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Riverside hosts influential invasive plant conference for the first time

Riverside recently hosted the California Invasive Plant Council symposium for the first time in the history of the decades-old gathering. “Having the symposium here underscores UC Riverside’s long-standing and growing importance to the field of land management and invasive plant species research,” said event committee member Lynn Sweet, a plant ecologist at UCR’s Palm Desert...
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Tackling diseases by studying genome organization

Wenxiu Ma, an assistant professor of statistics, has received a five-year grant of about $1.8 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, or NIGMS, for a project titled, “Computational modeling of spatial genome organization and gene regulation.” The 3D organization of the genome plays an essential role in genome stability, gene regulation, and...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | Inside UCR | | Featured
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CNAS Student Science Slam 2019

The College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences is hosting an alumni reception for Homecoming and we are inviting proposals for a CNAS Student Science Slam competition! This is a wonderful opportunity for CNAS undergraduate and graduate students to present their research / passion to a diverse audience of CNAS alumni, friends and prospective students in...
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CNAS Scholarships 2019-2020

The CNAS Scholarship Management System is accepting applications October 1 - October 31, 2019. Who can apply? Current undergraduate and current graduate students in the UCR College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences. How to start? Click Apply here or follow the direct link to What do you need to get started? Your UCR Net...
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Pumpkins, trunk-o-treat, and family fun at UC Riverside

To celebrate fall’s arrival, UC Riverside’s community garden, known as R’Garden, is hosting an inaugural Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch on October 26, 2019. Community members will enjoy an afternoon of cooking demonstrations, a trunk-or-treat, music, and activities for children led by UCR organizations, including the entomology and chemistry clubs. R'Kids, the campus' student-parent group...
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Recovery from dinosaur-killing asteroid has message for present

New research finds that it is not how many species you have, it is what they ‘do’ in an ecosystem that matters. The international research team, led by UC Riverside geology professor Andy Ridgwell, looked at the evolutionary recovery of marine plankton after the dinosaur-exterminating asteroid hit Earth 66 million years ago. The team produced...
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Emerbee’s, UCR’s newest café, opens for business

Emerbee’s, a 600-square-foot café near the center of campus, will be open with fulltime hours Sept. 23 following a soft opening earlier this month and in June. A grand opening celebration is planned for Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. The name is a play on the neighboring Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, which was completed...
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New UCR geology course earns national recognition

The Geological Society of America, or GSA, recognizes the academic excellence of only one university in the country each year, and this year, that honor goes to UC Riverside. The GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Excellence Award is given to universities running a geology field camp, which is the last class geology students typically take before graduating...
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Cooperative Extension’s value to California agriculture

California agriculture is a booming industry. The state is the largest agricultural producer in the nation, growing an annual bounty of more than 400 commodities — nearly half the nation’s fruits and vegetables among them — the sales value of which totaled nearly $50 billion in 2014. For more than a century, the University of...
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Changes afoot at UCR’s garden oasis

UCR Botanic Gardens sees improvements For decades, the UCR Botanic Gardens have served as a quiet getaway tucked in a corner of campus where one can explore and enjoy nature. The 40-acre living plant museum still stands as an oasis from the bustle of campus, but some changes have been implemented in the past three...
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Data-driven discovery of one-dimensional materials

Balandin and Bartels receive $1.12 million grant to discover new van der Waals materials Alexander Balandin, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside and Ludwig Bartels, a professor of chemistry, have received a $1.12 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct data-driven discovery, synthesis, and characterization of a...
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UCR paleontologist wins prestigious prize

Mary Droser, a decorated paleontology professor, now has another accolade to her name. She is the winner of the 2019 Moore Medal in Paleontology awarded by the Society for Sedimentary Geology. More than 2,700 geoscientists belong to the society, which exists to help members share research with one another and enhance public awareness of the...
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Elite Food and Agriculture Research fellowship goes to UCR doctoral student

UC Riverside Environmental Toxicology doctoral student Danielle Stevenson is one of only 17 people nationwide selected as a 2019 Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, or FFAR, fellow.
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Latest rankings place UCR at No. 12 among U.S. colleges

Money magazine's Best Colleges for Your Money rewards increase in six-year graduation rates UC Riverside jumped 20 places — to No. 12 in the U.S. and No. 9 among public universities — in a prestigious college ranking list published annually by Money magazine. As the trend of shifting formulas among the top rankings lists continues...
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CIFAR awards prestigious fellowships to UCR professors studying fungi

For their proposal to study the dangers and benefits of fungi, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, or CIFAR, has awarded fellowships to two UCR professors, Hailing Jin and Jason Stajich. As CIFAR fellows, Jin and Stajich join a community of researchers that includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 of the world’s most...
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White House honors two UCR professors with early career award

Nathaniel Gabor and Suveen Mathaudhu have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government for scientists and engineers at the beginning stages of their careers. The White House announced July 3 that Nathaniel Gabor, an associate professor of physics and astronomy, and Suveen Mathaudhu...
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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 Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, which received...
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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 refer to the UCR Summer Sessions web page for the most up to date information and to enroll.
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