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Science Lecture Series 2024

CNAS’ 15th Annual Science Lecture Series Kicks off March 5

On Tuesday, March 5, CNAS presents the first lecture in its annual Science Lecture Series. Since its inception in 2009, the series has brought CNAS scientists together to share their knowledge and research with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members. Each topic in the series typically tackles some of the most vexing issues we...
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A Template for Innovation

Stephanie Dingwall, UCR Associate Professor of Teaching, Biochemistry, took the lead in the opening panel of the recent Post-Congress Workshop: Practical Approaches to Undergraduate Education that addressed innovative course re-designs, as well as efficient ways to utilize resources like teaching assistants, undergraduate learning assistants and peer mentors across a broad array of course types. A...
Happy Holidays from the CNAS Dean’s Office

Happy Holidays from the CNAS Dean’s Office

Dear CNAS faculty, staff, students and your families, The holiday season provides time for us to reflect on the year and to be thankful and grateful for our family and friends. In our college, this extends to the individual and collective achievements we have made in our teaching and research and, after more completely emerging...
Campus Sunset with Belltower

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...
Richard Goeden with Colleagues circa 1985

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...
DOE To The People Opening Remarks

CNAS faculty highlight STEM professional opportunities at Department of Energy event

RIVERSIDE, CA - UC Riverside College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) faculty members were among the dozens of faculty, government and industry professionals who presented at a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) event highlighting opportunities to build pathways to upward mobility and success for students to thrive within the American workforce. Hosted by UC...
CNAS Welcomes New Faculty to the 2023-2024

CNAS Welcomes New Faculty to the 2023 Academic Year

This fall, the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside welcomes fifteen new faculty members to CNAS. This new cohort of faculty brings an infusion of energy, experiences, and expertise in the fields of biochemistry, biology, ecology, entomology, mathematics, microbiology and plant pathology, physics and astronomy, and statistics. We celebrate each new faculty...
Welcome from CNAS Interim Dean Peter Atkinson 2023-2024

Welcome from CNAS Interim Dean Peter Atkinson 2023-2024

Dear CNAS Students, On behalf of the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) at UC Riverside, I welcome all our new first-year, transfer, and returning students to the start of the new academic year at UC Riverside. Being my 27th year at UC Riverside, I have seen and experienced how unique CNAS is within...
CNAS Dean Kathryn Uhrich Announces New Adventure

Kathryn Uhrich to embark on new adventure after nearly 8 years as College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences Dean

Dear CNAS Community, With summer in full swing, many of us still find ourselves wrapping up the academic year and starting to plan for the future. It’s naturally a good time to reflect on where we have been and where we are going. I can’t help but to feel a deep sense of pride reflecting...
CNAS Awards 2023

CNAS Awards 2023

Each year, the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences honors students who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and accomplishments throughout their time at UCR. Below are the descriptions of each award and the award winners. Congratulations to our students! Rosemary S.J. Schraer Award In honor of Rosemary S.J. Schraer, who served as UCR Chancellor from 1987-1992...
CNAS Dean Uhrich Testimony Panel at House Committee in Washington, D.C.

CNAS Dean Kathryn Uhrich Testifies in Washington, D.C.

June 14, 2023 – Earlier today, CNAS Dean Kathryn Uhrich testified in Washington, D.C., before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Research, and Biotechnology. During the hearing — “A Review of Title VII: University Perspective on Research and Extension Programs” — testimony from each witness allowed the subcommittee to...

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...
Katayoon Dehesh - Credit: Stan Lim (UCR)

Nevertheless, She Persisted

Once forced to flee her homeland of Iran, Katayoon Dehesh is now dedicated to creating opportunities and advocating for women in science worldwide.
By Jules Bernstein | UCR Magazine |
Highlander Day 2023 CNAS College Fair

CNAS welcomes admitted first-year students to Highlander Day

On April 15, admitted first-year students and their families converged onto the University of California, Riverside (UCR) campus for Highlander Day – an all-day open house held annually to showcase the richly diverse and inclusive array of opportunities available at UCR. Highlander Day also gives students admitted to UCR’s College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences...
FFA students tour R'Garden

Campus Tour Helps Future Farmers of America Students Explore Academic Opportunities at UCR

Coinciding with the 95th State Future Farmers of America (FFA) Leadership Conference, held March 16-19 in Ontario, CA, FFA middle and high school students from across the state visited the University of California, Riverside (UCR) to tour campus and learn more about agricultural science, research, technology, and career opportunities at the College of Natural &...
CUSP program participants

Underrepresented STEM student mentorship grant renewed

The Career Mentoring of Underrepresented STEM Students for the Professoriate (CUSP) program at the UC Riverside College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) received a $350,000 renewal grant for the next five years. Francey Sladek, principal investigator and professor of cell biology, made the announcement at the CUSP 2023 orientation lunch on March 22. Launched...
In memoriam / Sunset at Sycamore Canyon, Riverside (c) Ilse Ungeheuer

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...
By Kathy Keatley Garvey | UC ANR |
CNAS Happy Holiday message 2022 with bell tower in background

Happy Holidays from CNAS Dean Kathryn Uhrich

Dear Friends and Colleagues, The holidays are always a special time for me, a time to relax, recharge, rejuvenate, and spend time with family, friends, and loved ones. It’s also a time to reflect on the past year and an opportunity to look forward to what 2023 will bring. There are many areas across CNAS...
ucr neuroscience

Alumnus’ Startup Detects Potential Traumatic Brain Injuries Using Only Cameras

Sometimes the path towards a career – in this particular case, a profession that directly benefits the health trajectory of people suffering from a severe injury – can come from the unlikeliest of places. For UCR alumnus Arash Adami ’07, Ph.D. ’13, his founding of Alpha Fiber, a HealthTech startup, parallels his own intense interest...
The U.S. Department of Defense Visits UCR and CNAS

Taking the Pentagon to the People

The U.S. Department of Defense Visits UCR and Tours CNAS.
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