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In memory of Lawrence H. "Larry" Harper, Professor of Mathematics

Lawrence H. "Larry" Harper, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, passed away in October 2023. Professor Harper was a great contributor to mathematics, and influential colleges, and a friend to many. Born August 27, 1938, Professor Harper received his Bachelor's Degree in Physics at UC Berkeley in 1961, followed by his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University...
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In Memoriam: Richard D. Goeden (1935-2023)

Richard Dean “Dick” Goeden, Professor Emeritus of Entomology, passed away on August 17, 2023. Goeden was born in Neillsville, Wisconsin on May 20, 1935, to Aleda and InJerome Goeden. He grew up in Wisconsin, but little is known about his childhood; he did at times recall that he played cards after school with his buddies...

In memory of Stephen Wimpenny, Professor of Physics

Professor of Physics Stephen Wimpenny passed away on November 21, 2022. He joined the University of California, Riverside in 1987. He was an influential leader in experimental high energy physics and played a leading role in the discovery of the top quark in 1995 by the DZero and CDF Collaborations and studies of its properties...
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In memory of Mir Mulla, Emeritus Professor of Entomology

UC ANR - UC Davis faculty and friends are remembering internationally recognized medical entomologist Mir Mulla, a UC Riverside distinguished emeritus professor of entomology whose university career spanned 50 years of teaching, research and public service. He died Jan. 29 at his home in Riverside at age 97. Robert Washino, emeritus professor of entomology, emeritus...
By Kathy Keatley Garvey | UC ANR |

In Memory of Frank Vasek, the First Director of the UCR Botanic Gardens

The first director of the University of California, Riverside Botanic Gardens, Frank C. Vasek, passed away in Davis, California on January 11, 2022, at the age of 94. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Maxine, daughters Cheri Vasek and Cindy Engel, son-in-law Tom Engel, and grandchildren Clara and Katie Engel. Frank was...
By Cheri Vasek, Cindy Engel, and Maxine Vasek |
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Remembering ‘isotope queen’ Marilyn Fogel, pioneering scientist, beloved mentor

Marilyn Fogel, endowed geoecology professor at UC Riverside, died on May 11 at her home in Mariposa, Calif. She was 69. She pioneered the use of different forms of the same chemical element, called isotopes, to understand the life history of organisms, both modern and ancient. In so doing, she helped develop biogeochemistry as a...
By Jules Bernstein | UCR News |
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In memory of chemistry professor, Dr. Ted Kuwana

Donate to the Kuwana-Sawyer Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry Dr. Ted Kuwana, 90, of Seattle, WA, died at University of Washington Northwest Hospital after several weeks of pneumonia. He was the founding father of a new field in chemistry called spectroelectrochemistry, which was created by combining two well-known analytical techniques of electrochemistry and spectroscopy. He...
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Remembering Professor Emeritus of Nematology Reinhold Mankau

Reinhold Mankau passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021, in Riverside, California. Known by his family, friends, and colleagues as Ron, he was a faculty member at the University of California, Riverside for 33 years. He belonged to the first generation of scientists that gave the UCR Department of Nematology its stellar worldwide reputation. Ron...
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In memory of Dr. Shawn Biehler, Professor Emeritus of Geophysics

Dr. Shawn Biehler was a beloved educator and researcher at UC Riverside. Shawn was born in New Jersey in 1937. He earned his B.S. in Geological Engineering at Princeton University in 1958, following up at the California Institute of Technology with an M.S. in 1961 and a Ph.D. in 1964. After ten years as a...
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In memory of William T. Frankenberger, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry

William T. Frankenberger, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry, passed away suddenly on August 14, 2021 at the age of 69. He retired from UC Riverside in April 2011 after 30 years of distinguished service in the Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences. After graduating high school in Kansas, he received a track...
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