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November 16, 2015

PaineEntomology Professor Receives National Teaching Award
Professor of Entomology Timothy Paine has received an award for innovative teaching methods and service to students from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Paine received the Excellence in College and University Teaching Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences award at the 128th APLU Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., on Sunday, Nov. 15.

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November 9, 2015

AllenA Warmer World Will Be a Hazier One
Using a suite of computer models, a new study led by Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences Robert Allen finds that most aerosol species (tiny solid and liquid particles suspended in the atmosphere) will increase under climate change associated with greenhouse-gas-induced warming. This will affect air quality and alter the Earth’s radiative balance by either scattering or absorbing sunlight.

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November 5, 2015

BeesManaged Bees Spread and Intensify Diseases in Wild Bees
A new study by postdoctoral researcher Peter Graystock (lead author), Assistant Professor of Entomology Quinn McFrederick and others shows that the introduction of large populations of managed bees to an area can have a deleterious effect the health of the wild bees living there.

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November 3, 2015

YamanakaResearchers Identify New Route for Release of Steroid Hormones
A new paper published by the journal Cell by Assistant Professor of Entomology Naoki Yamanaka and others concludes that the conventional “free diffusion” model of steroid hormone release should be revisited based on their study of how fruit fly endocrine organs use tightly regulated signaling pathways to manage the process.

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November 2, 2015

SpiderOil-Based Pesticides Most Effective at Killing Contents of Brown Widow Spider Egg Sacs
Pesticides in oil-based formulations are better than water-based formulations at penetrating the silk fibers of brown widow spider egg sacs, according to a new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology by CNAS entomologists Dong-Hwan Choe and Rick Vetter.

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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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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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