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October 1, 2015

Long NightCNAS Expertise to be Showcased at Long Night of Arts & Innovation
Faculty and students from CNAS will part of a series presentations and demonstrations at the City of Riverside’s Long Night of Arts & Innovation from 5 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, Oct. 8, in downtown Riverside.

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September 30, 2015

3D PrintingTraps Created with 3-D Printing Aid in Studies of Avocado Pest
A team of CNAS scientists are using 3-D printing to rapidly and cost-effectively produce specially designed traps to help capture and study the polyphagous shot hole borer, an insect that is damaging avocado and other species of trees in Southern California.

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September 29, 2015

DillmanScientists Sequence Genomes of Microscopic Worms Beneficial to Agriculture
A team led by Assistant Professor of Parasitology Adler Dillman has sequenced the genomes of a group of nematodes (microscopic round worms), providing information that can assist in developing them into more effective parasitic biological control agents in the fight against agricultural insect pests.

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September 23, 2015

SantiagoSantiago Receives NSF Grant to Study Plant Survival and Mortality Mechanisms During Extreme Drought
Associate Professor of Botany and Plant Sciences Louis Santiago has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how trees and shrubs respond to extreme drought. Now in the fourth year of drought, California’s trees and shrubs are experiencing mass mortality quickly and rapid changes in vegetation cover are leading to loss of biodiversity, opportunities for invasive species, and novel ecosystems with entirely new plant communities.

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September 23, 2015

AronsonEmma Aronson Receives Two Grants from NSF
Emma Aronson, an assistant professor of plant pathology and microbiology, has received two grants from the National Science Foundation for conducting research on projects aimed at generating a greater understanding of the microbial role in biogeochemical cycling.

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August 27, 2015

RISERISE Summer Symposium Features Student Research Presentations

Students who participated the 10-week summer research program at CNAS demonstrated their dedication, commitment and hard work by giving oral and poster presentations of their work at the 2015 RISE (Research in Science and Engineering) Symposium on August 27, 2015. Students who participated were members of the HSI-STEM Pathway Summer Bridge to Research Program, the Learning Communities CNAS Scholars Program and the Dynamic Genome Scholars Program.

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August 12, 2015

BoschCNAS Graduate Students Win Entomology Awards

Department of Entomology graduate students Erich Schoeller, Aviva Goldmann (pictured, left), Fatemeh Ganjisaffar, Adena Why, Amelia Lindsey (pictured, right) and Christopher Shogrenave have been awarded Robert van den Bosch Scholarships offered by the Center for Biological Control at UC Berkeley. The scholarships, which range from $5,000 to $20,000, may be used for graduate student salary, tuition and fees, laboratory help, supplies or travel for research.

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July 9, 2015

RapicavoliGraduate Student, Jeanette Rapicavoli Publishes Article About Plants Improving Immune Systems to Fight Off Pathogens

Jeanette Rapicavoli, a Ph.d. student and winner of UCR's GradSlam competition, published an article about helping plants to fight off pathogens by improving their immune systems. Just as humans have received vaccines to treat human diseases, "defense priming" will also be used on plants to improve their immune system. By doing this, Rapicavoli says we can save California more than $100 million in saving crops. Her research focuses primarily on the bacterial pathogen Xylella fastidiosa, which damages the grape and wine industries.

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July 6, 2015

KeplerEarth Sciences Grad Students Contribute to NASA’s Search for Life in the Universe

Six graduate students from the Department of Earth Sciences were among more than 700 researchers reporting on NASA’s ongoing exploration of life in the universe at the biennial Astrobiology Science Conference held at the Chicago Hilton in June 2015. “Habitability, Habitable Worlds, and Life,” was the theme of the weeklong, international gathering, known as AbSciCon 2015. The students are part of the newly funded NASA project “Alternative Earths” led by their advisor, Professor Timothy Lyons.

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July 1, 2015

WenzelGrad Student Kevin Welzel Serves as Expert at Ant-Man Premiere

Entomology graduate student Kevin Welzel was standing among Hollywood stars Monday, June 29, at the red carpet premiere of Marvel’s Ant-Man at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Welzel, invited by Walt Disney Studios, stood alongside a giant formicarium – or ant house – to answer questions red carpet attendees had about ants. The 27-year-old Fontana native is a big Marvel fan.

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