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Cage-free chickens are louse-y
Lice have been found feeding on the skin and blood of free-range chickens, which are infected at much higher rates than caged flocks.
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Infected cantaloupe plants
Wild plants and crops don’t make great neighbors
Native plants and non-native crops do not fare well in proximity to one another, attracting pests that spread diseases in both directions, according to two new UC Riverside studies. 
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With spin centers, quantum computing takes a step forward
New devices could help find more efficient ways of storing and transferring information
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Earth observation from above
Exponentially increasing understanding of early life on Earth
A UC Riverside paper has opened the door to understanding more about early life on Earth, and to framing the search for life beyond this planet.
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A Message from Interim Dean Peter Atkinson

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students from the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside, I welcome you to our college and campus.


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Summer Physics Academy 2024
Summer Physics Academy brings back an alumna to campus
Christina Manzano was one of two community college teachers attending the weeklong workshop
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Emilia Burnham with sash and crown
CA Honey Queen is a UCR entomology graduate student
Beekeeping Federation position advances insect education
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Students studying at the Student Success Center
UCR advisor helped eliminate “probation” from academic language
The University of California has dropped the word “probation” from academic regulations – a change that a UC Riverside academic advisor helped push forward. The UC Academic Senate voted overwhelmingly on June 21 to remove the term probation and replace it with academic notice to alert students when they are falling behind in their studies. Brett McFarlane, director of the College of Natural and Agricultural Resources Sciences Undergraduate Academic Advising Center, worked with fellow advisors at partners UC campuses to make that change.
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Tara Gao
Sophomore wins UCR neuroscience award
The Austin and Helen Riesen Neuroscience Award is given to the top undergraduate student in the neuroscience program
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