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May 19, 2016

ColonLarive Named Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Paul D’Anieri has announced that Cindy Larive, Professor of Chemistry and Divisional Dean for Physical Sciences and Mathematics in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, has agreed to serve as UCR's next Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education effective July 1, 2016.

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May 17, 2016

ColonStudy Advances Understanding of Colon Cancer and Colitis

A new study led by Professor of Cell Biology and Toxicologist Frances M. Sladek explains how the distribution of two forms of a transcription factor in the colon influence the risk of disease. Both forms are important and require an appropriate balance between them in the gut. The next step in the research is to identify foods that disrupt this balance and those that help preserve it.

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May 5, 2016

EmbryoExploiting Male-Killing Bacteria to Control Insects

A team of scientists including Assistant Professor of Entomology Omar Akbari have discovered a key mechanism that drives a bacteria that kills male insects, a development that could potentially be exploited to control insect pest species in the future. In a paper published in Current Biology, they describe how the bacterium Spiroplasma initiates male killing by directly targeting the dosage compensation complex of an organism, which equalizes gene expression between the males and females.

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May 4, 2016

Hardly BarnoskyRenowned Biologists to Give Free Public Talk on Earth’s Tipping Point

Biologists Anthony D. Barnosky and Elizabeth A. Hadly will deliver the John A. and Betty C. Moore Science as a Way of Knowing lecture on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Free and open to the public, their hour-long talk is titled “Tipping Point for Planet Earth – How Close Are We to the Edge?” and will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the UCR Extension Center.

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May 3, 2016

ChenChen to Deliver Faculty Research Lecture on Small RNAs

Distinguished Professor of Botany and Plant Sciences Xuemei Chen will deliver the 64th annual Faculty Research Lecture titled, “Small RNAs – Small but Powerful” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on June 6 in the Genomics Auditorium. Small RNAs were the “dark matter” in biology until the early 2000s, when they were found to be universally present in animals and plants. In the past 15 years, efforts in the research community have unveiled many secrets of these enigmatic molecules and have begun to harness their power.

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May 27, 2016

MacWelcome Members of the 2016 MacREU at R’side

Thanks to the generous support of the National Science Foundation and Semiconductor Research Corporation, we’re pleased to welcome the 2016 participants in the Materials Connection Research Experience for Undergraduates at UC Riverside (MacREU R’side). The program is led by Professor of Chemistry Ludwig Bartels.

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April 8, 2016

GalaxyCNAS Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

CNAS graduate students Riley Bottom (neuroscience), Marissa Ann Gionet-Gonzales (chemistry), Jesse Tamayo (chemistry), Aaron Martinez (geosciences), and Ida-Louise Pairs (chemistry) are among the UCR recipients of prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Rearch Fellowships for 2016.

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March 22, 2016

GalaxyGraduate Student Irene Shivaei Leads Team Tracing Star Formation Rates in Distant Galaxies

Combining spectra recorded by the MOSFIRE high-resolution near-infrared spectrometer at the W. M. Keck Observatory telescopes with infrared images from the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Herschel Space Observatory, and optical images of the Hubble Space Telescope, a team lead by graduate student Irene Shivaei has created a complete multi-wavelength picture of galaxies. Their results help to build the foundations of galaxy evolution studies that ccan help predict a physical quantity (in this case, the star-formation rate) of a distant galaxy from the light that telescopes capture.

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February 17, 2016

StudentsCNAS Students Earn HHMI EXROP Fellowships

Undergraduates students Jaime Coronado, Thomas Rodriguez and Alyssa Rodriguez (biochemistry majors) and Katherine Espinoza (neuroscience major) have won fellowships from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), administered by the Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP). The fellowship provides opportunities for students to participate in cutting-edge research over the summer in top labs across the country. All four students also participate in the University Honors Program.

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