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Late UCR professor honored through endowed award

Late UCR professor honored through endowed award

Tom Morton, a professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, died March 3, 2020. He is remembered as a global citizen and scientist who embraced foreign languages and cultures, demonstrated a cross-disciplinary passion for scientific research, and who showed concern for the environment. Created by his wife, Kathryn, and adult children Julia...
By Sarah Nightingale | UCR News |
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Christopher T. Cosma, Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Riverside, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology was awarded the Forest Shreve Research Award

ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA - Forest Shreve Research Award: Christopher T. Cosma, Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Riverside, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology Forest Shreve was an internationally known American botanist devoted to the study of the distribution of vegetation as determined by soil and climate conditions, with a focus on desert vegetation...
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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...
2022 Field Science Fellow

2022 Field Science Fellows

By Kathleen Wong, UC Natural Reserve System When wildfires rage, fire retardants can slow or stop the spread of flames. These chemical mixes are often sprayed over large swaths of land, coating entire hillsides in stripes of yellow or red. In recent years, millions of gallons of fire retardants have been dropped in a single...
By Kathleen Wong |
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WHO’S EATING WHO?

You never forget the moment when your path in life becomes clear. For Erin Wilson-Rankin, that moment came in an undergraduate classroom at Georgetown University when she learned about a caterpillar that evades predators by flinging its poop. “It was actually my professor, Martha Weiss, talking about her own research into the silver-spotted skipper butterfly...
By Jules Bernstein | UCR Magazine |
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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...
CNAS 2021 Holiday Card

Holiday Message from CNAS Dean Kathryn Uhrich

Dear CNAS Community, Having the UCR community back on campus this past quarter has made this holiday season a special one for me. When on campus, I have the opportunity to talk with you and discuss the amazing things happening across UCR and CNAS, in particular. I am incredibly proud of your contributions and accomplishments...
CNAS Dean Kathryn Uhrich

Dean Uhrich Welcomes CNAS Community

Dear CNAS Community, Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic year! Whether this is your first time on campus or you are returning to UCR, many of us have been eager for the fall quarter to start and to be on campus… and here we are! As we transition back to in-person learning and continue to adapt...
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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...
CNAS Welcomes New 202102022 Faculty

CNAS Welcomes New 2021-2022 Faculty

The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside is proud to welcome new faculty members to CNAS. Their expertise in sciences plays a major role in what the CNAS community can expect when they return to campus this fall and in the years ahead. Our newest faculty members join a growing roster of...
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The Entomological Society of America Names Winners of 2021 Professional and Student Awards

The Entomological Society of America congratulates the winners of its 2021 awards. The awards recognize scientists, educators, and students who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to entomology. Winners will be honored during Entomology 2021, ESA's Annual Meeting, taking place in-person and online, October 31 – November 3, in Denver, Colorado. To view the full...
By The Entomological Society of America |
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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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CNAS names Katherine A. Borkovich Divisional Dean of Life Sciences

Katherine A. Borkovich, Professor of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at UC Riverside, has been named Divisional Dean of Life Sciences for the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, effective July 1, 2021. Dr. Borkovich succeeds Frances Sladek, Professor of Cell Biology and Toxicologist. During Dr. Borkovich’s three-year appointment as...
Isgouhi Kaloshian

Isgouhi Kaloshian named CNAS Divisional Dean of Agricultural & Natural Resources

University of California, Riverside Professor of Nematology, Isgouhi Kaloshian, has been named Divisional Dean of Agricultural and Natural Resources for the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, effective July 1, 2021. She succeeds Timothy Paine, Distinguished Professor of Entomology. During Dr. Kaloshian’s three-year appointment as Agricultural and Natural Resources Divisional Dean, she will oversee four...

Remembering S. James Press, Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Emeritus

The field of statistics has lost one of its greats in the area of Bayesian multivariate analysis and a cofounder of the section on Bayesian Statistical Science, S. James (Jim) Press. Jim’s fundamental research contributions were in the areas of multivariate analysis, Bayesian analysis, cognitive aspects of survey methodology, and their applications across a range...
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James and the Granites Natural Reserves host California Ecology and Conservation course

Through the California Ecology and Conservation class with the UC Natural Reserve System (NRS), UC students spend seven weeks living and studying at different NRS reserves. While conducting firsthand study of California ecosystems, students gain skills in field research methods, experimental design, data analysis, scientific writing, and public speaking. California Ecology and Conservation emphasizes the...
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Deep Canyon expands to accommodate meetings, groups

Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center is a premier site for studying the Sonoran Desert. It sprawls across two major drainages and the crest of a mountain range, enabling the study of species ranging from bighorn sheep to barrel cactus. The reserve began hosting field scientists even before it joined the nascent UC Natural Reserve...
By Kathleen M. Wong, UC Natural Reserve System |
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CNAS Faculty Chats

Welcome to the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) Faculty Chat sessions! We have faculty members from each of our CNAS departments — so stop by (virtually) for their special office hours for prospective students. You’ll learn more about the major, resources for your success, research opportunities for students, and so much more. See...

State funds secure buildings and water for the Granites

Operating a field station in the midst of the eastern Mojave Desert is no mean feat. Just as Jim André, director of the UC Natural Reserve System’s Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center. Towns with gas and supplies are almost 90 miles away, housing is limited, and any water or electricity must be produced on...

Remembering Seymour VanGundy

Seymour Dean VanGundy passed away peacefully at home on December 27, 2020. He was born on February 24, 1931, in Toledo, Ohio. Known to family, friends, and colleagues as ‘Van’, he graduated from Monclova High School, Monclova, Ohio, in 1949. Van entered Bowling Green State University on an Edwin Mosley Scholarship and graduated with a...
By CNAS Communications |
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