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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...

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 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...

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 |

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...

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 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...

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...

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 |

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 |

Statement from Dean Uhrich regarding attacks on U.S. Capitol

Dear CNAS Students, Faculty, and Staff, The recent events that unfolded at our nation’s capitol were heartbreaking. The very place where our legislators enact laws and policies to protect and govern the people was under attack. As UC President Michael Drake shared in his statement, “The shocking display of lawless violence in the nation’s capital...

University Communications research writer sets all-time record for media news site

University Communications research writer Jules Bernstein has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s EurekAlert! news site for posting the most-viewed press release in its 25-year history. The milestone of 987,050 visits, announced by EurekAlert! on Dec. 23, recognizes Bernstein’s press release about dangers associated with soybean oil, America’s most widely...
By J.D. WARREN |

CNAS Theme Drupal documentation, resources, and video tutorials

The CNAS sub-theme We have built the CNAS Theme documentation website in order to provide the UCR Drupal community with a CNAS sub-theme documentation that will show & explain things and offer resources and help in an intuitive way ("show me how to do that"). In our experience, a lot of folks really like to...
By CNAS Communications Staff |

Master of Science in Business Analytics program to launch in Fall 2021

The UCR graduate program in Business Analytics is a rigorous STEM program jointly offered by the School of Business A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management and the Department of Statistics in the College of Agricultural and Natural Sciences. The program has three career tracks – finance analytics, marketing analytics, and operations analytics – and...

Get your Citrus Gifts winter gifts sets

Citrus Gifts are made with produce from the UCR Citrus Variety Collection, one of the world’s most diverse living collections of citrus species, and the beehives managed by UCR Entomology's Center for Integrated Bee Research (CIBER). All products were developed in partnership with local, independent vendors. Thank you for helping to support UCR's Citrus and...
By Staff | UCR Housing, Dining & Hospitality Services |

Giving Tuesday -- Give to CNAS!

Dear CNAS Colleagues, Over the Thanksgiving holiday, many of us reflected on this year and all we are thankful for. I would like to express my gratitude to each and every one of you. Every member of the CNAS community has been instrumental in helping our students, the college, the university, and each other navigate...

In Memory of Theodore Joseph Barth

In Memoriam Theodore Joseph Barth, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (May 30, 1939 - March 17, 2020) Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Theodore Joseph Barth, Jr., passed away on March 17, 2020. He was 80 years old. Born on May 30, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, Ted was the oldest child of Theodore J. Barth, Sr. and...
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