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May 3, 2016

Bailey-SerresBailey-Serres Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Professor of Genetics Julia Bailey-Serres has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for her excellence in original scientific research. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States. Bailey-Serres learned of her election May 3, 2016, during the academy’s 153rd annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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April 27, 2016

Sachs Bacteria Beneficial to Plants Have Spread Across California

A recent study led by Associate Professor of Biology Joel Sachs and published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows that a strain of beneficial nitrogen-fixing bacteria has spread across California, demonstrating that beneficial bacteria can share some of the same features that are characteristic of pathogens. The bacteria, called Bradyrhizobium, form tumor-like nodules on the roots of plants and are able to “fix” nitrogen by breaking it down and rendering it into forms that plants can easily metabolize.

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April 25, 2016

Haddon College Saddened by Loss of Robert Haddon

Robert Cort Haddon, UCR distinguished professor of Chemistry and of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, and Director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, passed away April 21, 2016. He was awarded the American Physical Society’s James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials in 2008 and named by Thomson Reuters as one of the “best and brightest minds of our times” in 2014.

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April 19, 2016

Transit Physics and Astronomy Hosts Public Events About Dark Matter, Mercury Transit

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is holding a Cosmic Wednesday discussion on April 27 about dark matter, along with a viewing of the rarely-seen Mercury transit. Designed to educate the community about science in an accessible way, the Cosmic Wednesday lecture will feature Professor George Becker, who will discuss computer-generated simulations of dark matter--a special kind of matter that doesn’t emit light or magnetic or electric fields.

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April 19, 2016

BarrowsMore Natural History Training Needed, Survey Shows

A survey by scientists from three UC campuses and led by Cameron Barrows, associate researcher at the Center for Conservation Biology, shows that only 11 percent of early career scientists felt their academic training alone provided the needed exposure to natural history, which can be defined as the observation of organisms in their natural environment.

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April 8, 2016

GalaxyCNAS Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

CNAS graduate students Riley Bottom (neuroscience), Marissa Ann Gionet-Gonzales (chemistry), Jesse Tamayo (chemistry), Aaron Martinez (geosciences), and Ida-Louise Pairs (chemistry) are among the UCR recipients of prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Rearch Fellowships for 2016.

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March 22, 2016

GalaxyGraduate Student Irene Shivaei Leads Team Tracing Star Formation Rates in Distant Galaxies

Combining spectra recorded by the MOSFIRE high-resolution near-infrared spectrometer at the W. M. Keck Observatory telescopes with infrared images from the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Herschel Space Observatory, and optical images of the Hubble Space Telescope, a team lead by graduate student Irene Shivaei has created a complete multi-wavelength picture of galaxies. Their results help to build the foundations of galaxy evolution studies that ccan help predict a physical quantity (in this case, the star-formation rate) of a distant galaxy from the light that telescopes capture.

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February 17, 2016

StudentsCNAS Students Earn HHMI EXROP Fellowships

Undergraduates students Jaime Coronado, Thomas Rodriguez and Alyssa Rodriguez (biochemistry majors) and Katherine Espinoza (neuroscience major) have won fellowships from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), administered by the Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP). The fellowship provides opportunities for students to participate in cutting-edge research over the summer in top labs across the country. All four students also participate in the University Honors Program.

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February 8, 2016

RichardsRichards Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Connor Richards, a fourth-year physics major, has been awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. He is one of about 40 American students who received the award, and he is the first UCR student to be granted the award. He will read for a Master of Advanced Study in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge.

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