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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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March 19, 2019

Study finds natural selection favors cheaters

A team of biologists at UCR has now found strong evidence of this cheating. Focusing on the interaction between nitrogen-fixing bacteria, or rhizobia, and their legume hosts spanning about 530 miles of California habitat, the researchers found that natural selection in their study populations favors cheating rhizobia.

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March 18, 2019

Proxima Centauri
Carbon monoxide detectors could warn of extraterrestrial life

In a study published today in The Astrophysical Journal, UCR's Edward Schwieterman, a postdoctoral researcher in the Earth Sciences department, and his team used computer models of chemistry in the biosphere and atmosphere to identify two intriguing scenarios in which carbon monoxide readily accumulates in the atmospheres of living planets.

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March 15, 2019

$3.5 million Givaudan gift will protect Citrus Variety Collection

The gift will fund an enclosure to guard against citrus greening disease, threatening UC Riverside's citrus groves.

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March 13, 2019

Coastal ecosystems suffer from upriver hydroelectric dams

A recent study by researchers at UC Riverside and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego demonstrates the widespread environmental consequences of large dam reservoirs in Mexico.

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March 11, 2019

Three entomologists honored

Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell, Christiane Weirauch, and Kelsey McCalla win awards from the Pacific Branch, Entomology Society of America.

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March 8, 2019

Natural Reserves
CNAS scientists receive prestigious awards

Francisco Zaera, Wei Liu, and Vyjayanthi Chari received funds and awards for their research.

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February 28, 2019

Natural ReservesResearch identifies mechanism that helps plants fight bacterial infection

Hailing Jin, professor of microbiology and plant pathology, leads a team of researchers in regulating Argonaute protein to fight bacterial infection in plants.

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February 26, 2019

Natural ReservesWhen life gives you sour lemons, use genetics to find out why

A group of researchers (including two from UC Riverside) have discovered the genes that give many citrus fruits their sour taste. 

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