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May 24, 2019

Jupiter & Saturn
Meteor magnets in outer space

A UCR-led team has discovered two Jupiter-sized planets about 150 light years away from Earth that could reveal whether life is likely on the smaller planets in other solar systems.

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May 15, 2019

Loss of plant diversity harms not only bumblebees

A new study led by Hollis Woodard, asst. professor in the UCR Entomology Department, reveals that loss of plant diversity harms bumblebees at a critical stage in their development -- and as bumblebee diets narrow, ours could as well.

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May 14, 2019

Nematodes under Microscope
UCR research agronomist receives USDA New Investigator Award

Elia Scudiero, researcher in the environmental sciences department, has recently been awarded $500,000 by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

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May 8, 2019

Nematodes under Microscope
Campbell family gives $10 million to UC Riverside

The University of California, Riverside today announced a $10 million gift from Rochelle A. Campbell and Allison Campbell. The gift from the mother-daughter philanthropists will support access and opportunity across the university’s disciplines for students and parents of limited means.

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May 2, 2019

Nematodes under Microscope
Petri dishes don’t make good hosts for nematodes

A new study by a team led by Adler Dillman, asst. professor in UCR's Entomology Department, suggests that some of what scientists have learned about nematode toxin production and release may be missing the mark because it came from research done on parasitic nematodes outside of a host.

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April 30, 2019

Marilyn Fogel
UCR Professor Marilyn Fogel elected to the National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced today the election of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates. UCR EDGE Institute Director Dr. Marilyn Fogel, Wilbur W. Mayhew Endowed Professor of Geoecology, is a new member.

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April 30, 2019

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NSF award helps UCR train tomorrow's STEM teachers

A $1.5 million National Science Foundation award will help transform more than 50 UC Riverside students into the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math teachers.

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April 29, 2019

UCR forensic entomology class teaches students to interpret insect clues to aid legal investigations

Entomology professor Alec Gerry said intense student interest in crime scene shows led him to develop a course that exposes students to hands-on experiences and examinations.

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April 25, 2019

Space tomatoes
Grant to UC Riverside could help put tiny tomato plants on the International Space Station

With a grant from the NASA-funded Translational Research Institute for Space Health, UCR researchers will tweak tomatoes to make them uniquely suited to growing in space.

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April 24, 2019

Professor Yehua Li
Professors Yehua Li and Mark Alber recognized for their accomplishments

Professors Yehua Li of Statistics and Mark Alber of Mathematics are acknowledged by the American Statistical Association and Leiden University.

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April 24, 2019

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CNAS students receive prestigious NSF fellowships and honorable mentions

Nine University of California, Riverside, students received National Science Foundation, or NSF, Graduate Research Fellowships this year in the STEM fields.

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April 22, 2019

Nobel laureate Barry Barish
CNAS physicist and Nobel laureate Barry Barish elected foreign member of the Royal Society

Barry Barish, a distinguished professor of physics at UC Riverside, has been elected a foreign member of the Royal Society for his exceptional contribution to science.

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April 17, 2019

CNAS Dean Kathryn UhrichDean Kathryn Uhrich highlighted in magazine

The University of North Dakota Alumni Review wrote a cover story on Dean Uhrich for their spring 2019 issue.

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April 16, 2019

Researcher Sam Ying
Fulbright sends UCR soil scientist to dam disaster site

UCR researcher Samantha Ying has won a Fulbright Award to understand the environmental effects of the 2015 Fundão dam disaster, widely considered the worst in Brazilian history.

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April 8, 2019

Nasa program for STEM K-12New NASA-funded program to train K-12 students in STEM fields

NASA has awarded the University of California, Riverside a grant of $320,000 to launch a research and training program in STEM fields aimed at enhancing K-12 students’ experiences outside school hours.

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April 8, 2019

Prof. Holly BikPioneering worm research wins award
UCR nematology professor Holly Bik is pioneering the use of microscopic worms as indicators of pollution and environmental change in marine environments. For this effort, Bik has won California Sea Grant’s 2019 Special Focus Award, one of only four such awards handed out in the entire state.

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April 1, 2019

Citrus greening diseasePlant pathologist leads research to stop spread of citrus-destroying disease

Hailing Jin, professor and molecular geneticist at UCR's department of Microbiology & Plant Pathology, is principal investigator of a $4M USDA grant that also supports vaccine development to fight huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease.

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March 28, 2019

Amir HaghverdiIrrigation specialist receives New Investigator Award

Amir Haghverdi, an assistant cooperative extension specialist of irrigation and water management in the environmental sciences department, has been awarded a nearly $500,000 Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement New Investigator grant.

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March 27, 2019

Kangaroo RatHigh-speed video reveals amazing skills: kangaroo rat vs. rattlesnake, rat wins

Research by a student-led team from UC Riverside, San Diego State University, and UC Davis shows that desert kangaroo rats frequently foil snakes through a combination of fast reaction times, powerful evasive leaps, and mid-air, ninja-style kicks. 

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