This year, Homecoming at UC Riverside is back and bigger than ever with two days of events, Friday, November 18 through Saturday, November 19. Building on the theme of “Through the Decades” to celebrate UCR past, present, and future, the weekend is filled with a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy. As part of the UCR Homecoming festivities, the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) is hosting two events:
For those already attending the Homecoming Concert on Saturday, November 19 from 1-4 p.m., stop by the Taste of CNAS with the Bees and the Baers.
For an out of this world experience, join us for a presentation about the James Webb Space Telescope with UC Riverside Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Bahram Mobasher, on Saturday, November 19. Following the talk is Highlander Stargazing, where you can view the universe using telescopes provided by the UCR Astronomy Club and the Riverside Astronomical Society.
Reception with light refreshments starts at 4 p.m., Prof. Mobasher’s presentation is at 5 p.m., and Highlander Stargazing is at 6:30 p.m. on the Student Success Center Lawn. These events and parking are free, but be sure to register here.
Alumni, current students, prospective students, parents, community members, staff, faculty, and friends of the college are all invited to CNAS Homecoming 2022!
For those attending the UCR Homecoming Concert, join the UC Riverside College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences for a sweet experience — "A Taste of CNAS with the Bees and the Baers.” Buzz on by the CNAS booth, during the UCR Homecoming Concert, to learn more about UCR research to safeguard bees and their pollinating services to secure human food production and ecosystem stability from UC Riverside Professor of Pollinator Health Boris Baer and Dr. Barbara Baer-Imhoof. And "bee" sure not to miss out on tasting the honey produced by our very own bees on campus, the bee hive display with real live bees, candle making, and more!
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Where: The CNAS booth at UCR Homecoming Concert on the HUB Lawn
Dr. Boris Baer, UC Riverside Professor of Pollinator Health
Dr. Barbara Baer-Imhoof, Center for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER)
The First Billion Years: Latest Results from the James Webb Space Telescope
We are living in a unique time in the history of humankind. Over the last few years, rapid developments in science and technology have allowed us to address the most fundamental questions that had occupied the greatest minds for centuries. The Hubble Space Telescope has taken the deepest images of the Universe ever seen by humans. Through this, we have discovered the first generation of galaxies in the Universe. With the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope on December 25, 2021, we are now able push our horizon even deeper into the Universe, searching for galaxies formed after ~200 million years from the beginning of the Universe.
In his talk, Professor Mobasher will present the latest results from the James Webb Space Telescope regarding the first generation of galaxies using the deepest images of the Universe going back over 13 billion light years. His talk will elevate you to a new understanding of nature and answer questions (or create new ones) about our very existence. This could potentially change your views about the Universe, life, and the world around you.
Following the talk, join us for Highlander Stargazing, where students from the UCR Astronomy Club and community members with the Riverside Astronomical Society will have their telescopes on-hand for you to view the Universe!
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Reception with Light Refreshments | 4 p.m.
James Webb Space Telescope Lecture with Professor Mobasher | 5 p.m.
UC Riverside Student Success Center #229
Highlander Stargazing with the UCR Astronomy Club and the Riverside Astronomical Society | 6:30 p.m.
UC Riverside Student Success Center Lawn
These events and parking are free, and open to the public... everyone is welcome to attend!
Dr. Bahram Mobasher, UC Riverside Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Bahram Mobasher earned his Ph.D. in Observational Cosmology from the University of Durham, England. He performed research in astrophysics for many years at the Imperial College London before joining NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute to work on the Hubble Space Telescope. During this time, he was seriously involved in planning and designing some of the largest and deepest observations of the Universe with the Hubble. He was appointed as Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside, in 2007. His research involves observational study of the formation and evolution of galaxies. He is the author or co-author on 350 scientific articles and is ranked among the top 1% of scientists with the highest citation. He has been a member of various national and international committees and has received the innovative Teaching Award (2011) and Distinguished Teaching Award (2022) from the University of California, Riverside.