UCR Magazine Winter 2014
Did you know that the University of California, Riverside, is in the heart of Indian country, and built on Cahuilla land? Did you know that UCR’s Ph.D. in Native American history is only one of three in the nation? That the Costo Chair of American Indian Affairs is the first faculty chair endowed by American Indians, and that we have a record number of scholars of Native descent in our faculty? This means that UCR’s research — and our student outreach — rises above many other universities in the country. We talk about other hot topics, too. UCR scientists clear up various misconceptions about genetically modified foods. We herald an invention by UCR Professor Nosang Myung: an electronic nose that might be able to sniff out danger. We talk to Professor Pashaura Singh about his mission to educate people on Sikhism.