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September 17, 2018

Turfgrass
Golf celebrates the fruits of research at UC Riverside Turfgrass Field Day

Golf industry professionals from various quarters gathered at UCR's annual Turfgrass and Landscape Research Field Day on September 13th at UC Riverside.

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September 13, 2018

Pomegranate
Picking the perfect pomegranate

In research published earlier this year in the Journal of Food Science, UCR Botany and Plant Sciences postdoctoral scholar John Chater and his colleagues used a consumer sensory panel to find out what traits people liked and disliked about the industry-standard "Wonderful" and six other varieties.

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September 12, 2018

Pomegranate
UCR news moved to a new website:  news.ucr.edu

"UCR Today" has become "UCR News": Beginning Sept. 12, 2018, news of UC Riverside, its students, and its research, can be found on the new news site, news.ucr.edu. All 2018 stories can be found on the new site, stories prior to Sept. 12 will continue to be archived on the UCR Today site.

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September 12, 2018

Macroposity
Climate-induced soil changes may cause more erosion and flash flooding

UCR Environmental Sciences Professor Daniel Hirmas and colleagues published a paper in Nature that provides evidence for the rapid evolution of soil macroporosity in response to climate and discusses the implications of these changes in terms of the continental-scale water cycle.

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September 11, 2018

Science in school
New grant from Schmidt Futures will support science teachers and maker-centered learning in underserved California schools

The California Science Project (CSP), supported by CNAS at UCR, has received a $300,000 grant from Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, that will allow CSP to bolster K-12 science education and maker-centered learning in California.

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September 4, 2018

Eco Van
Measuring greenhouse gases on the go

A new mobile emissions van allows UCR researchers to track atmospheric emissions anytime, anywhere. Two UC Riverside professors are taking to the road to pinpoint sources of air pollution across California.

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September 4, 2018

Flooding in California
Global Warming, El Niño could cause wetter winters, drier conditions in other months

UC Riverside Earth Sciences Professor Robert Allen’s research indicates that what precipitation the state does get will be pretty much limited to the winter months, and non-winter months will be even dryer than usual, with little or no rain at all.

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August 29, 2018

Professor MobasherNASA recognizes Professor's study at the top of Telescope's "Greatest Discoveries" list

Bahram Mobasher, a professor of physics and astronomy, led a research team that used NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope to make the “Big Baby” galaxies discovery, which has just been ranked as Spitzer’s second most important discovery by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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August 27, 2018

Prof. BarishNobel laureate Barry Barish joins UC Riverside Faculty

Physicist Barry C. Barish, who won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of gravitational waves, will join the UCR faculty on September 1. The physicist, whose contributions enabled the first observation of gravitational waves, is the university’s second Nobel Prize winner.

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August 27, 2018

Joshua Tree National Park
Climate Change predicted to bring more extremes to Inland Southern California

Hot, dry weather in Southern California’s inland desert region is projected to become more extreme over the 21st century, according to a report written by researchers at UC Riverside and the U.S. Department of Agriculture that was released today as part of California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment.

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