

On September 12, 2014 Dr. Jorge Arias left this world for his heavenly home where he can rest and find peace. Jorge married the love of his life, Kathy Arias, in California in 1971.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Whittier College, Fairfax County, VA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Medical Daily

Bullying Behavior Transforms As Students Move From Elementary To...

For students, bullying behaviors change and progress as they make the transition from elementary school to middle school. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, studied the bullying behavior of students, whether it was verbal, physical, cyber, and compared them between English and non-English speakers.


Sat Sep 13, 2014

UC San Diego Tritons

UCSD Posts Strong Showing at UC Riverside Invite

The UC San Diego women's cross country team took fifth place in the 6k invitational race at the UC Riverside Invite, on Saturday. On the men's side, the Tritons finished fifth in the 8k inivitational and sixth in the 8k open.


Related Topix: UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara

Holtville Tribune

California Energy Commission Presiding Member's Proposed Decision Released for Palen Energy Project

The California Energy Commission committee that is conducting proceedings on the proposed amendments to the Palen Solar Power Project issued its Presiding Member's Proposed Decision today recommending approval of a Reduced Acreage Alternative to the project now known as the Palen Solar Electric Generating System . In its decision, the committee - Commissioner Karen Douglas, presiding member, and Commissioner David Hochschild, associate member-said the Reduced Acreage Alternative with a single solar tower is a superior alternative to the proposed PSEGS amendment.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Palm Desert, CA, Indio, CA

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Jetson Green

New High-performance Supercapacitor Developed in California

A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside has developed a new graphene-based supercapacitor , which is based on a nanoscale architecture. This breakthrough supercapacitor offers double the energy and power performance over today's available competitors.


Related Topix: Riverside (Riverside, CA)

Cyber-bullying in kids increases with age

Bullying increases as students graduate from elementary to middle school and, overall, girls are more likely to experience verbal/relational and cyber victimisation than boys, the findings showed. "Schools will only be free from bullying when interventions are gender- and culturally-sensitive and address all types of bullying," said Cixin Wang, an assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside in the US.


Inside Bay Area

Poll: Dim prospects for Prop. 46 medical malpractice measure

Support for Proposition 46, which would raise California's four-decade-old $250,000 cap on medical malpractice awards for "pain and suffering," has plunged since early summer, and the measure is now failing, a new Field Poll shows. And support for Proposition 45, which would let the state insurance commissioner veto medical insurance rate hikes, is also losing steam.


Related Topix: Drug Testing, Healthcare Law, Law, August, CA

Wed Sep 10, 2014


Cyberbullying increases as students age

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - As students' age they are verbally and physically bullied less but cyberbullied more, non-native English speakers are not bullied more often than native English speakers and bullying increases as students' transition from elementary to middle school.


Related Topix: Riverside (Riverside, CA), Psychology, Science, University of Virginia


Super cheap diaper insert alerts parents to dehydration and more

As a new parent , there are some issues that I can't see with the naked eye. Things like dehydration and bacterial infections can go unnoticed in little tykes, but there's a group of engineering students that's are looking to help.


Related Topix: Gadgets

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Victorville Daily Press

Diana Felipe and James Hudgens

Diana Felipe of Sacramento and James Matthew Hudgens of Riverside and formerly of Victorville, are engaged and plan to marry on Nov. 15, 2014 in Sacramento. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jaime and Maria Felipe of Sacramento.


Related Topix: Victorville, CA