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January 29, 2016

KahnBailey-Serres and Yin Named Among World's Most Influential Scientists
CNAS scientists Julia Bailey-Serres (botany and plant sciences) and Yadong Yin (chemistry) have been named to the Thomson Reuters 2015 list of “some of the best and brightest minds of our times.” The 2015 list focuses on contemporary research achievement using highly cited papers in journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection during the 11-year period 2003-2013 and defined as those that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for field and publication year.

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January 19, 2016

KahnWatching Electrons Cool in 30 Quadrillionths of a Second
Nathan Gabor and Joshua C. H. Lui, assistant professors in the Department of Physics, are among the co-authors of a paper published recently in Nature Physics titled, “Tuning ultrafast electron thermalization pathways in a van der Waals heterostructure.” It describes a new process the research team developed that could have applications in visual displays, solar cells and photodetectors.

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January 13, 2016

KahnTracy Kahn Appointed Givaudan Endowed Chair
Tracy Kahn, curator of UCR’s Citrus Variety Collection, has been appointed the Givaudan Citrus Variety Collection Endowed Chair. The appointment, which went into effect July 1, 2015 and runs through June 30, 2020, allows the collection to be supported and maintained in perpetuity.

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January 12, 2016

AlberDistinguished Professor Mark S. Alber to Join UCR’s Department of Mathematics
Distinguished Professor Mark S. Alber will join the faculty in the CNAS Department of Mathematics effective June 30, 2016. Professor Alber is currently the Vincent J. Duncan Family Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Notre Dame.

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January 11, 2016

ChickenBackyard Chickens Harbor Many Parasites
A study in the Journal of Medical Entomology by graduate student Amy Murillo and Professor of Entomology Bradley Mullens demonstrates that backyard chickens are infested by a greater diversity of mites and lice than cage-raised chickens.

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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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February 3, 2016

loveraAvila-Lovera Awarded USAID Fellowship for Research in Venezuela

Eleinis Avila-Lovera, a Ph.D. candidate working under the direction of Associate Professor of Physiological Ecology Louis Santigao, has been selected for a U.S. Agency for International Development fellowship co-sponsored by the UC Global Food Initiative. Working with the Universidad Central de Venezuela, she will return to her native country to study cultivating cacao in an agroforestry system.

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November 5, 2015

RichardsConnor Richards Named Marshall Scholarship Finalist

Fourth-year physics undergraduate Connor Richards recently became the first UCR student in more than a decade to be named a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship, one of the most prestigious academic honors in the nation. If selected for the scholarship, he plans to pursue a Masters of Advanced Study in applied mathematics and theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge, and a Master of Science in quantum fields and fundamental forces at Imperial College. Working with Professor of Physics Owen Long, Richards has spent the last three years conducting research, including traveling to Switzerland to work with CERN.

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October 13, 2015

Learning CommunitiesLearning Communities Improve GPAs and Graduation Rates

Learning communities at CNAS and the other colleges on campus bring together small groups of first-year students, placing them in many of the same classes and providing extra academic support. As a result, CNAS students in learning communities have GPAs one-third point higher and graduation rates nearly twice those of their fellow students.

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