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June 26, 2015

GullsWhy Are Seabirds Abandoning Their Ancestral Nesting Grounds in Gulf of California?

Professor of Botany and Plant Sciences and Director of the UC MEXUS program Exequiel Ezcurra is co-author of a new study describing why seabirds are abandoning their ancestral nesting grounds on Isla Rasa in the Gulf of California without nesting. Warming oceanographic conditions and fishing pressure are driving them away.

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June 26, 2015

Physics AcademyPhysics and Astronomy Hosts Eighth Annual Summer Physics Academy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted its eighth annual Summer Physics Academy last week, providing a weeklong workshop that trains and equips local high school physics teachers with practical and conceptual physics lessons, hands-on activities, curriculum and technology to use in their own classrooms. The academy’s goal is to reach out to local high school students through their teachers so that the students are encouraged to learn physics and be prepared for physics courses at the college level.

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June 25, 2015

GarlandStudy by Garland Points to Benefits of Exercise During Childhood

A study published in Physiology & Behavior by Professor of Biology Theodore Garland demonstrates the positive impact that exercise done early in life can have on the health of adults, including a tendency to continue to exercise voluntarily and achieve a reduction in body mass.

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June 22, 2015

PhamIn Search of an Elusive Subatomic Particle

Professor of Physics and Astronomy John Ellison is leading a team working on the Compact Muon Sollenoid experiment in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva Switzerland searching for evidence of the Majorana neutrino, a subatomic particle produced by the decay of radioactive elements. Working alongside Ellison are Brent Yates, a graduate student in Ellison’s lab and former student Fernando Giordano.

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June 8, 2015

Julian HartzellA Challenging Path and a Desire to Give Back

Julian Hartzell’s path to the degree he’ll earn in biochemistry in June 2015 wasn’t typical: he couldn’t live on campus, pull an all-nighter, or pick up fast food whenever he wanted. That’s because he lives with Crohn’s Disease, a chronic illness with no cure. Julian is now applying to medical schools, hoping to become a specialty physician concentrating on gastro immunology. He wants to serve the community that has been there for him. “I want to work with people who are going through the same thing. And I want to come back to this area because there are few specialists here.”

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April 30, 2015

Jeannette RapicavoliGrad Student Jeannette Rapicavoli to Represent UCR at UC GrandSlam Competition

Jeannette Rapicavoli, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Plant Pathology working with Assistant Professor Caroline Roper, was named overall winner and recipient of the Audience Choice Award and a $5,000 fellowship at UCR’s GrandSlam competition, where participants have three minutes to explain their research to non-experts. She will represent UCR when she competes with winners from the other UC campuses at the University of California’s GrandSlam competition on May 4.

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April 30, 2015

Jessica DiazCNAS Grad Student Jessica Diaz Lobbies for Research at State Capitol

Jessica Diaz, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences (photo, right), was among a group of University of California students who joined UC President Janet Napolitano at the state capitol to highlight the value graduate research brings to the state. They were part of the annual event Graduate Research Advocacy Day, which brings delegates from each campus to the capitol for a day of informal chats with lawmakers, who have often invited researchers back to Sacramento to tap their expertise on critical issues.

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April 16, 2015

BrainNeuroscience Graduate Student Association Hosts Brain Awareness Day

To increase the public’s awareness of how the brain functions and to bring people up to speed with progress made in brain research, the Neuroscience Graduate Student Association at UCR hosted Brain Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

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