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From its roots in agricultural research, the College continues to expand its scientific reach with a number of internationally ranked programs addressing the most pressing scientific questions of our time …

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Joshua Trees facing extinction
They outlived mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. But without dramatic action to reduce climate change, new research shows Joshua trees won’t survive much past this century.
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Physicists’ finding could revolutionize information transmission
UC Riverside-led team identifies dark trions as the next carrier of quantum information
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Campus to celebrate 50th anniversary of historic Moon landing
Free event at UC Riverside includes hands-on activities, lecture, and telescope viewings
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Study finds electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells
A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found that electronic cigarettes, often targeted to youth and pregnant women, produce a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the brain. Present throughout life, stem cells become specialized cells with more specific functions, such as brain cells, blood cells, or bone. Far more sensitive to stress than the specialized cells they become, stem cells provide a model to study exposure to toxicants, such as cigarette smoke. 
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Telescope viewing on campus, Apollo 11 moon landing celebration at UCR
Celebrating a trip to the moon
  About 200 adults and children attended a celebration on campus July 11 of the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon mission. Attendees partook in telescope viewings of the moon, engaged in hands-on activities, and attended a lecture titled “Fifty Years of Discovery — From the Moon to Mars and Beyond.”  Children…
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Three students receive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships
    Three UC Riverside undergraduates are among the 2019 recipients of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, one of the country’s most prestigious and competitive awards in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. Four undergraduates were endorsed by UCR for consideration by the Barry M. Goldwater…
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Georgios Vidalakis named to prestigious, endowed citrus research position
Georgios Vidalakis, a professor and UC extension specialist in UCR’s Microbiology and Plant Pathology Department, has been named Presidential Researcher for Sustainable Citrus Clonal Protection. The position will enable Vidalakis, an expert in plant pathology, to continue doing research that improves citrus production and quality…
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UCR Summer Sessions science courses offered in 2019
For your convenience, we have assembled all science course offerings for CNAS students for the Summer 2019. Please view the table below. Please refer to the UCR Summer Sessions web page for the most up to date information and to enroll:        UCR Summer Sessions website (dates, deadlines, enrollment, fees, forms, FAQs, and…
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