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August 28, 2015

Ice EarthFrom Icy Tomb to Global Warming: Public Lecture Will Discuss Earth’s Climate History
Harvard University Professor Emeritus of Geology Paul Hoffman will deliver a free public lecture titled, "Earth’s Astonishing Climate History," on Thursday, September 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the UCR Extension Center. Co-sponsored by the Department of Earth Sciences and the NASA Astrobiology Institute, the lecture is free and open to the public (no charge for parking).


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August 28, 2015

GillGill Elected Fellow of Entomological Society of America
Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience and entomologist Sarjeet Gill has been elected a fellow of the Entomological Society of America, the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Gill is one of only 10 persons elected to this honor this year.


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August 25, 2015

BarleySequencing of Barley Genome Achieves New Milestone
Professors Tim Close (Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, CNAS) and Stefano Lonardi (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Bourns College of Engineering) have sequenced large portions of the barley genome that together contain nearly two-thirds of all its genes. This new information will not only expand geneticists’ knowledge of barley’s DNA but will also help in the understanding, at the genetic level, of wheat and other sources of food.


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August 24, 2015

Chemistry RankingDepartment of Chemistry Ranked 41st in the World

The Department of Chemistry at CNAS jumped from being ranked 47th in the world in 2014 to 41st in 2015, according to the recently released Academic Ranking of World Universities. The rankings are based on prestigious awards won by alumni or faculty and three separate indices of the number of researchers cited, the number of citations and the impact factors of the journals where their work is cited.


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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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